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Champion BBQ cooks

Grand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQGrand Champion teams in the barbecue cook off were left to right, first place - Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, second - Swafford Country Cooking, and third - Off Duty BBQ at the B3 event in downtown on Saturday.

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Bubble Day

Brett Roberts spreads huge bubbles for students to popBrett Roberts spreads huge bubbles for students to pop during the 11th annual Bubble Day sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2017 Rodeo Queens contests has begun. The contest is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse in conjunction with their annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo.

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Petting zoo, Umbrellaphant concert are next kids events for library

There will be two free Summer Enrichment programs in the next five days, a petting zoo with pony rides will be from 10 a.m. to noon today, Thursday, June 8, at the plaza.

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Handicapable BBQ

Volunteer Robin Crow takes an order from Cassie Cochran during the Handicapable Rodeo’s BBQ fund raiser on Friday, May 26.Volunteer Robin Crow takes an order from Cassie Cochran during the Handicapable Rodeo’s BBQ fund raiser on Friday, May 26.

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Threat of rain fails to dampen spirits at annual B3 event

Tammy Case of Sulphur Bottom BBQ serves up samples of the brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork at the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event. Tammy Case of Sulphur Bottom BBQ serves up samples of the brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork at the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event. She also served peach cobbler.

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Carry the Load

The Carry the Load relay arrived in Mount Vernon around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 25The Carry the Load relay arrived in Mount Vernon around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 on their way to Dallas from New York. Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center sponsored the leg of the Relay from Winfield to Mount Vernon.

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Funding for electrical upgrades at airport approved

The Texas Transportation Commission approved $430,000 in funding for electrical improvements at the Franklin County Airport during its May meeting last week.

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Flags on square

Don Whitman, Clyde Siddens, and Vince Hendricksmeyer work to attach a veteran’s flag to a pole for display.Don Whitman, Clyde Siddens, and Vince Hendricksmeyer work to attach a veteran’s flag to a pole for display.

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