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Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
Section A, Thursday, September 12, 2013, Page 3
Martha Hare to be honored
for 80th birthday
By LILLIE BUSH-REVES
Ail 80th birthday reception
honoring Maltha Hare has been
set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
21 at the Hagansport Community
Center, located seven miles north
of Mount Vernon on Hwy. 37.
Friends and relatives are invit-
ed through the press. She and her
family respectfully ask no gifts be
Bom Martha Dean Dickson
Sept. 20, 1933, she was the oldest
of four children bom to Clay Dean
Dickson, Jr. and Beatrice Wil-
liams Dickson. As the child of an
oil field worker, Mrs. Hare lived in
several states and places in Texas.
She finished high school at Sul-
phur Bluff, where she was captain
of the basketball team. The team
advanced to state and participated
in the first Girls Championship
University Interscholastic League
Tournament in Austin in 1951.
She was editor of the Bear year
book and FFA Sweetheart her se-
She married her sweetheart,
Isom Heglar Hare, Jr. (Jr. Hare) on
Dec. 20, 1950. They shared more
than 50 years of marriage. The
couple had three children, Deaneth
Ann Hare Stanley of Hagansport
Community, Mark Hare of Boga-
ta, and Marcia Dewice Hare Slack
of Tyler. They currently have sev-
en grandchildren and eight great-
The Hares began a daily in 1953
on 76 acres and shortly after built
their first Grade A Daily Bam. The
family grew the operation to include
dairy bams at three sites on 1,100
acres. The family milks between
230 and 250 head of dairy cows and
has a beef cattle operation of about
100 mother cows. The farm is in its
60th year of operation.
hi the early years of the family
dairy operation, Mrs. Hare worked
to supplement the family income.
She was employed at the Wells-
Lamont Factoiy (glove factory)
in Mount Vernon and later at the
H.D. Lee Jeans factoiy in Sulphur
Mi's. Hare began a long history
of community seivice in 1968 when
she helped investigate the estab-
lishment of a rural water system.
Spurred by the need for water for
the dairies and other rural resi-
dences, the North Franklin Water
Supply Corporation was chartered
in July 1969. Six months later,
January 1970, water began flowing
to rural customers in northern and
eastern Franklin Comity.
For 30 years Mrs. Hare was the
secretary/treasurer of the North
tion. She served
until it consoli-
dated with the
in 1998. hi 1969,
she received a
plaque for Out-
to the Hagansport
helping to get the
hi 1993, Mi's.
Hare was re-
the petitions to
allow the Bogata
Exchange to call
all the surrounding communities
hi 1970, Mi's. Hare helped to
organize the Hagansport Saddle
Club and was involved with the
Hagansport Community Center.
In 1975, she was on a committee
that planned the Franklin Comity
She joined the Franklin Comity
Historical Association in 1992 and
continues to serve as a member of
the organization’s board of direc-
tors. She formed a genealogical
division under the umbrella of the
FCHA. In 1997, the fledgling ge-
nealogy organization was ready to
stand on its own as the Franklin
Comity Genealogical Society.
Shortly after that, the historic
Parchman-Meredith Diy Goods
building was purchased by the
FCGS with donations and a loan.
The refurbished building now
serves as the organization’s head-
quarters and research center. Mrs.
Hare was president for a total of
10 years before taking a sabbatical
and is the current president of the
Mi's. Hare is as a member and
supporter of the Hopkins Comity
Genealogical Society, the Texas
and General Divisions of the Unit-
ed Daughters of the Confederacy,
Charles Buchanan Harris Chapter
#2531 of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy in Sulphur
Springs, the Captain David Philips
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, the Fust
National Bank Fust Explorers,
and the Franklin Comity Chamber
Mi's. Hare took a leadership role
in the family business as well. She
was named to seive the remaining
portion of her late husband’s term
on the Southeast Area Council of
Dairy Fanners of America Board
in 2001. She was subsequently
elected to three more two-year
terms of her own. She was just five
votes short of election to a fourth
term in 2007. On the board, Mrs.
