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Library to celebrate 100 year-old building

The Franklin County Library will mark the 100th year of its building during CountryFest on Saturday, October 12. Festival attendees are invited to join the staff and members of the Friends of the Library for punch and cookies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a history of the building, see the October 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Festival celebrating 39th year Saturday, October 12

The annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 39th year Saturday, October 12. More than 100 vendors will be set up around the plaza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Jeff Jacobs to be speaker at Fields of Faith Wednesday

Jeff Jacobs will be the guest speaker at the eighth annual “Fields of Faith” event at Don Meredith Stadium on Wednesday, October 9. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.

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Halloween contests, events announced

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will conduct their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests as well as the 2013 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square on Thursday, October 31.

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Annual Fall clean-up efforts begin Saturday, October 5

Fall clean-up efforts have been set to begin this Saturday in both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon. The combined effort is to urge citizens to clean both public and private areas in preparation for the influx of visitors to the community.

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Brooks returns as nurse practitioner

Delisa BrooksCertified family nurse practitioner Delisa Brooks has joined the ETMC First Physicians clinic in Mount Vernon. She returns to Mount Vernon after five years in the Dallas area.

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Stew Contest deadline Wednesday, October 9

The deadline to enter the 29th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Wednesday, October 9. Thus far, nine entries have been registered for the contest. Cooking teams are urged to enter the event. Campsites are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Read more: Stew Contest deadline Wednesday, October 9

Gold Star mothers, families honored

The mothers of soldiers lost in battle from five area counties were honored Sunday in a Gold Star luminary ceremony. The event, organized by the Ministering Our Military (MOM) group,

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Carr benefit successful

Jeff Bullard and Larry Crow check under the hood of a motorized toy tractorJeff Bullard and Larry Crow check under the hood of a motorized toy tractor that was up for auction at the Greg Carr Benefit Saturday in Hagansport. They were amazed that it had a working radio.

Read more: Carr benefit successful