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Martha Hare to be honored for 80th birthday

Martha HareAn 80th birthday reception honoring Martha Hare has been set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, September 21 at the Hagansport Community Center, located seven miles north of Mount Vernon

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Deadline for hay show nears

The deadline for hay samples to be analyzed for the 2013 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show on Saturday, October 5 is Friday, September 20.

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Scout rally Tuesday, September 10

The annual School Night Rally to sign-up new recruits for Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout dens has been set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium. For more information about the Scouts, see the Sept. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Survivors retreat set

The ETMC Breast Care Center is holding a free, one-day retreat for breast cancer survivors on Friday, Oct. 4. The event features Shakha Stephens, a certified laughter yoga teacher and staff chaplain at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Twelve branches combine for multi-family reunion

Twelve family branches will join together for a multi-family reunion at the Hagansport Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. The reunion is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m followed by an 80th birthday reception for Martha Hare from 2-4 p.m.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. Caregivers, families, and friends are encouraged to attend the event to learn ways to deal with Alzheimers. For more information, call Gary Nelson at 903-717-4496.

Marcy’s opens its door for Italian cuisine

Marcy’s Italian Restaurant recently opened in Mount Vernon and brings to Franklin County residents a new cuisine variety to explore. The restaurant is located at 401 Texas Hwy. 37,

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Participant, volunteer sign up underway

The date for the annual Handicapable Rodeo in Franklin County has been set for Friday, Sept. 20. Local families with special needs children or adults who are not active

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Grief Support Group to meet for six weeks

A Cypress Basin Hospice Grief Support Group seminar entitled, Good Grief, will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon in Room 101

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