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Family Valentine’s party at NETWO meeting

The Northeast Texas Writers Organization has set its monthly meeting as a family Valentine’s Day party starting at 6 p.m. on February 14, at Tennison Memorial UMC, 313 N Church Avenue in Mount Pleasant. For more information, see the February 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Troop 6271 is a growing unit

Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 6271Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 6271 continues to grow with 22 youth and 12 adults registered. To learn more about this group and for a listing of members, see the February 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Alamo Mission Museum

Jerry Bogue was named Man of the Year for the Alamo Mission Museum during their annual meeting on Thursday, January 24.Jerry Bogue was named Man of the Year for the Alamo Mission Museum during their annual meeting on Thursday, January 24.

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Caddo Trace Beekeepers to have beekeepers class

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association is offering an  Introduction to Beekeeping class on Saturday, March 9,  2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Plan now for a sober drive on Super Bowl Sunday

With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can” for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol.

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Scouts BSA is new name for BSA’s older youth programs

Yet another historic milestone was reached February 1, as the iconic programs of Boys Scouts of America for older youth transitioned from “Boy Scouts” to “Scouts BSA,” in answering the call to offer the organization’s well known programs to boys and girls alike. For more information about this change and the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, see the February 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Mount Vernon Fire Department sponsors community blood drive

The Mount Vernon Fire Department is sponsoring a  blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at the fire station on Highway 37 S.

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Boatner talks of 2018 travels to Vietnam, Cambodia

The January meeting of the Shakespeare Club was held at the home of Julann Boatner, with Co-Hostesses Lauren Herman, Tommie Smith, and Shirley McAfee.

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Deal new secretary for historical association board

Johanna Deal was elected as secretary and the newest member of the Franklin County Historical Association’s Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month.

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