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Preparations needed for cooks for up-coming events

With several outdoor events with food vendors and/or bake sales going on, the City of Mount Vernon reminds those folks to prepare ahead of time to have a successful and enjoyable event.

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Replacing sidewalks

Workers with Texarkana Concrete Construction have removed the existing sidewalks on the downtown plaza and are preparing the area for a new concrete pour.Workers with Texarkana Concrete Construction have removed the existing sidewalks on the downtown plaza and are preparing the area for a new concrete pour.

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EDC hearing on grant tonight

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will conduct a public hearing on a request for $5,300 in business assistance grant funding for Sweet Home Texas Eatery at its monthly meeting Thursday, April 8.

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County, city Spring clean-up efforts begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts will begin countywide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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Easter in the Park

Egg hunters race toward eggs at Little Creek ParkEgg hunters race toward eggs at Little Creek Park on Saturday, April 3. The Community Events Committee set up six different hunts for various age groups with 10,000 pre-stuffed plastic eggs.

Smoked hams

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Scott Ragsdale loads a ham into Steve Slaton’s pickup Saturday, April 3.Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Scott Ragsdale loads a ham into Steve Slaton’s pickup Saturday, April 3.

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TICO Crossfit wins Chamber’s hog hunt

 TICO Crossfit team won first place. The team turned in 19 hogs from hunters Martin McCormick, Dustin Cook, Benny Blaser and Brian Heart. Eight teams entered the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s hog hunt and the TICO Crossfit team won first place.

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Easter bunny

J.W. and J.T. Phillips were not very happy about getting their picture taken with the Easter Bunny , but their cousin, Ethan White is all smiles.J.W. and J.T. Phillips were not very happy about getting their picture taken with the Easter Bunny , but their cousin, Ethan White is all smiles. The Easter in the Park event attracted several hundred children eager for eggs.

Fire Department Easter hams pick up Saturday

Smoked hams from volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be available for pick up Saturday, April 3 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Fire Station on Hwy. 37.

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