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Memorial for WWI veteran planned at Weaver cemetery

Corporal McCordThe family of Esca McCord is planning a memorial time for the World War I veteran at the Weaver Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday September 22.

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Build a Better Burger contest set for National Night Out

A hamburger cook-off will highlight activities at a National Night Out event set for Tuesday, October 2 at pavilion at Little Creek Park.

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Mitchell is 2018 Queen for Sheriff’s Posse

Queen Haleigh Mitchell, Princess Dailee Postell, Junior Princes Essence Evans, and Junior Queen Kelsey Davila will represent the posse at rodeos, parades and other events Haleigh Mitchell of Quitman was announced as the 2018 Rodeo Queen for the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County during the Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Sunday, September 2.

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Auto show’s 21st year planned

The 21st Annual Mount Vernon CountryFest Car, Truck and Bike Show has been set for Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. south of the plaza in the fountain parking area.

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Posse event provides competition, fun

Trenton Irving of Sulphur Springs hangs on to his sheep with a death grip during the finals of Mutton Bustin.Trenton Irving of Sulphur Springs hangs on to his sheep with a death grip during the finals of Mutton Bustin.

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Face painting at 2nd Saturday

Shanara Easley paints a dinosaur on the cheek of a youngster at the 2nd Saturday eventShanara Easley paints a dinosaur on the cheek of a youngster at the 2nd Saturday event in downtown Mount Vernon September 8.

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Participants compete for ranking, prizes

During the ranch bronc competition, the horse Dakota Rice of Post Oak Bend, Tex. drew was wild straight out of the gate.During the ranch bronc competition, the horse Dakota Rice of Post Oak Bend, Tex. drew was wild straight out of the gate.

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Adopt-A-Spot program revived

The revival of a once successful program with groups and individuals assuming the planting and care of small areas of public grounds was announced by Mount Vernon’s City Administrator Tina Rose at last week’s workshop session of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Legion donates to Handicapable

Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston accept a donation from American Legion Post 243 representatives Bill Germann and David Allen.Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston accept a donation from American Legion Post 243 representatives Bill Germann and David Allen.

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