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Second Saturdays begin this week

Second Saturday on the Square kicks off it’s 2019 season from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 11 on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza.

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National Day of Prayer

Mike Schutt was the guest speaker at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.Mike Schutt was the guest speaker at the local observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.

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Legion donates to Handicapable

American Legion Post 243 Commander Bill Germann presents donations to Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston.American Legion Post 243 Commander Bill Germann presents donations to Handicapable Rodeo representatives Dale and Barbara Crowston.

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Paint Our Town

More than 40 people gathered in the 600 block of Leftwich to take part in the annual Paint Our Town Project on Saturday, May 4.More than 40 people gathered in the 600 block of Leftwich to take part in the annual Paint Our Town Project on Saturday, May 4.

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International Food Festival

Jason Ross accepts a Reuben sandwich from a German cuisine booth during the International Food FestivalJason Ross accepts a Reuben sandwich from a German cuisine booth during the International Food Festival on Saturday, April 27, on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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Retired flag collection box moved

The collection box for retired federal, state and military flags has been moved from in from of the City of Mount Vernon Office to outside Alliance Bank due to the sidewalk improvements. For more details, see the May 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Paint Our Town this weekend

Three houses will get a facelift this weekend as part of the annual Paint Our Town project. There will be teams working on Live Oak, Leftwich, and Hwy. 67 East.

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Applications sought for 2020 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2020.

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Kid fish

Tori Godfrey and her children, Kami, Kendal and Lexi, work at making that big catch at the annual Kid Fish eventTori Godfrey and her children, Kami, Kendal and Lexi, work at making that big catch at the annual Kid Fish event Saturday, April 27, at the Jordan’s Blueberry Farm.

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