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Industrial Foundation writes in support of ramp project

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation sent a letter of support last week for the proposed I-30 ramp reversal project off the north service road between Spur 423 and Hwy. 37.

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First National reports large crowd at picnic

Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.

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Registration now open for 42 Tournament

Advance registration for  the 29th annual CountryFest 42 Tournament is now underway at any of the First National Bank’s four locations no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 7.

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Major named as Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of Year

Sayda Marinela MajorSayda Marinela Major was named the Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of the Year at this month’s Texas Nurse Practitioners Conference Excellence in Healthcare delivery in San Antonio.

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McHenry wins blue ribbon at State Fair

Grace Nutt McHenry, age 91, just marked one thing off her bucket list! She earned a blue ribbon from the State Fair of Texas for her pepper jelly.

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Fall clean-ups to begin

The Fall clean-up efforts are set to begin for the City of Mount Vernon this week, followed by the  Franklin County Commissioners’ precincts on a somewhat staggered schedule which will extend clean-up efforts in some parts of the county to near the end of October.

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Prayer on the Square

More than 350 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September18. More than 350 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September18. People from all denominations and walks of life came together.

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Handicapable Rodeo a success

A sea of volunteers stand at the ready to help participants during the during the horse riding event at the 14th annual Handicapable RodeoA sea of volunteers stand at the ready to help participants during the during the horse riding event at the 14th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 23.

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Registration deadlines loom for booth, 5K, car show

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 42nd annual CountryFest celebration is next Friday, September 30.

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