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Rising above the bluff

The Lodge at the Hageman Reserve rises above the bluff where the original town of Sulphur Bluff was built in the 1840s.The Lodge at the Hageman Reserve rises above the bluff where the original town of Sulphur Bluff was built in the 1840s. The private hunting club plans to open in November for wing shooting, sporting clays, archery, and fishing.

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Lunches of Love program begins July 8

Registration is underway to participate in the Lunches of Love, a children's summer food and activity program. The program will begin on Tuesday, July 8 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 14,

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Oobleck for everyone

Wes and Wylee Watson listen intently to the story of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. Wes and Wylee Watson listen intently to the story of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. A total of 51 kids attended the first day of the Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, June 17. The group made their own bags of oobleck to take home.

Pint-sized Polka

Youngsters joined in the fun by flapping, clucking and clapping along with the Chicken Dance at the Pint-sized PolkaYoungsters joined in the fun by flapping, clucking and clapping along with the Chicken Dance at the Pint-sized Polka on Thursday, June 12. Approximately 80 people attended the event sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library.

Children fascinated

Approximately 90 children and adults enjoyed the series of fairy tales and poems written and spoken by fairy-tale characters put to music by Mount Vernon Music Monday afternoonApproximately 90 children and adults enjoyed the series of fairy tales and poems written and spoken by fairy-tale characters put to music by Mount Vernon Music Monday afternoon, June 16.

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Interviewed veterans honored at library reception

Veterans Eddie Turner, Billy Miller, and Charles Winfield chatted during the reception at the Franklin County Library.Veterans Eddie Turner, Billy Miller, and Charles Winfield chatted during the reception at the Franklin County Library. A total of 60 people, including 26 veterans, took part in a reception at the Library on Saturday, June 14.

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Unique Items at 2nd Saturdays

Jason Lewis of Austin brought a series of artful and unique items to the 2nd Saturday event for June. Jason Lewis of Austin brought a series of artful and unique items to the 2nd Saturday event for June. He calls them “Ups Cycle” items. He gives a new spin to items no longer able to perform their original use.

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Budget hearing

Library Director Lisa Lawrence discusses funds needed by the library for next year during the 2014-2015 Budget Hearings with members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.Library Director Lisa Lawrence discusses funds needed by the library for next year during the 2014-2015 Budget Hearings with members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Veterans memorial proposed to move

A new location for veterans memorials and concerns over perpetual garage sales were topics at the regular June meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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