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Relay for Life seeking teams for annual event

The ninth annual Relay for Life event for Franklin County is seeking teams to help fight against cancer. For this year’s event, the Franklin County committee is teaming up with Wood County to make the gathering larger.

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IF: Gatherings planned next week, next month

Registration is now open for the third annual IF: Gathering in Franklin County. There will be two sessions to accommodate busy schedules for the free event this year.

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JV Tigers beat Rivercrest 51-23

Mason Lowery dribbles toward the basket for the junior varsity Tigers.Mason Lowery dribbles toward the basket for the junior varsity Tigers. He scored eight points in the team’s victory over Rivercrest last week. See the January 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald, for more game information.

Masters degree

Jamie DoanJamie Doan of Savoy recently graduated Cum Laude from LeTourneau University with a master of arts in counseling degree. She is the daughter of Pam and David Williams and Butch and Kathy Raley of Mount Vernon.

Disciple Now

More than 135 students participated in the 12th annual Disciple Now eventMore than 135 students participated in the 12th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. The evangelical Christian youth outreach event was Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17.

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Sewer work

Crews with Kampco, Inc. did a trench along Major St. to install sewer lines.Crews with Kampco, Inc. did a trench along Major St. to install sewer lines. Work on the $1.6 million project recently began on the east side of Mount Vernon. The project will replace 22,500 feet of primary water water collection lines.

MOM meeting Thursday

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The meeting will be at Pilgrim Bank, 2401 S. Jefferson St. in Mount Pleasant.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 18, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know there are only a few weeks remaining to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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