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Shelby to speak at AARP

Jean Shelby will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County AARP Chapter 3703 meeting

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CountryFest booth Drawing winners announced

Several prizes were awarded to individuals through separate drawings at the booths at CountryFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Mount Vernon. For more information, see the Oct. 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Abar is speaker for Christian women’s retreat

Inspirational speaker and author, Susan Abar, will be the guest speaker for the Christian Women’s Fall Retreat.

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Strickland, Neely take top honors in stew competition

Stew contest winnersWinners in the 28th annual stew contest display their awards.

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Shopping at CountryFest

Carol Bassham, at left, and Susan Clark, at right, look at greeting cardsCarol Bassham, at left, and Susan Clark, at right, look at greeting cards at one of the 132 vendor booths during the 2012 CountryFest.

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Denton Baptist to celebrate 140th year

The Denton Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th year anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

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Karrigan McQuay was the owner of the top selling horse of color

Karrigan McQuayKarrigan McQuay of Sulphur Springs was the owner of the top selling horse of color at the 15th Annual Fall Horse Sale at Stanley Auction

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Annual CountryFest car show sets record with 52 participants

Winners in the 2012 CountryFest Auto ShowThe 2012 CountryFest Auto Show registered a total of 52 participants for the biggest show in its 15 year run.

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Alamo Mission Halloween Party October27

The annual Halloween Party / Hayride at the Alamo Mission Museum is set for Saturday, Oct. 27.

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