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Conservation funding available through stewardship program

A total of $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The program helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of lands.

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North Franklin fish fry March 5

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

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Shooting sports program organized

The Franklin County 4-H  Club is adding shooting sports to their program for local county youth.  The program is available to students in grades three through 12. See the February 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this new program.

Free lunches at Senior Citizen’s building

Local senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older are welcome to take advantage of the free lunches served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Senior Citizen’s building

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What is your library worth?

What’s your library worth? That is a question that Lisa Lawrence, director of the Franklin County Library, recently calculated. The answer was $605,352.60.

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Applications accepted for conservation programs

Applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are currently being accepted at the USDA Service Center located at 1809 W. Ferguson Rd.

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Buy chamber tickets before Monday

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Monday, February 22.

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Pie in the face

Cub Scout Callaway Sinclair smashes a whipped cream pie into the face of Cub Master Darrell Burton.Cub Scout Callaway Sinclair smashes a whipped cream pie into the face of Cub Master Darrell Burton. Mr. Burton challenged the Cub Scouts to wear their uniforms to weekly meetings. The top Cub Scout from each den had the opportunity to throw a pie.

MOM meeting Thursday, February 18

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 18. The meeting will be at Pilgrim Bank, 2401 S. Jefferson St., Mount Pleasant.

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