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Fourth annual Piney Wood Wine Trail Association festival a success

The walkways on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza were jam-packed on Friday night, May 16 during the Piney Woods Wine Trail Association festival.The fourth annual Piney Wood Wine Trail Association Festival was termed a success by vendors, merchants and organizers alike. There were more than 1,250 people attending the wine tasting portion of the festival, according to preliminary estimates.

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Senior slide show postponed

Due to the softball playoff game conflicting with the original date, the annual Senior Slide Show for Mount Vernon High School seniors has been postponed until Monday, May 26.

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Landmark proposes reduced sizes for Historic Districts

The Mount Vernon Landmark Commission presented recommendations for reducing the size of three of the four historic districts in the city. The board’s proposal was presented to members of the Mount Vernon City Council at its regular meeting on Monday, May 12.

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Perritt named Fellow for design council

Dr. Mitzi PerrittDr. Mitzi Perritt, formerly of Franklin County and a professor of interior design at Stephen F. Austin State University, was named a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council at the recent National Conference in New Orleans, La.

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Chef York to do demonstration

Executive Chef Jackson YorkCertified Executive Chef Jackson York will be featured in a cooking demonstration from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the fourth annual Piney Woods Wine Trail Association Festival this weekend.

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Carry the Load: What’s the Point

Shedding light on the true meaning of Memorial Day is the primary focus of the Carry the Load relay that is traveling from New York through downtown Mount Vernon and then on to Dallas.

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Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival this Friday night and Saturday

The Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival features a combination of wine tasting, fine arts and music for a weekend of fun in Mount Vernon. This year for the first time the Spring event is expanding to two days.

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Carlton Manufacturing honored for economic growth

Carlton Manufacturing, Inc., one of the counties longest operating large employers, was honored for their sustaining operations at an informal ceremony at the plant Friday, May 9.Carlton Manufacturing, Inc., one of the counties longest operating large employers, was honored for their sustaining operations at an informal ceremony at the plant Friday, May 9.

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Bugs plus kids equal smiles

Four year old Evelyn Paothong and half a dozen other children of attendees and staff at the Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest could be seen with wide smiles at the two “Insects at Night” segments Four year old Evelyn Paothong and half a dozen other children of attendees and staff at the Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest could be seen with wide smiles at the two “Insects at Night” segments with Will Godwin.

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