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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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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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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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Cameron to direct Harvey Funeral Home

Craig Harvey welcomes Jeremy Cameron as the new Funeral Director at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.Craig Harvey welcomes Jeremy Cameron as the new Funeral Director at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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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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Sulphur Bluff FFA members busy working, volunteering

Sulphur Bluff FFA membersMembers of the Sulphur Bluff FFA have been busy this year volunteering at events and preparing for competitions.The FFA Chapter officers attended a retreat in July and a leadership camp in October.

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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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Beta Club prepares to travel to National Convention

Sulphur Bluff Beta Club membersAll 22 members of the Sulphur Bluff Beta Club participated in a Character Skit that won third place at the State Convention earlier this year. The group earned the right to compete at the National Convention in June in Richmond, Va.

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