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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.

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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Backpacks on the move

Rotarians moved the supplies for the Rotary Backpack program into a larger space at the school with help from FFA students, Lowe’s employees and community volunteers.Rotarians moved the supplies for the Rotary Backpack program into a larger space at the school with help from FFA students, Lowe’s employees and community volunteers.

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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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Valentine Dance at cowboy church

Members of the Sulphur River Cowboy Church will be hosts for a Valentine’s Dance on Saturday, February 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. This free event will include live music,

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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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Head Start

Gael Hernandez with teacher Miko Wickware, shows how he can fit inside a tire on a City of Mount Vernon back hoe.Gael Hernandez with teacher Miko Wickware, shows how he can fit inside a tire on a City of Mount Vernon back hoe. The students at Head Start got an up close and personal look at the equipment

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Old time medicines will be topic at Genealogy meeting

Old-time medicines will be the topic when guest speaker John Case addresses the Franklin County Genealogy Society meeting at  7 p.m. on Monday, February 15.

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Library plans seed swap

The Franklin County Library will sponsor an all day seed swap on Friday, February 12. The library currently has more than 50 varieties of seeds in their collection

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