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Costume contest included at Alamo

Parents are urged to plan now to enter their child in the peoples choice costume contest at the ninth annual Halloween Party and Hayride Saturday, October 25.

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Chamber Halloween contests, events registration open

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is registering participants for their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests as well as the 2014 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square set for Friday, October 31.

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Fall clean up continues through Saturday

The city and county-wide Fall Clean Up continues through Saturday, October 11. It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal. City of Mount Vernon residents can bring solid waste to the collection bin for disposal at no charge from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the clean-up days.

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Alamo museum Halloween Party set

The annual Halloween Party and Hayride at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, October 25. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and activities will get underway at 7 p.m.

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Hopewell Cemetery Association to meet

The Hopewell Cemetery Association will conduct its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 12, at the cemetery grounds at FM 21 and CR SE4235. Anyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to attend the meeting.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Halloween contests, events announced

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will conduct their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests as well as the 2014 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square on Friday, October 31.

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Collier’s Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day conducted

The Collier’s Chapel Cemetery Association had its annual Memorial Day and business meeting on Saturday, September 20. There were 25 people attending.

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Kids moving out of booster seats: Too many too soon

A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide finds the majority of parents are moving their children to seat belts before they are big enough.

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