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Jewel McAfee to celebrate 100 years

Jewel McAfeeA reception to honor Jewel McAfee on her 100th birthday will be Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Saltillo Community Center. Friends, family and acquaintances are invited to help her celebrate this milestone. For more information about Mrs. McAfee, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Deadline soon for Kid Fish sign-up

The deadline to preregister children to participate in the Kid Fish is Saturday, March 15. Kid Fish is a unique fishing event created to provide a hands-on fishing experience for children. For details on how to register for this event, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Mardi Gras King, Queen

Diane and Paul Davis sport the traditional purple/green/yellow hat-crowns as one of two couples named the King and Queen of Mount Vernon Mardi Gras at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saturday, March 1.

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Sexton, Sixkiller, Folk are top Pinewood Derby winners

Cameron Bryan, Austin Bryan, and Riley Henderson cheer as their cars race down the track at the annual Pinewood DerbyCameron Bryan, Austin Bryan, and Riley Henderson cheer as their cars race down the track at the annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 8. Jacob Sexton, Gaige Sixkiller, and Mason Folk took the three top places for over all speed in the 2014 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack #271.

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Veteran interviews planned at library

A total of 39 local area veterans has contacted the Franklin County Library about the American Service Veterans interviews they will be recording beginning in March 2014.

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Food handling, law workshops Wednesday

The Cottage Food Law and Food Handlers workshops, which were cancelled last month due to inclement weather, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 12.

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Summer Catch needs sponsors, volunteers

Sponsors and volunteers are being sought for the third annual Summer Catch event conducted by the Franklin County Constable, the Franklin County Justice of the Peace, and the local emergency service organizations.

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Relay for Life seeking teams for annual event

The seventh annual Relay for Life event is seeking teams to help fight against cancer. The format for the 2014  has changed. Instead of being overnight, it will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.

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Blind Date with a book a big hit

The Franklin County Library’s ‘Blind Date with a Book’ program has been a hit with library patrons. A total of 79 books had left the library wrapped in plain brown paper with no indication of the title or author.

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