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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2016 Rodeo Queens contests began this week. The contest is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse in conjunction with their annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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Amateur World Doubles plays at Selah, Trey Texas

Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch.Lisa Armstrong of the Lovely Aces putts for the third basket on the Lakeside course at Selah Ranch. A total of 216 disc golfers participated in the 2016 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships at the Selah and Trey Texas ranches May 27-29.

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Sulphur Bottom Boys win top prize in barbecue cook-off

Bruce, Tammy and Ryan CaseThe Sulphur Bottom Boys snagged  the $500 prize as Grand Champions of the third annual Boots, Brew, and Barbecue cook-off on Saturday, May 21.

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Carry the Load

Matt Turner was the official walker and flag bearer for the Carry the Load segment that arrived in Mount Vernon

Matt Turner was the official walker and flag bearer for the Carry the Load segment that arrived in Mount Vernon around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

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Lowe’s honored for volunteer efforts

Daniel Gray, Tracey Reed and Mayor Margaret SearsThe City of Mount Vernon paid formal tribute to Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and the leadership for the Paint Our Town preservation and beautification efforts during the Monday night, May 23 council workshop.

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Preservation Prowl tickets on sale Friday

Downtown Mount Vernon has a rich history including murders, fires, and funny stories. The Mount Vernon Main Street Association volunteers are sponsoring a Preservation Prowl to focus on some of the history Saturday, June 11.

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Food Festival

Laura Ramirez and Kenne Eng dressed in ethnic costumesApproximately 300 people milled around the downton plaza Friday, May 20 sampling food from seven different vendors during the International Food Festival organized by members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Laura Ramirez and Kenne Eng dressed in ethnic costumes.

Filming in courthouse approved for Edgen Films

Authorization to film in the courthouse hallways, courtrooms and exterior by Edgen Films was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court this week.

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Boots, Brew, and Barbecue

Tammy Case with the Sulphur Bottom Boys cooking team serves some of her award winning brisket.Tammy Case with the Sulphur Bottom Boys cooking team serves some of her award winning brisket. More than 1,000 people attended the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event on the downtown plaza on Saturday, May 21.

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