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Blood drive, half price water park tickets available

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for a Carter BloodCare blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A representative from Splash Kingdom

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Rural Beauty Spot

The home of David and Marie Redar at 406 CR NE2100 was named as the July Rural Beauty Spot by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.The home of David and Marie Redar at 406 CR NE2100 was named as the July Rural Beauty Spot by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard is filled with crape myrtles and rose bushes

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Independent Business celebration a hit

Veronica and Billy Jordan and Stephanie Hyman were winners in the Ice Cream Freeze-off contest Veronica and Billy Jordan and Stephanie Hyman were winners in the Ice Cream Freeze-off contest and the Sheers and Barnard teams were winners of the scavenger hunt at the culmination

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Summer reading winners announced

Winners in the Library’s Summer Reading ProgramThe children who read the most books during the annual Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library were recognized with prizes and certificates at the Closing Ceremonies and Water Fun Day

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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 18. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423),

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Economic development budget recommended

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Commission’s Board of Directors approved a $235,999 operating budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year during its quarterly board meeting last week.

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Cheering at the turtle races

Hayden and Lucy McClard, center, cheer their turtles on in the annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, July 11.Hayden and Lucy McClard, center, cheer their turtles on in the annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, July 11. Hayden’s Turtle crawled her way to the final round,

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Clothes closet seeking donations

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used, school appropriate clothing for ages preschool to high school for the 2015-2016 school year. All sizes 4T to adult are needed.

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Rains cause rescheduling of highway maintenance work

Regular summer maintenance by seal coating area roadways maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was delayed more than a month due to heavier than average rains in May.

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