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Pam Schehl/News he Mount Vernon Lions Club on Tuesday celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International with a concert by Cornerstone Gospel. MV Lions charter member Joe Gutridge, in front, is shown here with the trio. From left, group leader, tenor Mel Meloy; lead singer, baritone Don Barrett; and bass singer Larry Leach.

Lions celebrate a century

Lions Clubs International is celebrating 100 years of service, and on Tuesday the Mount Vernon Lions Club observed the century anniversary with a concert by the Cornerstone Gospel trio.

As part of the largest service organization in the world, the Mount Vernon club provides glasses for the blind and visually impaired, assists with preschool vision screenings, helps diabetic patients with vision difficulties and fields a Relay for Life team.

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June 28, 2017

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Joshua Morrison/News Felled trees are stacked near the Knox County Airport fencing on Airport Road. A 100-foot perimeter around the fencing is being cleared of trees with “good” timber sold as part of the contract. Neighbors are questioning some of the methods and judgements of which trees are to be removed and how it will affect noise in the neighborhood.

Airport clears trees

Workers for K&A Professional Wood Services of Mansfield have begun clearing the wood and brush from along the new fence surrounding the Knox County Airport.

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June 27, 2017

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Farmer still fighting over Bladensburg

Brian Farmer’s efforts to block the East Knox school board’s transfer of the Bladensburg property to the Bladensburg Community Heritage Foundation continue despite previous court rulings denying his civil suit against the district.

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June 26, 2017

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