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Local Farm Bureau has 34 yrs. of growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized this week for 34 years of continuous gain in memberships. County Farm Bureaus across the state were recognized for membership achievements

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DAR ceremony

Robert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. ArmyRobert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. Army, both retired servicemen living in Mount Vernon, attended the Daughters of the American Revolution,

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Optic-Net transitioning users to Peoples internet service

The Mount Vernon Optic-Net is in the process of transitioning their internet service customers over to Peoples Telecommunications.

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Poster contest winners announced

2014 Poster Contest WinnersWinners in the 33rd annual Mount Vernon Elementary School Poster Contest were announced on Wednesday, December 3 at the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Large crowd cheers for annual Christmas Parade

Children with red reindeer noses rode on the First National Bank float.The Christmas season began with lots of holiday spirit as more than 30 entries in the Christmas Parade wound their was through downtown Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 6.

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Chili cook off raises more than $12,600 for food bank

Garry Romines paddled his way to a first place at the chili cookoff.Garry Romines paddled his way to a first place at the chili cookoff. More than $12,600 was raised for the Community Food Bank of Franklin County through the chili cook off on Saturday, December 6.

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Brown permanently home from U.S. Marine Corps

As soon as four year-old Cheyenne Brown recognized a surprise visitor in her classroom at the Mount Vernon Head Start center Thursday,  December 4, she could not stop smiling.As soon as four year-old Cheyenne Brown recognized a surprise visitor in her classroom at the Mount Vernon Head Start center Thursday,  December 4, she could not stop smiling.

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Food baskets to be distributed Saturday

Christmas For All Food Baskets will be distributed to qualified applicants between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13. This year, more than 250 families are scheduled to receive help through the program.

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Ice skating

Mia Banda, age six, and her brother, Santino Banda, age five, tried out the Holiday on Ice Skating Rink on Sunday, November 30.Mia Banda, age six, and her brother, Santino Banda, age five, tried out the Holiday on Ice Skating Rink on Sunday, November 30. After a few bumps, the pair began gliding around on the synthetic ice.

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