Hare represented the east Texas
portion of the council that includes
In 2002, Mi's. Hare was appoint-
ed from the SEAC to the Dairy Max
Board, which is part of the National
Daily Management, Inc. Board.
She served as the board secretary
She was named an Honorary
Chapter Fanner by the Mount
Vernon FFA Chapter in 1992.
The Franklin Comity Chamber of
Commerce honored I.H. and Mar-
tha Hare in 1991 as Agriculturists
of the Year. The Chamber hon-
ored her as Woman of the Year in
1998 and again as
an inductee to the
Hall of Fame in
Her later proj-
ects have included
the creation of
two books. Mi's.
Hare surveyed the
and published a
book listing eveiy
marker and a map
showing where the
person is buried.
Her second book
was on Fairview
Fall classes to be
offered at library
By MARIE DACUS
School is back in session and
the sidewalks are almost finished,
so the Franklin Comity Libaiy has
scheduled activities for children af-
ter school and a series of computer
classes for adults.
“Marvelous Mondays” will begin
Sept. 16 for the children. Eveiy Mon-
day at 4:15 p.m. the library staff will
be conducting short activities that
will include science experiments,
crafts, tricks, and more. Children of
all ages are encouraged to take part
in the events.
A series of computer classes will
be offered at the libaiy eveiy Tues-
day for six weeks starting Tuesday,
Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
The first computer class on Sept.
17 will be about learning to use a
computer mouse and keyboard. The
function of the mouse and the but-
tons on it will be discussed. Scrolling
and clicking will be explained. Those
attending will play games to famil-
iarize themselves with the mouse.
Introduction to computers will be
the class topic on Sept. 24. A dis-
cussion will be conducted on what
computers are used for, the parts
of the computer, how to turn on the
computer, and the function of the
desktop and all of its components.
Introduction to the internet will
be the topic on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The class will show those attending
what the internet is, what it is used
for, and what a browser is. Social
networking and virus protection will
An introduction to e-mail will be
discussed Tuesday, Oct. 8. Those
attending will be instructed on how
to set up an e-mail account, how to
create a good password, and how
to read, send, and use an e-mail ac-
Microsoft Word will be discussed
on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Those attend-
ing will be taught how to create new
documents, how to use the tabs and
ribbons to find the features they need,
how to use fonts, copy and paste, and
The final class will explain and
demonstrate Microsoft Excel. People
will learn what Excel is used for,
how to create a new document and
how to set up the best view for their
data. They will be taught how to sort
data, use functions to total columns
or rows, and how to use tabs and
ribbons to find the functions they
Anyone interested in the computer
classes should contact the library in
advance at 903-537-4916 to sign
Patrons are encouraged to visit the
library ’ s blog at www.franklincoun-
tylibraiymv.blobspot.com for library
updates and links to then other social
media sites. -2013
Group to meet locally
The Alzheimer Support Group
for Mount Vernon area will meet
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the
parlor at Mission Manor Nursing
Home at 501 Yates St.
Caregivers, families, and friends
are encouraged to attend the event
to leam ways to deal with Alzheim-
ers. For more information, call Gary
Nelson at 903-717-4496.
Vote on budget, tax rate Monday
By LILLIE BUSH-REVES
The Franklin Comity Commissioners Court
will conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Mon-
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day, Sept. 16 in the East Courthouse Annex,
502 E. Main St. (Hwy. 67E). The purpose of
the meeting is to adopt the 2014 Budget for
the comity and set the 2013 ad valorem prop-
erty tax rate.
They conducted public
hearings on Aug. 26, and
Sept. 9, on then' proposal to
increase the total tax revenues
by 2.81 percent. The rate pro-
posed for adoption at the com-
ing meeting is $0.437419 per
$100 of taxable value, which
should generate $4,540,503.
The cost of taxes for an av-
erage home at last year’s tax
rate of $0.4700 was $582.04.
The cost of taxes for an aver-
age home at the proposed tax
rate for 2013 is $465.79.
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