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Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheon

Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheonThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer  will be Tommy Nelson, Senior Pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton, Tex.
The event has been scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Calling all cancer survivors for Relay for Life event Friday, May 15

Organizers for the local Relay for Life event are searching for cancer survivors who live in Franklin County. Cancer survivors will be honored during the event set to being at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

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Space still available in Sunday Hula workshop

Space is still available for students in the “Hula Workshop” with “The Ukulele Lady” Michele Kiba Sunday, May 3 at the Cultural Arts Center in Mount Vernon.

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Chili with that dog?

Chili with that dog?Shannon Oliver spoons chili onto Norm Horn’s hot dog while Denise and Ted Moulton await their turn to spice up their lunch. Good weather prevailed for the annual First National Bank picnic with more than 500 people in attendance.This year, 864 hot dogs, 730 apple pies, and 625 drinks were served. For more information, see the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald.

May concert features flutist Dr. James Scott

Nationally known flutist Dr. James Scott will be the featured artist in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3. The concert of music for flute, piano and strings will be presented in The Music Hall, and is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Music Association. For more information, see the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Key Club makes donation

Key Club makes donationSeveral Mount Vernon Key Club members and associate members presented a $5,575.43 check to John Case, center, on behalf of the Franklin County Community Food Bank on Monday, April 27. The money was raised at the Key Club’s annual Bake-off event at Cypress SpringFest.

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Fairview Cemetery Homecoming is May 3

The annual Memorial Homecoming of the Fairview Cemetery will be Saturday, May 3 at the Fairview Church. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with board president Murray Collins presiding over a business meeting.

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Importance of trees touted at Arbor Day celebration

Importance of trees touted at Arbor Day celebrationMembers of Cub Scout Pack 271 work to plant a tree during the Arbor Day celebration. More than 80 people gathered at Little Creek Park’s Jackson St. pavilion for the celebration of Arbor Day Friday, April 24.

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Revelda Musical featured band for Cinco de Mayo

Revelda Musical featured band for Cinco de Mayo Revelda Musical band will be the featured entertainment at this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 3. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. See the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.