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Lunches of Love to start Tuesday

Lunches of Love will begin on Tuesday, July 8 and continue through Thursday, August  14. Bus transportation will be provided; however, children will not be permitted to board a bus if they have not returned a fully completed and signed registration packet.

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Summer reading

Amon Stevens proudly shows off the “Mr. Potato Head” he created during the Tuesday, June 24 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library.Amon Stevens proudly shows off the “Mr. Potato Head” he created during the Tuesday, June 24 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library. This week’s featured book was “My Five Senses” by Aliki. The group popped popcorn and used their five senses to enjoy the tasty treat.

Farmers Market

Louis and Brenda Turner await customers at the Farmers Market boothLouis and Brenda Turner await customers at the Farmers Market booth early Saturday, May 10. The couple has fresh produce and lots of jars of homemade jelly, pickles, and other goodies.

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Flag Day

Flags representing veterans from Franklin County who have served our country flew on the downtown plazaFlags representing veterans from Franklin County who have served our country flew on the downtown plaza in honor of Flag Day on Saturday, June 14. The flags are numbered and represent a particular service man or woman.

Spring plant and seed swap set

The Franklin County Library will sponsor a Spring plant and seed swap on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the library. “Anyone with seeds and cuttings is invited to come and share and also take home some new items,” Librarian Lisa Lawrence said.

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Bubble day

Eli McGonagill from This Little Light Daycare creates lots of bubbles at the eighth annual Bubble DayEli McGonagill from This Little Light Daycare creates lots of bubbles at the eighth annual Bubble Day event on the downtown plaza on Friday, June 6 while Debbie Carroll and other students watch the fun. A total of 162 adults and children attended the event.

Chamber awardees

Franklin County Chamber awardeesThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its members during their annual banquet on Saturday, March 1 at the First United Methodist Church.

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Public Notice - Southwestern Electric Power Company - 6/5/2014

NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE REQUEST

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Football players honored

Kris Ables, Aquavion Evans, Noah CraverFifteen members of the Mount Vernon Tiger football team were named to the District 8-2A All-District team for the 2013 season. Kris Ables, Aquavion Evans and Noah Craver received first team nods. For a listing of all the players honored, see the December 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.