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Students recognized for talent at Young Artists Showcase

Students recognized for talent at Young Artists ShowcaseNine individuals and three groups were featured in the second annual Young Artists Showcase concert presented by the Mount Vernon Music Association Sunday, May 24 at The Music Hall in Mount Vernon.

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Eight artists to be featured in local watercolor society show

The works of eight members of the Southwest Watercolor Society will be featured in an exhibit set to open Saturday, May 30. A reception will open the exhibit from 6-8 p.m. in the main gallery of the Old Jail Art Museum. There are 22 pieces of the eight artists’ work that will be on display. For more information, see the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Historical fund-raiser

Historical fund-raiserJoe and Candace Setina, seated right, opened their home for a reception and fund-raiser for the Franklin County Historical Association Saturday evening, May 9. Members of the FCHA Board of Directors, seen here, served as hosts for the event. About 200 guests attended.

Providence Cemetery Association has meeting

The annual meeting for the Providence Cemetery Association was Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Providence Church.  During the meeting, reports of officers and committees were given.  Charles Moulton, Eddie Turner, and Jean Pamplin were re-elected as directors to serve three year terms. See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Basketball Camp set June 1-3

The Mount Vernon boys and girls basketball camp is set for Monday through Wednesday, June 1-3 in the high school gym at the school. The camp is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

There’s no place like hope

There’s no place like hopeThere’s no place like hope was the theme of the Mount Vernon Junior High team’s campsite at the Relay for Life event. The team was awarded the traveling trophy for the best decorated campsite. See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Sheriff Fletcher to speak at AARP meeting

Franklin County Sheriff Paul Fletcher will be the guest speaker at the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP, meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Senior Meal Center. See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Tickets available for Onyx Club’s Banquet

Tickets are now available for the Heritage Scholarship Banquet. The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 in the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall. Tickets are available in advance for $10 per person. For more information, see the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald.

O’Rand is pastor at Covenant Love Church

O’Rand is pastor at Covenant Love ChurchPhillip O’Rand is the new pastor at the Covenant Love Church at 217 west I-30 on the south service road. Services at the church will start Sunday, May 31 at 11 a.m. For more information, see the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald.