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Big crowd

Shoppers checked out the vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 10.Shoppers checked out the vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 10. Large crowds were greeted with beautiful weather as they shopped,

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Depot’s model train exhibit to get new design, facelift

Mary Lou Russell-Mowery shows design plans for the revamped train exhibit to fellow Franklin County Historical Association directors.Mary Lou Russell-Mowery shows design plans for the revamped train exhibit to fellow Franklin County Historical Association directors. The 25 year old model train exhibit at the Old Depot Museum

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CountryFest celebrating 41st year all day Saturday

A colorful display of Fall and other accessories make for an eclectic display at the annual CountryFest celebration.A colorful display of Fall and other accessories make for an eclectic display at the annual CountryFest celebration. The 41st annual festival will have Mount Vernon bursting at its seams

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The Cowan house, history on the move

Danny Hightower’s crew turns the Cowan house  and moves it to its new location.The historic Mount Vernon residence built by Judge C.E. Cowan is finding new life after having been moved by Steve Hammons. The house was built in 1910 by then Franklin County Judge Cowan.

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Early holiday event dates changed

The dates for Main Street’s pre-holidays events have changed due to conflicts in booking of the plaza area. The Ladies Night Out will now be combined with a more general “Holidays on the Plaza” event

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Bur Oak tree to be planted by 4-H Club

The Franklin County 4-H Program will plant a commemorative Bur Oak Tree in honor of the Texas A&M Forest Service’s 100th anniversary as the organization’s 2015 One Day 4-H Community Service Project

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Reception to honor Clinton

A retirement reception has been planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday October 9 to honor Jon Clinton, partner and founding principal of Jon-Wayne Company in Mount Vernon.

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Fall clean up through Saturday

The city and county-wide fourth quarter Fall Clean Up continues through Saturday, October 10. It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal. City of Mount Vernon residents can bring

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 31st annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 9. Thus far, nine entries have registered for the contest. Cooking teams are urged to enter the event.

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