Sun12212014

Last updateFri, 19 Dec 2014 3pm

Back You are here: Home News Community News

Community News

Let us go a caroling

Members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Troop 271 sang Christmas carols to residents and staff at Mission Manor Nursing Home and Mount Vernon House, an assisted living facility.Members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Troop 271 sang Christmas carols to residents and staff at Mission Manor Nursing Home and Mount Vernon House, an assisted living facility.

Read more: Let us go a caroling

Early deadlines apply for Optic-Herald editions

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will observe early deadlines for the next two editions of the newspaper for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Read more: Early deadlines apply for Optic-Herald editions

Holiday boxes for troops

Cody and Jill Weaver and her brother, Jace Cooper, above, were the organizers for the holiday boxes for troops effort.Sixteen standardized mail boxes were packed with an assortment of goodies and requested necessities for U.S. Troops deployed in Afghanistan. The labor of love was part of the community holiday event at the Hagansport Community Center Saturday, December 13.

Read more: Holiday boxes for troops

Richard Zachary to be honored at retirement reception Friday

Richard ZacharyRichard Zachary, general manager for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District, will retire at the end of the year after 30 years with the district.

Read more: Richard Zachary to be honored at retirement reception Friday

Blood drive to help Dejah Arnold

Area residents are being asked to help save lives and the cost of blood products already received by 12 year-old Dejah Arnold, who is again battling cancer.

Read more: Blood drive to help Dejah Arnold

Dejah blood drive, stem cell drive meeting, set

An organizational meeting for volunteers in conducting a stem cell donor drive to find a matching donor to help save the life of 12-year-old Dejah Arnold has been planned tonight. A blood drive to help Dejah is Monday.

Read more: Dejah blood drive, stem cell drive meeting, set

Local Farm Bureau has 34 yrs. of growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized this week for 34 years of continuous gain in memberships. County Farm Bureaus across the state were recognized for membership achievements

Read more: Local Farm Bureau has 34 yrs. of growth

Surratt retirement reception Thursday

A reception honoring retiring Pct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt will be Thursday, December 18 be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Community Center at the Franklin County Airport, off CR NW1030.

Read more: Surratt retirement reception Thursday

DAR ceremony

Robert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. ArmyRobert L. (Bob) Dickson, Tech Sgt. U. S. Air Force, and Bert Edmondson, Lt. Colonel U. S. Army, both retired servicemen living in Mount Vernon, attended the Daughters of the American Revolution,

Read more: DAR ceremony