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Road signs keep disappearing

Groups of road designation, directional, speed limit, and hazard signs continue to disappear from various portions of rural Franklin County and are feared to soon cause disastrous results during an emergency.

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Additonal sewerline work possible with available funds

Additional sewerline work of up to $1.1 million may be possible with current available funding, Chris Aylor with KSA Engineers, Inc. stated at the monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council last week.

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Orr wins choice awards at show

Winners of the judged awards at the CountryFest Car Show.David Orr won both the People’s Choice and the Participant’s Choice awards at the 19th annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 8. Entries totaled 35. For a listing judged award winners and sponsor picks, see the October 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

HOT board allocations to be challenged

A challenge of the announced outcome of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Committee allocations hearings and recommendations is expected at the Monday, October 24 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Eleven teams participate in CountryFest stew cook off

Winners in the beef stew and chicken stew cook off contests at CountryFest.Cooking teams competed in the 32nd annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest, totaled 11. The auction of the winning stews earned $1,330 for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Community billboard

Members of Lowes RDC 955 were joined by representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for a “community billboard” on Thursday, October 6.Members of Lowes RDC 955 were joined by representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for a “community billboard” on Thursday, October 6.

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HOT fund allocations tabled

The allocation of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for 2017, as well as possible action to remove the Alamo Mission Museum from receiving HOT funds for general operating expenses, was tabled by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting Tuesday.

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Epperson, Newsome win 42 tournament

Kim Epperson and Trey Newsome team up against  Travis Patridge and Larry FiteThe team of Kim Epperson and Trey Newsome were declared the winners in the day long 42 tournament sponsored by the First National Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Cox, Castro first to finish 5K run

Winners in the CountryFest 5K run.Runners helped to kick off a day full of events by participating in the sixth annual CountryFest 5K on Saturday, October 8.

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