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Entries being sought for Hay Show Oct. 4

Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show scheduled for Saturday, October 4.  Entries for the show are $10 each.

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Boys to sign up for Cub Scouts tonight

The annual Cub Scout Rally to sign up new members has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium.

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Children’s choirs forming at First Baptist

Children’s choirs at the First Baptist Church are forming for the school year for youngsters ages three through the sixth grade. Registration is Wednesday, September 3.

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Mild temperatures grace Franklin County

With the historic highs for August days each being above 100°, and this year’s temperatures being mild, not a single record high was broken during August 2014, making Franklin County a pleasant place to be.

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Prospects good for Dove Season

Most folks don’t usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones falls on Labor Day Monday.

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Tinsleys celebrate 60th anniversary

Jerry and Linda Tinsley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 16 with a family dinner at the Celebration Restaurant in Dallas. For more information about the Tinsleys, see the August 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Starr, Penny claim top spots at Texas State 4-H horse show

Lyndi Starr and Hannah Penny claimed the Champion and Reserve-Champion awards in Stock Horse Horsemanship at the 52nd Texas State 4-H Horse Show this summer in Abilene.Lyndi Starr and Hannah Penny claimed the Champion and Reserve-Champion awards in Stock Horse Horsemanship at the 52nd Texas State 4-H Horse Show this summer in Abilene.

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New royalty

Gracie Ann Martin was recently crowned the Bogata Rodeo Princess.Gracie Ann Martin was recently crowned the Bogata Rodeo Princess. She was also named Miss Congeniality at the rodeo. She won a saddle, crown, buckle and three buckets full of items.

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Festival adds spice to rodeo weekend

A parade, bean feed, mini-concert and a dance will add spice to a fun packed rodeo weekend in Franklin County. The festivities will begin Saturday, August 30 with a parade through downtown at 11 a.m.

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