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Strides for Blue

The Strides for Blue group with members of the Mount Pleasant Law Enforcement take a break at the rest stop east of Mount Vernon.The Strides for Blue group with members of the Mount Pleasant Law Enforcement take a break at the rest stop east of Mount Vernon.

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 36th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Thursday, October 8. Thus far, 13 teams have announced their intentions to cook.

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Mid America Pet Food named one of nation’s fastest growing companies

Mid America Pet Food, located on I-30 just east of Mount Vernon, has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the third time by Inc. magazine.

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Prayer on the Square

The band Worship 423 performs from a stage set up in the northeast corner of the square.The band Worship 423 performs from a stage set up in the northeast corner of the square.

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Prayer on the square planned Sept. 27

The sixth annual Prayer on the Square event has been set for 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 27 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Deadline for Miss Mount Vernon pageant looms

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant for the 52nd annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant is fast approaching. No contestants will be accepted after October 1.

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City hears of live-work issues in other cities from experts

Live-work ordinances are unique to the buildings in which they will be located, architect / planners Derrik and Jordan Godwin told Mount Vernon City Council members during their Monday, September 14.

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Blood drive at McDonald’s Thursday

The Carter BloodCare bus will be set up in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on Hwy. 37 from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24.

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Patriot Day meal

Jailer Stephen Andrew and Constable Brantin Carr have a discussion over lunch at the 5B Burger Company.Jailer Stephen Andrew and Constable Brantin Carr have a discussion over lunch at the 5B Burger Company. In honor of Patriot’s Day Friday, September 11,

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