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Bountiful demolition

Boston Morris and Daniel Hamburg remove trim from a door frame while helping do demolition at the Bountiful Place.Boston Morris and Daniel Hamburg remove trim from a door frame while helping do demolition at the Bountiful Place.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant takes the stage both Friday, Saturday

Contestants in the Young, Junior, and Miss divisions of the Miss Mount Vernon Pageant.The 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 41 girls seeking claim to six division titles in two nights of competition.

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Ghostbusters car

This vehicle was recently spotted in downtown Mount Vernon.This vehicle was recently spotted in downtown Mount Vernon. They did not stop for an interview, so not really sure what services they were providing while in town.

Library provides materials, events to enrich lives

Franklin County Library StaffWhile just about every town boasts a public library, not many has one with all the events and programs as the Franklin County Library, which is another reason why Mount Vernon is “More than just a dot on a map.”

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Community rallies to remodel Bountiful Place

Shannon Ostertage speaks to a group of about 75 local contractors and volunteers who came together for a meeting Monday, July 22 to devise a plan to get the Bountiful Place up and running.Shannon Ostertage speaks to a group of about 75 local contractors and volunteers who came together for a meeting Monday, July 22 to devise a plan to get the Bountiful Place up and running.

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Free ice cream

Library worker Julie Baxter places a cherry atop an ice cream sundae for Mia AndersonLibrary worker Julie Baxter places a cherry atop an ice cream sundae for Mia Anderson during the Franklin County Library’s free ice cream event. More than 65 youngsters lined up for the free ice cream provided by the Friends of the Library Friday, July 26.

Lake Cypress Springs is a crown jewel for local area

Boaters enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Cypress Springs on a hot summer afternoon.  Lake Cypress Springs is a crown jewel of Franklin County and is one of the many reasons Mount Vernon is more than just a dot on the map.

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Pageant tickets on sale now

Little Miss contestants are front row and Petite Miss contestants are back row.The 51st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 41 contestants, according to Heather Bales, event coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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New murals

Adam Davenport, along with his partner, Norma Jean Maloney, from Taylor, Tex. paint on the sides of the old Watermelon Mills building in downtown Mount Vernon.Adam Davenport, along with his partner, Norma Jean Maloney, from Taylor, Tex. paint on the sides of the old Watermelon Mills building in downtown Mount Vernon.

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