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Stratton promoted to U.S. Army Major

The U.S. Army recently promoted Capt. Gary Wayne Stratton, II to the rank of major at a ceremony in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.The U.S. Army recently promoted Capt. Gary Wayne Stratton, II to the rank of major at a ceremony in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

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Applications open for food baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County began the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual Christmas For All food baskets in 2014 this week.

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Second Saturday vendors welcome

The Second Saturday in downtown Mount Vernon will be a big event for vendors in November. This month’s event promises great fall weather with temperatures of 65 degrees.

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Library invaded by toy soldiers

The Franklin County Library has been invaded by several platoons of soldiers, toy soldiers that is.The Franklin County Library has been invaded by several platoons of soldiers, toy soldiers that is. A portion of W.T. “Tommy” Allison’s toy soldier collection is currently on display at the library.

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Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing Nov. 8

The third annual Aggie Ring Wing Ding Thing at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon in Mount Vernon is set for Saturday, November 8. A bonfire will follow.

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Appeal made to help Franklin County’s foster children

Four of the Franklin County Child Welfare board members were found stuffing envelopes at their meeting last week with letters to 150 local businesses, churches and other organizations to appeal for assistance.Four of the Franklin County Child Welfare board members were found stuffing envelopes at their meeting last week with letters to 150 local businesses, churches and other organizations to appeal for assistance.

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Punkin’ Chunkin’ fun Saturday

Punkin’ Chunkin’  will top the list of activities for Saturday afternoon at the Alamo Mission Trade Day events, November 8. Chunkin’ contestants are asked to bring their own pumpkins to throw or use in their device.

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American Legion, Auxiliary begin holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 began their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2014 Christmas For All program this week.

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Mission Manor Nursing Home receives Best Overall Theme

Mission Manor Nursing Home took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme” and was awarded the traveling plaque in the Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up ContestMission Manor Nursing Home took top honors as the business with the “Best Overall Theme” and was awarded the traveling plaque in the Merchant’s Halloween Dress-Up Contest on Halloween Friday, October 31.

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