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CountryFest celebrating 44th year all day Saturday

Key Club CountryFest in Mount VernonThe annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 44th year Saturday, October 13. Festivities begin at 6 a.m. with the setup for the stew cook-off. An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be from 7-10 a.m.

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Fall clean-ups begin Saturday

The Fall / fourth quarter clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week starting Saturday, October 13. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin a 13-day effort that day and continue Monday through Saturday, October 15-20.

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Clean-up, spruce-up urged before events

Guests are coming; so it’s time to clean-up and spruce-up the place!

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Tree trimming

A crew from Asplundh recently trimmed trees along Cottonbelt St. in Mount Vernon.A crew from Asplundh recently trimmed trees along Cottonbelt St. in Mount Vernon. There have been many orange trucks weaving their way through area streets trimming along the right of way for SWEPCO power lines.

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Annual celebration next week

The 44th annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October 13 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Trick-or-Treat at square planned

The annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square has been set for Tuesday, October 30. The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza.

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Listening Tour

State Representative Gary VanDeaver, at right, chuckles as he visits with City of Mount Vernon representatives Kathy Lovier, Tina Rose, and Teresia Wims.State Representative Gary VanDeaver, at right, chuckles as he visits with City of Mount Vernon representatives Kathy Lovier, Tina Rose, and Teresia Wims.

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

 The deadline to enter the 34th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 12. Thus far, six beef and 11 chicken entries have registered for the contest.

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Prayer on the Square

A community choir sang several selections from the Franklin County Courthouse steps as close to 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayerA community choir sang several selections from the Franklin County Courthouse steps as close to 250 people gathered on the downtown Mount Vernon square for prayer on Sunday, September 30.

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