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Trick-or-Treat at square planned

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square has been set for Tuesday, October 30. The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza.

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

 The deadline to enter the 34th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 12. Thus far, six beef and 11 chicken entries have registered for the contest.

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Prayer on the Square

A community choir sang several selections from the Franklin County Courthouse steps as close to 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayerA community choir sang several selections from the Franklin County Courthouse steps as close to 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 30.

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Clean-up, spruce-up urged before events

Guests are coming; so it’s time to clean-up and spruce-up the place!

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Area butter producer earns three national awards

Dairy Farmers of America’s local manufacturing plant gained national recognition at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product contest with a first-place award for its unsalted butter, and second and third place honors for salted and whipped butters, respectively.

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Annual celebration next week

The 44th annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October 13 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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National Night Out set Tuesday, hamburger cook-off planned

A National Night Out event has been set from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 at the pavilion at Little Creek Park.

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Listening Tour

State Representative Gary VanDeaver, at right, chuckles as he visits with City of Mount Vernon representatives Kathy Lovier, Tina Rose, and Teresia Wims.State Representative Gary VanDeaver, at right, chuckles as he visits with City of Mount Vernon representatives Kathy Lovier, Tina Rose, and Teresia Wims.

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Home program bids sought, applications still accepted

Two HOME program sites are beginning the bid process, with one for demolition and reconstruction, and the other home in the City of Mount Vernon’s “The Village” historic district will be rehabilitated.

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