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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 230 players will be in Franklin County for the 2017 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships May 12 through 14.

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Paint Our Town

Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.

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Texas Arbor Day celebrated

Texas Arbor Day celebratedThe City of Mount Vernon, as a member of the Keep Texas Beautiful campaign, celebrated Texas Arbor Day with the planting of two “Butterfly Bushes” on the downtown plaza Friday, April 28.

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Above average rainfall raises year-to-date amount

Above average rain was reported during the month of April 2017, but the weather for the most part was fairly mild. A total of 5.57 inches of rain was recorded during the month, with the average being 3.88 inches.

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National Day of Prayer gathering May 4

The 2017 National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on the downtown Mount Vernon Square this year. The event will follow a different format than previous years.

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National Day of Prayer event set for today

This year’s National Day of Prayer observance has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 4.

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More volunteers needed for “Paint our Town” project

Volunteers are still needed for the annual “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 300 volunteers will be needed for this one day project.

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“Paint our Town” project is Saturday

The culmination of several months of planning will come to fruition Saturday, May 6 when hundreds of volunteers will take to the streets to “Paint Our Town.

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Council proposes truck route to TxDOT

A direct east west truck route to limit through truck traffic turning in and around the downtown and residential areas is being proposed to the Texas Department of Transportation by members of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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