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A total of 95 students and 17 leaders participated in the 16th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount VernonA total of 95 students and 17 leaders participated in the 16th annual Disciple Now event at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.

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Eddie Collins to speak at Beekeepers meeting

Eddie Collins will be the  speaker at the Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association monthly meeting.

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Black History Month celebration planned

The 13th annual local celebration of Black History Month has been planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Mosby begins leadership in Scouting’s 110th year

Roger C. Mosby is the new president of Boy Scouts of America and CEO of the Irving, Texas-based national office, which marks the 110th anniversary of its founding Saturday, February 8.

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Kevin Spence talks about water, locally and worldwide

Local tap water is still the cleanest and most economical choice for citizens and visitors in Franklin County and other areas served by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District,

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Hopping good time

Students at Joy Street Academy pet Matilda the kangaroo.Students at Joy Street Academy pet Matilda the kangaroo. Kerry “The Critter Guy” Rosenberry, at right, and his partner Pam Robertson of Texas Exotic Animals of Pittsburg brought several animals to show the students.

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Register now for food manager course

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a professional food manager certification-training course.  This program will be offered for $125 on January 27-28. For information on how to register for this class, see the January 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Alamo names Jumper Man of the Year

Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper was named the Man of the Year by members of the Alamo Mission Museum’s Board of Directors during their annual appreciation dinner Saturday, January 25.

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Alamo Mission Museum annual meeting set

The annual meeting of the Alamo Mission Museum will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in the McGee Schoolhouse on the museum property.

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