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Kick off set for CHEMPA group

The annual Kick-Off Party for CHEMPA, the Christian Home Educators of the Mount Pleasant Area, will be Thursday, August 29. The event will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dellwood Park pavilion

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Dental hygiene available at NTCC teaching clinic

The fall semester is about to start at Northeast Texas Community College. This means that dental hygiene students will be back in the clinic providing low-cost services to the community as of August 27.

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Jackson graduates from TCU

Molly Jordan JacksonMolly Jordan Jackson graduated from Texas Christian University on May 11, 2013. She received a bachelor of business administration degree and majored in accounting.

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Prayer service set for school campuses

The Ministerial Alliance of Franklin County is sponsoring a community wide prayer service and prayer walk on Sunday evening, Aug. 25. This non-denominational event is for the entire community. For more details about the event, see the August 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Local students graduate from OSU

Local students, Coltin Carraway, and Taylor and Jordan Mayes graduated from Oklahoma State University in May. They were three of 2,741 students to receive degrees on May 14 at the Gallagher Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. For more information, see the Aug. 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 21

Members of the Mount Vernon Parent Teacher Organization will be hosts for a Back to School Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the elementary and intermediate schools.

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Locals graduate from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Katherine A. Day has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., and Army Pfc. Corrie M. Byrd graduated from basic military

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Dancer graduates from Navy camp

Navy Seaman Apprentice Samantha A. Dancer, a 2012 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. For more information, see the Aug. 8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Brantley Price graduates

Brantley A. Price of Mount Vernon graduated on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 from Texas A&M University - Commerce. He received his bachelor of science degree in sports and

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