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Thanksgiving food boxes

Volunteer Seth Letot places a box of food into a vehicle for a food bank client.Volunteer Seth Letot places a box of food into a vehicle for a food bank client. For the fourth year in a row, employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center donated food items to create 157 boxes to help local families with an extra donation for the Thanksgiving season.

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Anna Hood named Paul Harris Fellow

Anna Hood receives Paul Harris Fellow award  presented by Rotarian Neil ScottAnna Hood was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at its meeting Friday, November 22, and a special $500 contribution was made toward Bountiful Place restoration.

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Christmas For All gifts due next week

The deadline to return items from the Christmas for All “Gift Store” is next Friday, December 6, with Christmas Store shopping for Franklin County families the following week.

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State Park sponsors Christmas in the Park

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is having their eighth annual Christmas in the Park event on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Fall decorations

This giant turkey greets visitors to the property of Angie and Donald Haynes on FM 21.Creative residents around Franklin County have set up colorful fall and Thanksgiving scenes in their yards. This giant turkey greets visitors to the property of Angie and Donald Haynes on FM 21. 

Greer retirement announced, Cooper promoted

Ken GreerAlliance Bank announced last week that Ken Greer would be retiring at the end of 2019, and that Frankie Cooper has been promoted to Market President - Mount Vernon.

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Bountiful Place project making progress

A stop by the Bountiful Place renovation project last week found the trio of ring leaders, David Hall, Larry Newby, and Anna Hood, waiting for inspections to be conducted.A stop by the Bountiful Place renovation project last week found the trio of ring leaders, David Hall, Larry Newby, and Anna Hood, waiting for inspections to be conducted.

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Food basket collections continue

The annual Christmas for All food baskets collections are continuing.

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Christmas For All food basket collections continue

Non-perishable food items and donations continue to be collected to support the annual Christmas for All Food Baskets is underway.

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