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Applications accepted for conservation programs

Applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are currently being accepted at the USDA Service Center located at 1809 W. Ferguson Rd.

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Pie in the face

Cub Scout Callaway Sinclair smashes a whipped cream pie into the face of Cub Master Darrell Burton.Cub Scout Callaway Sinclair smashes a whipped cream pie into the face of Cub Master Darrell Burton. Mr. Burton challenged the Cub Scouts to wear their uniforms to weekly meetings. The top Cub Scout from each den had the opportunity to throw a pie.

MOM meeting Thursday, February 18

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 18. The meeting will be at Pilgrim Bank, 2401 S. Jefferson St., Mount Pleasant.

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Shooting sports program organized

The Franklin County 4-H  Club is adding shooting sports to their program for local county youth.  The program is available to students in grades three through 12. See the February 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this new program.

Old time medicines will be topic at Genealogy meeting

Old-time medicines will be the topic when guest speaker John Case addresses the Franklin County Genealogy Society meeting at  7 p.m. on Monday, February 15.

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What is your library worth?

What’s your library worth? That is a question that Lisa Lawrence, director of the Franklin County Library, recently calculated. The answer was $605,352.60.

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Backpacks on the move

Rotarians moved the supplies for the Rotary Backpack program into a larger space at the school with help from FFA students, Lowe’s employees and community volunteers.Rotarians moved the supplies for the Rotary Backpack program into a larger space at the school with help from FFA students, Lowe’s employees and community volunteers.

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Buy chamber tickets before Monday

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Monday, February 22.

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Valentine Dance at cowboy church

Members of the Sulphur River Cowboy Church will be hosts for a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, February 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. This free event will include live music,

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