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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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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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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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Not too late to register Lunches of Love

The 10th annual Lunches of Love program begins Monday, July 9 and continues through Wednesday, Aug. 8.

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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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Fireworks

The cannon flash can be seen during the grand finale of the 21st annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, June 30.The cannon flash can be seen during the grand finale of the 21st annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, June 30.

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