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Senior Citizen Services will provide meals starting Monday

Senior Citizen Services of Texarkana, Inc. (SCS) will begin serving meals from the Senior Citizen Meal Center at 208 Taylor St. in Mount Vernon Monday, August 17.

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Gekiere named Five Star Wealth Manager

Roger GekiereRoger Gekiere has been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2015. He achieved this honor by being voted one of the top wealth managers in the North Texas region with a high score of

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Rodeo and parade set Labor Day Weekend

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse will be hosts for the annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6. Events will kick off with a parade

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Landree Jones is Junior Miss Mount Vernon 2015

Junior Miss Mount Vernon contestants Madyson Caldwell,  Paige Peugh, Landree Jones, and Zakenya Linwood.Landree Jones, center, was crowned Junior Miss Mount Vernon at the 47th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 8 in the school auditorium.

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Registration open for Thanksgiving baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County is now taking registrations for Thanksgiving food baskets. This will be the first time for the group to provide Thanksgiving baskets.

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Pageant grosses $11,000 for Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2015 Elizabeth Stone smiles  as her predecessor, Kaylee Fite, secures her new crown.The 47th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant grossed approximately $11,000 on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8 in the MVISD auditorium. The sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

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Blood drive successful

 Sheriff Ricky Jones and his wife, Sheleace Gann, complete paperwork as the next donors up.Ashley Cruitt, who has been donating blood since age 17, and Deborah Whitworth, who has been donating since age 19, both in the comfortable donor couches, gave blood Saturday.

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DWI Not So Fun House visits community events

As summer celebrations enter their final weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation is taking its “DWI Not So Fun House” to community events across the state as part of its “Drink, Drive, Go to Jail” campaign.

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Mentoring program to help students

Jill LowryJill Lowry introduced Mount Vernon Cares to the Rotary Club and county commissioners last week. It is a newly formed 501(c) 3 organizationt that is targeting junior high and high school students at the Mount Vernon Independent School District

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