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Participants compete for ranking and prize money

The stock provided by the Wing Rodeo Company gave the contestants tough competition during the two day run of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Rodeo.

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Filling the trays

Glenda Christenberry pours freshly fried catfish into serving trays from a bagGlenda Christenberry pours freshly fried catfish into serving trays from a bag delivered by Jacob Karlovich as Kathy Moore dons plastic gloves to begin serving at the United Way Fish Fry at the Masonic Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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Vendors welcomed for 2nd Saturday

The Second Saturday in downtown Mount Vernon will be a big event for vendors in September. This month’s event will overlap with a built-in crowd and great toe-tapin’ music from the First National Bank’s Fall Picnic around Heritage Fountain.

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Rededication ceremony set for courthouse

Save the date! The re-dedication of the historic 1912 Franklin County Courthouse has been set for Saturday, September 20. The formal re-dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m. in the district courtroom of the courthouse’s third level.

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Cowgirl Chicks, Cooper provide Whizbang good time at rodeo

Drew Watson, dressed in drag, surprised Mr. Cooper, chased him down, and carried him over his shoulder out of the arena.The All American Cowgirl Chicks and funny man Coty “Whizbang” Cooper helped to draw more than 3,000 people during the two night run of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Rodeo.

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Career, resource expo set for Sept. 9

Each year, hundreds of job seekers attend the annual Career and Community Resources Expo.  This year’s expo will be from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

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Open house and blood drive set for Friday

Mission Manor Nursing Home will conduct an Open House, and the staff is inviting the community to join them in celebrating Senior Health on Friday, September 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Rodeo royalty

Jocee Neal, Bugz Panther and Rebekah McQueenJocee Neal, at left, was crowned the 2014 Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Queen during the Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Sunday, August 31. Bugz Panther, center, was crowned Junior Queen, and Rebekah McQueen will serve as Little Miss.

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Writers workshop registration open

The Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO) will conduct a workshop for beginning writers on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-6 p.m at Pizza Inn, in Pittsburg.

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