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Prayer on the square planned Sept. 18

A Prayer on the Square event has been set for 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 in downtown Mount Vernon. The theme of the event is One Nation Under God.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Fish for a good cause

Linda and Everett Walter work their way through the serving line at the United Way Fish Fry.Linda and Everett Walter work their way through the serving line at the United Way Fish Fry.

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Scouting sign-up Monday

The annual Cub Scout Rally to sign-up new members has been set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 12 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium.

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I-pad use to kickoff fall computer series

Registration is open for a six week series of  beginner level computing classes that will be offered at the Franklin County Library this fall. The classes will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 20, and Oct. 4 through 25.

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet Monday September 12 at the Agri-Life Building at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant.

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Tornado victims plan picnic for those who provided help

The Gage, Smith and Douglas families will be hosts for a celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 to show their appreciation for those who helped their families after the tornado in December 2015.

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August split by two weather patterns

August 2016 was a tale of two weather patterns in Franklin County. The first two weeks were the typical dog days of summer with highs better than 100°.

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No-kill animal shelter in planning stages

A group of people are interested in starting a nonprofit animal rescue sanctuary in Franklin County. It would be a no-kill shelter, where animals could be taken for safety and to acquire a new home.

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