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DANVILLE — There will be a meeting for the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival on Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Danville Fire Station.
The meeting will be to find some organization to run this year’s turkey festival. The Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District has run the event in the past, but does not have the necessary volunteers needed to run it.
People or organizations interested in the turkey festival are invited to attend the meeting.
Friday and Saturday
•Musical “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, 7 p.m., Danville auditorium. Combined East Knox-Danville elementary through high school students.
Sunday, Dec. 8
•North Fork High School and Middle School Holiday Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Utica High School.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
•Christmas in the Children’s Garden, 5-6:30 p.m., Knox County Career Center, 306 Martinsburg Road. Fun activities with Santa, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and doughnuts.
•Danville Elementary Christmas program (grades five and six), 6 p.m.; (grades two and four), 6:30 p.m., high school auditorium.
•East Knox Christmas Band Concert (seventh-eighth grades and high school), 6:30 p.m., high school auditorium.
Thursday, Dec. 12
•Fredericktown Holiday Band Concert (sixth-seventh grade), 6 p.m.; and (grades eghth-12th), 7 p.m., elementary commons.
•Centerburg Elementary Christmas program (second grade), 7 p.m., middle school auditorium.
•Mount Vernon High School Winter Concert, band and orchestra, 7 p.m., high school theater.
Sunday, Dec. 15
•North Fork High School and Middle School Holiday Band Concert, 2 p.m., Utica High School.
Monday, Dec. 16
•Mount Vernon High School and Middle School Choir Concert, 7 p.m., MVNU.
•Centerburg High School Holiday program, 7 p.m., auditorium.
•Seventh-day Adventist Elementary Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Mount Vernon Academy Chapel.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
•East Elementary Music program, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
•Pleasant Street Elementary Holiday Assembly, “Dream Snow” in the gymnasium: 10:45 a.m., (kindergarten, grades two and four); and 2:30 p.m. (grades three and five). Doors open 15 minutes prior.
•East Knox Elementary Holiday program (K-2), 6 p.m., high school auditorium.
•Fredericktown Holiday Choir Concert (grades six, seven, eight), 6:30 p.m.; and (grades nine-12), 7:30 p.m. elementary commons.
•St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas program, “Christmas in the Trenches,” 6:30 p.m., Memorial Theater.
•Utica and Newton Band Concert (grades five-six), 7 p.m., Newton Elementary School.
•Mount Vernon Middle School Band Concert, 7 p.m., high school.
•Wiggin Street Elementary Kindergarten program, “The Gingerbread Man,” 7 p.m., Wiggin Street.
•Centerburg Middle School Holiday program (seventh-eighth grade), 7 p.m., auditorium.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
•Twin Oak Elementary “It’s a Holiday Time of Year!” (K-2), 10 a.m.; and (grades three-five), 2 p.m., commons.
•Mount Vernon High School Adopt A Child Holiday program, 1 p.m., high school gymnasium.
•Twin Oak Elementary, Afternoon program, 2 p.m., third, fourth and fifth grades, commons.
•Centerburg Elementary Christmas Band and Choir Concert (grades four, five, six), 7 p.m., middle school auditorium.
Thursday, Dec. 19
•Dan Emmett Elementary School Holiday Assembly “Dream Snow,” gymnasium: 10:45 a.m., Mrs. Kline’s and Mrs. Wilson’s first-grade classes, Mrs. Jones’ and Mrs. Cortez’s third-grade classes, and Mrs. Williams’ and Mr. Zarley’s fourth-grade classes; 2:30 p.m., all kindergarten classes, Mr. Clinedinst’s third grade and Mrs. Seng’s fifth grade. Doors open 15 minutes prior
GAMBIER — The annual Shawn Kelly Memorial Holiday Party provided in partnership with the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity, Kenyon College and Knox County Head Start was held Wednesday and Thursday, at Gund Commons on the Kenyon Campus.
The event is in memory of Shawn Kelly, a Kenyon student, DKE and award-winning swimmer at the college who passed away in 1990. This 23rd annual event benefits the children and families of Knox County Head Start, with nearly 400 children, up to 12 years old, registered to receive gifts from Santa. The event has grown to the point that it must be held on two nights with the Centerburg, Gambier and New Hope Early Education centers attending on Wednesday night; and the Northgate, Danville and Fredericktown centers along with 76 home-based children and adults attending on Thursday evening.
Over the two nights, approximately 600 spaghetti dinners were served. The meal is provided in partnership with the Harcourt Parish Episcopal Church 2013 Rummage Sale, Lanning’s Foods, Nickels Bakery, Smithhislers Meats, Gordon Foods and Walmart.
