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“Paint our Town” project is Saturday

The culmination of several months of planning will come to fruition Saturday, May 6 when hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets to “Paint Our Town.

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Texas Arbor Day celebrated

Texas Arbor Day celebratedThe City of Mount Vernon, as a member of the Keep Texas Beautiful campaign, celebrated Texas Arbor Day with the planting of two “Butterfly Bushes” on the downtown plaza Friday, April 28.

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Smoked hams

Patricia Ragsdale, wife of firefighter Scott Ragsdale, places a ham into a vehicle.It was a family affair as spouses and children pitched in to help as the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department smoked 450 hams on Saturday, March 15.

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National Day of Prayer gathering May 4

The 2017 National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on the downtown Mount Vernon Square this year. The event will follow a different format than previous years.

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Biggest loser

Stephen Newton was name the Biggest Loser in the Franklin County Health Wellness Center.Stephen Newton was name the Biggest Loser in the Franklin County Health Wellness Center. He received a check for $1,000. The contest ran from January 12 to April 13.

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More volunteers needed for “Paint our Town” project

Volunteers are still needed for the annual “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 300 volunteers will be needed for this one day project.

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St. Clair Endowment awards total $21,000

front row, Betty Crane - FOL, Sherry Daniel - MVM, Susan Sample - LOL, Marie Latortue - MVRC, Keitra Stoker - FCAA; and, back row, Pepper Puryear - MVC, and Larry Smith - AMM.The Harris and Irene St. Clair Endowment funds were distributed by Mary Lou Mowery (far left), treasurer for the FCHA which administers the funds,

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Council proposes truck route to TxDOT

A direct east west truck route to limit through truck traffic turning in and around the downtown and residential areas is being proposed to the Texas Department of Transportation by members of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

Rotary Tour de Cypress event coordinators Diana Duckworth, far left, and Pat Wright, far right, presented support checks to representatives of local first responder organizations represented, left to right, by Eddie Rhoades, Rusty Barker, Jeremy Cox, Jeanie Everett, and Debbie Spradling at the annual Heroes Barbecue Dinner Friday night. The Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and fire fighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 14.

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