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Food bank seekshelp for holiday

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County is planning to provide food boxes for families in need for the Christmas season and needs help to do so.

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Donations needed for Christmas For All project

The deadline is approaching for donations of new and slightly used toys, books, clothing, shoes, and household items for the annual Christmas for All “Store”.

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“Christmasland” now open

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2020 holiday season on Friday, November 27.

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Fire Dept. to sponsor community blood drive

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at the fire station on Highway 37.

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Fall decorations

At top is the entrance to Alex and Amanda Harper’s property on Hwy. 67 E; bottom left is a scarecrow at the home of Cindy and David Maxton on CRSW 3150; and bottom right is the home of Jennifer Mitchell on Oliver Wendell Court.Residents around Franklin County have created fall and Thanksgiving scenes in their yards.

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Christmas parade Saturday, holiday activities planned

The annual lighted Christmas parade will travel the streets of Mount Vernon at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 5. The official parade will begin on Rutherford St. at the Miller St. intersection.

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Royalty crowned at pageant

Titleholders in the six divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon PageantTitleholders in the six divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant were crowned at the ceremony Saturday, November 14.

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Rodeo award

Accepting the award are front row, left to right, SPFC Rodeo Queen Kaila McAnally, Princess Raylea Juarez, second row, Captain Brad Neal, Lt. Josh Tucker, and Sgt. Eric Wartenbee. The group also received the award for most improved rodeo in 2020.Officers of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County accept an award for being ranked 13th in 2020 for top paying rodeos with a total of $62,875 at the United Professional Rodeo Association awards banquet Saturday, November 21.

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Library continues to serve patrons during pandemic

Throughout the crazy 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Library has strived to continue to serve area citizens.

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