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Heifer project

Destiny Barron and her heifer, Heidi, earned second in class and won junior showmanship out of 19 teamsDestiny Barron and her heifer, Heidi, earned second in class and won junior showmanship out of 19 teams on Saturday, November 19 in Mount Pleasant.

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SAFE-T Agency offers training sessions

SAFE-T is offering training sessions each month to complete a 40 hour Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP) The program has been certified by the office of the Attorney General.

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Anniversary celebration

Monica Penny serves up a bowl of chili for a customer during Texas American Bank’s 10th anniversary celebrationMonica Penny serves up a bowl of chili for a customer during Texas American Bank’s 10th anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 11.

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Items needed for military boxes

The MOM (Ministering Our Military) group is gathering items needed to send to active duty service members, particularly those still serving in the middle eastern countries, to be delivered in December.

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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, November 21 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Cubs attend Webelos Woods

Nine Webelos, ages 10 and 11, members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 attended the annual Webelos Woods camping weekendNine Webelos, ages 10 and 11, members of Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 attended the annual Webelos Woods camping weekend with their partner Boy Scout Troop 271 at Camp Dierks in Oklahoma November 11-13.

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Veterans Day salute at Genealogy on Monday

The Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on November 21, 2016, at the research library at 110 E. Main Street in Mount Vernon.

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Thanksgiving Day dinner set

A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be offered at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at noon Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

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Community wide Thanksgiving event set

A Community Wide Thanksgiving Worship event will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 on the downtown plaza.

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