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County, city Spring clean-up efforts begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts will begin countywide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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Night at the Museum planned Saturday

A total of 29 students from Mount Vernon Middle School’s fifth and sixth grades will bring local history to life portraying historical characters for “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, April 6.

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Application deadline nears for new scholarship program

The deadline to apply for the newly established Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Scholarship program is April 1.

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Tour de Cypress to celebrate 15 years of annual bike event

Fifteen years of bringing bike enthusiasts to Mount Vernon will be celebrated Saturday, April 20 as the Rotary Club signals the start of the annual the Tour de Cypress Bike Rides.

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Centennial celebration

Members of the American Legion Post 243 and the Post’s Auxiliary arrange themselves to make a 100Members of the American Legion Post 243 and the Post’s Auxiliary arrange themselves to make a 100 in honor of the group’s centennial celebration Saturday, March 16.

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Easter hams available from fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be smoking hams through Saturday, April  20 to raise funds.They will be set up in the Brookshire’s parking lot on Saturdays during March and April from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Easter hams to be sold by Mount Vernon fire department

Easter is on April 21 this year, and volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department are selling smoked hams during March and April as a fund raiser.

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St. Clair Endowment allocates $30,000 to community programs

The Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment funds were distributed  last week to (front left), Robert Long (Franklin County Historical), Susan Bass (Friends of the Library), Pepper Puryeur (Mount Vernon Cares), Becky Baggett (Alamo Mission Museum), Mary Lou Mowery (Mount Vernon Rotary), Mark Miller (Mount Vernon Music), Teri Siddens (Franklin County Genealogy Society) Linda Hammond (Franklin County Arts Alliance), Susan Sample (Lunches of Love), and Jill Lowry (Mount Vernon Cares).Grant awards totaling $30,000 were presented from the Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment on Tuesday, March 19. The funds will help support nine local charitable programs or groups.

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Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Fab 50s

Donna McFarland, Charlotte Chaney, Kenneth Cupp, and James Robert Campbell were honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquetDonna McFarland, Charlotte Chaney, Kenneth Cupp, and James Robert Campbell were honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet,

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