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Senate District 1 Summit Saturday

There will be an East Texas Summit of all Texas Senate District 1 Democratic Party leaders and activists in Tyler Saturday, April 18. The meeting and training sessions will be from 9:30 a.m.

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Pierce Chapel Cemetery workday planned

A workday has been planned at the Pierce Chapel Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Anyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to bring their yard tools,

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Kids ride free in Rotary’s Annual Tour de Cypress

Kids age 12 and under can ride free in the Tour de Cypress Bike Ride and Run slated for Saturday, April 18. Runs of 5K and 10K are also part of the event. See the April 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about this event.

MOM meeting Thursday, April 16

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. The meeting will be at El Chico’s restaurant in Mount Pleasant.

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The Gathering is dedicated to informal church services

The Gathering, a non-denominational church, recently opened its doors in Mount Vernon. It is located at 401 Hwy. 37 in the space previously occupied by Marcy’s Italian Restaurant.

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Dairy Queen getting a face lift

Dairy Queen in Mount Vernon is getting a $330,000 face lift. The plan includes revamping of the public spaces, including expansion of the rest room area to make them more handicapped accessible.

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Second Saturday event this weekend

Duke Swallow of Quitman will be providing live musical entertainmentThe Second Saturday celebration will be this weekend on April 11. The weatherman is calling for 76 degrees, perfect for a day filled with music, good food, and things to see and do.

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Master Gardeners come from all walks of life

Master Gardeners are much more than little old ladies with spades chasing weeds from the petunia patch. There are some who fit that description, but there are others who are doctors, lawyers,

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Kid fish event Saturday

The fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day will be Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm on Hwy. 37 south of Mount Vernon.

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