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Easterling to be featured speaker

Genealogy researcher Don Easterling will be the featured speaker for the next meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Monday, June 17. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Genealogy Library

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Cypress Cemetery Day June 16

The Cypress Cemetery Memorial Day will be Sunday, June 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Don Hightower. For more information, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Borden, Klump win Rockhill door prizes

Lisa KlumpBetty Ruth BordenLisa Klump and Betty Ruth Borden were the winners of door prizes at the annual Rockhill Homecoming and Cemetery Association meeting Saturday, May 18. Mrs. Borden won

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Juneteenth event planned

A Juneteenth Parade and Celebration has been set for Saturday, June 15 in downtown Mount Vernon. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade. Immediately following the parade,

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“Bubble Day” Friday

The seventh annual “Bubble Day” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library, is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7 on the downtown plaza.

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Library provides petting zoo Thursday, music Monday

A petting zoo will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 13 on the square. The library is joining with the Mount Vernon Music organization for a Summer Children’s Concertat 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17

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Pine Hill Memorial Day Set Sunday, June 9

Memorial Day at the Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church is set for Sunday, June 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  A pot-luck lunch will be served at noon. The community is welcome to attend. Pine Hill is located off FM 3019 on CR 2381 in Hopkins County.

Library plans technology day

The Franklin County Library will be hosts for a Technology Day on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class, which is free to the public, will cover topics including Dropbox, Google drive, and Microsoft Skydrive.

Fort Sherman 175th anniversary celebration Saturday

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park and Titus County Historical Preservation Society will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fort Sherman, on Saturday, June 8.  Activities start at 9 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.