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Mendez, Mayes Rotary Students for March

Mendez, Mayes Rotary Students for MarchMia Mendez and Jordan Mayes were selected as Rotary Students of the Month for March at Mount Vernon High School. See the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Artists “Paint Out” here this weekend

The Southwestern Watercolor Society has selected Mount Vernon / Franklin County as the site of its Spring Paint Out March 27-29.

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June Carr Newsom inducted into Franklin County Hall of Fame

June Carr Newsom inducted into Franklin County Hall of FameAttending the Chamber of Commerce banquet on the premise that her son, Greg Carr, was to receive an award, June Carr Newsom was shocked when her name was announced as the 2008 inductee into the Franklin County Hall of Fame.

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Rusty Rutledge named 2008 Man of the Year

Rusty Rutledge named  2008 Man of the YearRusty Rutledge was named the 2008 Man of the Year by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at their banquet on Saturday, March 21.

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Jazz, tango music in next music concert

A concert program of jazz and tango music will feature the Paul Unger Trio. The concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.
Bassist Paul Unger, percussionist Dennis Durick, and keyboard player Steven Harlos compose the group. See the March 19 edition of the Optic-Herald for more inforamtion.

Marilyn Elbert is 2008 Woman of the Year

Marilyn Elbert is 2008 Woman of the YearReliable, honest, and compassionate were just a few words used to describe Marilyn Elbert as she was named by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce as their 2008 Woman of the Year at their annual banquet on Saturday, March 21. Mrs. Elbert was joined by her husband, Bobby, and her parents, M. P. and Nolene Long in receiving her award. For more information about Mrs. Elbert, see the March 26 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Deadline to purchase Easter Ham is March 31

The deadline to purchase an Easter Ham from the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for this year is Tuesday, March 31.
Members of the local department are taking orders for “Easter Hams” to be picked up at the city’s fire station Saturday, April 11. The cost of the ham is $30 each or two or more for $25 each. After March 31, all hams are $35 each. The last day to purchase a ham is Monday, April 6. See the March 19 edition of the Optic-Herald for all the details.

Charles Cannon named 2008 Agriculturalist of the Year

Charles Cannon named  2008 Agriculturalist of the YearCharles Cannon was named Agriculturalist of the Year for 2008 by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, March 27. Mr. Cannon was joined by his wife, Peggy, son, Randy, and grandaughter Kellee as he received his award.

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Third Marine reunion set

The 55th reunion of the Third Marine Division is scheduled for Aug. 24-30 in San Antonio.
The event is conducted each year for anyone who is now, or has ever been in the Third Marine Division.
Anyone associated with the event should contact Mike Sohn at 210-654-3310 or e-mail him at juminet2(at)hotmail.com.