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Talsma in ICU, fund raisers set

Jouwert TalsmaJouwert Talsma is currently in ICU at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, and several fund raisers have been planned to help cover medical and living expenses for his family. He has been diagnosed as having Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

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Blodgett Cemetery group to meet

The annual Blodgett Cemetery Association meeting will be Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Blodgett Church of Christ located at CR 2850. A potluck luncheon will follow the meeting.

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Royalty to be meeting topic

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16. Phyllis Brown, FCGS member, will present her third program on English kings and queens. See the May 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged to attend the event to share information and learn ways to deal with Alzheimers. For more information, call Gary Nelson at 903-431-5508.

Trike/Bike-a-Thon

Gabe StumpKids Under Construction recently had their annual Trike/Bike-a-Thon benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Gabe Stump raised the most funds with $125.

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Donations sought for fireworks show on Lake Cypress Springs

Donations are being sought to fund the annual Independence Day weekend fire works show on Lake Cypress Springs. All contributions over the cost of the materials for the show are donated to the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

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Foster parenting interest meeting set

A Foster-Adoptive Parent Information Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the meal center at 208 Taylor St., two blocks west of the courthouse in Mount Vernon for those who have any interest in possibly becoming foster parents.

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Computer classes begin Tuesday at library

The Franklin County Library is sponsoring two computer classes this month. Microsoft Word will be the topic for a class on Tuesday, May 17. Excell will be the focus on Tuesday, May 24.

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Fairview homecoming set for May 15

The annual homecoming service at the Fairview Cemetery in northern Franklin County will be on Sunday, May 15. A business meeting will be at 10:30 a.m.

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