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Local genealogy office is Family History Center

The Franklin County Genealogy Society is now recognized as a FamilySearch Center by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  FamilySearch Center is the umbrella term for all  branches of the organization’s  Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Annual CountryFest celebration next week

The 39th annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October 12 with activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The deadline to reserve booth space for CountryFest has passed,

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First National Bank reports 425 at picnic

First National Bank employee Shannon Oliver holds a box of entries while Petite Miss Mount Vernon Gina McFeely, Junior Miss Mount Vernon Gracee Damron, and Little Miss Mount Vernon Taylor Copeland take turns drawing namesA total of 425 people attended the annual First National Bank Fall Picnic at the Lake Cypress Springs Branch on Saturday, September 21. This year hot dogs, apple pies, and soda pop were served.

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Homecoming parade

Tiger moms shouted and cheered during the annual Homecoming Parade that wound through downtown Mount VernonTiger moms shouted and cheered during the annual Homecoming Parade that wound through downtown Mount Vernon on Monday, September 30. There were a total of 25 entries, including six floats, that participated in the parade.

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Alamo Mission Museum funding reaffirmed for 2014

Funding for the Alamo Mission Museum was again in the spotlight at the Monday, September 23 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. The court reaffirmed their designation of $4,000 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund

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Hunter safety course offered

A course in hunter education is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, October 7-9. The 10 hour course will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night in the Mount Vernon High School Agricultural Building.

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NETO Spaghetti dinner fund raiser successful

Jy’Mon Hatcher, age three, told his Grandma Darlene Hatcher that his spaghetti dinner was “Mmm Good.”Jy’Mon Hatcher, age three, told his Grandma Darlene Hatcher that his spaghetti dinner was “Mmm Good.” The dinner brought in $1,270 for the Meals on Wheels program with just under $300 of the total coming from the cake and pie sale.

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Deadlines for booth, 5K, car show, registrations loom

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 39th annual CountryFest celebration is Tuesday, October 1. The event will be Saturday, October 12 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Mount Vernon FFA fruit and meat sale underway until October 10

The annual Mount Vernon FFA fruit and meat sale is currently underway. Anyone interested in ordering fruit or meat should contact any local FFA member or the agriculture departement at the school at (903) 537-4781. For more information, see the Sept. 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.