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Dollens benefit

Shane Stanley holds a cook ware set high so that possible bidders could get a good lookShane Stanley holds a cook ware set high so that possible bidders could get a good look during an auction of household items during the Dollens benefit on Saturday, March 28.

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Hannah Penny shows Grand Champion Goat

Hannah Penny,  showed the Grand Champion Goat for the second 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 second year in a row at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Young Farmers Project Show raises more than $70,000

Jessica Thomas holds a calf steady while two year-old Benton Janes is helped by his dad during the suck bucket eventJessica Thomas holds a calf steady while two year-old Benton Janes is helped by his dad during the suck bucket event at the annual Young Farmers Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Marcus Siddens wins broiler show

Marcus Siddens showed the Grand Champion Broilers at the Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowMarcus Siddens showed the Grand Champion Broilers at the Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 29 as a part of the Mount Vernon 4-H.

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James Stretcher shows Grand Champion Steer

James Stretcher, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowJames Stretcher, son of Kelly and Paula Stretcher, showed the Grand Champion Steer in the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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State park egg hunt Saturday afternoon

The staff at Bob Sandlin State Park will be hosts for an Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The park is located on FM 21 just north of the bridge over Lake Bob Sandlin.

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Easter in the Park is Saturday

The annual Easter in the Park event is Saturday, April 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Park. The annual sack race will be at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m. For more details, see the April 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Hemmingsen shows Champion Dairy Heifer

Heidi Hemmingsen, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project ShowHeidi Hemmingsen, daughter of Kristy Hemmingsen and Troy Hemmingsen, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Heifer at the annual Mount Vernon/Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, March 28.

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Food manager course planned

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Certified Food Manager Course in Mount Vernon April 21-22.This hands-on food safety course will equip you with the latest in food safety principles and practices

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