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Highway seal coating begun in Franklin County

Work to seal coat several roads in Franklin County as part of an annual road maintenance project began earlier this week. Portions of FM 21, FM 900, Business Hwy. 37, and Spur 423 will be affected.

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Food festival downtown Friday

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosts for an International Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Foods representing tastes from Asian, Dutch, Mexican, Haitian, Armenian, German, Czech, American, Irish, and Italian cuisine will be available.

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International Food Festival May 20

Come taste many different food flavors from around the world, while enjoying a beautiful evening on the square in downtown Mount Vernon at the International Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 20.

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Paint Our Town

Paint our Town volunteersMore than 200 volunteers gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza before fanning out across town to paint homes for owners who have a physical or financial need. Eight homes and two businesses were painted on Saturday, May 14.

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Efforts planned to help injured boy

Several fund raising projects have been planned to help with medical and living expenses for Derion Brinkley and his family. He is a five year-old from Mount Vernon who was injured in an accident at home on Sunday, May 8.

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Child safety seat check up event planned

A a child safety seat checkup event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Kids Under Construction parking lot at 319 Kaufman Street.

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Arbor Day celebrated at park

Students with the Grace Baptist Church School participated in the planting.Six new “Tulip Trees,” yellow poplars, were planted at the City of Mount Vernon’s Little Creek Park Friday, May 6. The ceremonies were rescheduled due to rain the previous week.

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NeTseO Trails BSA receives donation

Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.

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Stamp out Hunger food drive May 14

The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service will be conducted Saturday, May 14 in Franklin County and across America.

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