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Adler and Hearne featured in Arts Alliance Courtyard Concert Friday

Adler and Hearne featured in Arts Alliance Courtyard Concert FridayLynn Adler and Lindy Hearne are the featured performers for the second of the 2009 Courtyard Concert series. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Cultural Arts Center. See the May 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

National day of Prayer luncheon set for Thursday May 7

“Prayer... America’s Hope,”  is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. The theme is based on Psalm 33:22 and the observance of the event is schedule for today,  Thursday, May 7.

A luncheon will be at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. A grilled chicken salad with a cookie for dessert will be served and the luncheon should finish promptly at 1 p.m. A few tickets are still available.

Calling all cancer survivors for Relay for Life event Friday, May 15

Organizers for the local Relay for Life event are searching for cancer survivors who live in Franklin County. Cancer survivors will be honored during the event set to being at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

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Black Onyx events set

The Black Onyx Club has set dates for two spring events. The club’s annual catfish fry fund raising event will be Saturday, May 16. Supporters can come by the Brookshire’s Food Store parking lot in Mount Vernon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for catfish dinners with all the trimmings.

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Chili with that dog?

Chili with that dog?Shannon Oliver spoons chili onto Norm Horn’s hot dog while Denise and Ted Moulton await their turn to spice up their lunch. Good weather prevailed for the annual First National Bank picnic with more than 500 people in attendance.This year, 864 hot dogs, 730 apple pies, and 625 drinks were served. For more information, see the April 30 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Wafford reunion set Saturday, May 16

The annual Wafford reunion will be Saturday, May 16 at the Saltillo Community Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until all the food is served. Bo and Dee Wafford will cook the brisket and others are asked to bring a covered dish. All friends and extended family of Jason Isaiah and Martha June Wafford are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Jo Anne Stretcher at 903-537-2366.

Key Club makes donation

Key Club makes donationSeveral Mount Vernon Key Club members and associate members presented a $5,575.43 check to John Case, center, on behalf of the Franklin County Community Food Bank on Monday, April 27. The money was raised at the Key Club’s annual Bake-off event at Cypress SpringFest.

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Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheon

Nelson is guest speaker at Day of Prayer luncheonThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer  will be Tommy Nelson, Senior Pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton, Tex.
The event has been scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Importance of trees touted at Arbor Day celebration

Importance of trees touted at Arbor Day celebrationMembers of Cub Scout Pack 271 work to plant a tree during the Arbor Day celebration. More than 80 people gathered at Little Creek Park’s Jackson St. pavilion for the celebration of Arbor Day Friday, April 24.

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