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Hay show entry deadline Friday

The deadline for hay samples to be analyzed for the 2017 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show is Friday, September 22.

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Keys, Porter are Rotary Students

Rylee Keys and Bryson PorterRylee Keys and Bryson Porter were named the Rotary Students of the Month for September 2017 at Mount Vernon High School. See the September 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald to learn more about these outstanding students.

Stone receives Baylor scholarship

Elizabeth StoneElizabeth Stone received a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University.

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Entries being sought for Hay Show October 7

Entries are being accepted for the 2017 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show scheduled for Saturday, October 7.

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High school classes plan reunion

The classes of 1997 and 1998 will hold a combined 20 year reunion on Saturday, October 14th.

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Homecoming events planned

A week full of activities is being planned for the week of the Mount Vernon ISD Homecoming September 11-16.

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Long completes basic training

Kaden LongKaden Long, a 2017 graduate of Mount Vernon High School completed his basic training for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on August 25.

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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 2017 are set for early next week.

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Safety is stressed for drivers and pedestrians

Classes begin at area schools on Monday, August 21, and parents, drivers, and students are cautioned to be extra cautious in school zones and parking lots.

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