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CountryFest registrations open for 43rd annual event

Registrations for booth space and for the car show for the 43rd annual Mount Vernon Key Club CountryFest celebration set for Saturday, October 14, 2017 are open to all.

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Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow awardRotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the club’s meeting last Friday.

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Child safe zones re-establishes by city

Child Safe Zones of 1,000 feet around any area where children normally congregate were established Monday evening by the Mount Vernon City Council after legislation that went into effect September 1 gave smaller General Law cities the right to do so.

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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 22 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church at CR NW1060 and Hwy. 37 near Hagansport.

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City expected to reinstate child safety zones

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take up the possible adoption of a city ordinance creating Child Safety Zones after general law cities were empowered to do so by the 85th Texas Legislative session.

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Ribbon cutting

left to right, Linda Sciongay, Vivan Warren, Martha Deming, Brenda Kenegar, Georgia Gibson, Dorothy Szepesi, Carolyn Galloway, Michelle Chitsey, Jerry Boyd, Carmen Sparks, Barbara Dacus, and Sandra McCurry. Jerry Boyd, center, celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 12 for the JBoyd Studio/Gallery located at 570 Texas Hwy. 37 S.

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Participants compete for ranking and prize money

Dexter Goodman slides off his horse in the steer wrestling competition.Dexter Goodman slides off his horse in the steer wrestling competition. He wrangled the steer to the ground in 5.3 seconds.

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City applies for sidewalk grant, names KSA as engineers

The City of Mount Vernon Monday night formally applied for a third round of Community Development Block Grant funding to reconstruct the sidewalks along the west side of the square in downtown and selected KSA Engineering out of Tyler for the planning.

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Fish for a good cause

Jim Alford and Mark Hymer man the fryers for the annual United Way Fish Fry.Jim Alford and Mark Hymer man the fryers for the annual United Way Fish Fry. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge were hosts for the event on Saturday, September 2.

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