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Bringing Twain to life

actor Jerry Biggs brought the wit and humor of Mark Twain to lifeNationally known actor Jerry Biggs brought the wit and humor of Mark Twain to life

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Optic to publish early for July Fourth

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will publish early the week of July 2 in order for the papers to be in the mail before the July Fourth holiday.

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Castle to celebrate 96 years

Five generations of family will celebrate with Hazel Castle  for her 96th birthday next week.Hazel Poor Castle will celebrate her 96th birthday on June 13, 2012.

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Mowerys support NTCC

Mowerys support NTCCJerald and Mary Lou Mowery of Mount Vernon recently pledged $5,000 to benefit the Northeast Texas Community College Campaign for the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, see the June 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Watercolor exhibit

Ron Bigony discusses how he began his painting careerRon Bigony discusses how he began his painting career with Betsy Cook

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Genealogy meeting set

The Genealogical Society will have their June meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18

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Date set for performance “Mark Twain Speaks”

“Mark Twain Speaks” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall,

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Farmers Market June 2012

Roxanne Alexander reads the label on a product at the Red Oak Botanicals booth at the Farmers MarketRoxanne Alexander reads the label on a product at the Red Oak Botanicals booth at the Farmers Market.

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Reception opens Bigony exhibit

Franklin County Arts Alliance (FCAA) will host an opening reception for Ron Bigony and his exhibit of top watercolor art from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 1

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