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A total of 84 students and 19 leaders participated in the 15th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.A total of 84 students and 19 leaders participated in the 15th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. The evangelical Christian youth outreach event was Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13.

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MLK Unity March planned for January 21

The annual “Unity March” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is set for Monday, January 21. Participants will gather at 9:30 a.m. at the Denton Missionary Baptist Church to begin their march to the downtown courthouse.

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Influenza, World War are topic at Shakespeare club meeting

Bette Miller presented the program, A Deadly Combo: Influenza and World War, at the December 13 meeting of The Shakespeare Club of Mount Vernon.

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Non-profit credit counseling agency offers money-saving ideas for the new year

It’s the time of year when people resolve to change their lives, from getting in shape to improving relationships and achieving work-life balance.

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Photo and document scanning offered at library

The Franklin County Library is offering free photo and document scanning to store in digital format.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Historical Association’s Annual meeting Monday

The first meeting of the new year for the Franklin County Historical Association will be on Monday, January 7, at the Cultural Arts Center at the corner of Rusk and Dallas streets, one block west of the courthouse.

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John Stewart to be guest speaker at beekeepers’ meeting

John Stewart will be the guest speaker at the Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association monthly meeting Monday, January 14. He will be giving a presentation on swarm traps. To learn more about this meeting, see the January 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Forgiven coming to Calvary Baptist

The Forgiven Quartet will be in concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Calvary Baptist Temple. The quartet has been listed as Branson Gospel Music Association “Grand Champions”.

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