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Blind Date with a book a hit

The Franklin County Library’s ‘Blind Date with a Book’ program has been very popular with local readers. “We started out with 45 wrapped books on February 1, and in just one week 28 had been checked out,” Library Director Lisa Lawrance said.

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Black History program

T. K. Fountain, center, was accompanied by her father, Keitron Fountain, as she sang during the Black History Month ProgramT. K. Fountain, center, was accompanied by her father, Keitron Fountain, as she sang during the Black History Month Program. For more details about the Friday, February 7 event, see the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Bingo set to begin on Valentines

The Hope for Housing organization, a charitable group based in Pittsburg, will open Charitable Bingo on Friday, February 14. The door will open at 4 p.m. and Bingo will start at 6 p.m.

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Library garden series continues

The Franklin County Library will continue its gardening series with a program about storing seeds and starting plants indoors on Tuesday, February 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Canoeing fun for Scouts

Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake was the site of a long weekend camping trip with canoeingBeavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake was the site of a long weekend camping trip with canoeing for members of Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 271. Thirteen boys and six adult leaders took the trip.

Contractor registration proposed

A proposal to have contractors working on Franklin County Water District lease-back property register with the district is up for further discussion at next week’s board meeting.

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Program growing from first grade to age 21 for area youth

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) programs involve more than 100 youth and adult leaders in Franklin County. That is an annual increase of about 10 percent over the past two years.

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Aden, Currys, Monroe, Reeves honored for support

Rev. Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Susan Reeves, Barbara Monroe, Libby Aden, and Verna and Bishop CurryBlack History Month was celebrated highlighting the Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The sponsoring Black Onyx Club honored five people for their service and support of the black community in Franklin County.

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Over 6,700 clients served by food bank

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County served 6,706 clients in 2013 with a total of 125,123 pounds of food distributed to those in need. The group’s income was down and their expenses were up.

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