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Blind Date with a book at library

Readers visiting Franklin County Library during the month of February will be offered “blind dates” with books. Like a true blind date, readers who check out a special “blind date” book won’t know the title or author of their book.

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Crowston benefit

Barbara Crowston, at left, is surrounded by family and friends at the benefit dinner and auction for the Crowston  family on Saturday, January 24. More than 200 people packed into the Hagansport Community Center,

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Benefit Saturday for Crowston family

A benefit to help the Dale Crowston family meet medical bills has been set for Saturday, January 24 at the Hagansport Community Center beginning at 5 p.m.

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Fly In planned at county airport

If you notice a few extra aircraft flying around just north of Mount Vernon next week, that will be due to a Fly In that has been planned at the Franklin County Airport for Saturday, January 31.

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Chaney, Colvin, McFarland named Paul Harris Fellows

Donna McFarland, David Chaney, Lou ColvinThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored three local people who are not members of the club for their community service last week. Lou Colvin, David Chaney, and Donna McFarland were each named as Paul Harris Fellows by the Club.

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Chamber nomination deadline approaching

The deadline to submit nominations for Man, Woman, and Agriculturist of the year is fast approaching. Both individuals and organizations may submit nominations.

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Community shows support for Dejah’s cancer battle

Junior high classmates of Dejah Arnold cheer and display signs as she is driven in a golf cart by principal Craig Watson.Junior high classmates of Dejah Arnold cheer and display signs as she is driven in a golf cart by principal Craig Watson. Efforts by the local community to support Dejah Arnold, a 12 year-old girl who is battling leukemia, have taken many forms.

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CPR training

Kathy Cannon, at left, a certified trainer from the North Franklin Fire Department, goes over the steps to perform CPR and basic first aid with Kin Lester, Cody Buck, and Mike O’Briant, at right.Kathy Cannon, at left, a certified trainer from the North Franklin Fire Department, goes over the steps to perform CPR and basic first aid with Kin Lester, Cody Buck, and Mike O’Briant, at right.

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Huddleston to lead Purley Baptist Church

Frank HuddlestonFrank Huddleston has been called as pastor of Purley Baptist Church. His first Sunday was Jan. 4. He has pastored churches in Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas.

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