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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, Nov. 25 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Benefit for Barker Saturday

The benefit for Rusty Barker is at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Hagansport Community Center. Chili, stew and desserts will be served for a donation at the event.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet Tuesday, November 19

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. For more information, see the November 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Scouting for Food drive Saturday

The annual “Scouting for Food” door-to-door collection of non-perishable food items in Mount Vernon will be Saturday, November 23. Items collected will be used for the 2013 Christmas for All Food Baskets.

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Plaza lighting ceremony Monday

A ceremony to formally trip the switch to light up the downtown plaza has been set for Monday, November 18. The ceremony will begin at 5:45 p.m., after sunset.

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Legion to serve Thanksgiving dinner

Members of the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, Post 243 will be hosts for a community Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, November 22.  Serving begins at 6:30 p.m. at the post hall on CR SE4265, south off FM 21.

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Morris to be honored at genealogy meeting

Glenn Morris of Mount Vernon will be the spotlight guest of the Franklin County Genealogy Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18 as they host a celebration of Veteran’s Day in the Century Room.

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Benefit planned for Rusty Barker

A benefit for Rusty Barker has been set for 4 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Hagansport Community Center. Mr. Barker, the Fire Chief for the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department,

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Guidry to perform on Alamo stage

Frank Guidry will take the stage at the Alamo Mission Museum at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. The performance will be in conjunction with the group’s Trades Days and Redneck Games.

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