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Self-care crucial during times of anxiety, stress

It is normal for adults and children to experience anxiety during stressful events like the current worldwide pandemic surrounding the novel coronavirus.

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How to clean when faced with a shortage of supplies

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness.

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Davis Family in Concert at Calvary Baptist on March 21

The Brad Davis Family will be in concert at Calvary Baptist at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Everyone is invited to attend the concert and fellowship to follow.

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Local churches are offering digital services

The following local churches are offering digital services to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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, March 19, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Agents honored

Pam Swanner, Debra Vann, and Samantha DeanPam Swanner, Debra Vann, and Samantha Dean, agents with Coldwell Banker Lakehaven, Realtors, received received top awards at the the group’s annual awards ceremony.

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Genealogy to meet March 16

Kenny Sivard will be the speaker for the Monday, March 16 meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society. See the March 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Easter hams

Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters Ken Cupp and Wade Powell await customers to take orders for smoked hams Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters Ken Cupp and Wade Powell await customers to take orders for smoked hams Saturday, March 14, in the Brookshire’s parking lot.

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Pinewood Derby check in

Walter Van De Laar and his son, Kayden, watch as Christina Vanlandingham weighs in their vehicles during the check in process at the annual Cub Scout Troop 6271’s Pinewood DerbyWalter Van De Laar and his son, Kayden, watch as Christina Vanlandingham weighs in their vehicles during the check in process at the annual Cub Scout Troop 6271’s Pinewood Derby on Saturday, February 29.

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