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Mount Vernon FCCLA increases members

Mount Vernon Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLAThe Mount Vernon Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, conducted a successful membership drive in September and registered 49 members.

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Chanber Banquet ticket deadline Friday

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Friday, February 21.

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Black History program

T. K. Fountain, center, was accompanied by her father, Keitron Fountain, as she sang during the Black History Month ProgramT. K. Fountain, center, was accompanied by her father, Keitron Fountain, as she sang during the Black History Month Program. For more details about the Friday, February 7 event, see the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Mount Vernon FFA to display five projects at Houston show

Mount Vernon FFAMembers of the Mount Vernon FFA have been working the past few months to prepare their projects to exhibit at the Houston Ag Mechanics Show March 21-23. This year, the group plans to enter five projects at the show.

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Library garden series continues

The Franklin County Library will continue its gardening series with a program about storing seeds and starting plants indoors on Tuesday, February 18 and 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Veteran interviews planned at library

The local library needs a few good men, and women, to step forward and be heard. The staff at the Franklin County Library will be conducting interviews with American Service Veterans beginning in March 2014.

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Contractor registration proposed

A proposal to have contractors working on Franklin County Water District lease-back property register with the district is up for further discussion at next week’s board meeting.

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Blind Date with a book a hit

The Franklin County Library’s ‘Blind Date with a Book’ program has been very popular with local readers. “We started out with 45 wrapped books on February 1, and in just one week 28 had been checked out,” Library Director Lisa Lawrance said.

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Aden, Currys, Monroe, Reeves honored for support

Rev. Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Susan Reeves, Barbara Monroe, Libby Aden, and Verna and Bishop CurryBlack History Month was celebrated highlighting the Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The sponsoring Black Onyx Club honored five people for their service and support of the black community in Franklin County.

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