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Wentworth on trek from Sea to Shining Sea

Diane Newsom, Carl Wentworth, and J.D. Baumgardner in front of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Carl Wentworth is on a journey from “Sea to Shining Sea” to raise awareness for veterans and to support “the heroes who fight for our freedom”. His walk brought him through Mount Vernon this week.

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Library sleep over

Members of the three-year-old class from Kids Under Construction stopped by the library on Monday to drop off their stuffed animals for a sleep over at the library.Members of the three-year-old class from Kids Under Construction stopped by the library on Monday to drop off their stuffed animals for a sleep over at the library.

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Senior slide show postponed

Due to the softball playoff game conflicting with the original date, the annual Senior Slide Show for Mount Vernon High School seniors has been postponed until Monday, May 26.

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Dedication to culminate Eagle Scout project

Andrew Babb, age 17, works with his father, Don, and members of Troop 69 and Troop 101, to dig a trench and lay conduit and electrical line to light the new flag pole at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.Andrew Babb, age 17, works with his father, Don, and members of Troop 69 and Troop 101, to dig a trench and lay conduit and electrical line to light the new flag pole at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Perritt named Fellow for design council

Dr. Mitzi PerrittDr. Mitzi Perritt, formerly of Franklin County and a professor of interior design at Stephen F. Austin State University, was named a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council at the recent National Conference in New Orleans, La.

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Carry the Load in city Friday

A day off work, cook outs, jaunts to the lake, and the Indianapolis 500 are what many people think Memorial Day is all about. Carry the Load has made it their mission to highlight the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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Carry the Load: What’s the Point

Shedding light on the true meaning of Memorial Day is the primary focus of the Carry the Load relay that is traveling from New York through downtown Mount Vernon and then on to Dallas.

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Fourth annual Piney Wood Wine Trail Association festival a success

The walkways on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza were jam-packed on Friday night, May 16 during the Piney Woods Wine Trail Association festival.The fourth annual Piney Wood Wine Trail Association Festival was termed a success by vendors, merchants and organizers alike. There were more than 1,250 people attending the wine tasting portion of the festival, according to preliminary estimates.

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Carlton Manufacturing honored for economic growth

Carlton Manufacturing, Inc., one of the counties longest operating large employers, was honored for their sustaining operations at an informal ceremony at the plant Friday, May 9.Carlton Manufacturing, Inc., one of the counties longest operating large employers, was honored for their sustaining operations at an informal ceremony at the plant Friday, May 9.

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