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Majors, Auringer are Rotary Students for September

Meredith Majors and Zach AuringerMeredith Majors and Zach Auringer were named the Rotary Students of the Month for September 2014 at Mount Vernon High School. For more details about these outstanding students, see the September 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Trio featured at All Region Jazz Band

Mount Vernon students with Region Jazz  Band clinician and conductor, Marc EasleyThree members of the Mount Vernon High School Band were featured performers at the annual All-Region Jazz Band Concert at the Gilmer High school Auditorium on Saturday, September 20.

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Junior FFA members sought

Members of the Mount Vernon FFA are seeking Junior FFA members to be involved with the local organization.  An informational meeting and sign up event will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 in the Mount Vernon Agricultural Department.

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Class of ‘54 and ‘55 to meet

The Mount Vernon High School Classes of 1954 and 1955 are planning a joint class reunion for Saturday, October 11.   The event will be at the Texas Barbecue Corral.

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Young farmer project show meetings Monday, Tuesday

Two mandatory meeting dates for students planning to participate in the steer, dairy heifer or goat categories of the Mount Vernon - Saltillo Young Farmer Project Show in March 2015 have been set for early next week.

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4-H awards

front row, MacKenzie Barley, Alyssa Blanton, Jada Henry, back row, Kaila McAnally, Marcus Siddens, and Hannah Penny.Several members of the Franklin County 4-H Club were recently honored with awards. Members recently attended the 4-H Club’s award ceremonies,

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Class of 1974 has reunion

Mount Vernon High School class of 1974The Mount Vernon High School class of 1974 had their 40th reunion on July 26 at the high school dining hall. See the August 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of classmates who participated in the reunion.

Class of 1994 plans reunion

Members of the Mount Vernon High School Class of 1994 will celebrate their 20th class reunion on Saturday, October 11. The celebration will be at the Trey Deuce Domino Saloon on CR SE 3010 at 6 p.m.

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Kick-off set for CHEMPA group

The annual Kick-Off Party for CHEMPA, the Christian Home Educators of the Mount Pleasant Area, will be Tuesday, September 2. The event will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

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