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Summer Reading winners

In the front row, Kalea Cox, Katrina Cox, and Samantha Edge were first place winners. Other winners in the second row were Jose Wood, Andy Anderson, Bella Anderson, Anabella Talsma, and Kylee Glasco.Winners in the Summer Reading Program were awarded prizes during closing ceremonies on July 28.

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Clothes Closet volunteers needed

Volunteers and donations are still needed for the Community Clothes Closet to benefit Mount Vernon ISD students.

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Reading program awards ceremony set

The final session and awards ceremony for readers taking part in the Franklin County Library’s summer reading program has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Summer reading closing ceremonies

John Tutor spoke to the children who participated in the program about a variety of rocks, including geodes and petrified wood.It was a rocking time on the downtown plaza at the closing ceremonies for the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library Tuesday, July 24.

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Summer reading

Samantha Edge uses sidewalk chalk to create a large ice cream cone on the bricks of the Franklin County Library.Samantha Edge uses sidewalk chalk to create a large ice cream cone on the bricks of the Franklin County Library.

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Keeping cool

People took advantage of Lake Cypress Springs to help keep cool last weekend.People took advantage of Lake Cypress Springs to help keep cool last weekend.

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VBS donation

Savanna Maxton, center, along with Maci Maxton and Autumn Monk presented a $450 check from the Purley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to the Food Bank of Franklin County.Savanna Maxton, center, along with Maci Maxton and Autumn Monk presented a $450 check from the Purley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to the Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Homemade ice cream

Children watch with great interest as Chef Josh Key demonstrates how to make peach ice cream Children watch with great interest as Chef Josh Key demonstrates how to make peach ice cream during the Second Saturday event on the downtown Mount Vernon square Saturday, July 14.

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Boys ranch plans to serve low-risk youth

Staff members at the Double R Boys Ranch celebrated becoming a member of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 5.Staff members at the Double R Boys Ranch celebrated becoming a member of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 5.

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