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American Horn Quartet to perform

A concert featuring the American Horn Quartet is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Mount Vernon Music Association’s Music Hall. It is open to the public.

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Mardi Gras event successful

Mardi Gras event successfulNora Holder and Sam Vella participate in the opening
parade for the Mardi Gras celebration. Approximately 75 guests attended the fifth annual Mardi Gras in Mount Vernon sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. More than $1,100 was earned for the various projects supported by the guild.See the Feb. 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

“A Time for Remembering” reviewed for Shakespeare Club

June Foster reviewed the book A Time for Remembering for the Thursday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Shakespeare Club at the Tall Tree Club House.    The book was published in 1983.   Paul Harvey stated that Ruth  Graham was “The Wind Beneath the Wings” of Billy Graham.
“I wanted to whet  your  appetite so that  you  will  read the book and share it with friends,” Ms. Foster told the group.

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Cowboy entertainment provided

Cowboy entertainment providedCowboy singer and poet Lanny Joe Burnett, along with Cindy Baker and guitarist Royce Smithey, all of Bonham, entertained more than 70 people at the Trey Duece Domino Saloon last week.

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2009 Nominations open through chamber for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Woman, Man and Agriculturalist of the year and Franklin County Hall of Fame awards. Both individuals and organizations may submit nominations. All nominations must be submitted in writing.
Contact Chamber Manager Pat Oertel for more information and / or copies of the nomination forms. Call her at 903-537-4365.

Harpsicord facinates all ages

Harpsicord facinates all agesThe harpsicord used in the Saturday, Feb. 21 concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall fascinated young and old. Richard and Dennis Feng of Pittsburg got a close look after the concert.

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Trey Deuce “42” tourney

Trey Deuce  “42” tourneyTeams from the Dallas-metro area and Pittsburg took the top honors at the second annual Trey Deuce “42” Tournament Feb. 7.

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Library programs set March 5

The Franklin County Library kicks off two programs to benefit patrons Thursday, March 5.
The first is a one night event designed to prepare patrons and their families for the fast approaching summer season. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Doyle Brown will present a water safety program at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the library.

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Ricks places third at District Pinewood Derby

Ricks places third at District Pinewood DerbyMartin Ricks, far right, watches as his car races in the annual Pinewood Derby District competition. His car placed second in this heat, and he placed third overall for the event.

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