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Free dictionaries

Members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and Rotary Interact distributed English and English - Spanish dictionaries to every third grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary School. Members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and Rotary Interact distributed English and English - Spanish dictionaries to every third grade student at Mount Vernon Elementary School. The group also distributed dictionaries to third graders at Saltillo ISD.

Practice winter safety, energy saving during winter months

The AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) service area could experience the impact of snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain and extremely cold temperatures during January and February, making energy-saving tips and a home emergency kit a good idea during winter weather.

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Genealogy meeting set

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, January 20 at the research center on Main Street. The program will include a show and tell session. Members and guests are urged to bring family heirlooms or pictures.

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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. on Tuesday, January 21 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. Caregivers,

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Ministering Our Military to meet

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) Support group will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 16 at the Hot Link Palace, 502 N Jefferson Ave., Mount Pleasant. For more details about this group, see the January 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lions Club charter banquet set

The newly formed Mount Vernon Lions Club will celebrate its establishment with a Charter Banquet. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 at the First United Methodist Church’s Jennings Hall.

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It’s cookie time!

It’s time for Girl Scout cookies. New this year, girl scouts will have cookies in hand instead of taking orders and delivering their product later. The local troop will receive their cookies next Tuesday. For more details, see the January 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Industrial Foundation

Members of the Franklin County Industrial FoundationMembers of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation gathered for the annual meeting on Friday, January 10. The group listened to a presentation by Tammy Sims of TxDOT as part of their meeting.

Dancing fun

Several couples take advantage of the lively musicSeveral couples take advantage of the lively music provided by the band Roger, The Boss Man and Friends at the Denim and Dancing event at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, January 4. The event raised $1,210 for the Franklin County Special Olympics