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Pageant sign-up underway

Sign-up for the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant began Monday, according to Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Cub Scouts earn rank, graduate year’s program

Riley Henderson is all smiles as his mom, Amy Henderson, pins his Webelo rank badge to his uniform.Riley Henderson is all smiles as his mom, Amy Henderson, pins his Webelo rank badge to his uniform. Approximately 70 Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 members and their families joined together for an evening of fun, food and award recognition in a private outdoor setting Friday, May 27.

Preservation Prowl tickets on sale Friday

Downtown Mount Vernon has a rich history including murders, fires, and funny stories. The Mount Vernon Main Street Association volunteers are sponsoring a Preservation Prowl to focus on some of the history Saturday, June 11.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2016 Rodeo Queens contests began this week. The contest is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse in conjunction with their annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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Filming in courthouse approved for Edgen Films

Authorization to film in the courthouse hallways, courtrooms and exterior by Edgen Films was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court this week.

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Amateur World Doubles plays at Selah, Trey Texas

Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch.Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch. A total of 216 disc golfers participated in the 2016 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships at the Selah and Trey Texas ranches May 27-29.

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Sulphur Bottom Boys win top prize in barbecue cook-off

Bruce, Tammy and Ryan CaseThe Sulphur Bottom Boys snagged  the $500 prize as Grand Champions of the third annual Boots, Brew, and Barbecue cook-off on Saturday, May 21.

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Carry the Load

Matt Turner was the official walker and flag bearer for the Carry the Load segment that arrived in Mount Vernon

Matt Turner was the official walker and flag bearer for the Carry the Load segment that arrived in Mount Vernon around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

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Lowe’s honored for volunteer efforts

Daniel Gray, Tracey Reed and Mayor Margaret SearsThe City of Mount Vernon paid formal tribute to Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and the leadership for the Paint Our Town preservation and beautification efforts during the Monday night, May 23 council workshop.

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