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Scrumptious ribs

Rob Hedges pulls a rack of ribs from his smoker during the barbecue cook off competitionRob Hedges pulls a rack of ribs from his smoker during the barbecue cook off competition at the B3 event on Saturday.  See more about the cook off in the June 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Library plans a teen photo scavenger hunt

The Franklin County Library is sponsoring a Photo Scavenger Hunt for youth ages 12 to 18 this summer.

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Bubble Day

Brett Roberts spreads huge bubbles for students to popBrett Roberts spreads huge bubbles for students to pop during the 11th annual Bubble Day sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.

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Lunches of Love sign-up underway

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children’s summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Monday, July 10 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Petting zoo, Umbrellaphant concert are next kids events for library

There will be two free Summer Enrichment programs in the next five days, a petting zoo with pony rides will be from 10 a.m. to noon today, Thursday, June 8, at the plaza.

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Fire Department

Brody Clark, at left,  is knocked off his perch by Adlee Barron in the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department’s dunking boothBrody Clark, at left,  is knocked off his perch by Adlee Barron in the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department’s dunking booth at the B3 event on Saturday. The department raised around $100 to help support their work.

Threat of rain fails to dampen spirits at annual B3 event

Tammy Case of Sulphur Bottom BBQ serves up samples of the brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork at the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event. Tammy Case of Sulphur Bottom BBQ serves up samples of the brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork at the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event. She also served peach cobbler.

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Champion BBQ cooks

Grand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQGrand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQ at the B3 event in downtown on Saturday.

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Funding for electrical upgrades at airport approved

The Texas Transportation Commission approved $430,000 in funding for electrical improvements at the Franklin County Airport during its May meeting last week.

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