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Farmers market

Mike Davis counts out change at last Saturday’s Farmers Market.Mike Davis counts out change at last Saturday’s Farmers Market. He was selling heirloom tomatos grown on his property near Purley.

Dr. Flake-n-stein to appear Friday

Dr. Flake-n-stein’s Magic Laboratory will be in the gym at the First Baptist Church on Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. The program combines magic, robot puppets and science experiments.

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MOM meeting next Thursday

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) support group will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17. The meeting will be at the Luigi’s Italian Cafe, 2213 W. Ferguson Rd., Mount Pleasant.

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Best decorated

winners in the people’s choice best decorated contest at the Alamo Mission Museum’s Turtle DerbyThe winners in the people’s choice best decorated contest at the Alamo Mission Museum’s Turtle Derby were Herbie and Miss Carter, Shya Setina with Texas, The Wisdom family with Speedy, Chomper with Brody and Bentley Oldham’s mom.

Tacky boxes

Sawyer Burns and Autumn Monk use stickers to decorate their Tacky Boxes at the Tuesday, July 8 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library.Sawyer Burns and Autumn Monk use stickers to decorate their Tacky Boxes at the Tuesday, July 8 Summer Reading Program at the Franklin County Library. Cindy Kent read the book she authored and illustrated, Margo’s Magnificent Choice.

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Fresh produce

Vivi Jo, Elliott, and Max Lester set up on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Tuesday to sell produce they had grown in their garden in Franklin County.Vivi Jo, Elliott, and Max Lester set up on the downtown Mount Vernon square on Tuesday to sell produce they had grown in their garden in Franklin County. They had two kinds of squash, cucumbers and peppers.

Pleasant Hill Cemetery memorial day planned

The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Memorial Day has been set for Sunday, July 13 at the cemetery located on FM 900 West in Franklin County. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a program and business meeting. See the July 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Self celebrates 103rd birthday

Wanda Jenny Wallis Self celebrated her 103rd birthday While the rest of the nation celebrated Independence Day with barbeques and fireworks, Wanda Jenny Wallis Self celebrated her 103rd birthday with cake topped with blueberries and

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“Down & Dirty” wrestling Saturday

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse is sponsoring East Texas Championship Wrestling “Down & Dirty” Saturday, July 12. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the event with action getting underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena on FM 115.The Posse’s concession stand will be open, and the Rodeo Queen contestants will be conducting a bake sale during the event. See the July 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this event.