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Lady of Guadalupe event set

The  local Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration has been scheduled Sunday, December 15. A procession through town will be followed by mass at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

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Thanksgiving homecoming

The Labutis family was thankful to be reunited.The Labutis family had plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. Not only do they have lots of family and friends, but Army Specialist Kenneth Labutis was able to make a trip home to spend the holiday season with his family.

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Christmas festival registration deadlines fast approaching

Deadlines to take part in the various activities revolving around the annual Christmas Festival are fast approaching. Registrations for vendor booths, parade entries and chili cooks come to a close next week before the December 7 event.

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Jingle Bell Paint Run Saturday

The Education Club at Texas A&M University – Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College will be host for a Jingle Bell 5K Paint Run/Walk on Saturday, December 7.

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Nominations now open for 2013 Christmas lighting contest

Nominations are now being accepted in the annual Christmas Lighting Contest sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Anyone may nominate an entry in either the business,

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Women of Faith simulcast Saturday

Members of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon will be hosts for a Women of Faith Christmas live simulcast on Friday, December 6. The event will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

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Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year than last

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.08 this year, up a little more than four percent from last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) 2013 Thanksgiving Meal Report.

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Winfield seeking entries for Christmas parade

Members of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department are seeking entries for their annual Christmas Parade. The parade will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 in downtown Winfield. See the November 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for information on how you can participate.

Rushing is new pastor

Cody Alan Rushing is the new pastor at Meadow Park Baptist Church. Pastor Rushing came to Mount Vernon earlier this month from Point, Tex. For more information, see the November 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.