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Large crowd attends KiteFest at airport

Large crowd attends KiteFest at airportJasmine Gutierrez, Edgar Munoz, and Enrique Gutierrez competed in the parachute races.

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Order of Eastern Star earns $1,500 for scholarships

Fish FryJ. R. Duckworth adds a batch of fresh fish as sisters Rachel Kittle and Autumn Aikin serve to the family of Richard Barrett.

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Key Club raises $5,600 for Sports Complex

Key Club bake-off eventLauren Newsome uses her best smile to raise the bidding for her Peanut Butter Crunchy Cake at the annual Key Club Bake Off event

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Mad Hatter Tea next Thursday, May 3

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will be sponsoring a Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show

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Newsom to speak for National Day of Prayer

Judge Robert Newsom to speak for National Day of PrayerThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer will be Robert Newsom.

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Rosa Taylor is honorary co-chair at Relay for Life

Rosa Taylor is honorary co-chair at Relay for LifeRosa Taylor may not be a fighter, but she is a giver. She claims that is why she has been cancer free for more than 30 years.

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Reception opens new exhibits at fire station, Nelson featured

A Wine and Cheese Reception for the opening exhibits of two new exhibits, “The World of Lael Nelson” and “Inspired by Bois d’arc,” is planned from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Old Fire Station Museum. See the April 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Sunday deadline for Summer Catch

Pre-registration is requested for the second annual Summer Catch event in Franklin County on Saturday, May 5.

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One eyed monster

Kitefest, One eyed monsterA one eyed monster kite flown by the Whatakite group looks as if it is about to gobble up the volunteers below.

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