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Seawright, Rogers are Rotary Students for September

Jamie Seawright and Kent RogersJamie Seawright and Kent Rogers were named the Rotary Students of the Month for September 2015 at Mount Vernon High School. See the September 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about these outstanding students.

Young farmer project show meetings Monday, Tuesday

Two mandatory meeting dates for students planning to participate in the steer, dairy heifer or goat categories of the Mount Vernon - Saltillo Young Farmer Project Show in March 2016

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Celebrating with pie

T.K. Fountain and Endy Castanon share a laugh after she plastered his face with a whipped cream pie.T.K. Fountain and Endy Castanon share a laugh after she plastered his face with a whipped cream pie. Members of the Mighty Tiger Marching Band celebrated the end of marching camp on Friday, August 14.

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School supply donation

Texas American Bank employees, Bethany Blankenship, at left, and Megan Sargent, at right, present a check to Saltillo Elementary Principal Tim LaneTexas American Bank employees, Bethany Blankenship, at left, and Megan Sargent, at right, present a check to Saltillo Elementary Principal Tim Lane for $610 for school supplies to help local teachers provide supplies for children who start school without the needed items.

Mentoring training well attended

Volunteers complete paperwork at a training session for the Mount Vernon Cares mentoring projectA total of 42 people attended the Mount Vernon Cares mentor training sessions last week. The group was evenly split with 21 male and 21 female participants. Each of the volunteer adult mentors

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First day tears

Macy Alden decided that she did not want to stay for her first day of kindergarten at Mount Vernon Elementary School.Macy Alden decided that she did not want to stay for her first day of kindergarten at Mount Vernon Elementary School.

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Dearing completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather D. Dearing graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Neal attends Washington Leadership Conference

Jocee NealJocee Neal, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, recently attended the 2015 Washington Leadership Conference (WLC). Miss Neal is an officer with the local FFA chapter and is also

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Saltillo students receive Lone Star FFA degrees

Kortne Wilson, Haylee Clover, Cheyenne Reynolds of the Saltillo FFA ChapterKortne Wilson, Haylee Clover, Cheyenne Reynolds of the Saltillo FFA Chapter, were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 87th annual Texas FFA Convention.

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