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Cubs attend Webelos Woods

Nine Webelos, ages 10 and 11, members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 attended the annual Webelos Woods camping weekendNine Webelos, ages 10 and 11, members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 attended the annual Webelos Woods camping weekend with their partner Boy Scout Troop 271 at Camp Dierks in Oklahoma November 11-13.

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Thanksgiving Day dinner set

A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at noon Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

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Community wide Thanksgiving event set

A Community Wide Thanksgiving Worship event will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 on the downtown plaza.

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Anniversary celebration

Monica Penny serves up a bowl of chili for a customer during Texas American Bank’s 10th anniversary celebrationMonica Penny serves up a bowl of chili for a customer during Texas American Bank’s 10th anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 11.

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Thanksgiving dinner at Legion Friday

Members of  the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary for Post 243 will be hosts for a community Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 18 at the post hall on CR SE4265, south off FM 21.

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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, November 21 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Historical meeting

Members of the Franklin County Historical Association gathered for their bi-monthly meetingMembers of the Franklin County Historical Association gathered for their bi-monthly meeting at the Masonic Lodge on Monday, November 7. After a potluck meal, historical researcher and genealogist Carol Taylor of Greenville presented a program titled “Soldiers of the Soil.”

Veterans Day salute at Genealogy on Monday

The Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on November 21, 2016, at the research library at 110 E. Main Street in Mount Vernon.

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Breading technicians

Gil Phetteplace and Clay Huizinga coat catfish with breading mix in preparation for frying.Gil Phetteplace and Clay Huizinga coat catfish with breading mix in preparation for frying. Approximately 300 people attended the fish fry and Fall carnival organized by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department in Hagansport on Saturday, November 5.

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