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Miss Mount Vernon pageant deadline is July 1

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant for the 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is July 1, according to Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Bubble Day

Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them.Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them. This was the 13th annual Bubble Day sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library on Friday, June 7.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2019 Rodeo Queens contests began this week.

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New pumps at Exxon

New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37 last week. The pumps are double encrypted to help project card information. Two of the pumps will offer Ethanol free fuel.

“Bubble Day” Friday

The 13th annual “Bubble Day,” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library (Friends), is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, on the downtown plaza.

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Abilene team wins 42 World tourney

Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.

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Ribbon cutting

Lauren Pace with Health Care Express cuts the ribbon to celebrate joining the Franklin County Chamber of CommerceLauren Pace with Health Care Express cuts the ribbon to celebrate joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 21. She was joined by members of the Chamber. The urgent care clinic is located at 1004 S. Jefferson in Mount Pleasant.

Children’s concert free Monday

Mount Vernon Music’s  (MVM) annual Children’s Concert will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Pierce honored with 70 year Masonic service award

Wayne PierceWayne Pierce will be presented with his 70 year service award by members of the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Community members are invited.

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