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The Gathering is dedicated to informal church services

The Gathering, a non-denominational church, recently opened its doors in Mount Vernon. It is located at 401 Hwy. 37 in the space previously occupied by Marcy’s Italian Restaurant.

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Second Saturday event this weekend

Duke Swallow of Quitman will be providing live musical entertainmentThe Second Saturday celebration will be this weekend on April 11. The weatherman is calling for 76 degrees, perfect for a day filled with music, good food, and things to see and do.

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Kid fish event set for April 11

Registration for the fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day has begun. This unique fishing event, created to provide a hands-on fishing experience for children ages three to 14 years old, has been set for Saturday, April 11. See the April 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Kid fish event Saturday

The fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day will be Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm on Hwy. 37 south of Mount Vernon.

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Open house

The Ramsay boys, Raif, Brynton, Tallon, and Kade, enjoyed chili and tamales on the front steps of Tom Scott Lumber Yard.The Ramsay boys, Raif, Brynton, Tallon, and Kade, enjoyed chili and tamales on the front steps of Tom Scott Lumber Yard. The lumber yard had an “Outdoor Power” open house on Saturday, March 28 with discounts on lawn equipment.

Wear blue Friday, support the local welfare board Saturday

Citizens are being encouraged to wear blue to work, to school, attending a club meeting, and with family members Friday, April 10 to show support and draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention on Wear Blue Day.

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Coldwell Banker presents 2014 awards

Steve Wilhite, Pam Swanner, Cristy Orr, Linda Caster  and  David Taylor display award plaques Coldwell Banker Lakehaven, Realtors conducted their annual awards banquet on March 12 in Mount Pleasant. Awards for production for 2014 were presented.

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the AgriLife Building at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant. 

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Lantern release

Approximately 50 lanterns were released from the football field at Mount Vernon ISDApproximately 50 lanterns were released from the football field at Mount Vernon ISD on Monday, March 30. The release was in honor of Andrea Cook and Nicole Barela, both Mount Vernon High School students, who died in a motor vehicle accident the previous week.