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Bouncing ride

Barbara Crowston, left, and Gary McManamy, right, provide bull riding actionBarbara Crowston, left, and Gary McManamy, right, provide bull riding action for a participant at the Handicapable Rodeo event on Friday, Sept. 21.

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Prepping for CountryFest

City worker Rocky Bounds hangs a CountryFest banner in front of the Chamber of Commerce.City worker Rocky Bounds hangs a CountryFest banner in front of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Cooks sought for Smokin’ on the Winfield Rail

Cooks are currently being sought to participate in the 10th annual Smokin’ on the Winfield Rail Bar-B-Que Cook-off set for Saturday, Sept. 29 in downtown Winfield.

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Alzhemier Support group it meet September 27

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

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AARP meeting Tuesday, September 25

The community is encouraged to come, bring a friend, and enjoy the Area Wide Singers

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First National has Fall Picnic

First National Bank employees register community members for prizes at the annual picnicFirst National Bank employees register community members for prizes at the annual picnic Saturday.

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Farmers Market offers something for everyone

Pete Gremillion displays a variety of flavored pickles, seasoning salt and home made lye soapPete Gremillion displays a variety of flavored pickles, seasoning salt and home made lye soap at a recent Farmer’s Market.

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Democratic Party to meet September 25

The Franklin County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Mi Casita Restaurant. For more information, see the Sept. 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Scouting Family Fun Day Saturday

Scout Family Fun Day provides a glimpse into some of the fun and learning to be shared by families throughout the five county White Oak District in the NeTseO Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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