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Local supporters honored for $45,000 in contributions

Those receiving plaques were, front row, Frankie Cooper for the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Vernon ISD employees Marsha Romines and Deanne Sewell, back row, Garry Romines for the First National Bank, John Gholson for Luminant, Jim Alford, Bobby Elbert and Richard Lee for the Masonic Lodge.The United Way of Franklin County, Texas honored businesses and group supporters for their expected contributions of $45,000 in funds during 2014.

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Abundant love and caring offered with opening of the Bountiful House

Anna Kate Asay helps her mom, Whitney, wipe down books in the reading area of the Bountiful House.Anna Kate Asay helps her mom, Whitney, wipe down books in the reading area of the Bountiful House. The cheerful setting is ready with games, craft items, supplies and furniture bringing the vision of a safe place for children in need to fruition.

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Rodeo weekend has a little something for everyone

Eleven young ladies will be involved with the competition for three crowns for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse, including front row, Rodeo Queen Baukje Talsma, queen contestant Daisy Gray, Junior Princess Whitney Ashley, Little Miss contestants Haley Fitzpatrick and Rebekah McQueen, queen contestant Jocee Neal, Junior Queen Skyler Gregory, back row, junior queen contestants Harlie Kaye Robertson, Bugz Panther, Nicole Barela, and McKenna Wiler.A ten gallon hat full of activities is planned around the annual Labor Day Rodeo this Saturday and Sunday,  August 30 and 31 in Mount Vernon. A total of eight young ladies will vie for three rodeo titles,

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Courthouse used as backdrop for movie scene, Lovier is an extra

A film crew occupied the downtown Mount Vernon square Tuesday, August 26 using the exterior of the Franklin County Courthouse as a back drop.A film crew occupied the downtown Mount Vernon square Tuesday, August 26 using the exterior of the Franklin County Courthouse as a back drop.

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Campaign stop

Franklin County Democratic Chair Libby Aden, far right, was joined by Tom Ramsay, Ron Kirzan, Jay Corry, Mr. Cook, Glenda Pollock, and the Titus County Democratic Chair Norma Narramore, in front. John Cook, the Democratic nominee for Texas Land Commissioner, was greeted by several supports during a campaign stop Tuesday, August 19 in front of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Back Pack donation

Cade Hohenberger, Director of the local Brookshire’s grocery store, presents a $500 check to Nathan Reves and Ken Greer, president and member of the local Rotary Club, respectively.Cade Hohenberger, Director of the local Brookshire’s grocery store, presents a $500 check to Nathan Reves and Ken Greer, president and member of the local Rotary Club, respectively.

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Foster, Sellers named as marshals for Rodeo Parade

Ann Sellers, Johnnie FosterJohnnie Foster and Ann Sellers have been named as marshals for the annual Rodeo Parade set for Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon.

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United Way Fish-fry Saturday

The United Way of Franklin County will provide an all-you-can-eat catfish dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall on Saturday, August 30.

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Book donation

Library Director Lisa Lawrence, center, accepts the donation from RWNT Secretary Linda Edmondson, at left, and RWNT Campaign/Award Chair Vivian Rhoades.The Republican Women of Northeast Texas recently donated two books to the Franklin County Library,  Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims and Rush Revere and the First Patriots.

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