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Fall clean up efforts begin Saturday

Fall clean up efforts have been set to begin this Saturday in both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon. Residents are urged to clean both public and private areas in preparation

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Deadlines for booth, 5K, car show, registrations loom

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 40th annual CountryFest celebration is Wednesday, October 1. The event will be Saturday, October 11 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Blood drive Saturday, September 27

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for the Carter BloodCare blood drive on Saturday, September 27. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Sacred Heart statuary dedicated

The dedication of the statuary included a special blessing ceremony performed by The Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler.Statuary of the sacred heart of Jesus was dedicated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mount Vernon Wednesday, September 17.

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Stew contest registration open

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 11. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Twelfth Handicapable Rodeo sets attendance record

A Chapel Hill student, helped by Mount Pleasant FFA students Blake Porter, Jessica Williams and Cameron Curry,A Chapel Hill student, helped by Mount Pleasant FFA students Blake Porter, Jessica Williams and Cameron Curry, gets into the swing of things at the bull riding station at the Handicapable Rodeo.

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Local Marine awarded combat aircrew wings

Corporal Richard W. MonteleoneCorporal Richard W. Monteleone, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was recently awarded combat aircrew wings in a ceremony in Kuwait for his role in combat operations while deployed to Helmand Province, Afganistan.

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Courthouse photo exhibit opens to crowd

The “Where on the Square are Ken and Friends” photo exhibit opened Saturday, Sept. 20 in conjunction with the rededication of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Avoid late fee for CountryFest booth

Avoid a $15 late fee and reserve booth space for the 2014 CountryFest by Saturday, September 20. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for the annual event set for October 11.

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