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Art class

Luke McCraw paints with acrylics during the third and final Children’s Summer Art session at the Cultural Arts CenterLuke McCraw paints with acrylics during the third and final Children’s Summer Art session at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, August 15. Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance

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Ice cream for everyone

Alayna and Kylee Glasco and Ainsley Trantham enjoy a cool treat on the downtown plaza.Alayna and Kylee Glasco and Ainsley Trantham enjoy a cool treat on the downtown plaza. The staff of the Franklin County Library made ice cream sundaes for students who participated in the summer reading program.

Yard of the Month

June Carr Newsom is surrounded by family members as she accepted the Yard of the Month honor from the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.June Carr Newsom is surrounded by family members as she accepted the Yard of the Month honor from the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard at 604 Mustang

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Freshman orientation set for August 12

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Student Council will be hosts for a Freshman Orientation on Wednesday, August 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Freshman teachers will be on hand

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Petting Zoo

Adrian Albino pets a pot bellied pig at a petting zoo sponsored by the Friends of the LibraryAdrian Albino pets a pot bellied pig at a petting zoo sponsored by the Friends of the Library on Thursday, June 25. More than 280 children and adults took part and got to hold pet chicks,

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Lunches of Love

Members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club volunteered to serve during a Lunches of Love session last week.Members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club volunteered to serve during a Lunches of Love session last week. The community ministry provides meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD ages five to 18 who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.

New tanker truck, asphalt unit, and chip spreader bought

Franklin County Commissioners joined together at their Monday, June 22 meeting to purchase $273,041 in road equipment to be shared between the four road precinct crews.

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Art class

Efton Edwards instructs Abigail Barnard as she works with pastels during a workshop at the Franklin County Arts AllianceEfton Edwards instructs Abigail Barnard as she works with pastels during a workshop at the Franklin County Arts Alliance on Saturday, July 25. A total of 11 youngsters took advantage of the free class that a also included a session with sidewalk chalk.

Super heroes

Annabella Talsma glances over her shoulder during a presentation about emergency services personnel as a part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading ProgramAnnabella Talsma glances over her shoulder during a presentation about emergency services personnel as a part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program

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