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MOM meeting next Thursday

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 15. The meeting will be at the Luigi’s Italian Cafe, 2213 W. Ferguson Rd., Mount Pleasant.

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Kridler to talk about blue bird arrivals

Keith Kridler, regionally recognized as a blue bird expert, will talk about the anxiously awaited arrival of the blue birds, their habitat and migrations in a program at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 15.

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Authors to be featured at annual meeting

The Franklin County Historical Association will conduct its annual membership meeting and program Monday, January 5. The featured speakers are authors, Melissa Weinbrenner and James McGregor.

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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. on Thursday, January 15 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Nelson home wins In-Town lighting contest

The home of Gary Nelson was named the in-town winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest.The home of Gary Nelson was named the in-town winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest. For more details about the decorations, see the January 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Pat Hudson elected to board of directors

Pat Hudson was elected to the Franklin County Historical Association’s Board of Directors during the organization’s annual membership meeting Monday night, January 5.

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Early deadline Monday for newspaper

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will have an early deadline of noon Monday, Dec. 29 for the Thursday, January 1, 2015 newspaper. All news and stories must be submitted to the office before noon. See the December 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Lane home wins rural lighting contest

The home of Charles and Mary Lane was the rural division winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest.The home of Charles and Mary Lane was the rural division winner for the 2014 Christmas Decorating Contest. See the January 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about the decorations at this residence.

Reindeer petting

Nora Bruley, the two year-old daughter of Mark and Alice Bruley tentatively pets a reindeer’s noseNora Bruley, the two year-old daughter of Mark and Alice Bruley tentatively pets a reindeer’s nose at Tom Scott Lumber on Friday, December 19.

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