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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up is set to begin Saturday, July 8. It continues Monday through Saturday, July 10-15.

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Pageant champion

Braxton Lee Cabrera, 10 month old son of Cassondra Talbert, won first place in the 0-18 month division in the Sunburst State Baby PageantBraxton Lee Cabrera, 10 month old son of Cassondra Talbert, won first place in the 0-18 month division in the Sunburst State Baby Pageant against 11 other contestants.

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Liberty Cemetery Memorial Day set

The annual Memorial Day service at the Liberty Cemetery will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017. The event will begin with a business meeting followed by a program presented by the James and Vicki Anderson.

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Prepare pet turtles for Alamo’s derby

Set up the tiny treadmills and concoct a work out regimen to prepare your pet turtle for the 11th annual Turtle Derby.

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Library friends to provide magic show

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will present a magic show featuring James Wand. The show will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 23 in the gym at the First Baptist Church.

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McCrary to talk of steamboats on the Red River Monday

Mike McCrary will share his favorite subject, steamboat navigation of the Red River, at the bi-monthly meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association Monday evening, July 3.

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Annual Turtle Derby planned

The 11th annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum. A variety of awards will be presented in conjunction with the Turtle Derby events.

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James Wand magic

Darcie Barker helps James Wand put together the face of the evil “Dr. No-No” during a spy magic show on Friday, June 23.Darcie Barker helps James Wand put together the face of the evil “Dr. No-No” during a spy magic show on Friday, June 23.

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Jacksonville princess

Whitney AshleyWhitney Ashley, a fifth grade student at Mount Vernon Intermediate School and 10 year old daughter of Courtney Ashley of Franklin County, was recently crowned at the Miss Rodeo Jacksonville 2017 Princess.

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