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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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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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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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AARP to meet Februr 25

The Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25 at the Senior Citizens Center.

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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.

Sabella benefit Saturday

A friends for friends party to benefit Jimmy and Pam Sabella will be Saturday, February 22 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 3992. Brisket plates will be served, and all the proceeds will be given to the Sabella’s to help them rebuild their lives.

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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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Confederate marker dedication Saturday

A Southern Cross Dedication Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22 at the Snodgrass/Brannan Cemetery in southern Franklin County. The three grandsons of Luther B. Brannon, all of whom served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War will be honored during the ceremony.

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