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Safety is stressed for drivers and pedestrians

Classes begin at area schools on Monday, August 22, and parents, drivers, and students are cautioned to be extra cautious in school zones and parking lots.

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Kick-off set for CHEMPA group

The annual Kick-Off Party for CHEMPA, the Christian Home Educators of the Mount Pleasant Area, will be Tuesday, August 23. The event will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

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Band camp

Incoming members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band learn the proper way to stand and hold good posture during the first day of campIncoming members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band learn the proper way to stand and hold good posture during the first day of camp on Wednesday, July 28. Squad leaders and band sponsors demonstrated how to stand at attention and how to march.

GED, ESL classes forming

The Adult Education Program at Northeast Texas Community College offers free GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes at a variety of convenient locations. For details about when and where registration and classes will be, see the August 4 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Booster club to meet

Members of the Mount Vernon ISD Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 in the foyer of the new Tiger gym.

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Marching in step

Members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band began band camp on Monday, August 1.Members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band began band camp on Monday, August 1. Participating in the first day of practice were 83 students. Camp will continue through Friday, August 12.

Alphin named to Dean’s List

Jace Alphin was named to the College of the Ozarks spring 2016 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.6 minimum grade point average during the semester and carry at least 15 credit hours.

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Pre-register kindergarten students now

Parents are urged to pre-register their kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students now. The staff at Mount Vernon Elementary School is planning classes now and needs an accurate head count as soon as possible.

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Clothes closet seeking donations

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used, school appropriate clothing for ages preschool to high school for the 2016-2017 school year.

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