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Get free Redbud trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Texas who joins the Foundation in February 2016 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees

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Kid’s fishing day at Bob Sandlin set

The 27th annual Kid’s Fish Day has been set for Saturday, January 30 at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The second session will be from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, see the January 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Citizens urged to continue efforts toward justice for all

Speakers and choir members lift their hands and clap during the MLK Day celebration.Rev. Patrick Loyd from the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburg urged attendees to continue the “good fight” started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1950s and 1960s during

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Community Bingo at Mission Manor

David Rhodes, the new administrator at  Mission Manor Healthcare Residence  (MMHR), is making some changes to the activities at the residence. Beginning this month, Mission Manor

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Democratic Party to meet Thursday

The Franklin County Democratic Party will meet Thursday, January 21, at 6 p.m. in the 3 Brothers Mexican Grille for a strategy session on the upcoming General Primary Election.

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Mullins to celebrate 50 years together

John “Tommy” and Martha Jane (Lunsford) MullinsJohn “Tommy” and Martha Jane (Lunsford) Mullins will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 30 in the Walnut Room

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Social media classes

Tammy Hendricksmeyer leads a class on social media at the Cultural Arts Center.Tammy Hendricksmeyer leads a class on social media at the Cultural Arts Center. A total of 14 students took advantage of the first class. The classes are each Saturday through Januray 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per class.

Alamo Mission elects officers

Mary Lou LargentMary Lou Largent was named Alamo Woman of the Year, and officers for 2016 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Friday, January 15

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged

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