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Merry Christmas pageant titles awarded

Asja Gadlin, Madyson Caldwell, Kadance Carroll, and Claire Rutledge Asja Gadlin, Madyson Caldwell, Kadance Carroll, and Claire Rutledge were crowned 2017 Miss Merry Christmases Saturday evening.

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Haynes-Moore house to be featured on tour of homes

The Haynes-Moore House on Leftwich Street was originally built in 1908 .Members of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Holley-Gill house to be featured on tour of homes

featured homes on the tour will be the 1906 Holley-Gill house at 106 Leftwich St. Members of the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Tour of Homes from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.

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Veterans program

Capt. Mike Jenkins, retired, explains the “Missing Man Table” during the Veterans Salute program at the First United Methodist ChurchCapt. Mike Jenkins, retired, explains the “Missing Man Table” during the Veterans Salute program at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 11.

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Food collections, sign-ups continue

The collection of non-perishable food items for the 2017 Christmas for All Food Baskets continues through the first week in December.

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Honoring veterans

Bert Edmondson, far right, and employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, from left, Claudio Telles, Chance Grantham, Josh Holcomb, Chance Ballard, Sal LeBlanc, and Kevin Watson.Volunteers raised flags on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor service men and women for Veterans Day.

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More than $31,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

Nancy and Wayne Thames look over silent auction items at the scholarship gala for the Mount Vernon Rotary ClubNancy and Wayne Thames look over silent auction items at the scholarship gala for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, November 4.

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Plaza District projects earn statewide recognition

City Administrator Tina Rose, Immediate Past Main Street Chairman Lillie Bush-Reves, Main Street Manager Carolyn Teague, M.L. Edwards and Watermelon Mills project owners and contractors Greg and Shannon Ostertag, Harvest on Main Chairman Jackie Divine-Carlson and her husband, Jack CarlsonMount Vernon’s M.L. Edwards & Co. and Main Street’s Harvest on Main Dinner won awards, while the Plaza District had finalists in two other categories in the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) sponsored President’s Awards Program for 2017.

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Thankful Community Harvest Saturday

A “Thankful Community Harvest” has been planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 and everyone in the community is invited.

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