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Richard Zachary to be honored at retirement reception Friday

Richard ZacharyRichard Zachary, general manager for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District, will retire at the end of the year after 30 years with the district.

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Dejah blood drive, stem cell drive meeting, set

An organizational meeting for volunteers in conducting a stem cell donor drive to find a matching donor to help save the life of 12-year-old Dejah Arnold has been planned tonight. A blood drive to help Dejah is Monday.

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Local Farm Bureau has 34 yrs. of growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized this week for 34 years of continuous gain in memberships. County Farm Bureaus across the state were recognized for membership achievements

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Surratt retirement reception Thursday

A reception honoring retiring Pct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt will be Thursday, December 18 be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Community Center at the Franklin County Airport, off CR NW1030.

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DAR ceremony

Robert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. ArmyRobert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. Army, both retired servicemen living in Mount Vernon, attended the Daughters of the American Revolution,

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Holiday boxes for troops

Cody and Jill Weaver and her brother, Jace Cooper, above, were the organizers for the holiday boxes for troops effort.Sixteen standardized mail boxes were packed with an assortment of goodies and requested necessities for U.S. Troops deployed in Afghanistan. The labor of love was part of the community holiday event at the Hagansport Community Center Saturday, December 13.

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Poster contest winners announced

2014 Poster Contest WinnersWinners in the 33rd annual Mount Vernon Elementary School Poster Contest were announced on Wednesday, December 3 at the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Blood drive to help Dejah Arnold

Area residents are being asked to help save lives and the cost of blood products already received by 12 year-old Dejah Arnold, who is again battling cancer.

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Chili cook off raises more than $12,600 for food bank

Garry Romines paddled his way to a first place at the chili cookoff.Garry Romines paddled his way to a first place at the chili cookoff. More than $12,600 was raised for the Community Food Bank of Franklin County through the chili cook off on Saturday, December 6.

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