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Angel Trees going up, application deadline looms

The Christmas for All Angel Trees are going up this week all around the community to aid families,

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Thanksgiving food baskets

Members of the Lowe’s RDC team distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyMembers of the Lowe’s RDC team distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Friday, November 16.

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Collections, sign-ups begin for Christmas food baskets

The organizing and collecting of nonperishable food items for the 2018 Christmas for All Food Baskets will continue through the first week in December.

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Library re-opening

Tom Wilkinson performs a ribbon cutting during the ceremonial re-opening of Wilkinson Texana Library at the Old Firestation MuseumTom Wilkinson performs a ribbon cutting during the ceremonial re-opening of Wilkinson Texana Library at the Old Firestation Museum Saturday, November 10.

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Ladies shopping event Saturday

A Ladies Day Out shopping experience will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 10 with proceeds from booth rentals to be donated to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter.

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A public shooter in the making seminar Saturday

A free training course entitled “A Public Shooter in the Making” will be open to the public at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Mount Vernon ISD auditorium.

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Authors, ribbon cutting to reopen Texana library

A grand reopening celebration is planned for the Wilkinson Texana Library at the Old Firestation Museum Saturday, November 10, with a ribbon cutting, reception and six authors, whose works are in the library, speaking about their books and engaging with attendees.

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Disc golf support requested, Ostertag resigns board

A request for help in funding the locally held World Amateur Disc Golf Championship tournament was heard, and the resignation of Shannon Ostertag from the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s board was accepted at the organization’s monthly meeting November 8.

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More than $31,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

Jessica Velazquez speaks at the Rotary Scholarship Gala, Saturday, November 3, as Rotary President Marie Latortue looks on.Jessica Velazquez speaks at the Rotary Scholarship Gala, Saturday, Nov. 3, as Rotary President Marie Latortue looks on. The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $31,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 3.

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