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AEP/SWEPCO donates $1,000

AEP/SWEPCO repsentatives Jennifer Harland and Kenny Hawkins, outer edges of photo, presented a check for $1,000 to the City of Mount VernonAEP/SWEPCO repsentatives Jennifer Harland and Kenny Hawkins, outer edges of photo, presented a check for $1,000 to the City of Mount Vernon to be used to help facilitate local downtown festival expenses.

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Handicapable BBQ

Jamie Haley cuts up while Rita Harris waits on customer Dara Fisk during the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising eventJamie Haley cuts up while Rita Harris waits on customer Dara Fisk during the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising event on Saturday, May 24. The group smoked 100 briskets, 150 pounds of ribs, three cases each of hot links and sausage on a stick, and an untold number of chickens.

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Ramsay remembers service to veterans and their families

Pepper Puryer, Paul Lovier, Jordan Ramsay, Bert Edmondson, J. D. Baumgarder, Cathy Small, and Marcus Hollingsworth posed for a photo following the Memorial Day service at the Mount Vernon Cemetery.A Memorial Day observance was conducted on Monday, May 27 in formal ceremonies at the arched entrance to the Mount Vernon City Cemetery. Jordan Ramsay, a former U.S. Army Sgt., was the featured speaker.

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El Dorado residents honor veterans

The residents of El Dorado Bay on Lake Cypress Springs commemorated Memorial  Day with a patriotic ceremony and picnic Saturday, May 24.The residents of El Dorado Bay on Lake Cypress Springs commemorated Memorial  Day with a patriotic ceremony and picnic Saturday, May 24.The group gathered at the home of Cary and Anna Walker.

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Library recipe exchange Thursday

The Franklin County Library is sponsoring a Recipe Exchange, Thursday, May 29. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at the library.

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Fish fry

Aaron Johnson and Caleb Watson prepare catfish with seasoning and breadingAaron Johnson and Caleb Watson prepare catfish with seasoning and breading to be cooked at the fish fry on Saturday, May 24. Approximately 300 were served and $2,881 was received to be split between the Hagansport Community Center and the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

Note burning

Members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society gathered in front of their building on Main St. Friday afternoon for a celebratory note burning.Members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society gathered in front of their building on Main St. Friday afternoon for a celebratory note burning. The group paid off their $20,000 mortgage earlier this year.

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Flag pole dedicated to veterans on Memorial Day

The flag pole dedicated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Memorial Day was an Eagle Scout project by Andrew Babb.A dedication ceremony for a newly erected flag pole at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church was conducted on Monday afternoon, Memorial Day. The new pole, complete with lighting, is located east of the church buildings and south of the sign that fronts Hwy. 37 near the Rutherford St. intersection.

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Design an ad winners

Front row, Calie Logan earned first place, Jacque Riley was second, Kendall Finley, inset, was third. Those receiving honorable mention were Isai Esquitin, Dylan Kirkman, Elexis Lunsford, Gabriela Lopez, Acacia Pace, and Zoe Breeden.Winners in the 22nd annual Design An Ad program received trophies and ribbons at Mount Vernon Elementary School last week. The topic was “Read Read Read.”

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