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Disc golf support requested, Ostertag resigns board

A request for help in funding the locally held World Amateur Disc Golf Championship tournament was heard, and the resignation of Shannon Ostertag from the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s board was accepted at the organization’s monthly meeting November 8.

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Collections, sign-ups begin for Christmas food baskets

The organizing and collecting of nonperishable food items for the 2018 Christmas for All Food Baskets will continue through the first week in December.

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Serving up stew

Volunteers Chuck Armstrong, Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, Linda Bryan and Veronica JordanVolunteers Chuck Armstrong, Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, Linda Bryan and Veronica Jordan prepared and served  stew on the square Monday, October 29, during a fund raising event for the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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Ladies shopping event Saturday

A Ladies Day Out shopping experience will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10 with proceeds from booth rentals to be donated to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter.

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Fall Family Fun Fest at FUMC Saturday

The second annual Fall Family Fun Fest will be Saturday, Nov. 3, with lots of free activities, at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) on Hwy. 37 across from Mount Vernon ISD.

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Authors, ribbon cutting to reopen Texana library

A grand reopening celebration is planned for the Wilkinson Texana Library at the Old Firestation Museum Saturday, November 10, with a ribbon cutting, reception and six authors, whose works are in the library, speaking about their books and engaging with attendees.

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Dinner to celebrate local service, youth

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a scholarship fund raising gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 3.

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More than $31,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

Jessica Velazquez speaks at the Rotary Scholarship Gala, Saturday, November 3, as Rotary President Marie Latortue looks on.Jessica Velazquez speaks at the Rotary Scholarship Gala, Saturday, Nov. 3, as Rotary President Marie Latortue looks on. The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $31,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 3.

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Goblins, superheros gather for Trick-or-Treat on the Square

Kids in costumes from goblins to cute princesses filled the downtown Mount Vernon  for the annual Trick-or-Treat Around the SquareA large crowd of ghouls, goblins, super heros and princesses paraded around downtown Mount Vernon square for the 28th annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square.

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