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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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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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Lageschaar, Rhymes to serve as Rodeo Parade Grand Marshals

Lisa Lageschaar, Timmy RhymesMiss Lageschaar, who is the 2016 Miss Rodeo Texas will be representing the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, and Ms. Rhymes will be representing Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, as Grand Marshals at the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, September 3 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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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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It’s Rodeo Time! Kid and adult fun set this weekend

Eleven young ladies are vying for four crowns in this weekend’s Rodeo Queen competition in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo. Shown are, front row, left to right, Ronica Norwood, Whitney Ashley, Kelsey Davila, Greenlee Mayberry, Zia Miller, back row, Harlie Robertson, Mattie Martin, Kendell Blake, McKenna Wiler, Elida Miller, and Baylie Peckham.People of all ages will find entertainment during the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo set for Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 in Mount Vernon.

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Sending Relief

Pictured are Michael Borsellino, Kathy Poland, Justin Miller, Nancy Gadlin, Jewella Cooper,  Kelly Gannon,  Renee Cheesman and Brandy Soza. Mrs. Poland, Mr. Miller, Mr. Borsellino and Mrs. GannonJordan Health Service employees loading a U-haul trailer on Tuesday, Aug. 23 with items they collected to aid the flooding victims in Louisiana.

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Royalty at McDonads

store manager Ayana Taylor, Young Miss Kamryn Mears, Petite Miss Presley McCormick, owner Victor Martinez, Junior Miss Madyson Caledwell, Miss Mount Vernon Savanna Oud, Little Miss Tara Richard, and owner Laura Latoof Martinez.The newly crowned Miss Mount Vernon royalty helped McDonalds celebrate the third anniversary of the Mount Vernon restaurant. This was the first outing for the girls who were recently crowned.

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Coffee house aims to become a community hub

Shannon Ostertag and Callah Miller behind the ­serving counter at the Watermelon Mills Coffee House. The resurgence of life on the downtown Mount Vernon Square has taken another step forward with the opening of the business on Saturday, September 3.

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Pure Hope Foundation opens Hope Home in Franklin County

The staff for the Pure Hope Foundation and Hope Home were joined by members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently to celebrate a ribbon cutting of their new facility in Franklin County.The Pure Hope Foundation recently opened their first Hope Home for survivors of sex trafficking in Franklin County. This faith based program is designed for young women, typically ages 18-24, who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

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