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Congressman’s district director to be at Rotary

Jason Ross, District Director for Congressman John Ratcliffe, 4th Congressional District of Texas, will be the guest speaker for the Friday, July 28 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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Duke’s developers introduced to Industrial Foundation

The enthusiasm and excitement of a $6-$7 million business expansion project in Mount Vernon was shared with the 30 or so members of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation

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Rain moves IBW events in-doors

Sandra BurnsThe resilience that keeps independent businesses strong was also evident in supporters of the Independent Business Week celebration, who came out despite the summer rain storm that hung over a majority of northeast Texas Saturday.

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Ice cream, awards, watermelon upcoming

Ice cream sundaes will be served on the downtown plaza at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21 as part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment series.

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Storms have little effect on Turtle Derby competitors

A crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle DerbyA crowd of people cheered for the competitors, while a little bit of rain was not a deterrent to the fun for all ages at the 11th annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, July 8.

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“BYOB” allowances being reviewed by city council

The issuance of city permits for organizations conducting BYOB (bring your own bottle) to various downtown events is being reviewed by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Reves installed as assistant governor for Rotary district

Nathan Reves, far left, was installed as Rotary  District 5830 Assistant District Governor for 2017-18.Nathan Reves was installed as the Assistant Governor - Area 3 for Rotary District 5830 at ceremonies in Marshal’s Michelson Museum of Art and will serve under Dist. Governor Ted Huffhines of Marshal.

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Serenity Plus Home Health receives rare certification

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative recently announced  that Serenity Plus Home Health, Inc. of Mount Vernon has successfully completed its certification program and has earned the rare distinction of Certified Readmission Prevention Fellow.

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Williamson to be new trooper stationed in Mount Vernon

DPS Trooper Warren Williamson receives his  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement  certification from DPS Director Steven McCraw.Warren Williamson was one of 122 individuals to be newly commissioned as a State Highway Patrol Trooper in Austin June 16, and will assume duties in Mount Vernon July 11.

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