A dozer crew with the Texas Forestry Service office in Gilmer were called to assist in bringing a wildfire between CR NE2045 and NE2100 under control Sunday, March 22.
The second quarter “Spring Clean-up” effort is set to begin Saturday, April 4. The City of Mount Vernon is taking a different approach to the clean-up with a one -day curb-side pick-up of large items. Large items must be placed by the curb-side for pick up on Saturday, April 4. There will not be any dumpsters at the city maintenance facility. For more information, see the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald.
After 53 years in the banking industry, Virgil Jones will retire as president of Guaranty Bond Bank of Mount Vernon effective Tuesday, March 31. A reception in his honor will be conducted in the lobby of the bank at the intersection of Hwy. 37 and Hwy. 67 from 2 to 4 p.m. Read the details of Mr. Jones’ career in the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald.
Some things look better in the dark. Like the earth, at 8:30 p.m. on March 28, 2009 when people world wide are asked to turn off their electricity lights.
This year’s Earth Hour is being touted as a showdown between Earth and global warming: The blacker the night on Saturday, March 28, the more clearly the world will have shown their awareness of the issue...by not showing anything at all.For more information, see the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald.