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Military, family support group meets Thursday

MOM (Ministering Our Military) Support group will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 20. The meeting will be at Don Juan’s restaurant in Hughes Springs. MOM is a group of military family members,

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Brannan family to be honored

A Southern Cross Dedication for three Confederate States of America veterans will be at 11 a.m., Saturday February 22, at the Snodgrass and Brannan Cemetery, in southern Franklin County.

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Cold branding offered

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse is offering “cold branding” for equine animals. The service will be 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 15 in the back of the Sheriff’s Posse Arena.

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Easterling to speak at genealogy meeting

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, February 17. Don Easterling will discuss the establishment, hardships, the success and failure of the first colonists in America.  See the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Tyronda Evans benefit set Feb. 15

A fund raising benefit will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at the Franklin County Airport for Tyronda Evans.  The event will include food, games, a music concert and silent auction. For more details, see the February 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally in March

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St.

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Mardi Gras Dance tickets available

Tickets are available for the annual Mardi Gras Dance set for Saturday, March 1 from 7-10 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Equine vaccination clinic Saturday, February 15

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..

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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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