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EDC considers relaxing by-laws

Difficulty in finding qualified people to serve on the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors spurred a discussion on potential changes in the organization’s by-laws

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Thames named the club’s 2014-15 Rotarian of the Year

Wayne ThamesWayne Thames was named the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year for the 2014-15 club year during the annual Rotary Motovational Scholarship Banquet Saturday, November 14.

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Maples benefit raises $8,000

Approximately 100 people showed up for the final band Saturday night in the day long “Fight For Gene” event on November 7. Organizers believe that the abrupt onset of cold weather kept

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This Little Light Learning Center honored by Workforce agency

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas recognized This Little Light Learning Center  for their contributions to the Northeast Texas workforce system during a recent celebration at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.

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Cub Scouts to collect food donations door to door

Members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 will collect non-perishable food items for the 2015 Christmas for All Food Baskets Saturday, November 14 as sign-up for families needing assistance

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Christmas parade set, vendor booths available

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and planning for the annual Christmas parade has commenced. The date has been set for Saturday, December 5 with the parade beginning at 11 a.m.

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Holiday on Ice Rink opens Friday, partners sought to help with ice rink

The Mount Vernon Holiday on Ice Skating Rink sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will open Friday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. The rink has been set up on the parking

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New tools at Headstart

Director Janice Pickles, teachers Summer Clark, Melissa Clark, Michelle Erdle, Mayra Servin, Miko Wickware and Freda Evans, and Family Advocate April Camp immediately began to move and set up the new equipmentCDI Head Start on Miller St. received a shipment of new children’s furniture, learning toys, and manipulatives on Tuesday, November 10.

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Second Saturday event this weekend

The Haystack, a student choir from Hopkins County,  will be singing at the November Second Saturday event.The Second Saturday in November will be celebrated around the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duke Swallow will be singing in the gazebo until 1 p.m.

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