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“Down & Dirty” wrestling Saturday

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse is sponsoring East Texas Championship Wrestling “Down & Dirty” Saturday, July 12. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the event with action getting underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena on FM 115.The Posse’s concession stand will be open, and the Rodeo Queen contestants will be conducting a bake sale during the event. See the July 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this event.

Two shows left in summer series

The Friends of the Franklin County Library have arranged for two more presentations as a part of their Summer Enrichment Series. The first will be “Whirled on a String,” a demonstration of the spinning arts on Friday, July 11.

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Panama Canal is program topic

The Franklin County Historical Association will conduct its bimonthly meeting of the members Monday night, July 7. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a covered dish dinner at the Masonic Lodge Hall.

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Patriotic parade

The students at Kids Under Construction marched around the First Baptist Church complex dressed in patriotic colors, carrying noise makers, streamers, flags and items they made in their classroom.The students at Kids Under Construction marched around the First Baptist Church complex dressed in patriotic colors, carrying noise makers, streamers, flags and items they made in their classroom.

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Spin around town

Optic-Herald Editor Lillie Bush-Reves goes for a spin around town with Noel Donica on his bright yellow, three-wheeled motorcycle.Optic-Herald Editor Lillie Bush-Reves goes for a spin around town with Noel Donica on his bright yellow, three-wheeled motorcycle. Mr. Donica dropped by the office several times offering a ride until Mrs. Reves was available.

Old Saltillo 2014 Memorial Day set

Old Saltillo Cemetery’s 2014 Memorial Day Program and annual business meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon Sunday, July 20 at the Old Saltillo United Methodist Church.

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Turtle Derby offers more than races

There is more to do than just race a turtle at the eighth annual Mid-Summer Bash and Turtle Derby set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Library to present Whirled on a String

Grab your yo-yos and spinning tops and make your way to the gym at the First Baptist Church for a demonstration of the spinning arts on Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m. As part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment series,

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Prepare pet turtles for Alamo’s derby

Set up the tiny treadmills and concoct a work out regimen to prepare your pet turtle for the eighth annual Turtle Derby. The event is planned for Saturday, July 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum. For more information, see the June 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.