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Dejah Day raises $18,400

A group of runners cover each other with powdered paint prior to the start of the 5K color fun run on Saturday, March 21. It was one of several events during the day to support Dejah Arnold.More than $18,400 was collected through various activities on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Saturday, March 21 to support Dejah Arnold in the 12 year-old girl’s battle against leukemia.

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Dollins benefit in Hagansport Saturday

A benefit dinner and auction has been set to support Jerry and Linda Dollins, who lost their home to fire on Sunday, Feb. 22. The couple’s home and belongings were a total loss

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Dairy Queen serves free cones for anniversary

Dairy Queens across the nation celebrated the company’s 75th anniversary by offering a small vanilla soft serve cone to customers free of charge on Monday, March 16.

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Honored for service

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Bert EdmondsonRetired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Bert Edmondson of Mount Vernon accepted a Certificate of Recognition for his service during the Vietnam War during a Commemoration Program by the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Second Saturday

A cute St. Patrick’s Day wreath was prominently displayed at the booth of Marsha Strother during the Second Saturday Farmers MarketA cute St. Patrick’s Day wreath was prominently displayed at the booth of Marsha Strother during the Second Saturday Farmers Market on March 14 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Easter in the Park is April 4

The annual Easter in the Park event sponsored by the Franklin County Student Chamber of Commerce has been set for Saturday, April 4 at Little Creek Park in Mount Vernon.

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VFD smoked hams

Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer sold smoked hams to Kelly Boren and Patsy StevensMembers of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Robert Zinn and Kenneth Dyer sold smoked hams to Kelly Boren and Patsy Stevens last week.

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St. Clair endowment awards $30,000 to local charities

front row, Beverly Logan, June Weeks, Terri Siddens, and Christie Roycroft with Chole Finch; and, back row, Larry Coleman, Jacque Miller-Bateman and Susan Sample.Grant awards totaling $30,000 were presented from the Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment on Monday, March 16. The funds will help support eight local charitable programs or groups.

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Dejah Day is Saturday, March 21

A full day of activities has been planned for Saturday, March 21 on the downtown plaza to support a local 12 year-old girl who is battling leukemia.

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