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Meal program gets $2,400 boost

The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.

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Genealogical society takes possession of second building

The Franklin County Genealogical Society took possession of its second building Monday, July 7, according to organization President Martha Hare. The building is targeted for an expansion of the Society’s operations.

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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, July 19. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423), between Andrews and Grady streets.

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Summer Enrichment

Valerie Oliver demonstrates the spinning arts of yo-yos, spin tops and diabolosValerie Oliver demonstrates the spinning arts of yo-yos, spin tops and diabolos at the First Baptist Church on Friday July 11, 2014 as part of the Franklin County Library Summer Enrichment series. Approximately 85 people attended the presentation.

New phlebotomists

Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program.The Northeast Texas Community College recently honored 12 students who completed the spring Phlebotomy program. The 200-hour certificate in Phlebotomy prepares students for a career drawing blood in various healthcare settings.

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Hearings on pharmacy, east sidewalk projects Monday

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will conduct back to back public hearings starting at  5:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. The hearings will be in the Council Chambers at City Hall, downtown.

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Handicapable BBQ

John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue.John Sparks turns sausage on a smoker at the Handicapable Rodeo’s fund raising barbecue. They cooked 124 briskets, 100 racks of ribs, 150 pounds of hot links, and four cases of sausage on stick, and whole flock of chickens.

Mathews to perform at Old Saltillo Sunday

Enola Gay Mathews, KSST hostess, will sing as entertainment for the Old Saltillo Cemetery’s 2014 Memorial Day Program. The annual event will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon Sunday, July 20

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Fastest turtles

The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.The owners of the fastest turtles at the Alamo Mission Museum’s Turtle Derby celebrate. The winners were, from left, Tyler Raney and her dad with Mr. Sparky, Daryl Burton and Cheyenne Pullen with Old Yeller, Spencer Vangoor with Ladybug, and Lacye Carter with Herbie.