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Jones headed to Lindenwood - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – Blake Jones will continue his baseball career at Belleville's Lindenwood University next season. The Mt. Vernon senior committed to the college Tuesday morning. “The campus is still growing, and everything is so new because they've only ...
Rams place 2nd in relays - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – The Rams track and field team placed second in the Ram Relays on Tuesday. Mt. Vernon finished with 139 points. Marion won the relay meet with 185 points. Centralia was third with 104, and Salem placed fourth with 93 points. Mt. Vernon won ...
Mt. Vernon shuts down Carbondale - Mt. Vernon Register-News
CARBONDALE – Mt. Vernon's baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory in Carbondale on Tuesday. Mt. Vernon won the South Seven Conference matchup 7-0. Blake Jones was the winning pitcher. He threw six inning and walked two batters.
High school football star accused of rape on recruiting trip to Massachusetts college - Mt. Vernon Register-News
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – A high school football player on a weekend recruiting trip to Merrimack College in Massachusetts has been accused of raping a female student after a chance meeting on the campus quad. Jamad Thomas, 18, of East Orange, New Jersey ...
Oklahoma health clinic closures will affect rural poor - Mt. Vernon Register-News
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thousands of rural Oklahomans will have to drive further for medical care including vaccinations, help with family planning and basic checkups. The state Health Department is closing five clinics — in Drumright, Lindsay, Buffalo, Beggs ...
The magic of Popcorn Pete - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Parents and kids flocked to the 51 st Annual Popcorn Pete Children's Variety Show Friday and Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Township High School auditorium. Before and after the show, Popcorn Pete, Doc McStuffins, and other characters signed autographs and ...
City hears sewer complaint - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — A resident of Mannen Street contends a sewer issue in his yard is a city issue. Martin Karch said he believes the city is dumping raw sewage on his property and it should fix the problem. "It's not fair to residents to have to file an ...
Summersville carnival - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Charlie Shupe, 8, center left, enjoys his time in the “Wildcats County Jail House” Saturday during the Chicken Pie Dinner and Carnival presented by the Summersville Grade School Parent Teacher Organization. The event serves as a major annual fundraiser ...
How not to pursue the American Dream - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Call me unpatriotic, but whenever I hear people prating about the "American Dream," it sets my teeth on edge. The thing about dreams, see, is that they're imaginary. A figment of your imagination. So you have a dream. Good for you. I had a dream, too.
D-80 approves new contract - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — A new three-year contract has been formally approved for District 80 classified employees. The agreement calls for a 2 percent salary hike the first two years of the contract, then a 1.75 percent increase the third year. In addition, the ...
Day of Prayer this week - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON —Residents are welcome to participate in the 65 th Annual National Day of Prayer which will be held Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on the east side of the Mt. Vernon Courthouse. “This is an opportunity for the community to come out together to ...
Sports Brief: Carbondale sweeps Rams tennis - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Mt. Vernon's boys tennis team lost 9-0 against Carbondale on Monday. Javi Ribera lost his No. 1 singles match 6-4, 6-0. Will Walton was defeated at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-1. Simon Lisner lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Javier Barocio lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 ...
DuQuoin blanks Rams - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – The Rams offense couldn't break through against DuQuoin's Braden Lee in a 1-0 loss Monday afternoon. “(It was a) very tough day for the offense,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “Credit their guy, (he) changed speeds, but he's not ...
New findings underscore downside to spanking children - Mt. Vernon Register-News
AUSTIN — Robert Hudson, principal and superintendent of the only school in the Westphalia, Texas Independent School District, hasn't paddled a student at all this year. “That’s not to say I won’t," said Hudson, whose school educates 156 children ...
Ray Charles' daughter travels the country in Christian ministry - Mt. Vernon Register-News
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Sheila Raye Charles, the daughter of singer-songwriter Ray Charles, is currently touring the country on her 'Raye of Hope for Recovery Crusade.' Charles travels both nationally and internationally in an initiative to address and ...