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Second Saturday is Family Day

Second Saturday in September will be Family Day around the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day is sure to be filled with good food and things to see and do

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Rodeo Royalty

Junior Princess Morgan Champion, Junior Queen Charleye Martin, Queen Katy Curry, and Princess Rylie ArringtonThe 2015 royalty for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse was crowned this weekend.

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Yard of the Month

The home of Cliff and Kathy Marks was honored as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.The home of Cliff and Kathy Marks was honored as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The beautiful green lawn is separated from the house by flower beds

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Entries sought for Homecoming Parade

Students and individuals in the community are encouraged to begin thinking now  of ideas to decorate a float or vehicle for the Mount Vernon Homecoming Parade on Monday, September 14

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Minimal rain recorded in county during August

Less than an inch of rain was recorded in Franklin County during the month of August, and no record high nor low temperatures were noted. See the September 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details about August weather.

Rural Beauty Spot

The home of Tom Hardy in the 3600 block of FM 115 was honored as the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August.The home of Tom Hardy in the 3600 block of FM 115 was honored as the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of August. Mr. Hardy’s front entrance

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Benefit fish-fry Saturday

The United Way of Franklin County will provide an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, September 5. Donations for the fish and all the trimmings meal

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Scout rally, sign up September 10

The annual Cub Scout Rally to sign up new members has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium. The Cub Scout program is for boys

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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day Weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry to benefit the United Way of Franklin County has been set for Saturday, September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Masonic Lodge in Mount Vernon

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