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Library to provide free ice cream

The Franklin County Library will be celebrating National Ice Cream Month with free sundaes on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

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Camp Brave Heart set August 4

Camp Brave Heart, a bereavement camp for children ages six to 14 who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be Aug. 4 to 6. It will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day at Trinity Baptist Church

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Economic development budget recommended

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Commission’s Board of Directors approved a $235,999 operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year during its quarterly board meeting last week.

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Blood drive, half price water park tickets available

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for a Carter BloodCare blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A representative from Splash Kingdom

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Clothes closet seeking donations

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used, school appropriate clothing for ages preschool to high school for the 2015-2016 school year. All sizes 4T to adult are needed.

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Rural Beauty Spot

The home of David and Marie Redar at 406 CR NE2100 was named as the July Rural Beauty Spot by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.The home of David and Marie Redar at 406 CR NE2100 was named as the July Rural Beauty Spot by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard is filled with crape myrtles and rose bushes

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Independent Business celebration a hit

Veronica and Billy Jordan and Stephanie Hyman were winners in the Ice Cream Freeze-off contest Veronica and Billy Jordan and Stephanie Hyman were winners in the Ice Cream Freeze-off contest and the Sheers and Barnard teams were winners of the scavenger hunt at the culmination

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Summer reading winners announced

Winners in the Library’s Summer Reading ProgramThe children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates at the Closing Ceremonies and Water Fun Day

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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 18. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423),

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