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Homemade ice cream

Children watch with great interest as Chef Josh Key demonstrates how to make peach ice cream Children watch with great interest as Chef Josh Key demonstrates how to make peach ice cream during the Second Saturday event on the downtown Mount Vernon square Saturday, July 14.

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Reading program awards ceremony set

The final session and awards ceremony for readers taking part in the Franklin County Library’s summer reading program has been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Perfect weather greeted Turtle Derby competitors

12th annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum Saturday, July 7.The weather was perfect for the 12th annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum Saturday, July 7.

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Summer reading

Samantha Edge uses sidewalk chalk to create a large ice cream cone on the bricks of the Franklin County Library.Samantha Edge uses sidewalk chalk to create a large ice cream cone on the bricks of the Franklin County Library.

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Chemistry roadshow coming Wednesday

The Texas A&M Chemistry Roadshow will come to Mount Vernon Wednesday, July 11.

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VBS donation

Savanna Maxton, center, along with Maci Maxton and Autumn Monk presented a $450 check from the Purley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to the Food Bank of Franklin County.Savanna Maxton, center, along with Maci Maxton and Autumn Monk presented a $450 check from the Purley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School to the Food Bank of Franklin County.

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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up is set to begin Saturday, July 7. It will continue Monday through Saturday, July 9-14.

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Boys ranch plans to serve low-risk youth

Staff members at the Double R Boys Ranch celebrated becoming a member of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 5.Staff members at the Double R Boys Ranch celebrated becoming a member of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 5.

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Free ice cream

Trinity Woods gets sprinkles added to her ice cream at the Franklin County Library as workers Sydney LeBlanc, Kassie Whitehurst, and Raul Leija dish up the sweet treats.Trinity Woods gets sprinkles added to her ice cream at the Franklin County Library as workers Sydney LeBlanc, Kassie Whitehurst, and Raul Leija dish up the sweet treats.

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