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Youth led prayer service invites “Catch the Spirit”

“Catch the Spirit” is the message for all who attend the youth led prayer and praise service set for 7 p.m. Sunday, October 25 on the plaza and the north side of the square in front of the courthouse.

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Redneck games and trades day events set at Alamo Mission

The annual Redneck games and Trades Day events have been planned for Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14 at the Alamo Mission Museum (AMM) grounds. The event will feature vendor booths,

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Northeast Texas Association of SWCDS to meet

Judon Fambrough, an attorney with the Texas A&M University Real Estate Center will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, October 20, meeting of the Northeast Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (NETASWCDS).

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Maples fund raiser planned

A “Fight for Gene” fund raiser will be on the downtown Mount Vernon square beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Gene Maples was diagnosed with cancer several months ago.

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Quanah Parker to be topic of Genealogy meeting

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society will be Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m. Quanah Parker will be the topic of a presentation by Don Easterling. For more information, see the October 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Halloween contests, events registration open

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is registering participants for their Merchant’s Halloween Dress-up and Window Decoration contests as well as the 2015 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square

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Food management course being offered

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering a two day Certified Food Manager Course in Franklin County on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20-21, 2015 in Mount Vernon.

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Alamo museum Halloween Party set

The annual Halloween Party and Hayride at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, October 24. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and activities will get underway at 7 p.m.

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Collier’s Chapel Cemetery Memorial Day conducted

The Collier’s Chapel Cemetery Association had its annual Fall work day and business meeting on Saturday, September 19. There were 30 people in attendance. Members worked in the cemetery

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