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St. Clair endowment awards $30,000 to local charities

front row, Beverly Logan, June Weeks, Terri Siddens, and Christie Roycroft with Chole Finch; and, back row, Larry Coleman, Jacque Miller-Bateman and Susan Sample.Grant awards totaling $30,000 were presented from the Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment on Monday, March 16. The funds will help support eight local charitable programs or groups.

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Dairy Queen serves free cones for anniversary

Dairy Queens across the nation celebrated the company’s 75th anniversary by offering a small vanilla soft serve cone to customers free of charge on Monday, March 16.

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Help plan how to revitalize downtown

The 1894 Cotton Belt Depot will be the site of  decisions to be made affecting the future of downtown Mount Vernon for years to come. The new generation of “Mount Vernonites” and

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Second Saturday

A cute St. Patrick’s Day wreath was prominently displayed at the booth of Marsha Strother during the Second Saturday Farmers MarketA cute St. Patrick’s Day wreath was prominently displayed at the booth of Marsha Strother during the Second Saturday Farmers Market on March 14 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Arts, infrastructure strategies offer options for downtown

Arts and infrastructure focused strategies offer two different approaches to downtown revitalization. These were two of the three strategies proposed by the Courthouse Square

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VFD smoked hams

Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer sold smoked hams to Kelly Boren and Patsy StevensMembers of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer sold smoked hams to Kelly Boren and Patsy Stevens last week.

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Relay for Life seeking teams for annual event

The eighth annual Relay for Life event is seeking teams to help fight against cancer. The local theme for 2015 is “Super Hero!” The format for the 2015 has changed.

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Dejah Day is Saturday, March 21

A full day of activities has been planned for Saturday, March 21 on the downtown plaza to support a local 12 year-old girl who is battling leukemia.

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Vendor booths free for Dejah Day

Vendor booths are available free of charge on the downtown plaza during Dejah Day set for Saturday, March 21. Each vendor is asked to sell a specific item, provide a craft or game for which

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