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Enter games, booths at Alamo Trade Day

Friends and families are urged to make plans now to enter the Redneck Games at the annual Alamo Trade Day event set for Saturday, November 16. Booth space is still available at the event for $30.

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Program to commemorate Kennedy’s assassination

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 36th president of the United States. The Friends of the Library organization is providing a retrospective of that day and surrounding events in a program to be presented by former Secret Service Agent Mike Howard.

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Democrats to meet Monday, October 28

Members of the friends of the Franklin County Democratic Party will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, October 28 at Marcy’s Italian Restaurant. Leonard Rockwell, Election Administrator for Titus County, will share information and answer questions about the new voter ID law. For more information, see the Oct. 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hopkins County historian to be speaker at Monday meeting

“Bricks and Mortar, Wood and Shingles - The history of a Building or Home” is the topic to be covered by historian John A. Sellers. He will be the guest speaker for the Monday, November 4 general members meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association.

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Mattingly family reunion October 13

The annual Thomas A. and Paulina Mattingly descendants family reunion was at the Mount Vernon masonic Lodge Hall Sunday, October 13. More than 60 people attended from all over Texas, Alabama, Arkansas and Colorado. For more information, see the October 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Blood drive November 9

The members of the Mount Vernon Church of Christ will be hosts for a Carter Blood Care Blood Drive on Saturday, November 9 at the church at 708 W. Main St. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in honor of Texas Veterans. For more information, see the October 24 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Moustache, beard growing added to Redneck events

Bragging rights for having the best moustache and beards are at stake for the first time at the 2013 Redneck Games. The fun filled day of events is planned for Saturday, November 16 at the Alamo Mission Museum grounds. See the October 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald, for more information.

Methodist bazaar

Ann Holland looks at holiday wreathsAnn Holland looks at holiday wreaths displayed at the First United Methodist Church’s annual bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 19. Funds raised through the event help support church projects.

Costume contest included at Alamo Mission Museum

Parents are urged to plan now to enter their child in the people’s choice costume contest at the sixth annual Halloween Party and Hayride Saturday, October 26. The event will be at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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