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Howard to speak at AARP meeting

Ken Howard will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3703 meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22 at the Senior Citizens Center. For more information, see the Oct. 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Drawing winners announced

Several prizes were awarded to individuals through separate drawings at the booths at CountryFest on Saturday, October 12 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Get flu vaccinations before flu season

With flu season set to begin and the vaccine in plentiful supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against the flu.

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Wagon train leaving Monday, October 21

The fifth annual Wagon Train Ride for Saltillo will leave on Monday, October 21. The wagon train will travel from Saltillo for five weeks to Monroe, La. and back.

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Alamo museum Halloween Party set Saturday, October 26

The annual Halloween Party and Hayride at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, October 26. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and activities will get underway at 7 p.m.

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Help-A-Child event Saturday, October 19

The Help-A-Child annual Tractor Pull and Chili Cook-off event in Sulphur Springs will be Saturday, October 19 starting at 9 a.m. at the Bartley Auction Complex on Hwy. 19 south of Sulphur Springs.

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Trained counselors teach skills

The archery booth was one of the most popular activitiesTrained counselors / leaders provided instruction for Cub Scouts at Bobcat Fun Day in Mount Vernon Saturday, Sept. 28. The archery booth was one of the most popular activities at the event.

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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 in the parlor at Mission Manor Nursing Home at 501 Yates St. For more information, see the October 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hopewell Cemetery board to meet October 13

The Hopewell Cemetery Association will conduct its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at the cemetery grounds. Anyone with an interest in the cemetery is encouraged to attend the meeting.

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