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Local performers featured at Wood County Open House

Mount Vernon residents Jeff Hightower and Keitron Fountain will be the featured artists at the Wood County Justice Center Open House on Saturday, March 21.

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Scratchboard workshop

Scratchboard workshopLorelle Bacon, right, gives some one on one instruction to Barbara Lawrence, top left, at a Scratchboard Workshop conducted Saturday, Feb. 28. Efton Edwards, foreground,  was another one of the 10 students in the workshop.

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Special anniversary

Special anniversaryVelvin “Tooster” and Mary Bolin will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 6. A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the First Baptist Church.

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Homemakers Extension to meet

The Homemakers Extension Education Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Senior Citizens Center. Michael Berry, local Agricultural Extension Agent, will present the program on Herbs/Spices.
Guests are welcome. Barbara Lawrence and Joanne Higgins will be hostesses for the event.

Burton designs play set

Brooks Burton, formerly of Mount Vernon, designed the set for Ordinary People, the latest production of Austin College’s Communication Studies Department.  The dramatic production  of  Ordinary People  is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 5-6, and at 2 p.m.  Friday, March 6.

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Horn quartet featured in concert

Horn quartet featured in concertThe American Horn Quartet will be featured in a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8. The concert will be in the Mount Vernon Music Association’s Music Hall.

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American Horn Quartet to perform

A concert featuring the American Horn Quartet is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Mount Vernon Music Association’s Music Hall. It is open to the public.

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Chamber extends nomination deadline

The deadline to submit nominations for Man, Woman and Agriculturalist of the year, as well as Franklin County Hall of Fame has been extended to Monday, March 9.

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Mardi Gras event successful

Mardi Gras event successfulNora Holder and Sam Vella participate in the opening
parade for the Mardi Gras celebration. Approximately 75 guests attended the fifth annual Mardi Gras in Mount Vernon sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. More than $1,100 was earned for the various projects supported by the guild.See the Feb. 26 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.