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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 23.

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Angel Trees have been planted

Angel Trees for youngsters under the protection of the Child Welfare Board were planted this week to help provide a little holiday cheer for children in need.

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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 17, at the post hall on CR SE4265, south off FM 21.

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Bryan featured speaker for Genealogical Society

Gene Bryan will be the featured speaker in celebration of Veterans Day at a program presented by the Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) at  7 p.m. Monday, November 20 at the research library at 110 E. Main Street in Mount Vernon.

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Ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the re-opening of the Samaritan ShopA ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the re-opening of the Samaritan Shop and its joining with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, November 1.

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Ribbon cutting

David and Jackie Anderson and Brandon Rodriguez along with Ambassadors from the Franklin County Chamber of CommerceDavid and Jackie Anderson and Brandon Rodriguez along with Ambassadors from the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce celebrated The Marina joining the organization with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 9. 

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American Pickers to film in Texas

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from the series American Pickers plan to film episodes of the show throughout the region in December 2017 and January 2018.

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Monday is deadline for Optic due to holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon  Monday, November 20 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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