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New president to be elected by Rockhill Cemetery Association

Members of the Rockhill Cemetery Association will elect a new president for the first time in 21 years at their annual meeting and pot luck luncheon Saturday, May 21 on the cemetery grounds.

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Craddock’s lighthearted look at famous east Texans brings laughter

Author and newspaper columnist Van CraddockAuthor and newspaper columnist Van Craddock presented a lighthearted look at some of east Texas’ most famous people as the program for the bi-monthly meeting and potluck dinner of the Franklin County Historical Association.

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By-laws updated, incentive application concerns raised

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved updates and changes in its by-laws for operations at the board’s quarterly meeting  last week. See the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of changes in the by-laws.

Cooking fish

Bill Guy and Jim Alford man the fryers at the 2016 Eastern Star fish fry.Bill Guy and Jim Alford man the fryers at the 2016 Eastern Star fish fry. Approximately 150 people attended the fund raiser, and $1,346 was earned to support scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Miss Mount Vernon Pageant meetings set

A pair of informational parent meetings for those interested in competing in the 2016 Miss Mount Vernon Pageant will be next week. The meetings are not mandatory, but registration packets will be available.

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Calvary Baptist to have homecoming

Members of the Calvary Baptist Temple will celebrate their 58th homecoming service on Sunday, May 15.

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Macon Cemetery meeting Saturday

The Macon Cemetery Association’s annual associational meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall of Macon Baptist Church. For more information, see the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Teachers earn national childcare credentials

A total of eight local early childcare workers have been awarded a national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council of Professional Recognition for outstanding work with young children.

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Barton-Banks reunion conducted

Fifty-four members of the Barton and Banks families met at the Hagansport Community Center on Sunday, April 17, 2016 for a time of fellowship, food and fun. For details from the event and a listing of those present, see the April 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.