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Three locals earn bachelor degrees

Three local area residents were among the 1,005 candidates recognized at University of Texas - Tyler’s Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies conducted Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7 at the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

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Shurbet graduates

Sarah ShurbetSarah Shurbet graduated from the University of Houston’s College of Optometry May 14. She earned a doctor of optometry degree.

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MVISD Baccalaureate Services set

The Baccalaureate Service for Mount Vernon High School candidates for graduation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. The speaker for the event will be J.P. Jobe.

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Anglers headed for State tourney

Members of the five Franklin County High School Bass Fishing teamsFive teams from the Franklin County Bass Fishing team earned the right to advance to the State High School Fishing tournament next month. The teams finished in the top 87 teams at the Regional tournament on May 21 at Lake Sam Rayburn.

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Alpha Delta Nu honors

Alpha Delta Nu HonorsThe Northeast Texas Community College nursing program recently inducted 15 students into its Gamma Omicron chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society.

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Students honored at Rotary Academic Banquet

Rotary Academic Award winnersScholarships totaling almost $114,000 were awarded at the 31st annual Rotary Academic Banquet in the main school cafeteria on Monday, May 16. The banquet was attended by more than 350 people. See the May 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details from the Academic Banquet.

Food manager course offered here

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Franklin County on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18, in Mount Vernon at the First United Methodist Church.

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Third dual language program meeting planned Monday May, 23

A third chance to attend a mandatory meeting for parents interested in enrolling their Kindergarten age children in the Dual Language Two Way program will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23 in the elementary cafeteria.

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Band students honored at banquet

Awards and scholarships were presented at the annual Mount Vernon ISD Band BanquetAwards and scholarships were presented at the annual Mount Vernon ISD Band Banquet on Monday, April 25, in the school’s main cafeteria.

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