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Contest winner

Eleanor BurtonEleanor Burton, age 6, is the winner of the March 26 coloring contest. Be sure to color this week’s picture and submit your entry by 4 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Tellez is assistant general manager

Even TellezEven Tellez of the Como-Pickton area was named assistant general manager for the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center just outside of Mount Vernon, announced Tracey Reed, General Manager for the local facility.

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Make plans to prevent and treat coronavirus

The Mount Vernon and Franklin County community is working to limit exposure to and reduce the spread of COVID-19, but local citizens should also make plans to treat the virus too.

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Fire department canceling Easter hams

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mount Vernon Fire Department has decided they will not be smoking hams for Easter this year.

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Local restaurants are open and serving

The following local restaurants remain open and available for food orders. They are each open their regular hours. See the chart for which merchants provide take-out, delivery, or have a drive-through window.

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Colorful fixtures

Colorful fixtures were installed by employees with Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks this week at the new Splash Pad at Little Creek Park.Colorful fixtures were installed by employees with Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks this week at the new Splash Pad at Little Creek Park. The company plans to have the project completed in time for summer fun.

Local events fall victim to virus

Several upcoming community events have fallen victim to the coronavirus without the disease having arrived in Franklin County.

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Day cares can remain open

Day care centers have been deemed as essential businesses because they support the workforce. Day cares were not affected by Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order to close schools through April 3.

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Ceiling repair

Holley Clay and his crew work to replace ceiling joists in the back room at the Chamber of Commerce.Holley Clay and his crew work to replace ceiling joists in the back room at the Chamber of Commerce.

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