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Key Club donates to child welfare

Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.

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Lunches of Love

Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.

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Meal program gets $2,400 boost

The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.

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Carter BloodCare drive Saturday, July 26

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for the Carter BloodCare blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The event will be conducted at the Mount Vernon Fire Station on the corner of W. Rutherford St. and Hwy. 37.

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Genealogical society takes possession of second building

The Franklin County Genealogical Society took possession of its second building Monday, July 7, according to organization President Martha Hare. The building is targeted for an expansion of the Society’s operations.

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Posse announces drawing winners

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse announced drawing and gate-prize winners from the “Down & Dirty” Wrestling matches at the arena Saturday night.

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Summer Enrichment

Valerie Oliver demonstrates the spinning arts of yo-yos, spin tops and diabolosValerie Oliver demonstrates the spinning arts of yo-yos, spin tops and diabolos at the First Baptist Church on Friday July 11, 2014 as part of the Franklin County Library Summer Enrichment series. Approximately 85 people attended the presentation.

Summer Reading

Logan Baker is making a robot at the Tuesday, July 15 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library.Logan Baker is making a robot at the Tuesday, July 15 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library. Books read included “Skippyjohn Jones - Lost in Spice” by Judy Schachner and “When Edgar Met Cecil” by Kevin Luthardt.

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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