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Show-and-Tell at genealogy meeting

The Franklin County Genealogy Society will have their annual “Show-and-Tell” program at their research library on Main Street be at 7 p.m. Monday, January 19.

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Registration open for IF: Gathering

The IF: Gathering for women of Franklin County and the surrounding area has been set for Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7. Online registration to attend one or both sessions of the local two-day event can be made at http://ifgathering.com/gatherings/5605.

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Kridler to talk about blue bird arrivals

Keith Kridler, regionally recognized as a blue bird expert, will talk about the anxiously awaited arrival of the blue birds, their habitat and migrations in a program at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 15.

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A clean chimney prevents fires

A clean fireplace and chimney are the best defense against hazardous conditions that can cause a chimney or home fire.The National Fire Protection Association recommends that chimneys,

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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. on Thursday, January 15 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Birthday celebration

Leasure “Fuzzy” Minter accepts an angel quilt from Dorothy Mitchell during her 101st birthday celebrationLeasure “Fuzzy” Minter accepts an angel quilt from Dorothy Mitchell during her 101st birthday celebration at Mission Manor Nursing Home on Friday, January 2.

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Pat Hudson elected to board of directors

Pat Hudson was elected to the Franklin County Historical Association’s Board of Directors during the organization’s annual membership meeting Monday night, January 5.

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MOM meeting next Thursday

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 15. The meeting will be at the Luigi’s Italian Cafe, 2213 W. Ferguson Rd., Mount Pleasant.

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Lane home wins rural lighting contest

The home of Charles and Mary Lane was the rural division winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest.The home of Charles and Mary Lane was the rural division winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest. See the January 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about the decorations at this residence.