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Chamber extends nomination deadline

The deadline to submit nominations for Man, Woman and Agriculturalist of the year, as well as Franklin County Hall of Fame has been extended to Monday, March 9.

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Special anniversary

Special anniversaryVelvin “Tooster” and Mary Bolin will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 6. A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the First Baptist Church.

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Cowboy entertainment provided

Cowboy entertainment providedCowboy singer and poet Lanny Joe Burnett, along with Cindy Baker and guitarist Royce Smithey, all of Bonham, entertained more than 70 people at the Trey Duece Domino Saloon last week.

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Burton designs play set

Brooks Burton, formerly of Mount Vernon, designed the set for Ordinary People, the latest production of Austin College’s Communication Studies Department.  The dramatic production  of  Ordinary People  is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 5-6, and at 2 p.m.  Friday, March 6.

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Harpsicord facinates all ages

Harpsicord facinates all agesThe harpsicord used in the Saturday, Feb. 21 concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall fascinated young and old. Richard and Dennis Feng of Pittsburg got a close look after the concert.

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American Horn Quartet to perform

A concert featuring the American Horn Quartet is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Mount Vernon Music Association’s Music Hall. It is open to the public.

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Library programs set March 5

The Franklin County Library kicks off two programs to benefit patrons Thursday, March 5.
The first is a one night event designed to prepare patrons and their families for the fast approaching summer season. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Doyle Brown will present a water safety program at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the library.

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Mardi Gras event successful

Mardi Gras event successfulNora Holder and Sam Vella participate in the opening
parade for the Mardi Gras celebration. Approximately 75 guests attended the fifth annual Mardi Gras in Mount Vernon sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. More than $1,100 was earned for the various projects supported by the guild.See the Feb. 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

“A Time for Remembering” reviewed for Shakespeare Club

June Foster reviewed the book A Time for Remembering for the Thursday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Shakespeare Club at the Tall Tree Club House.    The book was published in 1983.   Paul Harvey stated that Ruth  Graham was “The Wind Beneath the Wings” of Billy Graham.
“I wanted to whet  your  appetite so that  you  will  read the book and share it with friends,” Ms. Foster told the group.

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