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Freshman report to band camp

Nicholas Poe demonstrates several different marching steps to members of the Tiger Marching Band.Nicholas Poe demonstrates several different marching steps to members of the Tiger Marching Band.

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School discusses stipends or raises

To stipend or to raise? That was the question that dominated several hours of discussion at the Mount Vernon School Board’s budget workshop

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Stuff the Locker event underway

Bloomin’ Crazy and Studio 39 have begun a “Stuff the Locker” campaign to collect school supplies for Mount Vernon Elementary.

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Band uniforms - How does it fit

Allie Deal looks down at her feet as Mount Vernon High School Band Booster President Tina Carter measures the length of her marching pantsAllie Deal looks down at her feet as Mount Vernon High School Band Booster President Tina Carter measures the length of her marching pants.

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School board members begin budget process for 2012-13 year

Members of the Mount Vernon School Board met for a workshop to set the budget for 2012-13 school year on Thursday, July 26.

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Schedules ready to pick up later in August

High school students should pick up their schedules for their 2012-2013 classes at the high school the second full week of August. For more information, see the Aug. 2 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Band rehearsals begin Monday

The Mount Vernon Mighty Tiger Marching Band will begin gearing up for the upcoming season with meetings and rehearsals starting Friday, July 27. For more information, see the July 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Nursing students visit Guatemala

NTCC nursing instructor Kim Gatlin, and her niece, Maddi Foster, participated in a medical mission trip to Guartemala NTCC nursing instructor Kim Gatlin, and her niece, Maddi Foster, participated in a medical mission trip to Guartemala this summer.

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Lopez on spring Dean’s List

Adriana Lopez was named to the Dean’s List at Texas Women’s University in Denton for the Spring 2012 semester. For more information, see the July 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.