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Adoption ceremony attracts attention Saturday afternoon

It was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount VernonIt was a biker invasion of the best kind as about 60 members of area chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) descended on the Mount Vernon plaza to support the local Texarkana Chapter’s adoption of an abused child.

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Petting Zoo

Ky’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zooKy’lee and Alayna Glasco and Cheyenne Brown cuddle rabbits in straw hats at the Franklin County Library-sponsored petting zoo on the downtown plaza on Thursday, June 16.

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City explores inspections for multi-family dwellings

For the second meeting, Mount Vernon City Council delved into the details of having a program in place to require registration and inspection for multi family dwellings in the city.

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Lunches of Love program begins July 7

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children’s summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Thursday, July 7 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Preservation Prowl

Kathy Cannon relates information about how the Brooks Pool was utilized by many churches to perform baptisms.Kathy Cannon relates information about how the Brooks Pool was utilized by many churches to perform baptisms. It was located just off the northwest corner of the downtown Mount Vernon square in the area where the glove factory sits.

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United Way allocations hearings next Wednesday

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 in the First National Bank Board Room downtown.

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Science exhibit coming to town

A traveling science exhibit  will be in Mount Vernon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 20. The Trailblazer exhibit will be parked on the downtown plaza and is free and open to the public.

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Rodeo queen sign-up deadline Monday

The deadline to register as a contestant in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo queen and princess contests is Monday, June 20.

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Free dental clinic

left to right, Dr. Joshua Liescheski, Maher Lawand, Keith Mahipala, Dr. Marie Latortue, Brian Bardeloza, Ken Nwankwo, and Dr. Peggy Timothe.Representatives from the Baylor College of Dentistry worked with patients at the Franklin County Family Health Center on Saturday, June 4. They provided free care for patients who qualified and for inmates from the Franklin County Jail.

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