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Dairy Queen getting a face lift

Dairy Queen in Mount Vernon is getting a $330,000 face lift. The plan includes revamping of the public spaces, including expansion of the rest room area to make them more handicapped accessible.

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Master Gardeners come from all walks of life

Master Gardeners are much more than little old ladies with spades chasing weeds from the petunia patch. There are some who fit that description, but there are others who are doctors, lawyers,

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Kid fish event Saturday

The fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day will be Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm on Hwy. 37 south of Mount Vernon.

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Kids ride free in Rotary’s Annual Tour de Cypress

Kids age 12 and under can ride free in the Tour de Cypress Bike Ride and Run slated for Saturday, April 18. Runs of 5K and 10K are also part of the event. See the April 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about this event.

Wear blue Friday, support the local welfare board Saturday

Citizens are being encouraged to wear blue to work, to school, attending a club meeting, and with family members Friday, April 10 to show support and draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention on Wear Blue Day.

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The Gathering is dedicated to informal church services

The Gathering, a non-denominational church, recently opened its doors in Mount Vernon. It is located at 401 Hwy. 37 in the space previously occupied by Marcy’s Italian Restaurant.

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Beekeepers to meet

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the AgriLife Building at 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mount Pleasant. 

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Second Saturday event this weekend

Duke Swallow of Quitman will be providing live musical entertainmentThe Second Saturday celebration will be this weekend on April 11. The weatherman is calling for 76 degrees, perfect for a day filled with music, good food, and things to see and do.

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Kid fish event set for April 11

Registration for the fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day has begun. This unique fishing event, created to provide a hands-on fishing experience for children ages three to 14 years old, has been set for Saturday, April 11. See the April 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.