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Cell takes on new meaning as popular escape room

Holly Wilcox, her mom Leslie, and Donna McFarland  with one of the pieces of the DNA Disaster.A new escape room adventure “DNA Disaster” will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22 in the historic Franklin County Jail.

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Reading by the Fountain

After a trip to the Franklin County Library on Monday, June 10, this family could not wait to get home to start reading their books.After a trip to the Franklin County Library on Monday, June 10, this family could not wait to get home to start reading their books.

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Miss Mount Vernon pageant deadline is July 1

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant for the 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is July 1, according to Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Lunches of Love sign-up underway

Registration is underway to participate in Lunches of Love, a children’s summer food and activity program.

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Bubble Day

Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them.Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them. This was the 13th annual Bubble Day sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library on Friday, June 7.

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Jaime Saxon receives COMT certificate

Jaime SaxonJaime Saxon of Mount Vernon recently completed the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) COMT multiple-choice  examination,  and a skill-based  performance test.

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New pumps at Exxon

New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37 last week. The pumps are double encrypted to help project card information. Two of the pumps will offer Ethanol free fuel.

Sidewalk work progressing

Workers with C.E. Marler prepare the final segment of the west side downtown sidewalk for concrete.Workers with C.E. Marler prepare the final segment of the west side downtown sidewalk for concrete. The group began the project on April 15 and have worked quickly to finish ahead of the original 90 day schedule.

Abilene team wins 42 World tourney

Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.

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