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Mardi Gras King, Queen

Diane and Paul Davis sport the traditional purple/green/yellow hat-crowns as one of two couples named the King and Queen of Mount Vernon Mardi Gras at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saturday, March 1.

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Veteran interviews planned at library

A total of 39 local area veterans has contacted the Franklin County Library about the American Service Veterans interviews they will be recording beginning in March 2014.

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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, March 1 and a crowd of more than 200 is expected. Will Ramsay, District Attorney, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening,

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Summer Catch needs sponsors, volunteers

Sponsors and volunteers are being sought for the third annual Summer Catch event conducted by the Franklin County Constable, the Franklin County Justice of the Peace, and the local emergency service organizations.

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Friday deadline for city election filings

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 10 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28. There are three seats up for election on the city ballot,

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Blind Date with a book a big hit

The Franklin County Library’s ‘Blind Date with a Book’ program has been a hit with library patrons. A total of 79 books had left the library wrapped in plain brown paper with no indication of the title or author.

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Branan honored with Southern Cross ceremony

Southern Cross GroupThe various versions of the southern cross flags fluttered in the breeze, the sounds of musket fire and the smell of black powder filled the air as heritage was remembered and a local member of the Confederate States of America was honored Saturday, February 22.

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Historical members to tour courthouse

The Franklin County Historical Association membership meeting’s program Monday will be first with the meal to follow. The program is to  be a tour of the historic courthouse, which is under interior renovation.

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Saltillo group celebrated National FCCLA Week

Saltillo FCCLA membersMembers of the Saltillo Family, Community and Career Leaders of America organization designated special themes for each day of FCCLA Week February 9 through 15, and hand dipped 300 strawberries and wrapped 144 roses for a combined fund raiser for Valentines day.

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