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Pletcher, Castanon are Rotary Students for December

Meredith Pletcher, Endy CastanonMeredith Pletcher and Endy Castanon were named Rotary Students of the Month for December at Mount Vernon High School. They will attend the weekly luncheons of the club.

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Jingle Bell Jog set for this Saturday

Tie a few bells to your shoe laces and make plans to join the fourth annual Jingle Bell Jog this Saturday, December 12 at Don Meredith Stadium. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 9 a.m.

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Pruitt, Romero named football beau and sweetheart

Colt Pruitt and Selena RomeroColt Pruitt and Selena Romero were named the 2015 Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and Sweetheart during Senior ceremonies prior to Friday night’s game

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Turkey Trot winners announced

Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School participated in the fifth annual Turkey Trot at Don Meredith Stadium. The fastest boy and girl in each grade level won a frozen turkey for his/her

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Gekiere, Patel are Rotary Students for November

Kathleen Gekiere and Pratik PatelKathleen Gekiere and Pratik Patel were named the Rotary Students of the Month for November 2015 at Mount Vernon High School. See the November 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for information about these outstanding students and their future plans.

Turkey bowling

Pre-kindergarten student Anabella Talsma rolls a frozen turkey at a pin during the annual Turkey Bowling eventPre-kindergarten student Anabella Talsma rolls a frozen turkey at a pin during the annual Turkey Bowling event at the Mount Vernon Elementary School on Thursday, November 12. A total of 240 people signed in and there were 10 turkeys and 34 doors prizes given away.

Turkey Bowling next Thursday

The annual Turkey Bowling event will be Thursday, November 12 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School. It will begin at 6 p.m. in the elementary gym. For more information about the event, see the November 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Penny signs with North Central Texas College

Hannah Penny recently signed with North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a scholarship to ride on their Stock Horse TeamHannah Penny recently signed with North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a scholarship to ride on their Stock Horse Team starting the 2016 Fall semester. She will compete in judging

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CDI Head Start celebrates Fall Fun Day

The students at CDI Head Start in Mount Vernon, Autumn Crowston, Raydon Jackson, Keondre Shine and Aaliyah Hawkins dressed as their favorite children’s book characterThe students at CDI Head Start in Mount Vernon, Autumn Crowston, Raydon Jackson, Keondre Shine and Aaliyah Hawkins dressed as their favorite children’s book character on Friday, October 30.

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