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Abby Nguyen and Destin Weakley are Rotary Students for March

Abby Nguyen, Destin WeakleyAbby Nguyen and Destin Weakley were named Rotary Students of the Month for April at Mount Vernon High School. For more about these outstanding students and their future plans, see the April 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Penny three-peats with Grand Champion Goat

Hannah Penny showed the Grand Champion Goat for the third year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHannah Penny, daughter of Tim and Cindy Penny, showed the Grand Champion Goat for the third year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Horticulture class plant sale Saturday

Students display a few of the plants that will be available.The horticulture class at Mount Vernon High School will have their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 9. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon in the green house on the east side of the school’s campus next to the softball field.

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Hylke Talsma shows Champion Dairy Heifer

Hylke Talsma showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHylke Talsma, son of Hendrik and Jantsje Talsma, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Young Farmers Project Show raises more than $85,000

Eva Campbell helps her daughter, Julia, steady a milk bottle while Aidan Matthews holds the calf still during the suck bucket event at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show.Eva Campbell helps her daughter, Julia, steady a milk bottle while Aidan Matthews holds the calf still during the suck bucket event at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show.

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Local teens leading regional division

Members of the Franklin County High School fishing team accept a check from one of their donors.Kaden Profitt and Will Gamblin sit atop the leader board for Anglers of the Year in the East Division of the Texas High School Bass Association. The pair has garnered a total of 1,183 points from four fishing tournaments.

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Certified food handler course set

The “Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER)” revision now requires all food employees to complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment.

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Charity Berger shows Grand Champion Steer

Charity Berger showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowCharity Berger, daughter of Bobby and Alice Berger, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2.

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Tickets available for scholarship dinner

Tickets are available for the fifth annual Kerry Garmon Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Auction set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Saltillo gym, named in Mr. Garmon’s honor.

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