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Stamp out Hunger food drive May 13

The 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service will be Saturday, May 13 in Franklin County and across America.

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East city streets top priority list for city’s repairs

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council approved placing Majors, Live Oak and Cottonbelt streets at the top of the priority list for major street repair and renovations at their Monday night meeting.

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Above average rainfall raises year-to-date amount

Above average rain was reported during the month of April 2017, but the weather for the most part was fairly mild. A total of 5.57 inches of rain was recorded during the month, with the average being 3.88 inches.

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Sears honored as 50 year Mason

Mrs. Sears pins Mr. Sears with his 50 year awardWalter Sears was honored for 50 years of service as a Mason during a ceremony at the Masonic Lodge #691 on Saturday, May 6.

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National Day of Prayer event set for today

This year’s National Day of Prayer observance has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 4.

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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 230 players will be in Franklin County for the 2017 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships May 12 through 14.

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“Paint our Town” project is Saturday

The culmination of several months of planning will come to fruition Saturday, May 6 when hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets to “Paint Our Town.

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Paint Our Town

Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.

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Texas Arbor Day celebrated

Texas Arbor Day celebratedThe City of Mount Vernon, as a member of the Keep Texas Beautiful campaign, celebrated Texas Arbor Day with the planting of two “Butterfly Bushes” on the downtown plaza Friday, April 28.

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