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North Franklin plans fish fry May 24

Members of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosts for a fish fry on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Fried catfish with all the trimmings will be served for a donation.

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Barton-Banks reunion conducted

The Barton and Banks families gathered at the Hagansport Community Center on Sunday, April 20 for their annual reunion.

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Friendship Cemetery meeting planned

The annual meeting of the Friendship Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the cemetery. Everyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to attend. See the May 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Stuffed animal sleep over at the county library

A stuffed animal sleep over has been planned at the Franklin County Library for Monday, May 19. “All stuffed animals, dolls, and action figures are welcome to attend,” Director of Library Services Lisa Lawrence said.

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Fairview homecoming well attended

They were able to see a steeple that was installed on the building recently.Approximately 60 people attended the annual homecoming service at Fairview Cemetery on Sunday, May 4.They were able to see a steeple that was installed on the building recently.

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Society plans note burning, program

Members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society will have a note burning celebration on Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in front of their building at 110 E. Main St. followed by a reception to honor Kirleen and Calvin Heitt.

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Ragball organizers gear up for tourney

Local organizers are gearing up for the Creek of Dreams Ragball Tournament to help fund improvements at Little Creek Park. All tournament games will be at the park Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. See the May 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May. 15 at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged to attend the event to share information and learn ways to deal with Alzheimers. For more information, call Gary Nelson at 903-431-5508.

Franklin County behind on rainfall accumulation

Franklin County continues to be well below the norm for rainfall in 2014. During April, the county received 4.34 inches of rain, which brought the year-to-date total to 9.64 inches.

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