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Women’s Ministry dinner October 11

The Women’s Ministry team at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon will be hosts for a fellowship dinner on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The theme of the event is “Remind Me Who I Am.”

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Saltillo Community Homecoming October 13

The Saltillo Community Homecoming will be Sunday, October 13, 2013, in the Saltillo School Cafetorium.  This year’s special honorees includes the class members from those years ending in the number three, starting with 1943-2003.

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Registration now open for 42 Tournament

Advanced registration for  the 26th annual CountryFest 42 Tournament is now underway at any of the bank’s four locations  no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 11.

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Hay Show Saturday October 5

The annual Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmer’s Hay Show will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5 at the Young Farmers Livestock Pavilion on FM 115. This year, 37 entries have been analyzed for the show. For more information, see the October 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Bobcat Fun Day and registration Saturday

Bobcat Fun Day for the White Oak District of BSA is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 28. Activities will take place outside and behind the First United Methodist Church off Hwy. 37 in Mount Vernon.

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Naming contest for ice skating rink underway

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is conducting a contest through October 15 to name their new ice skating rink. The chamber purchased the E-Z Glide synthetic ice rink this summer from Waxahachie.

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See You at the Pole

The annual See You at the Pole prayer service in Franklin County will be conducted at the Mount Vernon ISD flagpole beginning at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 25.

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Clean up dates change

The dates for the fall (fourth quarter) clean-up were pushed forward slightly. The free disposal dates will be from October 5 through 12 and not this coming week as printed in the September Optic calendar.

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Celebrating Rufus Bolger

Minnie Birdsong, student, co-worker, and friend of Rufus Bolger, was the Mistress of CeremonieMinnie Birdsong, student, co-worker, and friend of Rufus Bolger, was the Mistress of Ceremonies as the Franklin County Genealogy Society celebrated what would have been Mr. Bolger’s 100th birthday. For more information, see the September 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.