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J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary.J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The couple did not have a cake on their wedding day. More than 100 people attended a reception in their honor on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the County Seat.

Applications open for food baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County began the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual  Christmas For All food baskets in 2015 this week.

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Soggy trick or treat on the square

Alea and Alexis sported rain coats and umbrellas along with their Halloween costumes during Trick or Treat on the SquareAlea and Alexis sported rain coats and umbrellas along with their Halloween costumes during Trick or Treat on the Square on Friday, October 30. More than 760 children and their parents braved

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Johnson joins health center as nurse practitioner

Jamie JohnsonJamie Johnson is now officially a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Franklin County Family Health Center. She has been working as an intern at the Center since February 2015,

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Noline Long to celebrate 100 years Saturday with reception

Noline LongA reception to celebrate Noline Long’s 100th birthday will be from 2 to 3:40 p.m. (100 minutes) on Saturday, November 7 in the Community Room at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.

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Rountree home has historic facade with modern interior

Bridgett and Joshua Nelson stand in front of their new home.Bridgett and Joshua Nelson stand in front of their new home. It has a historic facade with a modern interior and expanded living area that was envisioned by contractor Felix R. Sanchez for the 1887 Victorian style house,

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Angel Trees need place to be planted

Angel Trees need to be planted at churches, businesses, and with civic organizations for the toy and clothing portion of the Christmas For All program. The trees will be for multiple Angels that

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Dist. Gov. Dewitt to speak at Rotary Scholarship Gala

T. H. “Tom” DeWitt, Governor for Rotary District 5830, shown with his wife AnneT. H. “Tom” DeWitt, Governor for Rotary District 5830, shown with his wife Anne, will be the featured speaker for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Scholarship Gala set for Saturday, November 14.

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“Fight for Gene” event downtown Saturday

Lisa and Gene MaplesA fund raising event to support Gene Maples in his third fight with cancer will be Saturday, November 7 in downtown Mount Vernon. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with family friendly fun.

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