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Fun at the library

Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.

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New brush truck

The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.

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Halloween events announced

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has planned the 26th Trick-or-Treat Around the Square for Monday, October 31 with an award certificate to be presented to the best decorated treat stop.

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Local club highlighted at district conference

Paris Rotary Club - United members accept awardMount Vernon’s Rotary Club members were hosts for about 80 people attending the 2016 District 5830 Conference on Saturday, October 1 at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Industrial Foundation writes in support of ramp project

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation sent a letter of support last week for the proposed I-30 ramp reversal project off the north service road between Spur 423 and Hwy. 37.

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Booth space available for Market on Main wine event

Area artists and craftsmen are invited to reserve a booth for the Market on Main Saturday, October 22 downtown the second day of the Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival.

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First National reports large crowd at picnic

Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.Hungry customers line up while staff members of the First National Bank fill plates with hot dogs, chips and apple pies.

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CountryFest celebrating 42nd year all day Saturday

A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration.A colorful display of fall wreaths and other decorations caught the eye of Brenda Crow at the annual CountryFest celebration. The 42nd annual festival will attract lots of people to the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Saturday, October 8.

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Major named as Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of Year

Sayda Marinela MajorSayda Marinela Major was named the Texas Nurse Practitioner Preceptor of the Year at this month’s Texas Nurse Practitioners Conference Excellence in Healthcare delivery in San Antonio.

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