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Applications sought for 2016 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2016. The 2016 Allocation Request forms

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Eagle Scout rank presented to Auringer in Court of Honor

Newly ranked Eagle Scout Zach Auringer, from left, presented mentor pins to honor, T-271 Assistant Scoutmaster Curtis Hensley, Ship 271 Guide Bob Stump, and community activist Kenneth GreerNewly ranked Eagle Scout Zach Auringer, from left, presented mentor pins to honor, T-271 Assistant Scoutmaster Curtis Hensley, Ship 271 Guide Bob Stump, and community activist Kenneth Greer

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Destructing the wall

Workers with Coggins Construction are taking down the rear wall of the old hair salonWorkers with Coggins Construction are taking down the rear wall of the old hair salon on the south side of the downtown square. The Genealogical Society is renovating the property to

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Arbor Day tree honors deceased

Mrs. Mays’ friends and family gathered to plant a Japanese Maple tree Friday, April 24.This year’s Arbor Day tree planting served a dual purpose in adding to the beauty of the downtown plaza and honoring Beverly Carr Mays. Mrs. Mays’ friends and family gathered to plant a Japanese Maple tree Friday, April 24.

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Registration open for Summer Reading Program

Registration for the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program is now open. The program is for children ages four through 17. Each Tuesday from June 16 through July 21,

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B3 changed to summer event

The second annual Boots, Brew, and Barbeque (B3) is becoming a Summer event in downtown Mount Vernon. This year’s B3 has been set for the last Saturday of June.

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United Way officers, directors seated

Mark Hymer was re-elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, April 16. He will serve for the 2015-16 year. Other officers re-elected

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Playing for Dejah

Dejah Arnold’s sister, Bella Anderson, threw out the first pitch for the Lady Tiger’s softball game Dejah Arnold’s sister, Bella Anderson, threw out the first pitch for the Lady Tiger’s softball game on Friday, April 17. The team stated that they were “Playing for Dejah” prior to the start.

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Tickets available for National Day of Prayer

Tickets are now available for the 2015 Franklin County National Day of Prayer. The annual observance will be Thursday, May 7, at noon at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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