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Thomas collects books

Bailey Thomas lays atop her collection of booksBailey Thomas lays atop her collection of books she collected for the Boles Children Home in Quinlan.

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Destination Imagination team headed to state

Destination Imagination teamThe fifth grade independent Destination Imagination team from Mount Vernon Schools finished first at the Regional DI Tournament at Poteet High School in Mesquite on Saturday, March 3.

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Rosa Mendez honnored

Rosa Mendez honnoredRosa Mendez, an eighth grade student at Mount Vernon Junior High was a winner in a poster contest

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Coach Andrea Ables gracefully takes a big splash from a water balloon

Coach Andrea Ables gracefully takes a big splash from a water balloonCoach Andrea Ables gracefully takes a big splash from a water balloon as a part of the Heart Rally at the elementary school on Thursday, March 1.

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Carr has purpose for haircut

Carr has purpose for haircutA trip to the beauty shop had a two-fold purpose for Mount Vernon High School senior Malori Carr.

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FFA brings home six blue ribbons and a red ribbon

The Mount Vernon FFA brought home six blue ribbons, a red ribbon,

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Navy Recruits graduate

Navy Seaman Shale L. Lemons, brother of Daniel L. Wheeler and brother-in-law of Audra L. Wheeler of Winnsboro, and Navy Fireman Recruit Dustin W. Crosby, son of Regina R. Crouch of Scroggins and Winston H. Crosby, of Celeste, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. For more information, see the February 23 edition of the Optic-Herald.

2012 League of Honor nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2012 Franklin County Schools League of Honor.

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Black History

Darlene Hatcher and Bobby Dunlap  talk to a group of fifth grade students about Black History.Darlene Hatcher and Bobby Dunlap visited Mount Vernon Intermediate School on Monday, Feb. 20 to talk to a group of fifth grade students about Black History.

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