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More than $24,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

James Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinnerJames Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinner. The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $24,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 2.

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Hearing for funding for splash pad next week

Whether or not the county, city and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will join together to support construction and operation of a splash pad at Little Creek Park could hinge on the community support shown at public hearings and action planed on the proposed project at meetings this month.

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Local program needs volunteers to serve

The Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Franklin, Hopkins, and Delta counties to advocate for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Statewide award recognizes Emporium’s renovation

Amy and Jeff Briscoe display their award inside the  showroom at Briscoe’s Emplorium on Lower Main.Briscoe’s Emporium on Lower Main was recognized for having the Best Renovation / Rehabilitation / Restoration from among 119 entries in cities of 50,000 and under population by the Texas Downtown Association.

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Community trick-or-treat

Avery, Quinn, and Ayden Payne and Aubree Evans were all dressed up and ready to collect candy from businesses set up around the gym at the First Baptist Church.Avery, Quinn, and Ayden Payne and Aubree Evans were all dressed up and ready to collect candy from businesses set up around the gym at the First Baptist Church.

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Serving up stew

Volunteers Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, and Chuck Armstrong dish up stew in quart jars for people who pre-ordered some of the award winning stewVolunteers Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, and Chuck Armstrong dish up stew in quart jars for people who pre-ordered some of the award winning stew on the square Monday, October 28.

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Rogers is guest speaker for Rotary Scholarship dinner

James RogersThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s annual scholarship dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 2 with James Rogers as the keynote speaker.

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Progress steady at Bountiful Place project

Larry Newby discusses the progress made at the Bountiful Place renovation project over the past few weeks.Larry Newby discusses the progress made at the Bountiful Place renovation project over the past few weeks.

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Property appraisals have begun for 2020

The Franklin County Appraisal District has begun on-site property inspections for the 2020 appraisal year. Appraisers will always be in vehicles that are clearly marked with magnetic signs.

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