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Rushing is new pastor

Cody Alan Rushing is the new pastor at Meadow Park Baptist Church. Pastor Rushing came to Mount Vernon earlier this month from Point, Tex. For more information, see the November 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Christmas festival registrations continue

Registration for events in conjunction with the 2013 Christmas Festival continue. Those wishing to participate in the annual Christmas parade, the Chili Cook Off, or who wish to set up a vendor booth during the festival

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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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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 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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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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