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Heroes eligible for door prizes at BBQ

Emergency personnel attending the April 15 Heroes Barbecue will be eligible for a variety of door prizes this year. Franklin County emergency workers and their families will be honored with a

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Color run

Winners of the 5K color run.Winners of the 5K color run received medals and prizes. Landon Price was the first runner to finish with a time of 18.47, Shannon Hassell was second at 23.17, and Alex Nunn was third at 24:11.

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Cooks sought for local barbecue cook-off

Cooks for the third annual Boots, Brew and Barbecue event, set for April 16, are needed to sign up for a chance at the $500 overall grand prize, an etched beer mug trophy in each category, and bragging rights.

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Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday, April 2

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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“Paint our Town” meeting Monday

The “Paint Our Town” committee will meet at noon on Monday, March 28 at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center. A sub-committee has selected the color schemes from which homeowners may choose.

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Smoked hams

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Trey Clark places a smoked ham in the bed of Tom Ramsay’s truck on Saturday, March 26.Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Trey Clark places a smoked ham in the bed of Tom Ramsay’s truck on Saturday, March 26. The fire department smoked 480 hams in a sea of smokers

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Color run Saturday

A 5K Color Run has been  slated for Saturday, March 26 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. to race time at 9:30 a.m. from the downtown plaza. The event will benefit the Franklin County Food Bank

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City clean-up begins April 2

The City of Mount Vernon  will begin its week-long clean up effort Saturday, April 2, and continue Monday through Saturday, April 9.

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Games, prizes for kids, adults Saturday on the plaza

There will be games, prizes and more at this year’s Easter on the Square and Community Egg Hunt in the Park Saturday,  March 26, the day before Easter.

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