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Red Cross volunteers needed

The American Red Cross is looking for people who would be willing to help their community prepare and respond to emergencies.

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Easter hams available from fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be smoking hams through Saturday, March 24, to raise funds.

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Main Street program celebrates its 25th anniversary

front row, Laurie Ramsay, Ken Greer, Frankie Cooper, back row, Anne Edwards, Mike Edwards, and Kitty Ramsay.Mount Vernon celebrated its silver anniversary as a Main Street city with a reception and award ceremonies Tuesday evening, February 27.

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St. Clair Endowment allocates $37,000 to community programs

front row, Linda Bryan FCGS, Christian Galloway - FOL, back row, Gail Reed - LOL, Linda Hammons - FCAA, Pepper Puryear - MVC, Jackie Carlson - FUMC and Pablo DeSantiago, Jr. - AMM.Grant awards totaling $37,000 were presented from the Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment on Tuesday, March 13.

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Easter hams to be sold by fire department

Easter is early this year, and volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department are selling smoked hams as a fund raiser.

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Super Handy to celebrate anniversary

The Mount Vernon Super Handy Convenience Store will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the chain of stores.

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Monroe, Reed withdraw from MVISD election

Jeremey Monroe and Greg Reed have withdrawn their names from the 2018 School Board Trustee election.

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Revised use application approved for city properties

The Mount Vernon City Council members approved a revised use form for citizens and groups requesting use of city properties with a statement on the application that alcoholic beverages at the park are not permitted.

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Chamber of Commerce discovers the difference

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2017 HonoreesThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to “Discover the Difference” at their banquet attended by approximately 200 people, on Saturday, February 24, at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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