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Orientation for GED, ESL classes set

The Adult Education Department at Northeast Texas Community College will offer free General Education Development (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at various locations

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Amerson, Camacho graduate UT Tyler

Kassie L. Amerson of Mount Vernon and Amanda Grace Camacho of Winnsboro were among the 1,169 degree candidates honored during the University of Texas at Tyler’s fall 2015 commencement ceremonies  Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12. See the December 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

Turkey Trot winners announced

Students at Mount Vernon Elementary School participated in the fifth annual Turkey Trot at Don Meredith Stadium. The fastest boy and girl in each grade level won a frozen turkey for his/her

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Schedule for semester exams announced

The principals at Mount Vernon Junior High and High School have released the exam schedules for this semester. Exams for will be Wednesday through Friday, December 16 to 18.

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Turkey bowling

Pre-kindergarten student Anabella Talsma rolls a frozen turkey at a pin during the annual Turkey Bowling eventPre-kindergarten student Anabella Talsma rolls a frozen turkey at a pin during the annual Turkey Bowling event at the Mount Vernon Elementary School on Thursday, November 12. A total of 240 people signed in and there were 10 turkeys and 34 doors prizes given away.

Pletcher, Castanon are Rotary Students for December

Meredith Pletcher, Endy CastanonMeredith Pletcher and Endy Castanon were named Rotary Students of the Month for December at Mount Vernon High School. They will attend the weekly luncheons of the club.

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Penny signs with North Central Texas College

Hannah Penny recently signed with North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a scholarship to ride on their Stock Horse TeamHannah Penny recently signed with North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a scholarship to ride on their Stock Horse Team starting the 2016 Fall semester. She will compete in judging

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Jingle Bell Jog set for this Saturday

Tie a few bells to your shoe laces and make plans to join the fourth annual Jingle Bell Jog this Saturday, December 12 at Don Meredith Stadium. The 5K portion of the event will begin at 9 a.m.

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Pruitt, Romero named football beau and sweetheart

Colt Pruitt and Selena RomeroColt Pruitt and Selena Romero were named the 2015 Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and Sweetheart during Senior ceremonies prior to Friday night’s game

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