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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.

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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Gala planned to fund Rotary Club scholarships

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will raise money for motivational scholarships at a Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 15 at the Rose Jennings Memorial Hall at the First United Methodist Church.

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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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Lovier to speak at AARP

Judge Paul Lovier will be the guest speaker at The Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 meeting. The group will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 at the Senior Citizens Center.

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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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Redneck games and trades day events set at Alamo Mission

The annual Redneck games and Trades Day events have been planned for Saturday, November 8 at the Alamo Mission Museum grounds.

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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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Driving course offered by AARP

The Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 is offering a safe-driving course Thursday, October 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

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