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United Way kickoff dinner next Tuesday

The United Way of Franklin County will kickoff its annual campaign with a dinner at the Rose Mary Jennings Memorial Hall. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Gracee Damron is Junior Miss Mount Vernon 2013

Junior Miss Mount Vernon groupGracee Damron was crowned Junior Miss Mount Vernon at the 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 17 in the school auditorium.

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Bankhead Highway

B. F. Hicks introduced David Moore with Hardy-Heck-Moore  Inc. who spoke to the more than 75 people who attended the information sharing meeting about the Bankhead HighwayB. F. Hicks introduced David Moore with Hardy-Heck-Moore  Inc. who spoke to the more than 75 people who attended the information sharing meeting about the Bankhead Highway on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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Cowgirl chicks to return to Labor Day Weekend Rodeo

The All American Cowgirl Chicks will be making a return appearance at the annual Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Labor Day Weekend Rodeo. Action is set for Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1

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A kiss for the pig

Kelly Stretcher with Texas American Bank had to kiss a pigKelly Stretcher with Texas American Bank had to kiss a pig in return for the community’s efforts in raising money for the Texas American Bank Fill the Bus Campaign on Friday, Aug. 9.

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Bailey Bohlken is Miss Mount Vernon 2013

Miss Mount Vernon groupBailey Bohlken was crowned Miss Mount Vernon 2013 at the 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, Aug. 17 in the school auditorium.

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Blood drive Saturday, August 17

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for a Carter Blood Care blood drive this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Pageant grosses $14,500 for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2013 Bailey Bohlken is all smiles as her  predecessor, Jesi Hines, places her crown.Miss Mount Vernon 2013 Bailey Bohlken is all smiles as her predecessor, Jesi Hines, places her crown. The 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant grossed approximately $14,500 on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 in the MVISD auditorium.

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Riders Ride for Back to School Saturday

Several bike enthusiasts have pre-registered for the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, Aug. 17. Local motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to participate

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