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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. Thursday, May 19, at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged to attend the event to share information and learn ways to deal with Alzheimers. For more information, call Gary Nelson at 903-431-5508.

Donations sought for fireworks show on Lake Cypress Springs

Donations are being sought to fund the annual Independence Day weekend fire works show on Lake Cypress Springs. All contributions over the cost of the materials for the show are donated to the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

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Foster parenting interest meeting set

A Foster-Adoptive Parent Information Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the meal center at 208 Taylor St., two blocks west of the courthouse in Mount Vernon for those who have any interest in possibly becoming foster parents.

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Computer classes begin Tuesday at library

The Franklin County Library is sponsoring two computer classes this month. Microsoft Word will be the topic for a class on Tuesday, May 17. Excell will be the focus on Tuesday, May 24.

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Fairview homecoming set for May 15

The annual homecoming service at the Fairview Cemetery in northern Franklin County will be on Sunday, May 15. A business meeting will be at 10:30 a.m.

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Royalty to be meeting topic

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16. Phyllis Brown, FCGS member, will present her third program on English kings and queens. See the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

S.N.A.P. event Saturday

A fund raising event to support scholarships in memory of Nicole Barela and Andrea Cook will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

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Trike/Bike-a-Thon

Gabe StumpKids Under Construction recently had their annual Trike/Bike-a-Thon benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Gabe Stump raised the most funds with $125.

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New president to be elected by Rockhill Cemetery Association

Members of the Rockhill Cemetery Association will elect a new president for the first time in 21 years at their annual meeting and pot luck luncheon Saturday, May 21 on the cemetery grounds.

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