Throughout the evening Kenyon students and community volunteers helped children with activities such as making ornaments, reindeer food to share with Santa’s reindeer and face painting.
Santa was present both evenings with fraternity students assisting children and their families with visiting Santa for their gifts along with the opportunity to take pictures with Santa.
In preparation, Knox County Head Start staff worked for several weeks with Kenyon fraternity students to create an engaging and fulfilling evening. Knox County Head Start strives to provide families with many different opportunities for fun and educational activities throughout the year. The Shawn Kelly party is one of the largest family events and would not be possible without the support of Kenyon, the DKE fraternity and the agency’s community partners.
MOUNT VERNON — Flowers For You at 22 E. Gambier St. was the “Best Overall” winner of the 2013 Heritage Centre Association’s Christmas Window Wonderland contest. Judged and voted on by HCA board members, 18 windows featured a variety of holiday scenes, each reflecting the theme “Make It Sparkle.”
Framed with greenery and twinkling white lights, the Flowers For You windows features two trees — one in gold and one in silver. Centered between them is a frame of gold fabric showcasing a table of red and gold candles. Red and white poinsettias are also featured. As the overall winner, Flowers For You received a certificate and the use of HCA’s window on Main Street for January and February.
Williams Flower Shop at 114 S. Main St. earned the “Best Use of Theme” award. Winter white tree branches stretch across the window, decorated with crystal drops and silver ornaments. A silver table and candle display is joined by light-up snowy white, glittery pom-poms in a decorative white bowl.
Paragraphs Bookstore at 229 S. Main St. received the “Most Creative” designation. One window features fluffy white “snow” under ornaments of gold with a backdrop of wintery white owls. A second window finds a traditional tree filled with ornaments of red, blue and green with a shiny toy train underneath. Children’s Christmas books are showcased in both windows.
“Thank you so much to all businesses who participated in the contest or decorated their storefronts in any way,” said HCA downtown manager Carrie Haver. “Mount Vernon is lucky to have a beautiful downtown at all times of the year, but especially during the holidays. That extra effort creates a special atmosphere for families to enjoy. I encourage everyone to really look at and appreciate the windows as they shop downtown.”
Many of the windows can be seen at HCA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitdowntownmountvernon. For more information about HCA, call (740) 393-1481 or go to www.visitdowntownmountvernon.com.
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MOUNT VERNON — Two young men were seriously injured in a one-car crash after a pursuit early this morning.
The Mount Vernon Police said Paul Scott Jr., 18, Mount Vernon, was flown by MedFlight helicopter to Grant Medical Center. An unidentified 15-year-old juvenile was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Scott’s condition was not available at press time.
The pursuit started at 3:30 a.m. on the Viaduct when an officer saw a car being driven recklessly, according to interim chief Capt. George Hartz. The chase went up South Gay Street, out East High Street and eventually onto New Gambier Road.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, said Scott’s car was about a mile outside of the city limits when it left the right side of the road, going into the ditch and into a fence before coming to a stop.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the car was stolen.
Hartz said the case will be given the Mount Vernon Prosecutor for review. Possible charges include underage consumption, reckless operation and no driver’s license. The patrol has charged Scott with driving under the influence and failure to control.
By FRED MAIN and BILL DAVIS
News Staff Editors
COLUMBUS — Centerburg head football coach Jim Stoyle has been awarded the highest honor for his 2013 achievements — being named Division VI All-Ohio Coach of the Year.
Four of his team members were also honored in D-VI, as well as players from Fredericktown and East Knox.
Meantime, seven Danville Blue Devils were named All-Ohio in Division VII, including a rare distinction for First Team quarterback Ridge Durbin.
In his fourth year at the helm, Stoyle coached Centerburg to a 10-0 record and its first playoff bid in years. A loss to Monroe Central in the regional quarterfinals did nothing to squelch the magic of the Trojans’ season: A father, with his son as the starting quarterback, leading a team of hard-working players through a brand-new conference to an unblemished record.
“This award came because I’ve got good players. It’s nice to be recognized by people, but for me, it’s all about the players and we’ve got a lot of good players on this team,” said coach Jim Stoyle. “It’s my name that will be put on it, but really this award is about 37 players and the assistant coaches we have. They are the reason I’m getting recognized.”
That son, Tyler, a senior, was named Division VI Third Team All-Ohio. Stoyle had 2,261 passing yards and 537 rushing yards in 11 games, completing 165 of 239 passes with 25 touchdowns and five interceptions for a 192.9 pass rating. He was earlier named All-Area Offensive Player of the Year by the Mount Vernon News.
Teammates Jake Stewart, Sanford Holden and Jeremy Sesma were named All-Ohio Special Mention.
