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Jaime Saxon receives COMT certificate

Jaime SaxonJaime Saxon of Mount Vernon recently completed the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) COMT multiple-choice  examination,  and a skill-based  performance test.

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Sidewalk work progressing

Workers with C.E. Marler prepare the final segment of the west side downtown sidewalk for concrete.Workers with C.E. Marler prepare the final segment of the west side downtown sidewalk for concrete. The group began the project on April 15 and have worked quickly to finish ahead of the original 90 day schedule.

Abilene team wins 42 World tourney

Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.Alan Clute and Chris Pettijohn, both of Abilene, won the 42 World Championship tournament Saturday, June 1.

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Miss Mount Vernon pageant deadline is July 1

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant for the 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is July 1, according to Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Children’s concert free Monday

Mount Vernon Music’s  (MVM) annual Children’s Concert will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Bubble Day

Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them.Brett Roberts releases hundreds of bubbles as children reach high to pop them. This was the 13th annual Bubble Day sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library on Friday, June 7.

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Sheriff’s Posse rodeo queen contestant sign-up begins

Sign-up for those interested in becoming contestants in the 2019 Rodeo Queens contests began this week.

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New pumps at Exxon

New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37New gas pumps were installed at the Exxon at I-30 and Hwy. 37 last week. The pumps are double encrypted to help project card information. Two of the pumps will offer Ethanol free fuel.

“Bubble Day” Friday

The 13th annual “Bubble Day,” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library (Friends), is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, on the downtown plaza.

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