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Dr. Curry announces leave from vet clinic

Dr. Bishop Curry will take leave from Mount Vernon Veterinary Clinic beginning August 1, 2016.  He has been appointed as the Director of the Laboratory Animal Sciences Center and Attending Veterinarian for the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory at Boston University in Boston Mass.

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Third quarter clean-up continues through Saturday

The Third Quarter Clean-up continues through July 18 for residents of the City of Mount Vernon as fair weather and long days offer additional time for outdoor efforts to spruce-up and clean-up properties.

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Independent Business Week grand finale Saturday

The grand finale celebration of this year’s Independent Business Week will coincide with Mount Vernon Main Street’s  Second Saturday on the Square activities this week, Saturday, July 9.

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Jordans win freeze-off

Billy and Veronica JordanBilly and Veronica Jordan took first place in the Independent Business Week Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off competition at the IBW finale Saturday.

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Jack Wallace named Rotary Paul Harris Fellow at exit event

Marlane and Jack Wallace, center,  were joined by Rotarians Nathan Reves and Neil Scott during the Paul Harris Fellow ceremonyThe Rev. Dr. Jack Wallace, center, was honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at his farewell luncheon June 26 in the First United Methodist Church’s Rosemary Jennings Hall.

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Flag program in jeopardy

Many positive comments about the patriotism inspired by the array of U.S.A. flags at the local cemetery and downtown plaza which are heard after their display on holidays and other special days are subject to become memories of those who have been privileged to enjoy them for the past 16 years.

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Lunches of Love begins Thursday

The eighth annual Lunches of Love program begins Thursday, July 7, and continues each weekday through Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Pageant signup deadline July 15

The deadline to signup as a contestant in the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is Friday, July 15.

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Cameron named president of funeral director association

Jeremy CameronJeremy Cameron has been elected to serve as the president of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association (ETFDA) for a one year term.

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