“All the guys are very deserving of this,” said coach Stoyle. “Obviously, Tyler getting third is very deserving. When we talked about this, I congratulated him and told him he would get his picture on the wall. He wants it to be one with his offensive linemen.”
Also earning D-VI Special Mention is East Knox’s Dylan Wears, who rushed for 1,570 yards in 2013, and Fredericktown’s Tyler Ruhl and Givin Hinkle.
The Danville Blue Devils dominated Division VII voting, placing three players on the All-Ohio First Team. Quarterback Ridge Durbin, who replaced last year’s D-VI All-Ohio Offensive Player of the Year Bryce Staats, had a comparable year with 2,798 yards passing and 36 touchdowns in 12 games, completing 190 of 323 passes. He also had 863 yards on the ground. Durbin is the only sophomore named to the D-VII First Team, and is one of only three sophomores on any First Team at any level.
Teammate Conway Baldridge, who earned All-Area Defensive Player of the Year, was also named All-Ohio First Team. Baldridge led central Ohio with 16.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss while playing the season on an injured leg.
Austin Morehouse, with his six interceptions to lead the Blue Devils, was also named All-Ohio First Team in Division VII.
Special Mention honors went to Greg Briggs, Nick Hawk, Andy Payne and Austin Gonzales.
The three first-teamers are the most the Devils have ever had, and the seven that made all-state were also a best for the school.
“I’m happy for the kids, but I wish we were still playing,” said Danville coach Ed Honabarger. “The kids worked hard to gain these honors. A couple of underclassmen set the bar high with this.
“Ridge did not miss a beat. He broke Bryce (Staats) record for yards passing and touchdowns. He was pretty productive.
“Conway set the school record for sacks in a season and for his career (31 1/2). To do that without an ACL, is pretty impressive. … and Austin had a great year as a junior. He played a lot of offense last year, but to do this in his first year as a starter defensively is impressive.”
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MOUNT VERNON — The Heritage Centre Association’s monthly networking meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Creative Foundations located at 127 S. Main St.
This is a time for business owners to come together to learn “best practices” from one another, discuss challenges, share success stories and enjoy refreshments. Contact HCA at 393-1481 to RSVP for this event. Any businesses interested in hosting a future networking meeting are also encouraged to contact HCA.
These meetings are open to any business and are free for HCA members and any first-time attendees. A small business membership with HCA is only $7 per month for those who are interested.
Monthly networking meetings are coordinated by the Heritage Centre Association, whose mission is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of the central business district and downtown Mount Vernon. Learn more at www.VisitDowntownMountVernon.com or by calling 393-1481.
COSHOCTON — The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s Emergency HEAP program continues to provide assistance with home heating bills. Emergency HEAP is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Assistance that provides financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection from their heating source, or have already had service disconnected. Those households serviced by a PUCO-regulated utility are encouraged to sign up for the Percentage of Income Payment Plus Plan (PIPP Plus) or an alternate budget payment plan in order to receive energy assistance. Households utilizing bulk fuel must have a tank containing less than 25 percent of its capacity.
Income documentation for all household members along with social security numbers, electric and gas bills, and other documentation must be presented at the appointment. Income guidelines are based at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Level and are as follows: Household size of one may earn up to $20,107; household of two $27,142; household of three $34,177; household of four $41,212; household of five $48,247; and household of six $55,282. Income may also be calculated using the past three months, whichever benefits the client. PIPP Plus customers have a lower income eligibility threshold. Approved applicants will also have their application automatically transmitted to the State HEAP office, where additional assistance may be available under the Regular HEAP program.
Eligible households may receive financial assistance once per heating season. The HEAP heating season is Nov. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The benefit amounts are as follows: PUCO regulated gas or electric customers may receive a benefit of up to $175, non-regulated electric or gas (i.e. co-ops) may receive a benefit amount up to $450. Income eligible bulk fuel customers may receive up to $350 for wood or coal, up to $750 is available for bulk fuel propane/bottled gas and fuel oil consumers.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission’s HEAP office at 397-0378.
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MOUNT VERNON — The Miracle Life Fellowship will have a “Christmas Joy” Friday night service with Gayla Metzendorf and Healingsong Worship Team at 7 p.m., at 4840 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.
Pastor Metzendorf has been studying the gospel for many years. She has been walking fully in the prophetic since 2010. She has had many God encounters that she is eager to share with anyone that will listen. Her passion is to share the gospel to both non-believers and believers. With this passion comes a desire to restore the backslider to their former relationship with Christ. She has been called to restore the spiritually dead. Those who attend will sense the Father’s love coming deep from within her as she speaks about the glory, grace and love of Jesus Christ.
