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Spirit of Mount Vernon

Ray Loyd Johnson presents the Mount Vernon Spirit Award to Jerry Smith, Jr. of GilmerRay Loyd Johnson presents the Mount Vernon Spirit Award to Jerry Smith, Jr. of Gilmer for his 1954 Chevrolet Delux. He picked the vehicle because the spirit of Mount Vernon is to help those in need, and the car needed help.

Calvin Bain, Polly Mason win annual 42 tournament

Polly Mason and Calvin BainFirst time winners Calvin Bain and Polly Mason were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by the First National Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Fall clean-up through Saturday

It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal of large items and debris in the Fall 4th Quarter Clean-up, which continues through Saturday, October 20

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Trick-or-Treat around square set

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square has been set for Tuesday, October 30. The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza.

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CountryFest fun

Anthony and Kim Basinger Walker and thier grandkidsAnthony and Kim Basinger Walker took the grandkids around to see the sights at CountryFest Saturday, October 13.

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Hopkins EMS, Anida Reed and Dylan Allen win stew contest

Winners in the 2018 CountryFest Stew Cook OffA total of 14 pots of stew was cooked for the 34th annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest. The auction of the winning stews earned $1,275 for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Lindley re-elected to Wood County Electric board

More than 500 members attended the 80th Annual Meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc., (WCEC), Friday afternoon, October 5, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

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Pepper’s Buick dominates annual Car Show awards

Winners in the 2018 CountryFest Car ShowBill Pepper won Best of Show, plus several other awards, at the 21st annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 13 with his 1938 Buick Special.

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Romine wins world title from American Paint Horse Association

Amanda Romine, and her horse PossumAmanda Romine, and her horse Possum, won the world title from the American Paint Horse Association World Show in the limited amateur working cow horse division recently.

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