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Schutt is National Day of Prayer speaker

Mike SchuttMike Schutt will be the guest speaker at the 2019 National Day of Prayer observance in Franklin County. This year’s free event will be a community breakfast.

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Easter in the Park

Three year-old Ella Asay gives the Easter Bunny a high-five at the annual Easter in the ParkThree year-old Ella Asay gives the Easter Bunny a high-five at the annual Easter in the Park event Saturday, April 20 at Little Creek Park.

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Great weather boosts ridership in annual Tour de Cypress rides

Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.Gary Givney and Austin Sparks, members of the local riding group Roadside Mafia, lead the pack at the start of the 15th annual Tour de Cypress 100K ride.

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Diane Newsom honored with Masonic award

Diane Newsom was recently honored with the Community Builder Award from the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge.Diane Newsom was recently honored with the Community Builder Award from the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge. This is the highest award the local lodge can bestow upon a community member.

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Paint Our Town project planned for Saturday, May 4

The annual Paint Our Town event has been set for Saturday, May 4. The project is smaller than in previous years, with only three homes being included.

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Smoking hams

Members of  the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department load hams onto a trailer to await pick up.Members of  the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department load hams onto a trailer to await pick up. The organization cooked 450 hams Friday night.

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Customer appreciation

Karen Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation dayKaren Walker hands over a door prize to Charles Riley during the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation day on Saturday, April 13.

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Plaza planting for Arbor Day Friday

Arbor Day will be celebrated with a ceremony set for 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 on the downtown plaza. Everyone is invited to join the event.

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Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 27-29

With the potential for severe weather approaching this Spring, Texans are reminded they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which occurs April 27-29.

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