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One-Act Play competes at district

The Mount Vernon High School One-Act Play participated in the District 16AAA competition Tuesday, March 24 at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana.

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Judicial bench

Eddie Northcutt, Robert Newsome, Lanny RamsayA total of 38 years of service on the 8th Judicial District bench has been provided by these three judges.

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Blood drive

Wade Powell rolled up his sleeve to help save a life by donating bloodWade Powell rolled up his sleeve to help save a life by donating blood at the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, February 7. A total of 13 units was collected during the event.

Public Notice - ORDEN DE CANCELACIÓN - FCWD

El Franklin County Water District se anula la elección que se celebrará el 9 de mayo de 2015 de conformidad con lo dispuesto en la sección 2,053 (a) de la Texas Código Electoral.

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First deer

Natalie Norwood bagged her first deerNatalie Norwood bagged her first deer while hunting with her grandfather, Robert Mitchell on the Norwood Farm on Friday, January 9. She shot this 12 point buck with a .223 rifle.

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Candidates register for local elections

Several candidates waited until the last few days of the registration period to submit their application for election to local boards and councils.

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Tigers defeat Grand Saline, Winnsboro

Kollin Pletcher flies toward the basket during a lay up attempt for the Tigers against a Red Raider player. for the Mount Vernon Tigers boys basketball team.Kollin Pletcher flies toward the basket during a lay up attempt for the Tigers against a Red Raider player. for the Mount Vernon Tigers boys basketball team.

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Powerlifting team lifts at Winnsboro

Noah Craver lifts at the Winnsboro meet.Noah Craver lifts at the Winnsboro meet. The Mount Vernon High School powerlifting teams competed at the Winnsboro meet last week.  For a listing of those students who placed, see the February 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

MVISD graduates get scholarships

Students from the Mount Vernon area and the scholarships they received are, from left, Haley Marrs, Christina Martin Memorial Nursing Scholarship; Katrina Nickolson, Agnes Cole Britt Memorial Nursing Scholarship; Maria Sanchez, Rupert and Phoebe Lou Cobb Memorial Scholarship; and Kelly Brizuela, Rupert and Phoebe Lou Cobb Memorial Scholarship. They are pictured with Dr. Brad Johnson, NTCC President, centerNortheast Texas Community College recently had a reception to honor scholarship donors and recipients for the 2014-15 school year.

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