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Ice Rink opening

Tiny Miss Mount Vernon Braylea Brown and Little Miss Mount Vernon Tara Richard joined the fun at the opening of the synthetic ice rink on Friday, November 18.Tiny Miss Mount Vernon Braylea Brown and Little Miss Mount Vernon Tara Richard joined the fun at the opening of the synthetic ice rink on Friday, November 18.

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Thanksgiving food baskets

Members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed 75 Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Friday, November 18.Members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed 75 Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Friday, November 18.

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Christmas festival events beginning to take shape

It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas in the downtown Mount Vernon area.

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“Christmasland” opens Friday, Nov. 25

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2016 holiday season on Friday, November 25.

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Super moon

The super moon peaks out from behind the Franklin County Courthouse through puffs of clouds.The super moon peaks out from behind the Franklin County Courthouse through puffs of clouds. Spotting the super moon over Franklin County on Monday, November 14 was a hit or miss proposition with clouds covering much of the sky.

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Library friends to show Mr. Church movie

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will present Mr. Church at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1.

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Citizens do end run on prayer being dropped

Citizens in the gallery at the Franklin County Water District’s monthly meetings have taken it upon themselves to open each session with a prayer.

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Snow gets warm welcome, award at Veteran’s banquet

Ed Snow proudly displays the Jake Simmons Freedom Award.Ed Snow of Franklin County was presented with the 2016 Jake Simmons Freedom Award by the Republican Women of Northeast Texas at their annual Veterans Day banquet in Mount Pleasant Friday, November 11.

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Holiday on Ice Rink opens Friday, community partners sought

At left, Chamber of Commerce volunteer Wayne McAllister supervises as a work crew of trustees from the Franklin County Jail set up the synthetic ice rink on Scott St. in downtown Mount Vernon.At left, Chamber of Commerce volunteer Wayne McAllister supervises as a work crew of trustees from the Franklin County Jail set up the synthetic ice rink on Scott St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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