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Mount Vernon ISD approves spending $400,000 for non-budget items

 Jessica Velazquez, Nicholas Poe, and drum major Marcus Hollingsworth model for school board members the new band uniformsMighty Tiger Marching Band members Jessica Velazquez, Nicholas Poe, and drum major Marcus Hollingsworth model for school board members the new band uniforms.

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Rader crowned Homecoming Queen

Sara Rader crowned 2012 Tarleton State University Homecoming QueenSara Rader, a junior ag communications major, was crowned the 2012 Tarleton State University Homecoming Queen, Saturday, Oct. 20

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Rotary students selected for November

Emily Lawrence, Blake SearsEmily Lawrence and Blake Sears were selected as Rotary Students of the Month for November

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Barker, Hines named 2012 Tiger Fotball beau and sweetheart

Jonathan Barker and Jesi Hines were named Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and SweethearJonathan Barker and Jesi Hines were named Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and Sweetheart

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2012 Band beau and sweetheart recgonized

Bridgett Porter and Jack SheffieldJack Sheffield was named Mount Vernon High School Band Beau, and Bridgett Porter was named Band Sweetheart

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NTCC plans annual college night event

The Annual College Night, sponsored by Northeast Texas Community College, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Student Union Building (SUB) at NTCC.

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Christensen brings history to life for local area students

Bjarne Christensen, center, and FCHA Youth Outreach  Chairman Donna McFarlandBjarne Christensen, author of Farfar’s War (Grandfather’s War), brought the study of Nazi Germany to life for fourth grade students from area schools.

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Voice of Democracy winners announced

Madelyn Cox, Marcus Hollingsworth, and Bailey BohlkenMadelyn Cox, Marcus Hollingsworth, and Bailey Bohlken took first, second and third place respectively in the local Voice of Democracy Speech Contest.

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Six graduate from fire academy

Six graduate from fire academySix students recently completed the fire academy at Northeast Texas Community College. They were honored during a graduation ceremony in the Student Union Building. For more information, see the Nov. 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.