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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.

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.

Santa returns to Old Depot Saturday

Santa Claus will make a return trip to the Old Railroad Depot on Kaufman St. this Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The third annual Tour of Trees will be also available for viewing and voting.

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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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Food drive

Students in Tawny Williams’ third grade clasStudents in Tawny Williams’ third grade class collected more than 10 percent of the more than 2,000 items gathered during the Mount Vernon Elementary School’s food drive in November.

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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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Rotary dictionaries

Brandon Williams with the Rotary Interact Club shakes hands with Zachary Carabello at Mount Vernon Elementary School on Friday, November 21.Brandon Williams with the Rotary Interact Club shakes hands with Zachary Carabello at Mount Vernon Elementary School on Friday, November 21.

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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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Alzheimer Support Group to meet locally

The Alzheimer Support Group for the Mount Vernon area will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 at the Franklin County Library on the square. Caregivers, families, and friends

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