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Annual Key Club Bake-off set at the First Baptist Church

The 15th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 21 at the Community Room at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Fourteenth annual Tour de Cypress is Saturday

Approximately 125 people have preregistered for the 14th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 21. The event will continue rain or shine.

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Board spotlights child abuse prevention

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board is working through a series of events to bring awareness to the local community that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Volunteer registration open for “Paint our Town” project

Registration for volunteers is open for the annual “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 300 volunteers will be needed for this one day project.

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Downtown being considered for National Register status

The efforts of more than a year in seeking consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places will be one step closer to completion

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Bake off funds dedicated to the animal shelter

Profits collected through the Mount Vernon Key Club’s annual Spring Bake off will be dedicated to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter.

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County clean-up under way, city’s efforts begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts have begun countywide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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Genealogy celebrates completion of Crescent Building

 The Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) will celebrate the completion of the Crescent Building with an Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Genealogy Library.

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American Legion donations

The American Legion Post 243 presented several donations this week to area organizations. Left, Commander Bill Germann presented a check for $2,350 to the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County represented by Josh Tucker, Debrah Spradling, and Brad Neal.The American Legion Post 243 presented several donations this week to area organizations. Left, Commander Bill Germann presented a check for $2,350 to the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County represented by Josh Tucker, Debrah Spradling, and Brad Neal.

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