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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 800 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 15th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 22 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church on Hwy. 37 and CR 1060 near Hagansport.

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Prayer on the Square

More than 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 17.More than 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 17. People from all denominations and walks of life came together.

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Volunteers needed for Handicapable Rodeo

Volunteers are needed  in a variety of capacities for the annual Franklin County Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 22 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church at CR NW1060 and Hwy. 37 near Hagansport.

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Mount Vernon Cares

75 Mount Vernon Cares volunteersA total of 75 Mount Vernon Cares volunteers will be mentoring Mount Vernon ISD students in grades seventh - 12th for the 2017-18 school year at lunch time on Wednesdays.

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Ribbon cutting

left to right, Linda Sciongay, Vivan Warren, Martha Deming, Brenda Kenegar, Georgia Gibson, Dorothy Szepesi, Carolyn Galloway, Michelle Chitsey, Jerry Boyd, Carmen Sparks, Barbara Dacus, and Sandra McCurry. Jerry Boyd, center, celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 12 for the JBoyd Studio/Gallery located at 570 Texas Hwy. 37 S.

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CountryFest registrations open for 43rd annual event

Registrations for booth space and for the car show for the 43rd annual Mount Vernon Key Club CountryFest celebration set for Saturday, October 14, 2017 are open to all.

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City applies for sidewalk grant, names KSA as engineers

The City of Mount Vernon Monday night formally applied for a third round of Community Development Block Grant funding to reconstruct the sidewalks along the west side of the square in downtown and selected KSA Engineering out of Tyler for the planning.

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Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow awardRotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the club’s meeting last Friday.

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Child safe zones re-establishes by city

Child Safe Zones of 1,000 feet around any area where children normally congregate were established Monday evening by the Mount Vernon City Council after legislation that went into effect September 1 gave smaller General Law cities the right to do so.

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