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Hopkins EMS, Anida Reed and Dylan Allen win stew contest

Winners in the 2018 CountryFest Stew Cook OffA total of 14 pots of stew was cooked for the 34th annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest. The auction of the winning stews earned $1,275 for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Pepper’s Buick dominates annual Car Show awards

Winners in the 2018 CountryFest Car ShowBill Pepper won Best of Show, plus several other awards, at the 21st annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 13 with his 1938 Buick Special.

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Romine wins world title from American Paint Horse Association

Amanda Romine, and her horse PossumAmanda Romine, and her horse Possum, won the world title from the American Paint Horse Association World Show in the limited amateur working cow horse division recently.

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Fall clean-up through Saturday

It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal of large items and debris in the Fall 4th Quarter Clean-up, which continues through Saturday, October 20

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CountryFest celebrating 44th year all day Saturday

Key Club CountryFest in Mount VernonThe annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 44th year Saturday, October 13. Festivities begin at 6 a.m. with the setup for the stew cook-off. An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be from 7-10 a.m.

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CountryFest fun

Anthony and Kim Basinger Walker and thier grandkidsAnthony and Kim Basinger Walker took the grandkids around to see the sights at CountryFest Saturday, October 13.

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Fall clean-ups begin Saturday

The Fall / fourth quarter clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week starting Saturday, October 13. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin a 13-day effort that day and continue Monday through Saturday, October 15-20.

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Lindley re-elected to Wood County Electric board

More than 500 members attended the 80th Annual Meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc., (WCEC), Friday afternoon, October 5, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

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Tree trimming

A crew from Asplundh recently trimmed trees along Cottonbelt St. in Mount Vernon.A crew from Asplundh recently trimmed trees along Cottonbelt St. in Mount Vernon. There have been many orange trucks weaving their way through area streets trimming along the right of way for SWEPCO power lines.

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