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Applications sought for 2018 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2019.

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Arbor Day celebrated

City Secretary Kathy Lovier gets help from Cub Scouts Sullivan Belew, Makai Cruz, and Owen Johnson to plant one of two Azalea bushesCity Secretary Kathy Lovier gets help from Cub Scouts Sullivan Belew, Makai Cruz, and Owen Johnson to plant one of two Azalea bushes on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza in honor of Arbor Day Friday, April 27. Cub Scouts Xavier Thompson, Kaleb Sitzes, and Coulter Weakley helped plant a second Azalea bush.

Key Club celebrates 55 plus years of community service

The Mount Vernon Key Club recently celebrated more than 55 years of service to the community.The Mount Vernon Key Club recently celebrated more than 55 years of service to the community.

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Courthouse landscaping plan presented for review

A landscaping plan for the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse, prepared by the Cypress Basin Master Gardeners Association (CBMG), was presented for review to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

The Rotary club donated $500 to each to the volunteer fire departments and the Sheriff’s Posse.The Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and fire fighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 20.

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“Paint our Town” project is Saturday

The culmination of several months of planning will come to fruition Saturday, May 5 when hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets to “Paint Our Town.

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Weather threat impacts Tour de Cypress ridership

Members of the local riding club, Roadside Mafia, take the lead in the 100K route of the 14th annual Tour de Cypress.Members of the local riding club, Roadside Mafia, take the lead in the 100K route of the 14th annual Tour de Cypress.

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Library open house

Jaylee Weaver and Kate Jordan watch as the Franklin County Library’s new 3D printer cuts out a design.Jaylee Weaver and Kate Jordan watch as the Franklin County Library’s new 3D printer cuts out a design.

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Joe Scally honored with Masonic award

Joe Scally was recently honored with the Community Builder Award from the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge.Joe Scally was recently honored with the Community Builder Award from the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge.

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