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Gekiere, Patel are Rotary Students for November

Kathleen Gekiere and Pratik PatelKathleen Gekiere and Pratik Patel were named the Rotary Students of the Month for November 2015 at Mount Vernon High School. See the November 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for information about these outstanding students and their future plans.

Turkey Bowling next Thursday

The annual Turkey Bowling event will be Thursday, November 12 at the Mount Vernon Elementary School. It will begin at 6 p.m. in the elementary gym. For more information about the event, see the November 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Sparky visits Elementary

Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School cover their ears as the siren sounds from a Mount Vernon VFD engine.Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School cover their ears as the siren sounds from a Mount Vernon VFD engine. Firefighters and Sparky the fire dog talked to the children about fire safety,

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CDI Head Start celebrates Fall Fun Day

The students at CDI Head Start in Mount Vernon, Autumn Crowston, Raydon Jackson, Keondre Shine and Aaliyah Hawkins dressed as their favorite children’s book characterThe students at CDI Head Start in Mount Vernon, Autumn Crowston, Raydon Jackson, Keondre Shine and Aaliyah Hawkins dressed as their favorite children’s book character on Friday, October 30.

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Class of 55 celebrates 60th reunion

Mount Vernon High School Class of 1955The Mount Vernon High School Class of 1955, joined by the MVHS Class of 1954, celebrated a reunion Saturday, October 10, at the Texas BBQ Corral with visiting, picture taking, BBQ

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Turkey Trot planned at elementary school

The annual Turkey Bowling and Turkey Trot events have been planned at the Mount Vernon Elementary School. The Turkey Trot will be Thursday, November 5 during physical education classes

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Feral hog seminar being offered locally

A seminar on “Successful Feral Hog Control” is set for Thursday, October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Franklin County Airport. Cost of the seminar is $10

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Gala planned to fund Rotary Club scholarships

The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will raise money for motivational scholarships at a Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 14 at the Rose Mary Jennings Memorial Hall at the First United Methodist Church.

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Food manager course planned

Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Franklin County on October 20-21 in Mount Vernon. This hands-on food safety course will equip participants

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