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American Legion, Auxiliary to begin holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 will begin their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2015 Christmas For All program Monday, November 9.

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Blood drive Saturday

Carter BloodCare will conduct a blood drive at the church of Christ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7. The organization’s mobile donor coach will be in the parking lot of the church,

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Rural Beauty Spot

The home of Ted and Denise Moulton at 1048 King Lake Dr. was chosen as the October Rural Beauty SpotThe home of Ted and Denise Moulton at 1048 King Lake Dr. was chosen as the October Rural Beauty Spot by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard features a variety of mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Motorcycle rally added to Alamo events

A full slate of events has been planned at the Alamo Mission Museum (AMM) for their annual Redneck games and Trade  Days events Friday and Saturday, November. 13 and 14.

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Dempsey is lodge master

Paul W. Dempsey recently assumed duties as Master of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #691 for the 2015-16 lodge year. The lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

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North Franklin fish fry November 7

Members of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosts for a fish fry on Saturday, November 9 at the Hagansport Community Center. The fish fry will be at 5 p.m. Fried catfish

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Yard of the Month

The home of Craig and Pam Greenberg at 801 Main St. was chosen as the Yard of the MonthThe home of Craig and Pam Greenberg at 801 Main St. was chosen as the Yard of the Month by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The yard of the restored historic home currently features a variety of fall decorations,  including mums and pumpkins.

Genealogy fund raiser has good turnout

A crowd gathers to purchase Billy Jordan’s chicken stew and Garry Romines’ chili on the downtown plazaA crowd gathers to purchase Billy Jordan’s chicken stew and Garry Romines’ chili on the downtown plaza on Monday, October 26, 2015. Both cooks have won many local awards. The fund raiser for the Franklin County Genealogical Society netted over $1400.

Shooting sports to be offered in 4-H

The Franklin County 4-H Club will be offering shooting sports as one of its groups, according to Extension Agent  Brian Ball. The inaugural meeting for the group has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday, November 5

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