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Free tax assistance available for low, moderate income citizens

The AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 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. on Thursday, February 19 at the Franklin County Library on the square.

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Menu set for Chamber banquet

Our Place restaurant has been chosen to cater the annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Saturday, February 28. They will be preparing a meal of Parmesan crusted chicken with mashed potatoes, steamed brocoli, salad, and cake.

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Annual meeting called for Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library  organization will conduct its annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 at the library.  A slate of officers will be presented for election to serve in 2015.

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Mardis Gras dance Friday

Downtown Mount Vernon will be the place to be this Friday, February 13 for a lively, good time. The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ladies Guild will be hosts for a Mardi Gras Dance in the Hill Building on the south side of the square.

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KUC participates in Mini-March

Melody Anderson, Bryce Boren, Grace Lyles, and Haydyn Russell, frontMelody Anderson, Bryce Boren, Grace Lyles, and Haydyn Russell, front, from Kids Under Construction collected the largest total for Cystic Fibrosis by participating in a Mini-March.

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control,

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Local cemeteries to be the topic at Genealogy meeting

The cemeteries of Franklin County will be the topic of guest speakers at the Franklin County Genealogy Society  meeting on Monday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

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Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 271Cub Scout Pack 271 includes 25 youth and 18 adult volunteers. For a listing of Scouts and how to get involved with Scouting, see the Feb. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.