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Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 23 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church at CR NW1060 and Hwy. 37 near Hagansport.

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CountryFest registrations open for 42nd annual event

Booth space registration for the 42nd annual Mount Vernon Key Club CountryFest celebration set for Saturday, October 8, 2016 is open to all.

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Kendell Blake crowned 2016 Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Queen

Young ladies representing for the coming year include Princess Zia Miller, Queen Kendell Blake, Junior Queen McKenna Wiler, and Junior Princess Ronica Norwood.Kendell Blake of Sulphur Springs was crowned as the 2016 Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Queen during the Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Sunday, September 4.

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Harvest on Main dinner tickets on sale Monday

Tickets for the Harvest on Main dinner set for Friday, October 21 will go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, September 19. The dinner is part of the Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival.

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Handicapable Rodeo sign up underway

The location for the annual Handicapable Rodeo in Franklin County has been changed to  the Sulphur River Cowboy Church.

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New veterinarian joins Mount Vernon clinic

The Mount Vernon Veterinary Clinic staff includes, front row, Dr. Sherry Craycraft, Dr. Bishop Curry, Assistant Karina Artaza, back row, Assistant Pascual Fiscal, Groomer Tina Jaggers, and Office Manager Tammy McEnturff.Dr. Sherry Craycraft has joined the Mount Vernon Veterinary Clinic and began seeing patients last week. She has moved to Mount Vernon and will be handling the day to day patient care.

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Posse event provides lots of competition, entertainment

Reygan Alsup of Bogata hangs on tight to her sheep and erned first place in the Mutton Bustin’ event.Reygan Alsup of Bogata hangs on tight to her sheep and earned first place in the Mutton Bustin’ event. More than 2,000 people attended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo over its two day run on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4.

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Participants compete for ranking, prizes

Dustin Brewer of Huntington, Texas, barely keeps his seat in the Saddle Bronc competition.Dustin Brewer of Huntington, Texas, barely keeps his seat in the Saddle Bronc competition.

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Patriot Award

Priefert Manufacturing supervisors Chip Tully, far left, and Alan Swarts, far right, received the Patriot Award on Thursday, April 25. They were joined by Bill Priefert and Brigadier General Tracy Norris.Priefert Manufacturing supervisors Chip Tully, far left, and Alan Swarts, far right, received the Patriot Award on Thursday, April 25. They were joined by Bill Priefert and Brigadier General Tracy Norris.

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