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Area butter producer earns three national awards

Dairy Farmers of America’s local manufacturing plant gained national recognition at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product contest with a first-place award for its unsalted butter, and second and third place honors for salted and whipped butters, respectively.

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National Night Out set Tuesday, hamburger cook-off planned

A National Night Out event has been set from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 at the pavilion at Little Creek Park.

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Meredith filming interviews to preserve memories

Ray Loyd Johnson, Michael MeredithTiger Tales is a new film project for Michael and Amit Meredith, and they were in town last weekend filming in an attempt to preserve Mount Vernon history.

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Home program bids sought, applications still accepted

Two HOME program sites are beginning the bid process, with one for demolition and reconstruction, and the other home in the City of Mount Vernon’s “The Village” historic district will be rehabilitated.

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CountryFest booth space deadlineFriday

Local area vendors and nonprofit organizations who wish to avoid a late fee for a booth location at the 2018 CountryFest have until Friday, September 28 to complete their registration form and make full payment.

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Prayer, praise on the Square Sunday

A special call to prayer has been issued to all community members for 6 p.m. Sunday, September 30 on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon for Prayer on the Square.

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VanDeaver’s “Listening Tour” at high school next Thursday

Mount Vernon High School’s Lecture Hall will be a stop on State Representative Gary VanDeaver “Fall Listening Tour” on Thursday, September 27.

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Registration deadlines for booths, car show, loom

The absolute deadline to reserve booth space at the 44th annual CountryFest celebration is Wednesday, October 3.

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First responders to compete in Build a Better Burger contest

First responders will battle for bragging rights in the “Build a Better Burger” cooking contest set for Tuesday, October 2, at pavilion at Little Creek Park for a National Night Out event.

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