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Child safety seat check up event planned

A a child safety seat checkup event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Kids Under Construction parking lot at 319 Kaufman Street.

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NeTseO Trails BSA receives donation

Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.Herschal Kelley, Boy Scouts of America district executive, accepts  a $1,000 corporate contribution  from Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager.

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Stamp out Hunger food drive May 14

The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service will be conducted Saturday, May 14 in Franklin County and across America.

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International Food Festival May 20

Come taste many different food flavors from around the world, while enjoying a beautiful evening on the square in downtown Mount Vernon at the International Food Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 20.

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Lewis, Ostertag named to board

The Mount Vernon Main Street board will welcome two new members Lauren Norman Lewis and Shannon Ostertag after they were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their special meeting last week.

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Efforts planned to help injured boy

Several fund raising projects have been planned to help with medical and living expenses for Derion Brinkley and his family. He is a five year-old from Mount Vernon who was injured in an accident at home on Sunday, May 8.

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Patriotic display

Brookshire’s Grocery Store has created a patriotic display inside the store for Memorial Day.Brookshire’s Grocery Store has created a patriotic display inside the store for Memorial Day.

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Arbor Day celebrated at park

Students with the Grace Baptist Church School participated in the planting.Six new “Tulip Trees,” yellow poplars, were planted at the City of Mount Vernon’s Little Creek Park Friday, May 6. The ceremonies were rescheduled due to rain the previous week.

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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 12. Each Tuesday from June 21 through July 26.

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