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Fish fry

Claudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fryClaudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fry on Saturday, June 25. A total of 300 people were served and $2,807 was donated. The funds will be used for equipment the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

Distinguished Service Award honors historical commission

County Judge Scott Lee presents the Distinguished Service Award to the Franklin County Historical Commission, represented by Karen Smith, Pat Hudson, chairman B. F. Hicks, Robert Long, and Mary Lou Mowery in the front row. County Commissioners in the  back row are Sam Young, Deryl Carr, Larkin Jumper, and Danny Chitsey.The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Franklin County Historical Commission with a Distinguished Service Award.

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Lunches of Love program begins July 7

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children’s summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Thursday, July 7 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Independents Week celebration being organized

Independents Week is an annual campaign to engage local independent businesses and citizens in celebrating entrepreneurial spirit and the freedom our local businesses embody.

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United Way allocations hearings next Wednesday

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 in the First National Bank Board Room downtown.

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Adoption ceremony attracts attention Saturday afternoon

It was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount VernonIt was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount Vernon plaza to support the local Texarkana Chapter’s adoption of an abused child.

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Rodeo queen sign-up deadline Monday

The deadline to register as a contestant in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo queen and princess contests is Monday, June 20.

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Petting Zoo

Ky’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zooKy’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zoo on the downtown plaza on Thursday, June 16.

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City explores inspections for multi-family dwellings

For the second meeting, Mount Vernon City Council delved into the details of having a program in place to require registration and inspection for multi family dwellings in the city.

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