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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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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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Call to avoid delays in blood donation

Area residents are asked to help save lives by giving blood. Time slots are now being reserved for the Carter BloodCare blood drive at the church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7.

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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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Bouma, Evans speakers for salute to veterans Nov. 7

Two retired decorated veterans, Lt. Col. Andrew Bouma, U.S. Air Force, and Master Sgt. Lamar Evans, U.S. Army, will be featured speakers for the fifth annual community wide Veterans Salute program.

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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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Motivational scholarship costs rising

With expenses projected to be $44,000 by the end of 2015  alone, the Mount Vernon Rotary Club is hoping for exceptional community support for its motivational scholarship fund raising dinner.

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Sheers receives Best Overall Theme in Chamber costume contest

Sheers Gifts and Salon took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme”Sheers Gifts and Salon took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme” and was awarded the traveling plaque in the Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up Contest on Halloween Friday, October 30.

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Angel Gift applications available, process changed

Applications for families needing Angel Gift assistance are available from the principals’ offices at the elementary school campus, as well as at the Mount Vernon Head Start center’s office.

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