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Give the gift of life at blood drive Saturday

The holiday season began with giving thanks and can quickly turn into a much more hectic time for many people. Carter BloodCare encourages the community to slow down and give the best gift of all: life.

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Steak cook-off being planned in April

A Community Events Committee Steak Cook-off is being planned for late April 2018, according to an event and alcohol permit application filed with the City of Mount Vernon by CEC Secretary/Treasurer Jewella Cooper.

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Thanksgiving food baskets

John Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyJohn Gann, Marie Guerrero and other members of the Lowe’s RDC distributed Thanksgiving meal baskets to clients of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County on Thursday, November 16.

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Paige presents program at Shakespeare meeting

Donna Paige presented the program at the November meeting of the Shakespeare Club  Thursday, November 16.

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Happy Thanksgiving

This Happy Thanksgiving scene can be viewed in the front yard of the Geney homeThis Happy Thanksgiving scene can be viewed in the front yard of the Geney home on Kaufman St. The Optic-Herald staff wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday.

Christmas festival events beginning to take shape

It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas in the downtown Mount Vernon area. A variety of holiday activities have been planned for the season with something to delight children of all ages.

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Ribbon cutting

Michael and Jeannie Martell with MJM Painting celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremonyMichael and Jeannie Martell with MJM Painting celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 9.

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4-H club creates “Thankful Baskets”

Club members helping were front row, left to right, Vancidee Minter, Cameron Kettwich, Marilyn Johnson, Coy Postell, middle row, Emmalu Johnson, Dailee Postell, Kason McCrae, Wylee Watson, Weslynn Watson, Jacob Kettwich, back row, Club President Alyssa Blanton, Club Reporter Marcus Siddens, and Club Secretary/Treasurer Kristopher Siddens.The Franklin County 4-H Club recently made “Thankful Baskets” for the county offices.

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Angel Trees going up over town

The Christmas for All Angel Trees are going up this week all around the community to aid families on the free or reduced lunch programs at the Mount Vernon ISD schools who have requested help.

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