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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, November 20 at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends

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Blood drive

Helen Jones waits as Mo Welch, the blood technician positions her arm to begin a blood donation.  Terri Poe is next in line.Helen Jones waits as Mo Welch, the blood technician positions her arm to begin a blood donation.  Terri Poe is next in line. A total of 15 units of blood were collected from the 19 volunteers who stopped by the Carter Blood Care’s bus at the church of Christ on Saturday, November 1.

Phone service lost Friday at sheriff’s office, 9-1-1 operational

Phone service at the Franklin County Sheriff’s office was lost for about 24 hours when the county’s system switched providers from Verizon to Suddenlink on Friday evening at 9:21 p.m.

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School song

The Mighty Tiger Marching Band plays the school song at the beginning of the football game The Mighty Tiger Marching Band plays the school song at the beginning of the football game against Pittsburg as the Flag Corp shows their spirit. The band has approximately 70 members this year.

Guthrie metal work can be found both far and near

Joe Dan Guthrie, at right, and his grandson, Jake Guthrie, at left, and great granddaughter Gracie Proctor, center, the 2011 Rodeo Junior Princess, present a piece of metal work to the All American Cowgirl Chicks. The chicks were represented by, front row, Trish Lynn and Hattie Claire, back row, Syke Talsma, and far right, Sadie Lynn.Driving down CR SE4235 is like traveling through an outdoor art museum. Adorning gates, poles, fences and yards is evidence of Joe Dan Guthrie’s talent as a metal work artist.

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Class of 1949

front row, left to right, Patsy Pugh Morrison, Peggy Goode Broach, Ozella Stinson Whetstone, June  Carr Newsom, Bill Ingram, second row, Maryann Majors Thomas, Wayne Johnson, Roy Carr, Billy Flowe, Max Rutledge. Not shown were GlenMinshew and Dorothy Ross Brown.The Mount Vernon High School class of 1949 celebrated their 65th reunion on September 13 at the First Baptist Church. A total of 12 members and 13 guests was present.

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Make your own healthy snacks

Teens at the Lunches of Love program are learning how to make their own healthy snacks during the activity time.Teens at the Lunches of Love program are learning how to make their own healthy snacks during the activity time. Last week, the teens made strawberry freezer jam, which can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or frozen up to a year.

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Blood drive successful

The Carter BloodCare collection of donated blood and blood products last Saturday, September 27 was termed a success with twenty-one units collected.

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Masons fund school supplies

Masonic Lodge #691 in Mount Vernon’s Junior Warden Mike Ramsey, who owns a business in Winfield, presented a check for $1,000 from the lodge to the Winfield Independent School District, represented by Rhonda WeatherfordMasonic Lodge #691 in Mount Vernon’s Junior Warden Mike Ramsey, who owns a business in Winfield, presented a check for $1,000 from the lodge to the Winfield Independent School District, represented by Rhonda Weatherford,

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