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Shakespeare club tours Carol in the Park 2017

 The Mount Vernon Shakespeare Club toured Carols in the Park 2017 after the luncheon meeting December 7, which is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg.

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Dangerous holiday habits are common in many U.S. homes

The holiday months can carry an increased risk of house fires and burns, due to more time indoors, more cooking, open flames and decorations.

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Angels Among Us project underway

Cody Bradford gets angel wings to show angels are among us“Angels Among Us” is a holiday project undertaken by members of the First United Methodist Church. Shannara Easley has painted a large set of angel wings just outside the north entrance to the building.

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Genealogy to meet Monday, Dec. 18

Franklin County Genealogical Society will have their December meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18 at the research library.

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Angel Tree gifts pick up this week

The families who were pre-qualified for the Christmas for All Angel Gifts should pick up the packages today and tomorrow.

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Food baskets to be distributed, Christmas store selections made

Holiday food baskets will be distributed Saturday and the Christmas Store will be open portions of Tuesday and Wednesday next week to serve families who may have not received other help for their families as part of the Christmas for All (CfA) Angel Gift project.

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Give the gift of life at blood drive Saturday

The holiday season began with giving thanks and can quickly turn into a much more hectic time for many people. Carter BloodCare encourages the community to slow down and give the best gift of all: life.

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Skating rink

Lots of kids went to try out the skating rink after the parade December 1.Lots of kids went to try out the skating rink after the parade December 1. The Chamber of Commerce’s synthetic ice skating rink is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays from 2 to 10 p.m., and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of December.

Steak cook-off being planned in April

A Community Events Committee Steak Cook-off is being planned for late April 2018, according to an event and alcohol permit application filed with the City of Mount Vernon by CEC Secretary/Treasurer Jewella Cooper.

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