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Society to induct officers, honor First Families

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be Monday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. The group will induct officers for the coming year and present three First Family awards. For more information, see the December 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Return Angel gifts for delivery

Those who have adopted Angel lists for the Christmas for All program are asked to return them immediately for delivery to the families of those children. As of Monday, December 7, 10 Angel

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Weatherfords celebrate diamond, 60th anniversary

Bill and Joyce WeatherfordBill and Joyce Weatherford celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary after 60 years of marriage December 3. They were married in 1955. For more information about the couple and their life together, see the December 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration to be concluded

The  local celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be concluded in three days and nights of special praise, dancing and a Eucharistic Mass Friday through Sunday, December 11 through 13. For details about this celebration, see the December 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Sons of Confederate Veterans honors POW

Members of the 1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans honored James L. Moore, Sr. with the presentation of the Confederate Prisoner of War medal to O. M. Adams.Members of the 1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans honored James L. Moore, Sr. with the presentation of the Confederate Prisoner of War medal to O. M. Adams. For more information about this award, see the November 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Angels still need to be adopted

Thirty Angel lists remained to be adopted as of Monday, November 30 in the 2015 Christmas for All through Communities In Schools’ gift program. Meanwhile, preparation for the Christmas Store

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Frying fish with a flair

Jim Emery strikes a pose while manning the fryers at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, November 21.Jim Emery strikes a pose while manning the fryers at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, November 21. The volunteer fire department f raised $2967 during their fish fry fundraiser.

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Jingle Bell Jog December 12

The fourth annual Jingle Bell Jog sponsored by the Lady Tiger Softball team will be Saturday, December 12 at Don Meredith Stadium. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. with the Kids Fun Run

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Christmas festival registration deadlines fast approaching

Deadlines to take part in the various activities revolving around the annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 5, are fast approaching. For deadlines on registering for the Chili cook off, vendors booths and parade entries, see the November 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.