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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, November 21 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Veterans Day salute at Genealogy on Monday

The Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on November 21, 2016, at the research library at 110 E. Main Street in Mount Vernon.

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Breading technicians

Gil Phetteplace and Clay Huizinga coat catfish with breading mix in preparation for frying.Gil Phetteplace and Clay Huizinga coat catfish with breading mix in preparation for frying. Approximately 300 people attended the fish fry and Fall carnival organized by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department in Hagansport on Saturday, November 5.

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Community wide Thanksgiving event set

A Community Wide Thanksgiving Worship event will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 on the downtown plaza.

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Angel Tree application deadline Friday

The Angel Gift portion of the Christmas for All project application deadline is Friday. Interviews are being conducted to help complete applications, which are only available at the interview site in the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church.

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Thanksgiving dinner at Legion Friday

Members of  the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary for Post 243 will be hosts for a community Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 18 at the post hall on CR SE4265, south off FM 21.

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First deer

Jerrilyn Hammond shot her first big buck in White Oak Creek bottom on October 30, 2016. Jerrilyn Hammond shot her first big buck in White Oak Creek bottom on October 30, 2016. She shot the eight point buck with a 16 1/2” spread from a distance of 100 yards with a 222 rifle.

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Historical meeting

Members of the Franklin County Historical Association gathered for their bi-monthly meetingMembers of the Franklin County Historical Association gathered for their bi-monthly meeting at the Masonic Lodge on Monday, November 7. After a potluck meal, historical researcher and genealogist Carol Taylor of Greenville presented a program titled “Soldiers of the Soil.”

Call to avoid delays in blood donation

Area residents are asked to help save lives by giving blood. Time slots are now being reserved for the Carter BloodCare blood drive at the church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 12.

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