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Drought plan, investment changes approved

Changes in the Franklin County Water District’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan and its Investment Plan were at the top of the list of items approved and discussed at the October meeting of the district’s board of directors.

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Trick-or-Treat at Little Creek Tuesday

The 29th annual Community Trick-or-Treat event will be at Little Creek Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29.

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Hines, Emery win 42 tournament

James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.James Hines and Mary Lynn Emery were the top team of the day long 42 tournament sponsored by Alliance Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Customer appreciation

Cash is here with Debra Vann, Kaitlyn Reeves, Lori Ross, and Steve Wilhite from Coldwell Banker. Cash, the Guaranty Bank & Trust character, greeted customers during the bank’s customer appreciate day on Friday, October 18.

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Wine festival’s Market on Main all day Saturday

Thirteen wineries from across Texas, culinary demonstrations from three different top chefs, and music from six musicians will merge for Mount Vernon’s 10th annual fall wine event.

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Wine festival

Wendy Standridge, at left, a Main Street volunteer, hands out wine festival bags like hot cakes during the 10th annual Mount Vernon Food & Wine Market on Main Saturday, October 19.Wendy Standridge, at left, a Main Street volunteer, hands out wine festival bags like hot cakes during the 10th annual Mount Vernon Food & Wine Market on Main Saturday, October 19.

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Orr’s F100 dominates annual Auto Show awards

Winners in the 22nd annual CountryFest auto show.David Orr won Best of Show, plus several other awards, at the 22nd annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 12 with his 1954 Ford F-100.

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Powers, Godfrey win stew contest

Winners in the 35th annual CountryFest Stew Cook OffD.J. and Karen Powers and Marie Chester claimed top honors in the chicken stew competition, and Toby Godfrey won first place in the beef stew division again this year.

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Big crowd

Shoppers strolled around vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 12.Shoppers strolled around vendor booths during the annual CountryFest celebration on Saturday, October 12. Large crowds were greeted with beautiful weather as they shopped, enjoyed entertainment, slurped stew, and checked out the car show. See more coverage of this 45th annual event in the October 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.