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Speakers call for humane treatment of immigrants

A Lights for Liberty gathering on the Mount Vernon plaza, like thousands of others across the U.S.A.,

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Second Saturday

The Pinetones, Gus Gustafson and Lindy HearneThe Pinetones, Gus Gustafson and Lindy Hearne, provided music to shop by at the July 13 Second Saturday event on the downtown Mount Vernon plaza.

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New Rotary officers

Tom Standridge swears in other officers for the 2019-20 year.Incoming Rotary Club President Tom Standridge swears in other officers for the 2019-20 year.

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Old Saltillo Cemetery Memorial Day set for July 21

The annual Memorial Day for the Old Saltillo Cemetery Association will be conducted on Sunday, July 21.

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Genealogy to meet July 15

Rita Ownby Holcomb, a fourth generation Texan, will be the speaker for the Monday, July 15 meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society . See the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Guthries attend Space Camp

Haiden and John Guthrie of Scroggins recently attended Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center  at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, also known as Space Camp. To learn more about the experiences, see the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Second Saturday event planned for July 13

Mount Vernon’s Second Saturday event set for July 13 will feature live music from the Pinetones.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

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

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Pleasant Hill Cemetery Memorial Day planned

The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Memorial Day is set for Sunday, July 14 at the cemetery located off FM 900 West between Greenwood and Purley in Franklin County.

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