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Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

The 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) kicks off this Friday, February 14, and runs through Monday, February 17. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes

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John Cleveland entertains Friday night crowd

guitarist John ClevelandA packed house at the local Our Place restaurant lingered for a chance to see and hear the talent of local singer, song writer and guitarist John Cleveland Friday, January 31.

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A day full of dulcimers

David Lindsey instructs participants during a hammer dulcimer workshop on Saturday, January 11 at the Cultural Arts Center.David Lindsey instructs participants during a hammer dulcimer workshop on Saturday, January 11 at the Cultural Arts Center. A total of 20 students participated in the workshops for hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and ukelele.

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Schoenhals and Orchard Ensemble featured

Pianist Joel Schoenhals and the Orchard Ensemble will be featured performers for a concert at Mount Vernon Music Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, February. 2.

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Writing workshop Saturday at CAC

The “Write” Time Workshop has been set for Saturday, January 18 at the Cultural Arts Center. The Franklin County Arts Alliance and the Franklin County Library have teamed up with the North East Texas Writer’s Organization to bring this event to Mount Vernon.

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Kent family publishes books, creates The Tacky Box

Parents have worked hard over the ages to prevent their children from using both bad language and bad behavior. Sometimes, no matter how sheltered the little ones are, they are not only exposed, but also quickly pick up bad habits.

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Ron Clinton to perform Van Cliburn favorites

Dr. Ron Clinton will be featured in concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. He will perform a series of piano pieces known and loved by fans of the late Texas legend Van Cliburn.

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Writers’ Workshop

Jeanne Pamplin addresses the more than 25 Northeast Texas writers gathered at the Cultural Arts CenterJeanne Pamplin addresses the more than 25 Northeast Texas writers gathered at the Cultural Arts Center in Mount Vernon to hear seven speakers and participate in a question and answer session led by a panel of published writers.

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Winner

David Stinson was the recipient of a Lael Nelson pictureDavid Stinson was the recipient of a Lael Nelson picture from a drawing conducted by the Franklin County Arts Alliance in conjunction with their annual meeting last week.