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Jordans win freeze-off

Billy and Veronica JordanBilly and Veronica Jordan took first place in the Independent Business Week Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-off competition at the IBW finale Saturday.

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Flag program in jeopardy

Many positive comments about the patriotism inspired by the array of U.S.A. flags at the local cemetery and downtown plaza which are heard after their display on holidays and other special days are subject to become memories of those who have been privileged to enjoy them for the past 16 years.

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Lunches of Love begins Thursday

The eighth annual Lunches of Love program begins Thursday, July 7, and continues each weekday through Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Pageant signup deadline July 15

The deadline to signup as a contestant in the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is Friday, July 15.

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Cameron named president of funeral director association

Jeremy CameronJeremy Cameron has been elected to serve as the president of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association (ETFDA) for a one year term.

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Independent Business Week grand finale Saturday

The grand finale celebration of this year’s Independent Business Week will coincide with Mount Vernon Main Street’s  Second Saturday on the Square activities this week, Saturday, July 9.

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Register for prizes during Independent Business Week

Local independently owned businesses are coming together to celebrate what makes Mount Vernon special - its people, with special prizes to be given away in drawings for those who visit participating businesses during Independents’ Week, July 3 through 9.

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Jack Wallace named Rotary Paul Harris Fellow at exit event

Marlane and Jack Wallace, center,  were joined by Rotarians Nathan Reves and Neil Scott during the Paul Harris Fellow ceremonyThe Rev. Dr. Jack Wallace, center, was honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at his farewell luncheon June 26 in the First United Methodist Church’s Rosemary Jennings Hall.

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Fish fry

Claudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fryClaudia and Larry Bales, at right, work their way through the serving line at the North Franklin fish fry on Saturday, June 25. A total of 300 people were served and $2,807 was donated. The funds will be used for equipment the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.