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Search renewed for executive director, budget reviewed

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation is hoping for renewed interest in the organization’s executive director position, now that the federal paycheck protection program closed August 1.

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Bike Rodeo

Mount Vernon Police Lt. Leah Thomas inspects the helmet of Tiger Cub Scout Jackson StorckMount Vernon Police Lt. Leah Thomas inspects the helmet of Tiger Cub Scout Jackson Storck, age six, during the Eastern Lakes District bike rodeo Saturday, August 1 at Little Creek Park.

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Festival funds to be used to update sign, possible mural

Since the Food & Wine Festival days were canceled for 2020, budgeted funds are being proposed for use to update the Mount Vernon Main Street Board is considering updating its sign located on Hwy. 37,

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Training at Little Creek Park

Azael Mendez, at left, works with Marco Alcaraz to learn the basics of boxing.Azael Mendez, at left, works with Marco Alcaraz to learn the basics of boxing.

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Linda Hammond honored with Masonic award

Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Bill Travis presents the Community Builder Award to Linda Hammond.Masonic Lodge Worshipful Master Bill Travis presents the Community Builder Award to Linda Hammond.

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Boxing group utilizing Little Creek Park for work outs

A group of young people have been taking advantage of the open spaces at Little Creek Park to train in anticipation of competing in the Golden Gloves.A group of young people have been taking advantage of the open spaces at Little Creek Park to train in anticipation of competing in the Golden Gloves.

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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up is set to begin Saturday, July 25. It continues Monday through Saturday, July 27 to August 1.

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Fun at the lake

People enjoy some fun in the sun at Lake Cypress Springs on a recent afternoon.People enjoy some fun in the sun at Lake Cypress Springs on a recent afternoon. The readers of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald voted the lake as the Best Tourist Attraction in the 2020 Best of Franklin County contest.

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Food distribution planned Friday

The staff at Gary’s Termite and Pest Control will be distributing free boxes of non-perishable food to Franklin County citizens on Friday, July 24.

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