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Participant, volunteer sign up underway

The date for the annual Handicapable Rodeo in Franklin County has been set for Friday, Sept. 20. Local families with special needs children or adults who are not active

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Scout rally Tuesday, September 10

The annual School Night Rally to sign-up new recruits for Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout dens has been set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium. For more information about the Scouts, see the Sept. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Blood drive September 5

Mission Manor Nursing Home will be hosts for a Carter Blood Care blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the nursing home at 500 Yates St. The community is encouraged to come and donate blood.

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Twelve branches combine for multi-family reunion

Twelve family branches will join together for a multi-family reunion at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. The reunion is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m followed by an 80th birthday reception for Martha Hare from 2-4 p.m.

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Historical Association dinner meeting Monday, September, 2

The Franklin County Historical Association’s bi-monthly meeting will be Monday, September 2, Labor Day, at the Hagansport Community Center on Hwy. 37.

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Marcy’s opens its door for Italian cuisine

Marcy’s Italian Restaurant recently opened in Mount Vernon and brings to Franklin County residents a new cuisine variety to explore. The restaurant is located at 401 Texas Hwy. 37,

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Heritage recipes sought

Dig out your heritage recipes to share at the upcoming meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association on Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, at the Hagansport Community Center on Hwy. 37.

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Grief Support Group to meet for six weeks

A Cypress Basin Hospice Grief Support Group seminar entitled, Good Grief, will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon in Room 101

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Children’s choirs forming at First Baptist Church

Children’s choirs at the First Baptist Church are forming for the school year for youngsters ages three through the sixth grade. Registration is August 28 at 6 p.m. at the church,

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