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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day Weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry and kick-off for the annual United Way of Franklin County pledge drive has been set for Saturday, September 3 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Masonic Lodge in Mount Vernon on the south service road of I-30.

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Blood drive Wednesday

Mission Manor Healthcare Residence will be the host for a Carter Blood Care blood drive on Wednesday, August 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the nursing home at 501 Yates St.

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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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Rodeo sign up next week

Cowboys and cowgirls planning to compete in the 2016 Labor Day Weekend Championship Rodeo must sign up on Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30.

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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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Franklin-Wood Relay for Life is Saturday

The Franklin-Wood counties Relay for Life event will be from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The event was originally scheduled for April, but was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.

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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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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.

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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