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Easter hams available from fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will have, tickets available for smoked hams in the Brookshire’s parking lot on Saturdays during March.

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Main Street program to get National Accreditation

Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance is one of 61 Texas Main Street communities that were recommended for national accreditation by the National Main Street Center,

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Battered women’s shelter needs a helping hand

A group of volunteers is working to establish a battered women’s shelter in Mount Vernon, and they need a helping hand.The Madeline House is being organized by A. Yvee Arnold, and the group needs $1,500 to get started, and then will be seeking donations as their ministry grows.

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Stew on the square

Veronica Jordan sells a quart of stew to Dr. James King on the downtown square on Monday, March 6Veronica Jordan sells a quart of stew to Dr. James King on the downtown square on Monday, March 6. The event was a fund raiser for the Franklin County Genealogical Society and raised $1,000.

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Chamber of Commerce catches the spirit at banquet

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Award winnersThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to “Catch the Spirit” at their banquet attended by more than 200 people, on Saturday, February 25 at the First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Collvins’ Heirloom receives international recognition

The Collvins’ Heirloom project sparkles under the lights at the Detroit AutoRama in February. It was a labor of love and a family affair with three generations working on the project that brought international recognition to Collvins Collision of Mount Vernon.

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AutoRama awards

Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.

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A much needed face lift

 Keith Wittebort of Castletop Roofing and Construction watches as a worker strips old paint from the ironwork on the structure.The gazebo in the middle of the downtown Mount Vernon square is receiving a much needed face lift. Keith Wittebort of Castletop Roofing and Construction watches as a worker strips old paint from the ironwork on the structure.

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Fire victims need assistance

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire at the East Main Street Demetria Hendrix and her six year old daughter are looking for assistance after a fire destroyed all their belongings. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. on Monday, February 27.

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