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Library has variety of fall activities

The staff at the Franklin County Library has a variety of activities planned in the coming months to pique the interest of all ages.

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Handicapable Rodeo sign up underway

The location for the annual Handicapable Rodeo in Franklin County has been changed to the Double R Boys Ranch on Friday, September 21.

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Economic board renews executive director search

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors has renewed its efforts to attract and secure a full time executive director for pursuit of further economic development in and around Mount Vernon.

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Homecoming parade, dances planned for next week

A week full of activities is being planned for the week of the Mount Vernon ISD Homecoming September 3-7.

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Labor Day Weekend Rodeo to provide family entertainment

The Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County Labor Day Weekend Rodeo will be Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 at their arena off FM 115 in Mount Vernon and promises entertainment for the whole family.

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Rodeo parade Saturday, Green, Sumrow, marshals

A parade to help build excitement for the annual Labor Day Rodeo will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1. The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Family Fun Day set at Double R Ranch

The Double R Boys Ranch and Gathering is planning a Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25.

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Tree trimmers to begin local work

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)’s subcontractor, Asplundh Tree Expert Co., will begin eight to 10 weeks of tree trimming in and around Mount Vernon in September, with contacts being made with property owners starting September 9.

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Conarroe meets recipient of his bone marrow donation

Randy Conarroe and Isaiah AlexanderRandy Conarroe was able to give the gift of life through a bone marrow donation to a five year boy he had never met.

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