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Smoking hams

Members of  the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department load hams onto a trailer to await pick up.Members of  the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department load hams onto a trailer to await pick up. The organization cooked 450 hams Friday night.

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Plaza planting for Arbor Day Friday

Arbor Day will be celebrated with a ceremony set for 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 on the downtown plaza. Everyone is invited to join the event.

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Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 27-29

With the potential for severe weather approaching this Spring, Texans are reminded they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which occurs April 27-29.

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Great weather boosts ridership in annual Tour de Cypress rides

Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.

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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 20 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Fire Station on Hwy. 37.

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Paint Our Town project planned for Saturday, May 4

The annual Paint Our Town event has been set for Saturday, May 4. The project is smaller than in previous years, with only three homes being included.

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Annual Key Club Bake-off set at the First Baptist Church

The 16th annual Spring Bake-Off and Auction, sponsored by the Key Club, will be Saturday, April 20 at the Community Room at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Customer appreciation

Karen Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation dayKaren Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation day on Saturday, April 13.

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Fifteenth annual Tour de Cypress will be pedaling through county Saturday

Approximately 180 people have preregistered for the 15th annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 20.

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