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Sellers to speak at genealogy meeting

John Sellers will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society at 7 p.m. Monday, September 15.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Entries being sought for Hay Show Oct. 4

Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show scheduled for Saturday, October 4.  Entries for the show are $10 each.

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Where on the Square exhibit photos sought

Photos and other artwork of the courthouse and Mount Vernon square area taken and/or created at various times by locals are needed for an exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Boys to sign up for Cub Scouts tonight

The annual Cub Scout Rally to sign up new members has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium.

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Auto show’s 17th year planned

The 17th Annual Mount Vernon CountryFest Car, Truck and Bike Show has been set for Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. south of the plaza in the fountain parking area.

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Mild temperatures grace Franklin County

With the historic highs for August days each being above 100°, and this year’s temperatures being mild, not a single record high was broken during August 2014, making Franklin County a pleasant place to be.

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Second Saturday is this weekend

The Second Saturday event sponsored by the Main Street Alliance will be this weekend, September 13. The event will team up with the First National Bank’s Fall Picnic to produce larger than normal crowds.

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Tinsleys celebrate 60th anniversary

Jerry and Linda Tinsley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 16 with a family dinner at the Celebration Restaurant in Dallas. For more information about the Tinsleys, see the August 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.