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Hearings on pharmacy, east sidewalk projects Monday

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will conduct back to back public hearings starting at  5:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. The hearings will be in the Council Chambers at City Hall, downtown.

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Mathews to perform at Old Saltillo Sunday

Enola Gay Mathews, KSST hostess, will sing as entertainment for the Old Saltillo Cemetery’s 2014 Memorial Day Program. The annual event will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Sunday, July 20

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Fastest turtles

The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.The owners of the fastest turtles at the Alamo Mission Museum’s Turtle Derby celebrate. The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.

Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 19. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423), between Andrews and Grady streets.

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Snow cones

Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.Curtis Hensley and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 provided snow cones in a variety of flavors from their concession stand at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5. The ice cold treats were favorites of the crowd that was waiting for the annual fireworks display over the lake.

New phlebotomists

Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program.The Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program. The 200-hour certificate in Phlebotomy prepares students for a career drawing blood in various healthcare settings.

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Glowing trinkets

Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Marie Green purchases various glow sticks from members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Cody Cummings and Ginnalyn McFeely assisted Becky Kesterson in running the booth at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 5.

Handicapable BBQ

John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue.John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue. They cooked 124 briskets, 100 racks of ribs, 150 pounds of hot links, and four cases of sausage on stick, and whole flock of chickens.

Annual Turtle Derby provides fun

The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.

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