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Zombie run

The Class of 2019 sponsored a Zombie 5K Run on Saturday, October 29.The Class of 2019 sponsored a Zombie 5K Run on Saturday, October 29. The group of about 50 people wore make up and clothing to look like zombies and ran a route through the north western portion of the city of Mount Vernon.

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Fantastic Teeth Fan Club

Fantastic Teeth Fan ClubMembers of the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge provided dental kits to first grade students in Mount Vernon, Saltillo and Winfield as part of the group’s Fantastic Teeth Fan Club program.

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Tullis, O’Bier are Rotary Students for October

Hayley Tullis and Bryan O’BierHayley Tullis and Bryan O’Bier were named the Rotary Students of the Month for October 2016 at Mount Vernon High School.

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Winning projects

Destiny Barron showed at the Jack Cross Livestock ShowDestiny Barron showed at the Jack Cross Livestock Show in Winnsboro on Saturday, October 29. Her Limousin heifer named Heidi was named Reserve Grand Champion and won first in class.

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Mount Vernon High School class of 1954 celebrates with reunion

Mount Vernon High School class of 1954The Mount Vernon High School class of 1954 met for a joint reunion with the class of 1955 at the Texas BBQ Corral on Saturday, October 8. Eleven members attended. For a listing of those at the reunion, see the October 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

FFA members receive American FFA Degrees

James Stretcher, Marc BoekhorstJames Stretcher and Marc Boekhorst of Saltillo were awarded their American FFA Degree at the group’s national convention October 22 in Indianapolis. Both are 2015 graduates of Saltillo High School.

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Dad’s night planned at elementary school

Mount Vernon Elementary School will be hosts for a special night for dads and their students from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

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Class of 1955 gathers for reunion

Mount Vernon High School class of 1955Sixteen members of the Mount Vernon High School class of 1955 met for a joint reunion with the class of 1954 at the Texas BBQ Corral on Saturday, Oct. 8. For a listing of those at the reunion, see the Oct. 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Pat Lindley takes top honors at Franklin County Hay Show

Pat Lindley, Jouwert Talsma for Brucht Mellema, and Jeff Kirby accept the first, second, and third place plaquesPat Lindley, Jouwert Talsma for Brucht Mellema, and Jeff Kirby accept the first, second, and third place plaques  for their samples in the 2016 Mount Vernon Saltillo Young Farmer Hay Show on Saturday, October 1.

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