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Pageant tickets on sale Monday

The 44th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 56 contestants,

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Golden to play clarinet in Nebraska

Haley GoldenHaley Golden of Mount Vernon and the Texas A&M University – Commerce Clarinet Coalition, will help represent the university on an international level by assisting in the world premiere of a seminal work for forty-four contra clarinets.

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Local artists sought by arts alliance

A call is out for local area artists to create saleable art from old jewelry.

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Main Street photo contest announced

The Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance is conducting an amateur photo contest.

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Lunches of Love to start Monday

Lunches of Love will begin on Monday, July 9 and continue through Thursday, August 23.

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Input sought for “Healing Through the Arts” programs

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will conduct a meeting at the Cultural Arts Center at 9 a.m. Friday, July 27, about Healing Through the Arts.

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Bringing Twain to life

actor Jerry Biggs brought the wit and humor of Mark Twain to lifeNationally known actor Jerry Biggs brought the wit and humor of Mark Twain to life

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Percussionist to perform Thursday

Percussionist Mark Shelton will perform at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26

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Optic to publish early for July Fourth

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will publish early the week of July 2 in order for the papers to be in the mail before the July Fourth holiday.

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