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Percussion shoulder arms program Monday

A program on “Percussion Altered American Shoulder arms” will be presented at monthly meeting of the 1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans

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Phonographs, recordings to be subjects of historical meeting

Dustin Ellis, curator and cofounder of the Edison Phonograph Museum in Mount Pleasant will bring his knowledge and several samples of early sound recordings and players to the Franklin County Historical Association’s

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Lanes win rural lighting contest

The home of Chuck and Mary Lane was named as the rural division winner of the 2015 Christmas Decorating Contest. The home of Chuck and Mary Lane was named as the rural division winner of the 2015 Christmas Decorating Contest. the home is at 563 CR SE4345. See the December 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about the contest.

Five Scouts earn rank, nine earn merit badges at Court of Honor

Scouts honored during ceremonyFive members of Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 271 received their rank advancement, and eight boys were awarded various merit badges during an outdoor campfire Court of Honor ceremony

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Christmas food

Volunteers Heather Painter, Kortne Wilson (background) and Georgette Baldwin, all from Brookshire’s, shuttle boxes of nonperishable food itemsVolunteers Heather Painter, Kortne Wilson (background) and Georgette Baldwin, all from Brookshire’s, shuttle boxes of nonperishable food items to vehicles for those receiving

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FCHA annual meeting set

The Franklin County Historical Association’s annual general membership meeting and election of directors is set for Monday, January 4. The meeting will begin with a potluck/covered dish dinner

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Santa visit

Santa, Samantha DealSanta made the rounds in Franklin County this season. Samantha Deal, four year-old daughter of Jed and Beth Deal, visits with him during the First National Bank’s Open House

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Santa and Vixen

Larry Billings, Jay Scott, and Larry Scott took a moment to take a photo with Santa and his reindeer Vixen at Tom Scott Lumber YardLarry Billings, Jay Scott, and Larry Scott took a moment to take a photo with Santa and his reindeer Vixen at Tom Scott Lumber Yard on Friday, December 18. Vixen had sleigh trouble and was a little late, but was able to visit with area children.

Optic-Herald office to close for holidays

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24-25.  The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 28. The office will also close at noon

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