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Nominations sought for Chamber yard awards

The deadline for nominations for the May Yard of the Month and Rural Beauty Spot is noon Tuesday, May 26. Nominations can be made by calling the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office at (903) 537-4365. The name, location, with directions and if possible, a phone number for the nominated home is required with the nomination.

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Bairds are king, queen at prom for senior citizens

Bairds are king, queen at prom for senior citizensHomer and Janey Baird were crowned as king and queen of the Senior Citizen Prom at Mission Manor Nursing Home last week. See the May 14 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Gray Rock Decoration Day planned

Decoration Day for the Gray Rock Cemetery is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The event will include a devotional, a brief business meeting, and time to visit with friends. Anyone interested in the cemetery is encouraged to attend.

Sign-ups set for balloon workshop

The chance for parents to sign their children up to participate in the balloon workshop at the Franklin County Library starts Monday, May 18. Sign-ups for children ages eight and up are on a first come first serve basis. The workshop is open to 30 participants.

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Providence Association meeting set

The annual Providence Cemetery Association board meeting is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at the Providence Church. Following the meeting, the drawing for the items donated as a fund-raiser for the association will be given away. Other door prizes will be awarded during the program. Anyone with an interest in the association is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Courtyard concert

Courtyard concertLindy Hearne and Lynn Adler of Crossroads Music in Winnsboro performed to a crowd of about 30 people to mark the beginning of their road tour. The courtyard concert was conducted Friday, May 8 in the courtyard at the Cultural Arts Center.

Calvary Homecoming Sunday

Members of the Calvary Baptist Temple will be conducting Homecoming Services at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 17 at the church. Featured guest for the event is the Prairie Wind Bluegrass Gospel group. A barbecue dinner will be served following the service.  The community is encouraged to attend. The church is located on CR 2010 in Mount Vernon.

Cisco to speak at meeting

Lavyn Cisco will be the guest speaker at the Monday, May 18 meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. in the Research Room. Mrs. Cisco will speak on Mrs. Isabella Hopkins, the wife of the gentleman for whom Hopkins County was named.  She will present her program in costume of the time and will speak in the first person. The community is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Cinco de Mayo to be celebrated Sunday

After dodging rain dates, the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The celebration will be conducted on the grounds of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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