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Gael Hernandez with teacher Miko Wickware, shows how he can fit inside a tire on a City of Mount Vernon back hoe.Gael Hernandez with teacher Miko Wickware, shows how he can fit inside a tire on a City of Mount Vernon back hoe. The students at Head Start got an up close and personal look at the equipment

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Library plans seed swap

The Franklin County Library will sponsor an all day seed swap on Friday, February 12. The library currently has more than 50 varieties of seeds in their collection

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Kid’s fishing day at Bob Sandlin set

The 27th annual Kid’s Fish Day has been set for Saturday, January 30 at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The second session will be from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, see the January 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet Monday February 8 at the Agri-Life Building at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant. Eddie Collins from the Texas Beekeepers Association will

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Community Bingo at Mission Manor

David Rhodes, the new administrator at  Mission Manor Healthcare Residence  (MMHR), is making some changes to the activities at the residence. Beginning this month, Mission Manor

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Show and tell

Sue Bolin displays a majorette that she won at the State Fair of Texas in 1954During the annual Show and Tell night at the Franklin County Genealogical Society on Monday, January 18, Sue Bolin displays a majorette that she won at the State Fair of Texas in 1954

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Mullins to celebrate 50 years together

John “Tommy” and Martha Jane (Lunsford) MullinsJohn “Tommy” and Martha Jane (Lunsford) Mullins will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 30 in the Walnut Room

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Get free Redbud trees from the Arbor Day Foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Texas who joins the Foundation in February 2016 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees

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Alamo Mission elects officers

Mary Lou LargentMary Lou Largent was named Alamo Woman of the Year, and officers for 2016 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Friday, January 15

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