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Cooks sought for local barbecue cook-off

Cooks for the third annual Boots, Brew and Barbecue event, set for April 16, are needed to sign up for a chance at the $500 overall grand prize, an etched beer mug trophy in each category, and bragging rights.

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“Paint our Town” meeting Monday

The “Paint Our Town” committee will meet at noon on Monday, March 28 at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center. A sub-committee has selected the color schemes from which homeowners may choose.

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Comptroller’s office encourages applying for homestead exemptions

One of the easiest ways a homeowner can lower his or her property tax bill in 2016 is to file a homestead exemption. A homestead is generally the house and land used as the owner’s principal residence

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Color run Saturday

A 5K Color Run has been  slated for Saturday, March 26 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. to race time at 9:30 a.m. from the downtown plaza. The event will benefit the Franklin County Food Bank

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Titus Regional expands primary care access

Dr. Silver Sisneros, a board certified Internist, has joined the Internal Medicine Associates at Titus Regional Medical Center. The focus of internal medicine is the diagnosis and management

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Games, prizes for kids, adults Saturday on the plaza

There will be games, prizes and more at this year’s Easter on the Square and Community Egg Hunt in the Park Saturday,  March 26, the day before Easter.

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Easter hams to be sold by fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be selling smoked hams as a fund raiser this Saturday. They will be set up in the Brookshire’s parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.

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Sponsors sought for “Paint our Town” project

Sponsors are being sought for the “Paint Our Town” project. The goal of the project is to paint 10 houses for homeowners who may need physical or financial assistance.

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Poor Boys seek buying teammates

Members are being sought for the Poor Boys buying team to purchase livestock at the annual Mount Vernon - Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2

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