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Forgiven coming to Calvary Baptist

The Forgiven Quartet will be in concert at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Calvary Baptist Temple. The quartet has been listed as Branson Gospel Music Association “Grand Champions”.

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Christmas Open House

The students from This Little Light Learning Center sang several songs during the Texas American Bank Christmas Open HouseThe students from This Little Light Learning Center sang several songs during the Texas American Bank Christmas Open House Friday, December 14. The students each had an opportunity to share with Santa Claus their Christmas wishes.

Certificates to be awarded at Genealogy

Certificates will be presented to volunteers for hours of service during the Monday, December 17, meeting of the  Franklin County Genealogical Society.

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Optic-Herald office to close for holidays

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will close for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Optic-Herald office will have an early deadline at noon Friday, December 21 for the December 27 edition.

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Angel Tree Gifts pick up next week

The families who were pre-qualified for the Christmas for All Angel Gifts should pick up their packages and take the opportunity to shop the Community in Schools Christmas Store at their preassigned time slot Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 17, 18, or 19.

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Letters to Santa

Maddi and Beau Wilhite, ages four and six months, visit with Santa Claus.Maddi and Beau Wilhite, ages four and six months, visit with Santa Claus. See Letters to Santa from area children in the December 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Angels among us

Eddie Northcutt, 8th District Judge, flies high above the crowd at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon as he portrays the angel Gabriel during the church’s annual Christmas program.Eddie Northcutt, 8th District Judge, flies high above the crowd at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon as he portrays the angel Gabriel during the church’s annual Christmas program.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Wayne Halldorson to lead Grace Lutheran Church

The Halldorson FamilyWayne Halldorson has been called as pastor of Grace Luthern Church. He is originally from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

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