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Annual Turtle Derby planned

The seventh annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 6 at the Alamo Mission Museum. A variety of awards will be presented in conjunction with the Turtle Derby events. There will also

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Organic vegetables at Mount Vernon's Farmers Market

Dave Risner assists Ann Adams in selecting organic vegetablesDave Risner assists Ann Adams in selecting organic vegetables at a recent Farmers Market. He offered new potatoes, squash, and onions. Mr. Risner says he is raising kids and crops organically.

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Library provides petting zoo Thursday, music Monday

A petting zoo will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 13 on the square. The library is joining with the Mount Vernon Music organization for a Summer Children’s Concertat 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17

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Easterling to be featured speaker

Genealogy researcher Don Easterling will be the featured speaker for the next meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Monday, June 17. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Genealogy Library

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Library plans technology day

The Franklin County Library will be hosts for a Technology Day on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class, which is free to the public, will cover topics including Dropbox, Google drive, and Microsoft Skydrive.

Cypress Cemetery Day June 16

The Cypress Cemetery Memorial Day will be Sunday, June 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Don Hightower. For more information, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Borden, Klump win Rockhill door prizes

Lisa KlumpBetty Ruth BordenLisa Klump and Betty Ruth Borden were the winners of door prizes at the annual Rockhill Homecoming and Cemetery Association meeting Saturday, May 18. Mrs. Borden won

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Juneteenth event planned

A Juneteenth Parade and Celebration has been set for Saturday, June 15 in downtown Mount Vernon. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a parade. Immediately following the parade,

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“Bubble Day” Friday

The seventh annual “Bubble Day” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library, is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7 on the downtown plaza.

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