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Show-and-Tell at genealogy meeting

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will have their annual “Show-and-Tell” program at their research library on Main Street at 7 p.m. Monday, January 18. Members and guests are each asked

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Museum board plans annual meeting

Construction continues at the Little Red Schoolhouse projectThe Alamo Mission Museum of Franklin County will conduct its annual membership meeting and potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, January 15 inside the ongoing Little Red Schoolhouse project.

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will have NewBee beginning beekeeper classes on Saturday mornings starting January 9, 2016. The classes will be for those interested

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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s First Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, January 16. The city is offering access to open-top dumpsters at its maintenance facility on Holbrook Street

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Timely disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights urged

With the holiday now behind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? The gifts have been removed from under the pine, the tree is swiftly losing its coat of green, and the needles

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Resolutions for a safe, scam-free new year

With the holidays coming to an end and a new year arriving, the Better Business Bureau has a few resolutions that can help you fight scammers, prevent identity theft, and find trustworthy businesses and charities in 2016. See the January 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for  a listing of ways to safe guard against scammers.

Percussion shoulder arms program Monday

A program on “Percussion Altered American Shoulder arms” will be presented at monthly meeting of the 1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans

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Nominations open through chamber for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards. Awards will be presented

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Phonographs, recordings to be subjects of historical meeting

Dustin Ellis, curator and cofounder of the Edison Phonograph Museum in Mount Pleasant will bring his knowledge and several samples of early sound recordings and players to the Franklin County Historical Association’s

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