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CountryFest celebrating 41st year all day Saturday

A colorful display of Fall and other accessories make for an eclectic display at the annual CountryFest celebration.A colorful display of Fall and other accessories make for an eclectic display at the annual CountryFest celebration. The 41st annual festival will have Mount Vernon bursting at its seams

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Early holiday event dates changed

The dates for Main Street’s pre-holidays events have changed due to conflicts in booking of the plaza area. The Ladies Night Out will now be combined with a more general “Holidays on the Plaza” event

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Handicapable bull ride

Mount Pleasant FFA students Omar Ramirez and Harrison Russell take Gordon Griffin for a bouncing ride on a “bull” during the Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25.Mount Pleasant FFA students Omar Ramirez and Harrison Russell take Gordon Griffin for a bouncing ride on a “bull” during the Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 25.

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Reception to honor Clinton

A retirement reception has been planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday October 9 to honor Jon Clinton, partner and founding principal of Jon-Wayne Company in Mount Vernon.

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Hotel-Motel Tax hearings are Friday

The Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax Committee will meet with organizations’ representatives to consider requests for funding for 2016 at a meeting starting at 9 a.m. Friday, October 2

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 31st annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 9. Thus far, nine entries have registered for the contest. Cooking teams are urged to enter the event.

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Hannah Penny earns 4-H State Championship

Hannah Penny and her horse, Bar C Genuine Gun, won the Overall Futurity Championship for the Two Year Old Division of the 2015 State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene.Hannah Penny and her horse, Bar C Genuine Gun, won the Overall Futurity Championship for the Two Year Old Division of the 2015 State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene.

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CountryFest celebration next week

The 41st annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 10 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline to reserve booth space for CountryFest has passed,

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North Franklin fish fry

Becky Johnson replenishes a pot of beans as people wait their turn for the buffet line at a fish fry at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, September 19.Becky Johnson replenishes a pot of beans as people wait their turn for the buffet line at a fish fry at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, September 19.

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