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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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FCHA welcomes McPherson to board

The Franklin County Historical Association welcomed the election of Beverly McPherson to the organization’s board of directors for 2016, during the annual membership meeting

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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.