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Community rallies to remodel Bountiful Place

Shannon Ostertage speaks to a group of about 75 local contractors and volunteers who came together for a meeting Monday, July 22 to devise a plan to get the Bountiful Place up and running.Shannon Ostertage speaks to a group of about 75 local contractors and volunteers who came together for a meeting Monday, July 22 to devise a plan to get the Bountiful Place up and running.

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Lake Cypress Springs is a crown jewel for local area

Boaters enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Cypress Springs on a hot summer afternoon.  Lake Cypress Springs is a crown jewel of Franklin County and is one of the many reasons Mount Vernon is more than just a dot on the map.

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Masonic 70 year award

Wayne Pierce, center, receives the 70 year Masonic service award pin from Eddie Turner during a ceremony at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 Saturday, July 13.Wayne Pierce, center, receives the 70 year Masonic service award pin from Eddie Turner during a ceremony at the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 Saturday, July 13.

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New murals

Adam Davenport, along with his partner, Norma Jean Maloney, from Taylor, Tex. paint on the sides of the old Watermelon Mills building in downtown Mount Vernon.Adam Davenport, along with his partner, Norma Jean Maloney, from Taylor, Tex. paint on the sides of the old Watermelon Mills building in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Science of spin

Valerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricksValerie Oliver creates a butterfly shape while performing yo-yo tricks during a Summer Enrichment Program called the Science of Spin.

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Main Street looks to future events

Mount Vernon’s Main Street alliance is planning the Mount Vernon  Food & Wine Festival this fall and agreed to work in conjunction with the Community Events Committee in conducting a “Cruise Mount Vernon” event next Spring at their July 15 meeting.

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AROO4U to hop into town Friday

AROO4U will hop into town this week as part of the Summer Enrichment program provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church gym.

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Feeding first responders

Chef Enam Chowdhury and the staff at the Chophouse on Bankhead honored Franklin County first responders for their service to the community.Chef Enam Chowdhury and the staff at the Chophouse on Bankhead honored Franklin County first responders for their service to the community. They provided a hamburger lunch Friday, July 12, at the downtown restaurant.

Library fun

Older brother Caden keeps watch as Beau,  sister, Maddie, and her friend Clair Goodman create pictures.Beau Wilhite, center, joins the fun and tries to color with chalk on the sidewalk and wall outside the Franklin County Library on Tuesday, July 2.

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