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Bank reports 300 at picnic

First National Bank employee Rachel Pearce serves chili to customers Eugene Gilstrap, Shirley Dacus, and Marie Redar.First National Bank employee Rachel Pearce serves chili to customers Eugene Gilstrap, Shirley Dacus, and Marie Redar.

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How Mexico’s north became the American southwest

Dr. Andrew TorgetLearn how Mexico’s far north became the American southwest from Dr. Andrew Torget, guest speaker for the May 7 meeting of members of the Franklin County Historical Association at the Masonic Lodge Hall, on the south service road to I-30 east of Hwy 37.

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Winners named in Alamo Mission Museum’s chili cook off

Alamo Mission Museum Chili Cook-off winnersThe weather put a damper on events at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, April 21. Prior to the rain, the group was able to conduct their chili cook off.

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Library closed next week for repairs

The Franklin County Library will be closed from Monday, May 7 through Saturday, May 12 for repair work on the building’s facade.

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Fairview homecoming set for May 6

The annual homecoming service at the Fairview Cemetery in northern Franklin County will be on Sunday, May 6.

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End of School Bash Saturday

An “End of School Bash” for students and their families is planned at Little Creek Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 with members of the Community Events Committee serving as hosts.

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Tranquil Cemetery Decoration Day set

The Tranquil Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting and decoration at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Tranquil Cemetery.

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National Day of Prayer gathering Thursday

The local observation for the 2018 National Day of Prayer will be celebrated in the District Courtroom of the Franklin County Courthouse at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3. The event will conclude at 8 a.m. For more information see the May 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Volunteers needed for “Paint our Town”

Volunteers are still needed for the annual “Paint Our Town” project. A total of 200 volunteers will be needed for this one day project.

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