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Christmas parade set, vendor booths available

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and planning for the annual Christmas parade has commenced. The date has been set for Saturday, December 5 with the parade beginning at 11 a.m.

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New tools at Headstart

Director Janice Pickles, teachers Summer Clark, Melissa Clark, Michelle Erdle, Mayra Servin, Miko Wickware and Freda Evans, and Family Advocate April Camp immediately began to move and set up the new equipmentCDI Head Start on Miller St. received a shipment of new children’s furniture, learning toys, and manipulatives on Tuesday, November 10.

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Second Saturday event this weekend

The Haystack, a student choir from Hopkins County,  will be singing at the November Second Saturday event.The Second Saturday in November will be celebrated around the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duke Swallow will be singing in the gazebo until 1 p.m.

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Maples benefit raises $8,000

Approximately 100 people showed up for the final band Saturday night in the day long “Fight For Gene” event on November 7. Organizers believe that the abrupt onset of cold weather kept

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Rotary Scholarship Gala Saturday

A celebration of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and show of community commitment to its youth will be Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m. The fund raising gala will be at the Rose Mary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

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Cub Scouts to collect food donations door to door

Members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 will collect non-perishable food items for the 2015 Christmas for All Food Baskets Saturday, November 14 as sign-up for families needing assistance

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Anniversary

J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary.J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The couple did not have a cake on their wedding day. More than 100 people attended a reception in their honor on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the County Seat.

Holiday on Ice Rink opens Friday, partners sought to help with ice rink

The Mount Vernon Holiday on Ice Skating Rink sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will open Friday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. The rink has been set up on the parking

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Applications open for food baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County began the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual  Christmas For All food baskets in 2015 this week.

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