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Lowe’s project fun for kids

Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.Lowes’ team member Stuart Zainea assists Myra Macias in constructing a wooden claw game project, provided by Lowe’s, as the day’s activity at Lunches of Love last week.

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Splash day

Library Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County LibraryLibrary Director Lisa Lawrence, at right, videos Shawn Dennis on one of the three water slides provided by the Friends of the Franklin County Library to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 22. For more information, see the story in the July 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Posse announces drawing winners

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse announced drawing and gate-prize winners from the “Down & Dirty” Wrestling matches at the arena Saturday night.

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Key Club donates to child welfare

Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.Two booster seats and an infant car seat valued at around $175 were donated by the Key Club of Mount Vernon to the Franklin County Child Welfare Board.

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Summer Reading

Logan Baker is making a robot at the Tuesday, July 15 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library.Logan Baker is making a robot at the Tuesday, July 15 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library. Books read included “Skippyjohn Jones - Lost in Spice” by Judy Schachner and “When Edgar Met Cecil” by Kevin Luthardt.

Lunches of Love

Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.Volunteers join together to provide meals and activities for Mount Vernon ISD children who qualify for free and reduced lunches during the school year.

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Meal program gets $2,400 boost

The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.The Key Club of Mount Vernon gave the meal program at the Senior Citizen Center a boost with the presentation of a $2,400 check.

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Carter BloodCare drive Saturday, July 26

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be the sponsor for the Carter BloodCare blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The event will be conducted at the Mount Vernon Fire Station on the corner of W. Rutherford St. and Hwy. 37.

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Genealogical society takes possession of second building

The Franklin County Genealogical Society took possession of its second building Monday, July 7, according to organization President Martha Hare. The building is targeted for an expansion of the Society’s operations.

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