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Hughes awarded scholarship

Barnabas Hughes of Mount Vernon was awarded a Maverick Academic Scholarship recipient for the 2017-18 academic year by the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Homecoming dance

Couples twirl around the dance floor, aka Houston St., as the Cole Scoggins Band plays at the Homecoming Street DanceCouples twirl around the dance floor, aka Houston St., as the Cole Scoggins Band plays at the Homecoming Street Dance on Saturday, September 16.

Entries being sought for Hay Show October 7

Entries are being accepted for the 2017 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show scheduled for Saturday, October 7.

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New League of Honor member

Accepting the award were his children, Vicki, Jim and Joe, and his brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Judy Lindley.Colonel Joseph Haskall Lindley was posthumously inducted into the Franklin County Schools League of Honor in ceremonies on Friday, September 16.

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Homecoming events planned

A week full of activities is being planned for the week of the Mount Vernon ISD Homecoming September 11-16.

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Hay show entry deadline Friday

The deadline for hay samples to be analyzed for the 2017 Mount Vernon / Saltillo Young Farmers Association Hay Show is Friday, September 22.

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Young farmer project show meetings Monday, Tuesday

Two mandatory meeting dates for students planning to participate in the steer, dairy heifer or goat categories of the Mount Vernon - Saltillo Young Farmer Project Show in March 2017 are set for early next week.

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Keys, Porter are Rotary Students

Rylee Keys and Bryson PorterRylee Keys and Bryson Porter were named the Rotary Students of the Month for September 2017 at Mount Vernon High School. See the September 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald to learn more about these outstanding students.

Stone receives Baylor scholarship

Elizabeth StoneElizabeth Stone received a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University.

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