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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2018 Rodeo Queens contests began this week.

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Ribbon cutting

Jordan and Brooke Ramsay, along with their children Samuel, Roy and Ruth, were joined by family and friends for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ramsay Hill Farm Store.Jordan and Brooke Ramsay, along with their children Samuel, Roy and Ruth, were joined by family and friends for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ramsay Hill Farm Store.

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Imagine the possibilities

Carolyn Teague provides information to realtor Jessica Post as the Imagine the Possibilities TourCarolyn Teague provides information to realtor Jessica Post as the Imagine the Possibilities Tour for 10 properties that are available to sell or lease in the downtown Mount Vernon area.

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Duke’s Travel Plaza to celebrate grand opening

Duke’s Travel Plaza will have a grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 at their new store at 300 SE Access Road.

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Carry the Load helps those who serve the people

Franklin Co. GW Doyle Brown and Titus Co. GW Jerry Ash and other  locals escort the Carry the Load group into downtown Mount Vernon. The seventh annual Carry the Load walk from West Point Cemetery in New York state to Reverchon Park in Dallas by Memorial Day trekked through Mount Vernon and Franklin County along the Bankhead Highway, now Main St., in the early evening hours of Friday, May 25.

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Animal shelter donation

Members of the Mount Vernon Key Club donated $4,000 to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to help with the cost of creating separate spaces for housing cats and storage.Members of the Mount Vernon Key Club donated $4,000 to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter to help with the cost of creating separate spaces for housing cats and storage.

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Library friends to provide petting zoo

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will sponsor a petting zoo to kick off the summer enrichment series of activities. It will open at 10 a.m. on the downtown plaza tomorrow, Friday, June 1.

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Key to the City

Mount Vernon Mayor Teresia Wims presents a Key to the City to Joe and Rami Zoubi, owners of Duke’s Travel Plaza.Mount Vernon Mayor Teresia Wims presents a Key to the City to Joe and Rami Zoubi, owners of Duke’s Travel Plaza.

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Registration open for Summer Reading Program

Registration for the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program is now open. “Reading Rocks” is the theme of the program for children ages four through 12.

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