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J.D. Baumgardner lived to serve his community

J.D. Baumgardner Mount Vernon and Franklin County lost a dedicated servant and volunteer with the death of J.D. Baumgardner last week.

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Snow fort

left to right, are Zachary Rivers - 13, Aubree Coats - 12, Tucker Agan - 6, Marissa Bankhead - 14, Kendall Coats - 9, and Nathan Burton - 13.Kids in and around the Logan’s Pointe development kept busy during the snow event. The group brainstormed, worked together, and used their creativity to build a snow fort over a four day period.

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COVID vaccine clinic

Nurse Erica Clasby, at right, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Chock Yates during the vaccination clinic in the parking lot of the Franklin County Rural Health Clinic Saturday, February 13.Nurse Erica Clasby, at right, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Chock Yates during the vaccination clinic in the parking lot of the Franklin County Rural Health Clinic Saturday, February 13.

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Snowmen

At top, Aadhirai and Elavenil Palanisamy made snowman in their back yard. Bottom left, Abby, Paul, and Nathan Bentley made a tiny snowman on their porch. Bottom right, Cara Poor created a snowman and named it Bob.The Optic-Herald requested area citizens to send in pictures of any snowmen they created.

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Heavy snow

A total of 8” of snow accumulated on roads and vegetation Sunday night into Monday morning.A total of 8” of snow accumulated on roads and vegetation Sunday night into Monday morning. Another 1.25” fell overnight into Wednesday morning, plus an additional 1” fell throughout the day Wednesday. Travel on area roadways was hazardous.

Snow accumulation

The decorative bicycle in front of City Hall was buried in snow.The decorative bicycle in front of City Hall was buried in snow. County and City offices, as well as most businesses, were closed most of the week.

Anthony, Carlson, Sharp appointed to board

Newly appointey MVEDC board members are left to right, Kevin Anthony, Jack Carlson, and G.W. SharpThree men were appointed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors through recommendations from the existing board Thursday, February 4

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Lights for growing plants

Keith Kridler, a Cypress Basin Master Gardener, explains the use of fluorescent and LED lights for growing plants to Sam Young and Bob McFarland.Keith Kridler, a Cypress Basin Master Gardener, explains the use of fluorescent and LED lights for growing plants to Sam Young and Bob McFarland.

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Genealogy offices reopen

The offices of the Franklin County Genealogical Society have reopened as of Monday, February 8.

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