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Transformation of Bountiful Place is heartwarming journey

Tommy and Rosemary Morgeson help to hang sheetrock at the facility.The transformation to make the Bountiful Place into a haven for area children has been a heartwarming journey of human kindness and faithfulness that has moved many in the local community.

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Christmas Express Breakfast Saturday

There are still tickets available for the Christmas Express Breakfast Around the Square for Saturday, December 14. There are two time slots at 9 and 10 a.m. for area children to participate.

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Christmas parade Saturday, holiday activities planned

The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas parade will travel the streets of Mount Vernon at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7.

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State Park sponsors Christmas in the Park

The eighth annual Christmas in the Park event at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park will be on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Christmas decoration

City employees work to hang Christmas banners on Main St.It is gradually beginning to look like Christmas around downtown Mount Vernon.

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Animal shelter building

A new 14 x 24 building has been placed at the City’s animal shelter.A new 14 x 24 building has been placed at the City’s animal shelter. The new space is climate controlled, and has hot water and a dishwasher.

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Ladies Night Out event tonight

A Ladies Night Out shopping event is tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will be centered around downtown Mount Vernon with local businesses staying open late.

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4-H Club wins top prize at annual Christmas parade

The Franklin County 4-H float was named as best overall in The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas Parade’s contestThe Franklin County 4-H float was named as best overall in The Coldwell Banker - Lakehaven Realty Lighted Christmas Parade’s contest on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Medical benefit

Karrie and Chris DeLoach were joined by Haley Marrs, and Heath, Hallie and Dawson Hicks during a benefit fund raiser for Zach DonaldsonKarrie and Chris DeLoach were joined by Haley Marrs, and Heath, Hallie and Dawson Hicks during a benefit fund raiser for Zach Donaldson Saturday, November 23.

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