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United Way application deadline Monday

Monday is the deadline for applications to the United Way of Franklin County from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2015. No applications will be accepted

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Dejah returns to extreme makeover Mount Vernon style

Members of the Arnold family, Daniel, Beth, Dejah, Bella and Andy are shocked by their first glimpse of their home.Members of the Arnold family, Daniel, Beth, Dejah, Bella and Andy are shocked by their first glimpse of their home. Volunteers did an extreme makeover on both the outside and inside

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Kaylee Fite to compete at state teen pageant

Kaylee FiteKaylee Fite, who is currently serving as Miss Mount Vernon, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant set for August 2 and 3. Contestants will compete in

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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 228 players will be in Franklin County for the 2015 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships May 28 through 31. They will be playing on the four championship courses at Selah Ranch in northern Franklin County and Trey Texas Ranch near Purley.

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Eastex Motorsports team finds grad intern in Shelby program

Raul Herrera is racing toward a bright future. He just completed the Carol Shelby Automotive Technology Program at Northeast Texas Community College and has landed an internship as a

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Hamilton’s latest book hits Amazon’s Hot 100

Mount Vernon’s own Katharine E. Hamilton’s latest book has been ranked in Amazon’s “Hot 100 New Releases.” Ms. Hamilton weaves together a new type of fantasy in The Unfading Lands.

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Carry the Load is Friday

The Carry the Load relay will pass through Mount Vernon on Friday, May 22. Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 271 will offer a hamburger meal, from which proceeds will go to the CTL charities for the year.

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Two Gracies

Gracie Proctor and Gracie Martin watch a wheel spin to determine their discount at a vendor boothGracie Proctor and Gracie Martin watch a wheel spin to determine their discount at a vendor booth during the Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival. The pair visited each booth on the street level to check out the merchandise on Saturday, May 16.

Piney Wood Wine Trail Festival successful

Krisan and Brad Sears sample wine from the Maydelle Country Winery with their colorful tie-dye theme at the Piney Woods Wine Trail eventKrisan and Brad Sears sample wine from the Maydelle Country Winery with their colorful tie-dye theme at the Piney Woods Wine Trail event on the downtown plaza on Friday, May 15.

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