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Christmas festival to be community event

A plethora of Santa’s elves have been meeting for months planning an extended Christmas celebration in Mount Vernon.

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Community election watch set

A community election watch has been set for Tuesday, November 8 at the Franklin County Airport Community Hall. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and free stew will be served.

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Robles to speak at Scholarship dinner

Pete Robles will be the guest speaker at the celebration of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m.

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City, chamber finalize agreement for operation of ice skate rink

The myriad of details that will allow the operation of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s synthetic ice skating rink to operate in the downtown public venue were finalized at last week’s meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council with the approval and signing of the agreement between the city and chamber.

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Large crowd gathers for Trick-or-Treat on the Square

The Watson family wore a variety of costumes to the annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square on Halloween night.The Watson family wore a variety of costumes to the annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square on Halloween night.

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Sixth annual Veterans Appreciation program set

There will be a recognition of local area veterans in the Rose Mary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 12.

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Polio eradication

Members at the Mount Vernon Rotary Club each donated $26.50 to the Polio Plus for eradication efforts at the group’s Friday, October 21 meeting.Members at the Mount Vernon Rotary Club each donated $26.50 to the Polio Plus for eradication efforts at the group’s Friday, October 21 meeting.

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Call out for help with U.S. flag detail

The Veterans Day weekend is just a few days away; so, it is time for the community U.S. Flag Detail to organize.

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Stew on the square

Billy Jordan dishes up some of his awarding winning stew for Jackie Carlson on the downtown square on Monday, October 24.Billy Jordan dishes up some of his awarding winning stew for Jackie Carlson on the downtown square on Monday, October 24. The event was a fund raiser for the Franklin County Genealogical Society.