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Alzheimer Support Group to meet Tuesday, November 19

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. For more information, see the November 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Plaza lighting ceremony Monday

A ceremony to formally trip the switch to light up the downtown plaza has been set for Monday, November 18. The ceremony will begin at 5:45 p.m., after sunset.

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“Ladies Night Out” planned for Nov. 21

The third annual “Ladies Night Out” shopping extravaganza will be Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Mount Vernon.Tickets to the event are $5 and are available from Our Place restaurant, Saucy Ladies, and the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. For more information, see the November 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Morris to be honored at genealogy meeting

Glenn Morris of Mount Vernon will be the spotlight guest of the Franklin County Genealogy Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18 as they host a celebration of Veteran’s Day in the Century Room.

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Enter games, booths at Alamo Trade Day

Friends and families are urged to make plans now to enter the Redneck Games at the annual Alamo Trade Day event set for Saturday, November 16. Booth space is still available at the event for $30.

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Guidry to perform on Alamo stage

Frank Guidry will take the stage at the Alamo Mission Museum at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. The performance will be in conjunction with the group’s Trades Days and Redneck Games.

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Program to commemorate Kennedy’s assassination

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 36th president of the United States. The Friends of the Library organization is providing a retrospective of that day and surrounding events in a program to be presented by former Secret Service Agent Mike Howard.

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Punkin’ Chunkin’ fun Saturday

 Punkin’ Chunkin’  will top the list of activities for Saturday afternoon at the Alamo Mission Trade Day events November 16. Contestants are asked to bring their own pumpkins to throw or use in their device.

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Hopkins County historian to be speaker at Monday meeting

“Bricks and Mortar, Wood and Shingles - The history of a Building or Home” is the topic to be covered by historian John A. Sellers. He will be the guest speaker for the Monday, November 4 general members meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association.

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