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Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 271Cub Scout Pack 271 includes 25 youth and 18 adult volunteers. For a listing of Scouts and how to get involved with Scouting, see the Feb. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Groundhogs and shadows

Students at This Little Light daycare made groundhog hats and stepped outside into the sunshine on Monday, February 2.Students at This Little Light daycare made groundhog hats and stepped outside into the sunshine on Monday, February 2. They each saw their shadow just like Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, who predicted six more weeks of winter weather.

Pinewood Derby

Phillip DeBruijn, Zac Carabello, and Zachary Rivers cheer as their Pinewood Derby cars near the finish line.Phillip DeBruijn, Zac Carabello, and Zachary Rivers cheer as their Pinewood Derby cars near the finish line. Local scouts raced their cars on Saturday, January 31 in the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church.

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 9. Jesse Wright, an Omaha Beekeeper, will talk about “Spring Beekeeping Chores.”

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Learn fly fishing at fisheries center

The Dallas Fly Fishers will teach morning and afternoon classes for beginning fly-fishers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) Fly Fish Pavilion on Saturday, March 14.

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Scouting brings families together to build an adventure

National Boy Scout week will be celebrated  by the Boy Scouts of America during the week of February 8. This year’s them is “Adventure is Waiting. Build Yours.”

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Photo op

Louanne Stephens, Hannah EvansLouanne Stephens, at left, who plays Ruby on the television series, Longmire, took time after her presentation at the Rotary Club on Friday, January 23 to pose for a photo with Hannah Evans, who is a huge fan of the series. Ms. Stephens also provided cast photos and signed autographs.

Scouting values in its oath, law

Boy Scout Troop 271 includes 18 youth  and 12 adult volunteers.Changes are coming to Boy Scouts of America in its 105th anniversary year as all segments of the program return to the Scout Oath and Scout Law used in the Boy Scout program.

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Gusa named partner

Kristen GusaKristen Gusa, granddaughter of the late Virginia Gandy Rogers of Mount Vernon and the step daughter of Harold Smith of Winfield, has been named a partner with Gollob Morgan Peddy, Certified Public Accountants in Tyler.

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