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Rural Beauty Spot

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce honored the home of Jean Piefer on FM 900 West as the Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August.The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce honored the home of Jean Piefer on FM 900 West as the Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August.

City approves ice skating rink on Scott Street

Approval was given by the Mount Vernon City Council in their regular August meeting to allow placement of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Holidays on Ice Skating Rink on Scott Street between Houston and Kaufman streets this winter.

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Summer melon enjoyed

Maddie Wilhite had trouble hanging on to her toy and doll when her watermelon slice demanded both handsMaddie Wilhite had trouble hanging on to her toy and doll when her watermelon slice demanded both hands at the Watermelon Day on the Plaza event.

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KUC creates version of Olympics

Jayden Doss was the torch bearer as students at Kids Under Construction participated in their own version of the summer Olympics last weekJayden Doss was the torch bearer as students at Kids Under Construction participated in their own version of the summer Olympics last week.

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Rosie Duck to be honored

Rosie DuckA reception honoring Rosie Duck will be Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 512 Yates St.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 18, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Bluebonnet the armadillo

Author Mary Brooke Casad and her puppet Bluebonnet the armadillo entertained children during a Summer Enrichment program sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County LibraryAuthor Mary Brooke Casad and her puppet Bluebonnet the armadillo entertained children during a Summer Enrichment program sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library on Thursday, July 28.

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Comparing DNA to be program at Genealogy

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, August 15. The program topic will be “Comparing DNA Tests and Results” presented by three FCGS members: Phyllis Brown, Veronica Jordan, and Teri Siddens.

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Stouts Creek Cemetery Memorial Day set, August 7

The 59th annual Stouts Creek Cemetery Memorial Day service will be Sunday, August 7 at the Saltillo Community Center. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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