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Poster contest winners announced

First Nation Bank poster contest winnersWinners in the 35th annual Mount Vernon Elementary School Poster Contest were announced on Wednesday, December 2 at the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Food baskets distributed this week

Christmas For All Food Baskets will be distributed to qualified applicants between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19. So far this year, 567 individuals from 219 families are scheduled to receive help through the program. See the December 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details on this program.

Large crowd gathers for Christmas Parade

Students representing seven years of classes at Mount Vernon Intermediate School celebrated the Campus’ National Blue Ribbon achievement with a blue Christmas float.Students representing seven years of classes at Mount Vernon Intermediate School celebrated the Campus’ National Blue Ribbon achievement with a blue Christmas float.

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Scotts named Paul Harris Fellows at Mount Vernon Rotary meeting

Neil and Carol Ann Scott were honored for their contribution and support of the Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs, both at home and abroadNeil and Carol Ann Scott were honored for their contribution and support of the Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs, both at home and abroad,

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Christmas Store open today and Friday

The Community Clothes Closet will open the next two days to offer gently used toys and school appropriate winter clothing from its Christmas Store for Community In School (CIS) families

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Chili cook off raises more than $14,700 for food bank

Garry Romines claimed first place in the chili cook off sponsored by the Chamber of CommerceGarry Romines claimed first place and a total of $14,737 was raised for the Community Food Bank of Franklin County through the chili cook off sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, December 5.

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Scouts visit CAC

Boy Scout Troop 380Boy Scout Troop 380 from St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Plano visited the Native American art exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center recently. There were a total of 23 Scouts and 11 adults.

Big delivery

David Chaney, at left,Bill Germann, Frank Cardinal, Charles O’Neal and David EppersonDavid Chaney, at left, with the Community Food Bank of  Franklin County, accepts 1,326 pounds of food. Bill Germann, Frank Cardinal, Charles O’Neal and David Epperson delivered the food which was collected through the American Legion’s food drive.

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Ice Rink will not open this year

The synthetic ice rink sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will not open this year as previously reported. Chamber members have not been able to obtain an affordable liability insurance policy to allow the rink to open.

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