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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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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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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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This Little Light school breaks ground

This Little Light Learning Center conducted a ground breaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. This Little Light Learning Center conducted a ground breaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. About 20 children and numerous adults gathered at 534 Yates St. in Mount Vernon for the event.

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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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Nominate great May yards for honors

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has begun its annual program to honor those who take special care of the grounds around their homes. Nominations are now open for both the Yard of the Month and Rural Beauty Spot of the Month for May.

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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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Carry the Load relay coming for third consecutive year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon for the third consecutive year on its way from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas during Memorial Day weekend.

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