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Newsom to speak for National Day of Prayer

Judge Robert Newsom to speak for National Day of PrayerThe guest speaker for Franklin County’s National Day of Prayer will be Robert Newsom.

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Reception opens new exhibits at fire station, Nelson featured

A Wine and Cheese Reception for the opening exhibits of two new exhibits, “The World of Lael Nelson” and “Inspired by Bois d’arc,” is planned from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Old Fire Station Museum. See the April 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

Sporting Clays Classic to benefit NeTseO scout council

The NeTseO Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America will be hosts for the second annual Sporting Clays Classic Saturday, May 12 at the Rusty Lowe Ranch near Clarksville.

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One eyed monster

Kitefest, One eyed monsterA one eyed monster kite flown by the Whatakite group looks as if it is about to gobble up the volunteers below.

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Gospel singing convention

Gospel singing conventionCathy Serrano, center, from Georgia, leads members of the 81st annual Gospel Singing Convention during a group of songs.

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Shakespeare members travel Texas with Davis and Tolbert

The Shakespeare Club of Mount Vernon met March 15th in the home of Cynthia Loftis. Walt and Isabel Davis presented a program entitled “Exploring Edges of Texas.”

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Spring Tea and Fashion Show

The Republican Women of Northeast Texas were hosts for a Spring Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 14

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Macon Cemetery meeting set

The annual meeting of the Macon Cemetery Association will be Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Macon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on FM 21. For more information, see the April 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

May Wine Festival booths are open to area arts, crafts vendors

Area artists and craftsmen are invited to reserve a booth for the Piney Woods Wine Festival in Mount Vernon May 19.

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