There is no registration fee. For more information call Pastor Jill L. Street at 740-504-7660.
MOUNT VERNON — Starting Friday, Dec. 6, for three days only, Dean’s Jewelry will host the award-winning Phillip Gavriel trunk show, and 10 percent of all jewelry sales during the event will benefit The Mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospitals is a labor of love in an organization that works tirelessly to advance research, treatment and the prevention of deadly diseases that strike children. And consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
“We chose St. Jude’s for the charity because it was always grandpa’s favorite,” said Michelle Turner, granddaughter of Dean Turner and co-owner of the family business.
“We invite everyone to come by, have a free glass of wine, beer or champagne, see some incredible jewelry, and perhaps help us support this important cause.”
This event offers an excellent fundraising opportunity for customers to support St. Jude’s and take advantage of viewing and purchasing a piece from the incomparable Phillip Gavriel jewelry collection.
Phillip Gavriel’s designs are uniquely crafted in 18K gold, sterling silver, and highlighted with natural gemstones and diamonds in sparkling rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
For three generations the Turners have made Dean’s Jewelry a local treasure, deep in the heart of Coshocton and Mount Vernon.
It’s time to think of holiday giving. Come to Dean’s Dec. 6 through 8 and help The Mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert W. Bigrigg, president of Ohio Heritage Bank, announced the recent promotion of Rebeka Hamilton to compliance officer.
Hamilton is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a bachelor of business administration degree. Hamilton started with Ohio Heritage in November 2005, and worked in various departments including teller, operations and loan processing. In May 2009, Hamilton became the bank’s internal auditor and earned her Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor designation. In 2012, Hamilton earned her Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer designation before her promotion to compliance officer in October 2013
She is married to Jeff Hamilton, a native of Coshocton, and they have one daughter, Sara. Rebeka Hamilton is a member of Park United Methodist Church and Junior Woman’s Club.
Founded in 1995, The Coshocton, Ohio, based Ohio Heritage Bank is an affiliate company of Ohio Heritage Bancorp. Ohio Heritage Bank currently serves consumers, businesses and local governments in four counties with full service banking centers operating in Coshocton, Newark, Heath, Mount Vernon and New Philadelphia.
COLUMBUS — Three players from Highland were named to the Division IV All-Ohio football team by a state media panel.
James Cochran, the team’s top rusher, was named Second Team All-Ohio. Cochran rushed for 1,375 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.
Eddie Kontul was named Third Team as an offensive lineman. Kontul, a three-year starter, led an offensive line that helped the Scots average 360 yards rusing per game. Kontul finished the season with a team-high 96-percent blocking efficiency.
Shannon McGowan was named All-Ohio Special Mention. McGowan had a team-high 56 tackles (37 solo) including eight tackles for loss. He also played offensive line for the Scots.
Divisions VI and VII All-Ohio selections will be announced Thursday.
COLUMBUS — NBC4 (WCMH-TV) continues to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease with a new edition of “A Journey Through Alzheimer’s,” a locally produced program dealing with the complex disease. The show will air 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Hosted by NBC4’s Colleen Marshall, the program includes a look at the warning signs, research that reveals a shift in the cause and treatment, and a local doctor who is blazing the trail with a new treatment. Colleen also introduces us to families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s including one local woman who knows the journey too well. Five years ago her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. One year later she learned her husband, a prominent community leader, was also on the road to dementia.
Interviewed for the show were Debbie McLarnan and four other individuals to discuss their efforts as a caregiver for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and Frontal Temporal Dementia.
MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross announces the Knox County blood drives for December:
•Today — Martinsburg Church of Christ, 1 to 7 p.m.
•Friday — Peirce Hall (Alumni Dining Hall), Kenyon College Campus, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Wednesday, Dec. 11 — Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, 1 to 7 p.m.
•Friday, Dec. 13 — Danville High School, 1 to 7 p.m.
•Monday, Dec. 16 — Community Christian Fellowship, Newcastle Road, Gambier, 2 to 7 p.m.
•Tuesday, Dec. 17 — Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, 1 to 7 p.m.
•Wednesday, Dec. 18 — East Knox High School, Howard, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•Thursday, Dec. 19 — Moose Lodge, Mount Vernon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Gay Street United Methodist Church, 1 to 6 p.m.; and Knox County Career Center, Martinsburg Road, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•Saturday, Dec. 21 — Domino’s Pizza, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
•Friday, Dec. 27 — Knox Community Hospital, 2 to 7 p.m.
•Saturday, Dec. 28 — Whispering Hills Care Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Monday, Dec. 30 — The Living Center, 201 N. Main St., 1 to 7 p.m.
•Tuesday, Dec. 31 — Kroger in Mount Vernon, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.