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Rogers is guest speaker for Rotary Scholarship dinner

James RogersThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s annual scholarship dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 2 with James Rogers as the keynote speaker.

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Property appraisals have begun for 2020

The Franklin County Appraisal District has begun on-site property inspections for the 2020 appraisal year. Appraisers will always be in vehicles that are clearly marked with magnetic signs.

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Wine festival

Wendy Standridge, at left, a Main Street volunteer, hands out wine festival bags like hot cakes during the 10th annual Mount Vernon Food & Wine Market on Main Saturday, October 19.Wendy Standridge, at left, a Main Street volunteer, hands out wine festival bags like hot cakes during the 10th annual Mount Vernon Food & Wine Market on Main Saturday, October 19.

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Drought plan, investment changes approved

Changes in the Franklin County Water District’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan and its Investment Plan were at the top of the list of items approved and discussed at the October meeting of the district’s board of directors.

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Powers, Godfrey win stew contest

Winners in the 35th annual CountryFest Stew Cook OffD.J. and Karen Powers and Marie Chester claimed top honors in the chicken stew competition, and Toby Godfrey won first place in the beef stew division again this year.

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Trick-or-Treat at Little Creek Tuesday

The 29th annual Community Trick-or-Treat event will be at Little Creek Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29.

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Hines, Emery win 42 tournament

James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Customer appreciation

Cash is here with Debra Vann, Kaitlyn Reeves, Lori Ross, and Steve Wilhite from Coldwell Banker. Cash, the Guaranty Bank & Trust character, greeted customers during the bank’s customer appreciate day on Friday, October 18.

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Wine festival’s Market on Main all day Saturday

Thirteen wineries from across Texas, culinary demonstrations from three different top chefs, and music from six musicians will merge for Mount Vernon’s 10th annual fall wine event.

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