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State park egg hunt Saturday afternoon

The staff at Bob Sandlin State Park will be hosts for an Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The park is located on FM 21 just north of the bridge over Lake Bob Sandlin.

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Hemmingsen shows Champion Dairy Heifer

Heidi Hemmingsen, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHeidi Hemmingsen, daughter of Kristy Hemmingsen and Troy Hemmingsen, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Food manager course planned

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Mount Vernon April 21-22.This hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices

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Young Farmers Project Show raises more than $70,000

Jessica Thomas holds a calf steady while two year-old Benton Janes is helped by his dad during the suck bucket eventJessica Thomas holds a calf steady while two year-old Benton Janes is helped by his dad during the suck bucket event at the annual Young Farmers Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Courthouse Square Initiative

Emily Kohler, Texas Historical Commission planner, speaks to over 100 attendeesEmily Kohler, Texas Historical Commission planner, speaks to over 100 attendees at the  Courthouse Square Initiative event Thursday, March 19. Participants voted for preferences on strategies for revitalizing downtown Mount Vernon.

James Stretcher shows Grand Champion Steer

James Stretcher, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowJames Stretcher, son of Kelly and Paula Stretcher, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Tour de Cypress pedals into second decade

Pedaling into their second decade, the 11th annual Tour de Cypress Ride and Run in Mount Vernon has been set for Saturday, April 18. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mount Vernon.

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Easter in the Park is Saturday

The annual Easter in the Park event is Saturday, April 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Park. The annual sack race will be at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m. For more details, see the April 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

NET Child Advocacy Center open house

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Multidisciplinary team will have a  Pinwheel Planting and Open House on Wednesday, April 1.

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