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All hotel-motel tax funding placed under committee

Recommendations for allocation of all the Franklin County Hotel-Motel Tax Funds were placed under the care of the Franklin County Hotel Tax Advisory Committee Monday.

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Pearce promoted at First National Bank

Rachel PearceRachel Pearce was named Banking Officer of First National Bank of Mount Vernon

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Doss, Birdsong, Henderson honored at black history event

The Henderson family accepts award.The Henderson family accepts an award on behalf of the late Lollie Ruth Henderson during the sixth annual Black History Month celebration.

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Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter DanceSeveral daddies and daughters from Franklin County attended the annual Father Daughter Dance

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Annual Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 15-18

The 16th annual Backyard Bird Count will take place February 15-18. Participants do not need to be able to identify every bird, and the online submission process helps check their accuracy and prevent errors. For more details, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Alzheimer Support group to meet Saturday Feb. 16

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

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Friends of the Library plan KiteFest event at airport

The Friends of the Franklin County Library announced that the second annual KiteFest will take flight on Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Franklin County Airport. Vendor booth applications are now being accepted. For more details, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Singing at Old Saltillo UM Church Friday

A “Group Singing” is planned at the Old Saltillo United Methodist Church.

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Here’s Hope Crusade planned in March

An inter-denominational crusade is being planned for early March by several area churches. The Here’s Hope for Franklin County will be conducted in the high school gym Sunday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 6. See the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.