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Powers, Godfrey win stew contest

Winners in the 35th annual CountryFest Stew Cook OffD.J. and Karen Powers and Marie Chester claimed top honors in the chicken stew competition, and Toby Godfrey won first place in the beef stew division again this year.

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Hines, Emery win 42 tournament

James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Hollingsworth appointed to Sulphur River Basin board

Kirby HollingsworthGovernor Greg Abbott has appointed Kirby Hollingsworth to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021.

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Wine festival’s Market on Main all day Saturday

Thirteen wineries from across Texas, culinary demonstrations from three different top chefs, and music from six musicians will merge for Mount Vernon’s 10th annual fall wine event.

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Jordan named executive director

Ashley JordanAshley Jordan has been named as the executive director by Cypress Basin Hospice.

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Orr’s F100 dominates annual Auto Show awards

Winners in the 22nd annual CountryFest auto show.David Orr won Best of Show, plus several other awards, at the 22nd annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 12 with his 1954 Ford F-100.

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Food & Wine festival’s Market day next week

The Market on Main portion of the 10th annual Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival will be Saturday, October 19.

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Big crowd

Shoppers strolled around vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 12.Shoppers strolled around vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 12. Large crowds were greeted with beautiful weather as they shopped, enjoyed entertainment, slurped stew, and checked out the car show. See more coverage of this 45th annual event in the October 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

CountryFest celebrating 45th year all day Saturday

The annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 45th year Saturday, October 12. Festivities begin at 6 a.m. with the setup of stew cook-off contestants.

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