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May’s Second Saturday sure to please the eye and palette

The May 10 Second Saturday will be a busy time around the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon. The day is sure to be filled with good food and things to see and do.

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Rockhill reunion set third Saturday

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 17 for the  Rockhill Homecoming and Cemetery Association’s annual meeting. The event will be on the grounds of the cemetery with people gathering around 10 a.m.

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Cinco de Mayo festival Sunday

The local celebration of Cinco de Mayo will be Sunday, May 4 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. The activities for the May 4 celebration will begin with a bilingual mass at 10:30 a.m.

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Safety campaign urges drivers to “Look twice for Motorcycles”

In an effort to reverse a five-percent year-over-year increase in motorcycle crash fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign.

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Annual Relay for Life is celebration of living

The seventh annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin County is a celebration of cancer survivorship and a fun way to raise vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer.

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Meadow Park accepting tornado victim donations

Members of the Meadow Park Baptist Church will be accepting donations for the victims of the Arkansas tornado's. Many homes and businesses were destroyed this week, and many people lost everything.

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Macon homecoming planned

Members of the Macon Baptist Church will be hosts for a homecoming service on Sunday, May 4. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with singing and worship, followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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Fairview homecoming planned for May 4

The annual homecoming service at the Fairview Cemetery in northern Franklin County will be on Sunday, May 4. A business meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. The annual memorial service will be at 11 a.m. with a devotional and special music.

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Bird enthuasists flock to county for BirdFest events

About 60 people are expected to attend keynote speaker Noppadol Paothong’s address and dinner at the inaugural Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest weekend, May 2 through 4, in Franklin County.

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