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Brewer is Homecoming Queen

Saltillo Homecoming CourtKarli Brewer, center, escorted by Nick Boekhorst, was crowned Homecoming Queen at Saltillo ISD last week.

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School board accepts Latortue as a member, explores facility needs

Lorri Agee administers the oath of office to Marie Latortue Lorri Agee administers the oath of office to Marie Latortue at the beginning of the February meeting of the Mount Vernon ISD school board.

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NTCC announces honors for fall semester

Northeast Texas Community College announced their honors lists for the Fall 2012 semester.

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Foster, Whitaker sign with Oachita Baptist University

Friends join Chase Whitaker, front right, and Tyler Foster, front left  for their signing with Oachita Baptist University.Tyler Foster and Chase Whitaker signed letters of intent to play football at Oachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.

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Williams wins spelling bee

Brandon WilliamsBrandon Williams, an eight grade student at Mount Vernon Junior High School, is the school champion spelling bee winner for Franklin County.

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High school students participate at practice UIL

Mount Vernon High School students competed in two University Scholastic League UIL contests Jan. 13 in North Lamar and Feb. 2 in Quitman. For results from the meets, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Elementary students release excuses on balloons into sky

The balloons carried away the student’s excuses for why they might not pass the STAAR testFourth grade students at Mount Vernon Elementary School released 100 balloons last week.

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Tigers Serving Others begins service projects

A group of 35 Tigers joined together to rake leaves  and clean a yard on Kaufman St. last week.A group of 35 Mount Vernon High School student athletes converged on a residence on Kaufman St. last Thursday as part of the Tigers Serving Others program. This is a new program through the school’s athletic department to encourage a commitment to community service from the student athletes. For more information, see the Feb. 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

School to host financial aid workshop

Mount Vernon High School will be hosts for a Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at 6 p.m.

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