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Mardi Gras Saturday

Mardi Gras SaturdayAmanda Lopez, Rae Harper, and Barbara Walton prepare for the Mardi Gras celebration planned at the annual Mardi Gras Mount Vernon celebration at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saturday, Feb. 21 in the church’s Family Life Center.

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Dr. Rutier-Feenstra featured artist for keyboard concert

Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra from Ann Arbor, Michigan  will be the featured performer at the 2009 Agnes Burns Keyboard Concert. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Mardi Gras set

Members of the Ladies Guild of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church will sponsor a Mardi Gras in Mount Vernon celebration from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in the church’s Family Life Center.
Tickets are $10 per person.  See the Feb. 5 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Two on a limb

Two on a limbThese barred owls were called up by Randy Crane during a recent excursion along Little Cypress Creek in southern Franklin County. Photo by Dr. Charles Rutherford.

Owl calling contestants do their best

Owl calling contestants do their bestJohn Tutor, fifth from left, Cameron Greenburg, fourth from left, and Judy Shelton, third from left, placed first, second and third respectively, in an owl calling contest. The contest concluded a birding program conducted at the Old Depot Museum Friday night, Jan. 30.

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Tinsley to speak at genealogy meeting

Linda Tinsley will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County Genealogical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at the research room located at 110 East Main St. Mrs. Tinsley will present a program on heirship papers. For more information, see the Feb. 12 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Scratchboard workshop set

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is currently accepting registrations for a scratchboard workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28. The workshop will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Friends of Scouting campaign begins

The Friends of Scouting campaign began, Thursday, Feb. 12. Local adult volunteers will be approaching businesses and individuals to contribute to thelocal Boy Scouts of America council. It costs the council about $150 to provide a quality scouting experience for one boy per year. See the Feb. 12 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Harlem Gospel Choir to perform at NTCC

Harlem Gospel Choir to perform at NTCCThe world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will perform at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College  at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 7. See the Jan. 29 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.