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Get flu vaccinations before flu season

With flu season set to begin and the vaccine in plentiful supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against the flu.

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Alamo museum Halloween Party set Saturday, October 26

The annual Halloween Party and Hayride at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, October 26. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and activities will get underway at 7 p.m.

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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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Trained counselors teach skills

The archery booth was one of the most popular activitiesTrained counselors / leaders provided instruction for Cub Scouts at Bobcat Fun Day in Mount Vernon Saturday, Sept. 28. The archery booth was one of the most popular activities at the event.

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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

Hopewell Cemetery board to meet October 13

The Hopewell Cemetery Association will conduct its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at the cemetery grounds. Anyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to attend the meeting.

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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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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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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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