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Programs to honor veterans

Four public programs will honor veterans of the U.S. Military on or before the traditional Veterans’ Day Tuesday, November 11. All local veterans, their family members and community members are encouraged to attend one or all of the public programs.

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Customer appreciation

Guaranty Bank and Trust showed appreciation for their customers with a cook out for lunch on Friday.Guaranty Bank and Trust showed appreciation for their customers with a cook out for lunch on Friday. The bank served approximately 300 hamburgers with chips and drinks.

Sign-up now for BBQ cookoff

Registration is now open for the barbecue cook off portion of the “Boots, Brew & Barbecue” event set for  Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15.

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Wing Ding Thing entries open now

Entries are being sought for the third annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing set for Saturday, November 8 at the Trey Deuce. There will be a $50 cash prize awarded for the best chicken wings.

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Shafer to entertain at historical meeting

The Franklin County Historical Association’s bi-monthly meeting will feature a program by author and historical storyteller Charles Shafer. The meeting will begin with a covered dish dinner in the Old Depot Museum

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Enter games, booths at Alamo Trade Day

Friends and families are urged to make plans now to enter the free Redneck Games at 1 p.m. at the annual Alamo Trade Day event set for Saturday, November 8.

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Martell wins Alamo costume contest

Elsa Martell, age two, was dressed as Cruella Deville and won the five and under costume contestElsa Martell, age two, was dressed as Cruella Deville and won the five and under costume contest at the Alamo Mission Museum’s ninth annual Halloween Party.

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Genealogical Society to serve stew Election Day

The Franklin County Genealogical Society will be serving stew on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 on the downtown square at 11 :30 a.m. For details on pricing and reservations, see the October 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Blood drive Saturday, November 1

Carter BloodCare will conduct a blood drive at the Church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 1. The organization’s mobile donor coach will be in the parking lot of the church, located at 708 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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