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Scouting anniversary is Saturday

British Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1907. It was three years later, February 8, 1910, that the organization spread to the United States of America, where it continues to instill core values in young men and teen girls.

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Black History Month to be celebrated

February as Black History Month will be celebrated in an event at the Cultural Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday, February 7 with the Black Onyx Club board as hosts.

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Garden location is critical to success

Franklin County Extension Agent Cody Maxwell will continue his gardening series on Tuesday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a program on garden preparation.

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Equine vaccination clinic planned

The Franklin 4H group is sponsoring the ninth annual Equine Coggins and Vaccination Clinic Saturday, February 15. The event will be at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Arena from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, see the January 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

AARP to meet January 28

The Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 at the Senior Citizens Center. B.F. Hicks will be speaking about superstitions.

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Dr. Hendricks to speak at Black History event

The Rev. Dr. LaVelle Hendricks will be the featured speaker for the seventh annual Black History Month event. The evening celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Lions Club banquet Saturday

The Charter Banquet for the newly formed Mount Vernon Lions Club will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 at the First United Methodist Church’s Jennings Hall.

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Officers named at annual meeting

Officers were elected for 2014 at the annual meeting of the members of the Alamo Mission Museum last week. Cam Hill and Jacque Bateman will remain in their positions as secretary and president, respectively. For more details from the meeting, see the Jan. 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Balloon release

Students who participated in the First Baptist Church’s Disciple Now event release balloonsStudents who participated in the First Baptist Church’s Disciple Now event release balloons into the air. The act symbolized letting go of their sins. A total of 134 students attended the annual event.