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“Lunch and Learn” Lenten series offered

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 205 E. Pecan St., Mount Pleasant, is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn Lenten series on five Thursdays beginning today, March 13, and ending April 10.

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Poor Boys seek buying teammates

Members are being sought for the Poor Boys buying team to purchase livestock at the annual Mount Vernon FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 29 at the Livestock Pavilion located on FM 115.

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TMC Mount Vernon named among best for emergency care

ETMC Mount Vernon is one of “America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care,” according to WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award.

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Republican precinct, county conventions slated March 15

The Franklin County Republican Party will conduct its precinct caucuses and county convention on Saturday, March 15 at the Family Life Center of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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North Franklin fish fry March 8

Members of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosts for a fish fry on Saturday, March 8 beginning at 5 p.m. Fried catfish with all the trimmings will be served for a donation. All proceeds from the event will benefit both the North Franklin VFD and the Hagansport Community Center.

Health Fair planned for March 20

he Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, East Texas Medical Center, Jordan Health Services, Mission Manor Nursing Home, and Mount Vernon House have joined forces for the fourth annual Franklin County Health Fair.

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Mardi Gras dance Saturday night

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ladies Guild Mardi Gras Dance is Saturday, March 1 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the church. The celebration will include live music performed by the Dallas Hart Band.

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Wilma Pruitt to celebrate 85 years

Wilma Dean Capps Pruitt will be celebrating her 85th birthday in March. A reception has been planned for Saturday, March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Prosperity Bank Community Room at the corner of I-30 and Hwy. 37. For details about Mrs. Pruitt’s life, see the February 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Republican Party state president to speak Thursday, Februaury 27

Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Texas Republican Party, will be the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas.

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