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Fifteenth Handicapable Rodeo successful

Ruben Saavedra of Chapel Hill ISD thoroughly enjoys his opportunity to ride the “bull”.Ruben Saavedra of Chapel Hill ISD thoroughly enjoys his opportunity to ride the “bull”. The 15th annual Handicapable Rodeo was attended by more than 800 people.

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Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 33rd annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 14.

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Prayer on the Square

More than 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 17.More than 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 17. People from all denominations and walks of life came together.

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Ribbon Cutting

 Members of the staff, Sixto DeLeon, Reina Hernandez, Jennifer Karina Barajas, Patricia Ibarra, and Gabriel Sherwood helped to cut the ribbon.A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant’s joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was on Thursday, September 14.

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Mount Vernon Cares

75 Mount Vernon Cares volunteersA total of 75 Mount Vernon Cares volunteers will be mentoring Mount Vernon ISD students in grades seventh - 12th for the 2017-18 school year at lunch time on Wednesdays.

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Deadline for 2018 county HOT funds is next week

The deadline for applications for funding from organizations seeking support through the Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax (HOT) for 2018 projects is 1 p.m. Friday, September 29.

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CountryFest registrations open for 43rd annual event

Registrations for booth space and for the car show for the 43rd annual Mount Vernon Key Club CountryFest celebration set for Saturday, October 14, 2017 are open to all.

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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 800 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 15th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 22 at the Sulphur River Cowboy Church on Hwy. 37 and CR 1060 near Hagansport.

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Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow awardRotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the club’s meeting last Friday.

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