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Local Relay for Life receives award

Relay For Life of Franklin County for 2012 received the third place regional award for per capita contributions.

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Methodist church to serve Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 22

A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at noon, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

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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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Veterans served cake

Student Council members Cynthia Vargas and Kelby Holt served cake and refreshments to veterans Kin Lester, Clint Hopkins, and Billy RichardsStudent Council members Cynthia Vargas and Kelby Holt served cake and refreshments to veterans Kin Lester, Clint Hopkins, and Billy Richards

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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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Vendor booths planned for festival

Vendor booths will be offered in conjunction with the annual Christmas parade by the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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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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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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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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