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JV Tigers beat Rivercrest 51-23

Mason Lowery dribbles toward the basket for the junior varsity Tigers.Mason Lowery dribbles toward the basket for the junior varsity Tigers. He scored eight points in the team’s victory over Rivercrest last week. See the January 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald, for more game information.

Disciple Now

More than 135 students participated in the 12th annual Disciple Now eventMore than 135 students participated in the 12th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. The evangelical Christian youth outreach event was Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17.

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Veterans program

More than 150 veterans marched to the front of the room behind their respective service flags during the Veterans Salute program at First United Methodist ChurchMore than 150 veterans marched to the front of the room behind their respective service flags during the Veterans Salute program at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 7.

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MOM meeting Thursday

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The meeting will be at Pilgrim Bank, 2401 S. Jefferson St. in Mount Pleasant.

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Retirement reception

Jon Clinton shows Bill Goodman the original stock certifications from when he and Wayne Morris formed the Jon Wayne Company.Jon Clinton shows Bill Goodman the original stock certifications from when he and Wayne Morris formed the Jon Wayne Company. There was a steady stream of people who stopped by the

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know there are only a few weeks remaining to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged

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Food baskets to be distributed Saturday

Christmas For All Food Baskets will be distributed to qualified applicants between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19. The distribution, like the registration, will be from the

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Seventh grade Lady Tigers win tourney

Seventh grade Lady Tigers volleyball teamThe seventh grade Lady Tigers volleyball team were tournament champions September 26 after defeating Pittsburg, New Diana and Prairiland. For a listing of individual scoring from the tournament, see the October 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.