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First responders to compete in Build a Better Burger contest

First responders will battle for bragging rights in the “Build a Better Burger” cooking contest set for Tuesday, October 2, at pavilion at Little Creek Park for a National Night Out event.

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Marie Latortue named administrator at Mount Vernon House

Marie LatortueMarie Latortue was promoted to be the Administrator at Mount Vernon House on September 1.

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Build a Better Burger contest set for National Night Out

A hamburger cook-off will highlight activities at a National Night Out event set for Tuesday, October 2 at pavilion at Little Creek Park.

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Registration open for CountryFest Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 34th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 13. The contest will be located on Houston St. again this year.

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Auto show’s 21st year planned

The 21st Annual Mount Vernon CountryFest Car, Truck and Bike Show has been set for Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. south of the plaza in the fountain parking area.

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Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 600 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 15th annual Handicapable Rodeo on Friday, September 21, at the Double R Boys Ranch (the previous Dukes Arena) which is located at 1278 CR SE3285 just south of Mount Vernon.

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Face painting at 2nd Saturday

Shanara Easley paints a dinosaur on the cheek of a youngster at the 2nd Saturday eventShanara Easley paints a dinosaur on the cheek of a youngster at the 2nd Saturday event in downtown Mount Vernon September 8.

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Memorial for WWI veteran planned at Weaver cemetery

Corporal McCordThe family of Esca McCord is planning a memorial time for the World War I veteran at the Weaver Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday September 22.

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Adopt-A-Spot program revived

The revival of a once successful program with groups and individuals assuming the planting and care of small areas of public grounds was announced by Mount Vernon’s City Administrator Tina Rose at last week’s workshop session of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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