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Food manager course planned

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Mount Vernon April 21-22.This hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices

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Courthouse Square Initiative

Emily Kohler, Texas Historical Commission planner, speaks to over 100 attendeesEmily Kohler, Texas Historical Commission planner, speaks to over 100 attendees at the  Courthouse Square Initiative event Thursday, March 19. Participants voted for preferences on strategies for revitalizing downtown Mount Vernon.

Key Club raises $7,000 for Dejah

Anna and Crystal Manincor display watermelon cakesAnna and Crystal Manincor display watermelon cakes bound for the Key Club Bake Off. A total of 43 entries was made in the ninth annual Key Club Bake-Off on Saturday, April 21.

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Tour de Cypress pedals into second decade

Pedaling into their second decade, the 11th annual Tour de Cypress Ride and Run in Mount Vernon has been set for Saturday, April 18. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mount Vernon.

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Dejah Day raises $18,400

A group of runners cover each other with powdered paint prior to the start of the 5K color fun run on Saturday, March 21. It was one of several events during the day to support Dejah Arnold.More than $18,400 was collected through various activities on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Saturday, March 21 to support Dejah Arnold in the 12 year-old girl’s battle against leukemia.

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NET Child Advocacy Center open house

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Multidisciplinary team will have a  Pinwheel Planting and Open House on Wednesday, April 1.

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Dollins benefit in Hagansport Saturday

A benefit dinner and auction has been set to support Jerry and Linda Dollins, who lost their home to fire on Sunday, Feb. 22. The couple’s home and belongings were a total loss

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Sidewalk project stepping off

The Mount Vernon City Council designated members who will sign paperwork for the sidewalk project on the east side of the square and authorized funding for relocating two electrical poles

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Honored for service

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Bert EdmondsonRetired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Bert Edmondson of Mount Vernon accepted a Certificate of Recognition for his service during the Vietnam War during a Commemoration Program by the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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