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Participants compete for ranking and prize money

Dexter Goodman slides off his horse in the steer wrestling competition.Dexter Goodman slides off his horse in the steer wrestling competition. He wrangled the steer to the ground in 5.3 seconds.

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Fish for a good cause

Jim Alford and Mark Hymer man the fryers for the annual United Way Fish Fry.Jim Alford and Mark Hymer man the fryers for the annual United Way Fish Fry. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge were hosts for the event on Saturday, September 2.

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Fish-fry planned for Labor Day Weekend

The annual Labor Day Weekend fish-fry and kick-off for the annual United Way of Franklin County pledge drive has been set for Saturday, September 2 from 5 to 7 p.m at the Masonic Lodge in Mount Vernon on the south service road of I-30.

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Rodeo provides competition, fun

Brodee Bradley ponders how to get to the goats tail to pull the ribbon off.Brodee Bradley ponders how to get to the goats tail to pull the ribbon off. He competed both Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3 at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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Rodeo sign up Sunday, Monday

Cowboys and cowgirls planning to compete in the 2017 Labor Day Weekend Championship Rodeo must sign up on Sunday and Monday, August 27 and 28.

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Rodeo Royalty

Princess Reygan Alsup, Queen Victoria Sanders, Junior Queen Alyssa Blanton, and Junior Princess Colbi BazeThe 2017 royalty for the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County was crowned this weekend.

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Martial arts studio opens here

Mr. Cruz was joined for the ribbon cutting by several of his students, their family members and Chamber representatives.The Mount Vernon Martial Arts studio was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce last week at 206 W. Main St. in the Plaza District.

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Neal, Tuckers to serve as Rodeo Parade Grand Marshals

Jocee Neal and Johnna and Steve TuckerJocee Neal and Steve and Johnna Tucker will serve as Grand Marshals at the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, Sept. 2 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Cob Jones Creek crossing closed

County Road NE2100 at Cobb Jones Creek was closed shortly after buses ran rural routes for the first day of school Monday morning August 21 due to severe washing out of the head walls at the bridge.

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