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Summer meals, activities planned

The annual Lunches of Love program is set to start Monday, July 8 and activities for the first two weeks are already planned. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with

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Farmers Market continues

Joe Wallis prepares to bag fresh tomatos and okra for Cindy and Coltin CarrawayJoe Wallis prepares to bag fresh tomatos and okra for Cindy and Coltin Carraway at a recent Farmers Market in downtown Mount Vernon. Local vendors display their wares every Saturday from 8 a.m.

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Optic to publish early

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will publish early the week of July 4 in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Independence Day holiday. The post office will

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Happy birthday to the Plaza in Mount Vernon

Mayor Margaret Sears cuts the cake at the event celebrating the 100th birthday of the downtown plaza. Mayor Margaret Sears cuts the cake at the event celebrating the 100th birthday of the downtown plaza. Approximately 80 people gathered around the gazebo

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Wild Things

Courtney Cortina-Pineada displays a tamarin monkey during the Wild Things Zoofari eventCourtney Cortina-Pineada displays a tamarin monkey during the Wild Things Zoofari event sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Library. Also shown were other creatures from South America and Africa,

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Goal of $55,000 set, funding allocations made for 2014

The United Way of Franklin County set a goal of $55,000 for its 2013 campaign that will be raised in 2014. The goal was set in conjunction with the approval of 13 agencies to receive

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Plaza birthday celebration Thursday night

The Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance and Downtown Business Association’s Plaza Birthday Celebration is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27. The festivities will be around the gazebo

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Gather your turtles for the derby

Set up the tiny treadmills and concoct a work out regimen to prepare your pet turtle for the seventh annual Turtle Derby. The event is planned for Saturday, July 6 beginning

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Holiday ice skating rink coming to Franklin County

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has purchased an ice skating rink and plans to operate it locally during the Christmas holiday season this year. The E-Z Glide synthetic ice rink can cover up to a 50

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