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National Register funding for application approved

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Board approved $12,500 in funding for an application for the local Historic Business District to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during their meeting last Thursday, December 15.

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Nurse couple embarks on Christmas trip to remember

Brittany and Scott TempleWhile many Americans head home for Christmas to family, Scott and Brittany Temple will be on a mission dear to their hearts off West Africa.

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Ladies Night Out

Kendra Daugherty receives a goodie bag from Carolyn Teague and Teresia WimsKendra Daugherty receives a goodie bag from Carolyn Teague and Teresia Wims at the registration table for the Ladies Night Out event on Thursday, December 8. More than 75 customers braved the cold weather to visit the 13 vendors at the event.

Visit with Santa

Addi Meeks Hill, age six, visits with Santa in his sleigh.Addi Meeks Hill, age six, visits with Santa in his sleigh. Santa and his reindeer, Vixen, made a stop at Tom Scott Lumber Yard to allow area children a chance to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and to pet Vixen on the nose.

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Angel gifts, food baskets to be distributed this week

Angel tree gifts and holiday food baskets as part of the Christmas for All project are set to be distributed this week.

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Nominations open through chamber for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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Ice skating fun

Skaters have fun on the synthetic ice rink provided by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Skaters have fun on the synthetic ice rink provided by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. More than 387 people have taken advantage of the rink located on Scott St. one block south of downtown Mount Vernon.

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Vote for local food bank for donation

Franklin County residents are urged to help the Community Food Bank of Franklin County to receive a charitable donation from Guaranty Bank and Trust (GBT).

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Reed assumes duties as manager for county historical association

Gail ReedGail Reed of Mount Vernon assumed duties as manager/coordinator for the Franklin County Historical Association last week.

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