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Library to be open Saturdays

The Franklin County Library will once again be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning with March 6.

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Easter hams to be sold by fire department

Shane Marker and Shawn Haggard were selling hams on Saturday, Feb. 27 inside the Mount Vernon Fire Station.Since it was raining outside, Shane Marker and Shawn Haggard were selling hams on Saturday, February 27 inside the Mount Vernon Fire Station.

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Snowmen

At top, Aadhirai and Elavenil Palanisamy made snowman in their back yard. Bottom left, Abby, Paul, and Nathan Bentley made a tiny snowman on their porch. Bottom right, Cara Poor created a snowman and named it Bob.The Optic-Herald requested area citizens to send in pictures of any snowmen they created.

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Belew, Verwoof, and Day win Pinewood Derby Finals

Kaylin Verwolf, Benjamin Dykes, and Jasper Belew cheer for their vehicles in one of the many heats at the Cub Scout Pack 6271’s Pinewood DerbyKaylin Verwolf, Benjamin Dykes, and Jasper Belew cheer for their vehicles in one of the many heats at the Cub Scout Pack 6271’s Pinewood Derby Saturday, February 27.

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Snow accumulation

The decorative bicycle in front of City Hall was buried in snow.The decorative bicycle in front of City Hall was buried in snow. County and City offices, as well as most businesses, were closed most of the week.

J.D. Baumgardner lived to serve his community

J.D. Baumgardner Mount Vernon and Franklin County lost a dedicated servant and volunteer with the death of J.D. Baumgardner last week.

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Lights for growing plants

Keith Kridler, a Cypress Basin Master Gardener, explains the use of fluorescent and LED lights for growing plants to Sam Young and Bob McFarland.Keith Kridler, a Cypress Basin Master Gardener, explains the use of fluorescent and LED lights for growing plants to Sam Young and Bob McFarland.

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Snow fort

left to right, are Zachary Rivers - 13, Aubree Coats - 12, Tucker Agan - 6, Marissa Bankhead - 14, Kendall Coats - 9, and Nathan Burton - 13.Kids in and around the Logan’s Pointe development kept busy during the snow event. The group brainstormed, worked together, and used their creativity to build a snow fort over a four day period.

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COVID vaccine clinic

Nurse Erica Clasby, at right, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Chock Yates during the vaccination clinic in the parking lot of the Franklin County Rural Health Clinic Saturday, February 13.Nurse Erica Clasby, at right, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Chock Yates during the vaccination clinic in the parking lot of the Franklin County Rural Health Clinic Saturday, February 13.

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