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Mount Vernon Cares: Growing strong roots in the Community

The Mount Vernon Cares organization is continuing to grow strong roots in the community with programs for junior high and high school age students at Mount Vernon Independent School District.

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Thanksgiving meal price drops for second year

Consumers have good news to chew on this Thanksgiving as food prices continue to drop. A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.48 this year, down 31 cents from

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Lowes RDC makes donation to center

Daniel Strain, Tracey Reed, and Betsy and Jack Cook stand next to the refrigerator donated to the Arts Alliance by Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center.Daniel Strain, Tracey Reed, and Betsy and Jack Cook stand next to the refrigerator donated to the Arts Alliance by Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center. The RDC also donated vinyl plank flooring for the Cultural Arts Center in Mount Vernon.

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More than $31,000 raised for scholarships

The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $31,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 14. Proceeds will benefit the club’s Motivational Scholarship Fund.

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EDC considers relaxing by-laws

Difficulty in finding qualified people to serve on the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors spurred a discussion on potential changes in the organization’s by-laws

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Farm Bureau Donation

Franklin County Farm Bureau Agent Todd Jaggers delivers a check to Jeremy Cox and Kenneth Cupp with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for $150.Franklin County Farm Bureau Agent Todd Jaggers delivers a check to Jeremy Cox and Kenneth Cupp with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for $150. Farm Bureau also donated $150

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Thames named the club’s 2014-15 Rotarian of the Year

Wayne ThamesWayne Thames was named the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year for the 2014-15 club year during the annual Rotary Motovational Scholarship Banquet Saturday, November 14.

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Food collections, sign-ups continue

The organizing and collecting of non-perishable food items for the 2015 Christmas for All Food Baskets continues through the first week in December. Scouts and adult volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 271

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This Little Light Learning Center honored by Workforce agency

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas recognized This Little Light Learning Center  for their contributions to the Northeast Texas workforce system during a recent celebration at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.

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