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Blood drive Saturday, August 17

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for a Carter Blood Care blood drive this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Riders Ride for Back to School Saturday

Several bike enthusiasts have pre-registered for the “Riders Ride for Back to School” event on Saturday, Aug. 17. Local motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to participate

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Chamber royalty to be chosen in a two night event

A total of 36 girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade will compete for four titles.The 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has been made into a two night event this year to accommodate a larger audience.

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Local scholarship pageant expands event to Friday and Saturday nights

Contestants in the Miss Mount Vernon and Junior Miss Mount Vernon competitions.The 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 15 contestants to vie for two different titles in pageant competition on  Saturday, Aug. 17, and 36 contestants for four different titles on Friday, Aug. 16.

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Five record lows recorded, below average rainfall reported

Five record low temperatures and below average rainfall were recorded in July 2013 in Franklin County.  The new records were set the first week of the month with lows in the 60s.

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Farmers market

Bill and Dale Long accept an Israel melon from Harry Earl at the farmers market.Bill and Dale Long accept an Israel melon from Harry Earl at the farmers market. Vendors were selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, plants, and eggs on the downtown square last Saturday. The market is open daily from 8 a.m. to sell out.

Juicy treat

Kiley and Anja Clauson chomp down on juicy, ice cold watermelon during the annual Watermelon DayKiley and Anja Clauson chomp down on juicy, ice cold watermelon during the annual Watermelon Day event on the square on Friday, Aug. 2. Approximately 80 people attended the event.

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Deloney in circular

Cleon Williams, at right, helps Desirae Deloney enter his limousine for her trip to Dallas to take part in a photo shootCleon Williams, at right, helps Desirae Deloney enter his limousine for her trip to Dallas to take part in a photo shoot. Ms. Deloney won an Instagram contest and will be featured in the Alco circular

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Rural Beauty Spot

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of July. The home of Steve and Patsy Wright in the Sulphur Bluff area was chosen as the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Rural Beauty Spot for the month of July.

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