Last updateWed, 03 Jun 2020 3pm

Back You are here: Home Features Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

June Carr Newsom inducted into Franklin County Hall of Fame

June Carr Newsom inducted into Franklin County Hall of FameAttending the Chamber of Commerce banquet on the premise that her son, Greg Carr, was to receive an award, June Carr Newsom was shocked when her name was announced as the 2008 inductee into the Franklin County Hall of Fame.

Read more: June Carr Newsom inducted into Franklin County Hall of Fame

Jazz, tango music in next music concert

A concert program of jazz and tango music will feature the Paul Unger Trio. The concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the Mount Vernon Music Hall.
Bassist Paul Unger, percussionist Dennis Durick, and keyboard player Steven Harlos compose the group. See the March 19 edition of the Optic-Herald for more inforamtion.

Lodge hall honors family

Lodge hall honors familyJason Brunsen, and grandmother Joyce Brunsen, left, were joined by Mount Vernon Mayor and president of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce J. D. Baumgardner at the open house at the new Purley Gates Lodge Friday, March 13.

Read more: Lodge hall honors family

Deadline to purchase Easter Ham is March 31

The deadline to purchase an Easter Ham from the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department for this year is Tuesday, March 31.
Members of the local department are taking orders for “Easter Hams” to be picked up at the city’s fire station Saturday, April 11. The cost of the ham is $30 each or two or more for $25 each. After March 31, all hams are $35 each. The last day to purchase a ham is Monday, April 6. See the March 19 edition of the Optic-Herald for all the details.

Breakfast served at Pine Hill Church

The Women’s Ministry of the Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have their annual breakfast buffet/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.
The meal and bake sale is offered by donation and all proceeds from the event are used for mission projects at the church.
To arrive at the church take FM 900 west off of Hwy. 37, go to Greenwood, turn left on FM 3019 and go approximately three miles to the church.

Third Marine reunion set

The 55th reunion of the Third Marine Division is scheduled for Aug. 24-30 in San Antonio.
The event is conducted each year for anyone who is now, or has ever been in the Third Marine Division.
Anyone associated with the event should contact Mike Sohn at 210-654-3310 or e-mail him at juminet2(at)

Cowboy church sponsors program

Wild Horse Ministries will be at the Bogata Rodeo Arena in Bogata, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22.  
The event is free and open to the public. Included at no charge is parking, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, and drinks from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Live music from the Sulphur River Cowboy Church Band  will be played from 1 to 2 p.m.

Read more: Cowboy church sponsors program

AARP to meet Tuesday, March 24

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the Senior Meal Center, at 208 Taylor St., one block west of the Courthouse.

Read more: AARP to meet Tuesday, March 24

Walkers to celebrate Golden Anniversary

Walkers to celebrate Golden AnniversaryAlton and Pat Walker will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends on Saturday, March 21 at the Hagansport Community Center.

Read more: Walkers to celebrate Golden Anniversary