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Christmas store open, Angel gifts due Monday, pick up next week

The fifth annual “Christmas Store” for Communities in Schools families is open today and tomorrow.

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Turkey bowling

First grade student Jaylee Weaver rolls a frozen turkey during the annual Turkey Bowling event at the Mount Vernon Elementary SchoolFirst grade student Jaylee Weaver rolls a frozen turkey during the annual Turkey Bowling event at the Mount Vernon Elementary School on Thursday, November 17.

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Asay takes top honors in Voice of Democracy contest

Rae Asay, Kaden Proffitt, Kassie WhitehurstRae Asay took first place in the local Voice of Democracy Speech Contest. The contest is sponsored annually by the Franklin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3992.

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Turkey talk

First grade students at Mount Vernon Elementary School got an up close and personal look at a male and female turkeyFirst grade students at Mount Vernon Elementary School got an up close and personal look at a male and female turkey on Thursday, November 17.

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Christmas Store needs winter items, used toys

The Community in Schools program is seeking donations of gently used toys and school appropriate winter clothing for its Christmas Store.

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MVISD veterans program

FFA member Brady Neal carries the American flag through the center of veteransFFA member Brady Neal carries the American flag through the center of veterans who were honored at the Mount Vernon ISD’s veterans program on Friday, November 11.

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Whitfield, Graf are Rotary Students for November

Jake Graf, Madison WhitfieldMadison Whitfield and Jake Graf were named the Rotary Students of the Month for November 2016 at Mount Vernon High School.

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Six advanced after local Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

Patriot’s Pen Essay winners, front row, Kalie Dunavant,  Cynthia Castillo, Aidan Matthews, back row, Peyton Steen, Jami Reed, and Michael Duck.Six junior high students were selected as winners from the local Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest and advanced to the district level. The contest is sponsored annually by the Franklin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3992.

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Literacy Day

Those participating were, left to right, Keondre Shine, Megan Lawson, Diego Mendez, Natalie Perez, Makalynn Poor, Elizabeth Powell and Grace Stuart.Students at Mount Vernon Head Start recently celebrated Literacy Day by dressing as their favorite book character. Those participating were, left to right, Keondre Shine, Megan Lawson, Diego Mendez, Natalie Perez, Makalynn Poor, Elizabeth Powell and Grace Stuart.