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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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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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Dog days of summer celebrated

Ann Luck, Martha Mullins and Judy Holcombe were prize winners when the Headed to the Top Chapter of the Red Hat Society met Ann Luck, Martha Mullins and Judy Holcombe were prize winners when the Headed to the Top Chapter of the Red Hat Society met on Saturday, August 16. For more details about the event, see the Aug. 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

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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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry to benefit the United Way of Franklin County is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall.

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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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Orientation for GED classes set

The Adult Education Department at Northeast Texas Community College will offer free General Education Development (GED) classes at the Franklin County Library.

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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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Cowgirl chicks to return to Labor Day Weekend Rodeo

All American Cowgirl Chicks Syke Talsma, Sadie Lynn, Trish Lynn, and Hattie Claire take a break at their trailer during a recent performance.Back by popular demand, the All American Cowgirl Chicks, led by Trish Lynn, Sadie Lynn, Hattie Clair, Cristan Harris, and Mount Vernon’s own Syke Talsma, will once again be the featured performers at annual Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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