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Teachers earn national childcare credentials

A total of eight local early childcare workers have been awarded a national Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council of Professional Recognition for outstanding work with young children.

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By-laws updated, incentive application concerns raised

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved updates and changes in its by-laws for operations at the board’s quarterly meeting  last week. See the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of changes in the by-laws.

Customer appreciation

Larry Billings mans the grill to cook hot dogs at the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation dayLarry Billings mans the grill to cook hot dogs at the Tom Scott Lumber Yard customer appreciation day on Saturday, April 23. Approximately 400 people enjoyed the free hot dogs.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant meetings set

A pair of informational parent meetings for those interested in competing in the 2016 Miss Mount Vernon Pageant will be next week. The meetings are not mandatory, but registration packets will be available.

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Tranquil Decoration Day set

The Tranquil Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting and decoration at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the cemetery. Anyone interested in the preservation of the cemetery is invited to attend.

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Macon Cemetery meeting Saturday

The Macon Cemetery Association’s annual associational meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall of Macon Baptist Church. For more information, see the May 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Keeners to celebrate 65 years together

Ruth and Richard “R. D.”  KeenerRichard “R. D.” and Ruth Keener will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Grace Baptist Church on Yates St. in Mount Vernon.

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Barton-Banks reunion conducted

Fifty-four members of the Barton and Banks families met at the Hagansport Community Center on Sunday, April 17, 2016 for a time of fellowship, food and fun. For details from the event and a listing of those present, see the April 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Bank reports 500 at picnic

A large crowd gathered at the First National Bank’s Spring picnic.Approximately 500 people attended the annual First National Bank Spring Picnic and Open House for the new Cypress Branch  Saturday, April 23. The building is located at FM 115 and FM 3122.

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