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Miller to offer balloon workshop

The second of a series of activities conducted as a part of the Summer Enrichment Program at the Franklin County Library is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 in the First National Bank - Century Room. Daryl Miller will present a balloon workshop.

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Courthouse painting to be given away in fund-raiser

Courthouse painting to be given away in fund-raiserLinda Philhower and her brother, Dr. John Love, were among the more than 80 guests to attend the reception and exhibit opening at the OJAM Saturday evening.

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Students recognized for talent at Young Artists Showcase

Students recognized for talent at Young Artists ShowcaseNine individuals and three groups were featured in the second annual Young Artists Showcase concert presented by the Mount Vernon Music Association Sunday, May 24 at The Music Hall in Mount Vernon.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant sign-ups Sunday

Sign-ups for the 41st annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7 in the school auditorium. Contestants will sign all contracts needed for the event during the meeting. This year’s pageant is set for Saturday, Aug. 22. For more information, see the June 4 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Eight artists to be featured in local watercolor society show

The works of eight members of the Southwest Watercolor Society will be featured in an exhibit set to open Saturday, May 30. A reception will open the exhibit from 6-8 p.m. in the main gallery of the Old Jail Art Museum. There are 22 pieces of the eight artists’ work that will be on display. For more information, see the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Art students participate in NTCC Art Show

Art students participate in NTCC Art ShowSeveral Mount Vernon High School art students recently participated in NTCC’s College Art Day.  Students had the opportunity to take classes in drawing, painting, clay, wheel throwing and hand building, jewelry, collage, design, demonstration in scene making, character development exercises, and music classes.

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Providence Cemetery Association has meeting

The annual meeting for the Providence Cemetery Association was Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Providence Church.  During the meeting, reports of officers and committees were given.  Charles Moulton, Eddie Turner, and Jean Pamplin were re-elected as directors to serve three year terms. See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Reception opens art exhibit Saturday

The public is invited to a reception and exhibit opening from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 30 in the main gallery of the Old Jail Art Museum. Featured in the new exhibit  are 22 pieces created by eight members of the  members of the Southwest Watercolor Society.

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There’s no place like hope

There’s no place like hopeThere’s no place like hope was the theme of the Mount Vernon Junior High team’s campsite at the Relay for Life event. The team was awarded the traveling trophy for the best decorated campsite. See the May 21 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.