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Jingle Bell Jog Saturday

Tie a few bells to your shoe laces and make plans to join the fifth annual Jingle Bell Jog this Saturday, December 10. The event has been moved to downtown Mount Vernon this year.

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Youth football team undefeated

Franklin County fifth and sixth grade youth football teamThe Franklin County fifth and sixth grade youth football team was undefeated for the season and wrapped up their year with a 38-22 victory over North Lamar in the Super Bowl game at Prairiland High School. See the November 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details from their Super Bowl victory.

Zombie 5K run downtown Saturday

The Mount Vernon High School class of 2019 will be hosts for a Zombie 5K Run on the square downtown on Saturday, October 29. Sign up will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the race will begin at 7 p.m.

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Youth rodeo series provides competition for local kids

Rylie Stinson holds on tight during the Pony Bronc ride.Rylie Stinson holds on tight during the Pony Bronc ride. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse’s first youth rodeo was conducted on Saturday, October 29 at the arena on FM 115.

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Youth rodeo series set at Posse arena

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse will be hosts for a youth series of five rodeos from October 29 through February 25. The first event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena on Hwy. 115.

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