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Redneck games conducted at Alamo Mission Museum

Brooklyn Brashear releases her pumpkin in the “chunkin” event.Brooklyn Brashear releases her pumpkin in the “chunkin” event.

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Genealogy Society plans meeting Monday, Nov. 19

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will continue their series of taped veteran’s interviews during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19

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Scouting for Food pick up Saturday, Nov. 17

Members of Cub Scout Pack 271 of Mount Vernon will be “Scouting for Food” Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Ring Wing Ding raises $600 for scholarships

Judges and cooks in Ring Wing DingJudges and cooks paused for a photo at the Ring Wing Ding competition

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Legion to serve Thanksgiving meal

Members of the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, Post 243 will be hosts for a community Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, Nov. 16.

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Community Thanksgiving service Monday, Nov. 19

The annual Community Thanksgiving Church Service in Franklin County is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.

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Avenue of Flags dedicated at Mount Vernon City Cemetery

Avenue of Flags dedicated at Mount Vernon City CemeteryThe “Avenue of Flags” honoring deceased veterans buried at the Mount Vernon City Cemetery was dedicated during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12.

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Optic to publish early for Thanksgiving, Monday, Nov. 19

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will publish early the week of Nov. 19 in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The post office will be closed Thursday.

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Pinterest Party tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15

A Pinterest Party will be conducted by the Franklin County Library at the Cultural Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15.

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