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United Way officers, directors seated

Mark Hymer was re-elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, April 14. Other officers re-elected to serve for the year are

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Tour de Cypress ridership grows

Cyclists stream out of downtown Mount Vernon to embark on one of four rides as part of the Tour de Cypress.Cyclists stream out of downtown Mount Vernon to embark on one of four rides as part of the Tour de Cypress. A total of 240 people registered in the 12th annual event on Saturday, April 16.

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Focus on awareness, education for parents to prevent abuse

CASA personnel, volunteers, CPS workers, members of the courts and elected officials gathered on the courthouse steps in Mount Vernon to tie a blue ribbon on the railingCASA personnel, volunteers, CPS workers, members of the courts and elected officials gathered on the courthouse steps in Mount Vernon to tie a blue ribbon on the railing

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Bankhead Hwy. bringing visitors to community

Sweep off your porch, polish your windows and put on your best smile for the two groups of visitors who will descend upon our community April 21-24.

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CAC site for 42 tournament

Late registration for the Mount Vernon 42 Tournament Saturday, April 16 is still being accepted due to the national organization’s website being inaccessible.

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Champion steer rider

Cameron Foster, age 14 of Mount Vernon,Cameron Foster, age 14 of Mount Vernon, scored 71 points and won first place in Steer Riding at the Bulls and Broncs event at the Sheriff’s Posse arena on Saturday, April 9.

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Bake-off at Multi-Purpose buiding

The 13th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 16 at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building at 208 Taylor St. in Mount Vernon.

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National Day of Prayer table captain meeting April 21

Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer Task Force has set an organizational meeting for table captains for Thursday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Century Room on Kaufman St.

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Twelfth annual Tour de Cypress Saturday

More than 100 people have preregistered for the 12th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 16. The event will continue rain or shine.

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