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  • From left to right, Marcia Tidyman and Wayne Spray talk with Earth Day visitors Taryn Boyd and Juliet Boyd. Spray, a first-time Earth Day vendor, is a participant in the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. style=

    Earth Day Festival draws enthusiastic crowd

    From left to right, Marcia Tidyman and Wayne Spray talk with Earth Day visitors Taryn Boyd and Juliet Boyd. Spray, a first-time Earth Day vendor, is a participant in the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner)

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  • Winnie Hinson of Howard gives her pigs a drink from a water bottle at the petting zoo at the Earth Day Festival. style=

    Earth Day Festival draws enthusiastic crowd

    Winnie Hinson of Howard gives her pigs a drink from a water bottle at the petting zoo at the Earth Day Festival. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner)

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  • 4-year-old Aiden Hurlburt, at right, is shown how to shoot a bow and arrow at Saturday’s Pheasants Forever Field Day while others try their hand taking aim at targets. Bow shooting was just one of the many outdoor activities available for youth Saturday. style=

    Children discover outdoor fun

    4-year-old Aiden Hurlburt, at right, is shown how to shoot a bow and arrow at Saturday’s Pheasants Forever Field Day while others try their hand taking aim at targets. Bow shooting was just one of the many outdoor activities available for youth Saturday. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • It was Go Fly a Kite day Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the Centerburg Joint Recreation District, at the John and Judy McDavid farm northwest of Centerburg. Only there was not much kite flying as the wind didn’t cooperate. Six-year-old Tommy Weaver had to pull his kite for it to fly just a little. Several other young kite flyers had the same problem. Tommy was there with his dad, William. They live in Mount Vernon. style=

    Go fly a kite

    It was Go Fly a Kite day Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the Centerburg Joint Recreation District, at the John and Judy McDavid farm northwest of Centerburg. Only there was not much kite flying as the wind didn’t cooperate. Six-year-old Tommy Weaver had to pull his kite for it to fly just a little. Several other young kite flyers had the same problem. Tommy was there with his dad, William. They live in Mount Vernon. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Sports champions Kim, left, and Corwin Anthony of Athletes in Action spoke to area teens Sunday at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. style=

    Athletes inspire local teens

    Sports champions Kim, left, and Corwin Anthony of Athletes in Action spoke to area teens Sunday at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Local runner Todd Hawkins approaches the finish line at the annual Earth Day Half-Marathon in Gambier on Sunday. Hawkins, 31, finished first with a time of 1:13:53. Top runners can be found on the Scoreboard on Page 8. style=

    Earth Day winner

    Local runner Todd Hawkins approaches the finish line at the annual Earth Day Half-Marathon in Gambier on Sunday. Hawkins, 31, finished first with a time of 1:13:53. Top runners can be found on the Scoreboard on Page 8. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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  • The referee raises the arm of middleweight MMA fighter Ian Lashley following his first-round victory over Garrett Sheppard in Saturday’s Extreme Adrenaline Championships IV at Fredericktown. style=

    Local fighters dominate MMA event

    The referee raises the arm of middleweight MMA fighter Ian Lashley following his first-round victory over Garrett Sheppard in Saturday’s Extreme Adrenaline Championships IV at Fredericktown. (Photo by Joshua Morrison)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Jason Rine, left, battles with fellow Mount Vernon native Chris Burdulis in their bout at EAC IV in Fredericktown. Burdulis won the bout in the second round.  style=

    Local fighters dominate MMA event

    Mount Vernon’s Jason Rine, left, battles with fellow Mount Vernon native Chris Burdulis in their bout at EAC IV in Fredericktown. Burdulis won the bout in the second round. (Photo by Joshua Morrison)

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  • Ian Lashley, right, tries to avoid a punch thrown by Garrett Sheppard during their middleweight MMA bout at Extreme Adrenaline Championships IV in Fredericktown on Saturday. Lashley went on to win in the first round. style=

    Local fighters dominate MMA event

    Ian Lashley, right, tries to avoid a punch thrown by Garrett Sheppard during their middleweight MMA bout at Extreme Adrenaline Championships IV in Fredericktown on Saturday. Lashley went on to win in the first round. (Photo by Joshua Morrison)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) is congratulated by teammates Jake Scott (13) and Aaron Nixon (3) after scoring the final point in the second set of Saturday’s match against Walsh Jesuit. The Jackets won the set but lost the match, 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-13. style=

    Jackets swept by Davidson, Walsh

    Mount Vernon’s Alex Robinson (9) is congratulated by teammates Jake Scott (13) and Aaron Nixon (3) after scoring the final point in the second set of Saturday’s match against Walsh Jesuit. The Jackets won the set but lost the match, 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-13. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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