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Class of 1974 has reunion

Mount Vernon High School class of 1974The Mount Vernon High School class of 1974 had their 40th reunion on July 26 at the high school dining hall. See the August 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of classmates who participated in the reunion.

Kick-off set for CHEMPA group

The annual Kick-Off Party for CHEMPA, the Christian Home Educators of the Mount Pleasant Area, will be Tuesday, September 2. The event will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

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Students place at Recordbook Judging

Three members of the Franklin County 4-H club placed in their divisions at the 4-H Recordbook Judging in Dallas Thusrday, July 10.

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Prayer service at campuses

The Ministerial Alliance of Franklin County is sponsoring a community wide prayer service on Sunday evening, August 24. This non-denominational event is for the entire community.

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LeRoy receives certificate

Paula Carpenter LeRoy, of Kilgore, accepts a certificate from Brian Ruthven, director of East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College,  during graduation ceremonies on April 18, 2014.

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High school cheerleaders attend camp

Mount Vernon High School Cheerleaders Elizabeth Stone, Lizzie King, Selena Romero, Jakayda Fountain, Rebekah Reeves, Hannah PennyMount Vernon High School Cheerleaders Elizabeth Stone, Lizzie King, Selena Romero, Jakayda Fountain, Rebekah Reeves, Hannah Penny received special awards while at cheer camp last week.

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Hare earns master degree in counseling

Sarah Anne HareSarah Anne Hare graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont with a master of science degree in School counseling on Saturday, May 17. Ms. Hare maintained a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining the degree.

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FFA at State Convention

Mount Vernon High School FFA membersMembers of the Mount Vernon High School FFA attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth July 14-18. More than 11,000 members and guests spent the week attending leadership workshops,

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Fowler, Price on ETBU Dean’s List

Two local students were recognized by East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) for outstanding academic achievement during the 2014 Spring Semester.

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