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Clothes closet seeking donations

The Community Clothes Closet is seeking donations of gently used, school appropriate clothing for ages preschool to high school for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Certified food handler course set

A two-hour certified food handlers course will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Tuesday, July 19.

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Bell, Fountain receive Heritage Scholarship

Elexis Fountain receives her scholarship from Jamaal Hargrave.Elexis Fountain receives her scholarship from Jamaal Hargrave. She and Destiny Bell were announced as recipients of $500 Heritage Scholarships from the Black Onyx Club at the organization’s annual banquet Saturday evening, June 18 at the Cultural Arts Center.

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Oustanding Citizen Award presented

Daliana Latortue, third from right,  receives the Outstanding citizen AwardDaliana Latortue, a student at Mount Vernon Elementary School, received the Outstanding Citizenship Award and Pin from the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution,

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Easley-Giraldo earns doctorate

Terri Easley-GiraldoTerri Easley-Giraldo received her PhD in communication studies from the University of Kansas during a doctoral hooding ceremony on Saturday, May 14.

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Heifer validation

Dr. Bishop Curry, at right, presents a certificate of validation to 4-H member Katie Fraze, center, and her Brahman beef heifer, Lady.Dr. Bishop Curry, at right, presents a certificate of validation to 4-H member Katie Fraze, center, and her Brahman beef heifer, Lady.

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Tullis on president’s spring list

William “Hank” Tullis of Scroggins has been named to the president’s list at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches for the spring semester.

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Music scholarship awards announced to area students

The Mount Vernon Music Betty Whitlock Scholarship fund provided $3,000 in scholarships in 2016, ranging from $500 to $50, to 17 students to help further their study and training in their respective fields of music.

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Heritage Scholarship banquet Saturday night

The ninth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet, honoring the black heritage graduates of the 2016 Mount Vernon High School graduating class and those currently in college, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

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