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AM Snow Showers with a high of 24F and a low of 12F. More information
Photo Submitted From left to right, Sheriff David Shaffer, Deputy Dan Bobo, Deputy James Ferenbaugh and Deputy Brandon Minot
On December 8 the Knox County Sheriff’s Office held it’s employee recognition and appreciation dinner. Earning special recognition were:
Deputy Dan Bobo and Deputy James Ferenbaugh were presented with the Certificate of Merit for their actions during the August 8, 2013 incident involving a barricaded suspect on Newark Rd. The officers were the assigned negotiators that communicated with the suspect that lead to his eventual surrender.
Deputy Brandon Minot was selected as the deputy of the year for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff David Shaffer received the Certified Law Enforcement Manager accreditation from The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.
FREDERICKTOWN — Three locals fighters were on the undercard of the Extreme Adrenaline Mixed Martial Arts event held at the Fredericktown Senior Activity Center on Saturday night.
Mount Vernon native Jason Rine was the first to compete, in a amateur featherweight bout at 145 pounds against Beau Spring. Spring was a little too eager in the fight, however, earning disqualification for an eye poke at the 2:18 mark of the third round.
Rine was later honored for having fought in three different weight classes in his first three fights.
Fredericktown’s Tony Shearer was next, taking the ring against Adli Edwards in another amateur featherweight bout. Edwards quickly emerged as the winner, using a guillotine choke hold to force Shearer into submission with just 1:43 off the clock in the first round.
Recent Mount Vernon graduate Kyle Horner made his amateur debut in the welterweight class, 170 pounds. Facing another newcomer in Chris Healy, Horner used his wrestling moves to his advantage, earning a KO after 2:04 of the second round.
In the professional fights, Anthony Morgan used an armbar hold to earn submission against Cameron Ross in just 59 seconds of their 155-pound lightweight match. Alfred Leisure defeated Raymond Yanez in the featherweight bout, earning a KO/TKO at the 2:25 mark of the second round. Finally, in a welterweight fight, Taylor Ruscin earned a unanimous decision over Rocky Edwards after going a full five rounds.
With a high of 31F and a low of 19F. Sunrise: December 09, 2013 at 07:39AM Sunset: December 09, 2013 at 05:02PM Get more information here
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Submitted photo The top six fruit sellers of the Mount Vernon FFA are back row, from left, Charlie Atkinson, Ryan Ebright, Morgan Hunter and Mackenzie Hunter; and front row, from left, Caleb Hickman and Cody Rayburn. These members attended an Ohio State University men’s hockey game where they were presented a certificate from the Ohio State College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
By Sabrina Schirtzinger
Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for OSU Extension KNox County
Many years ago Knox County Extension and Kenyon College created a HomeGrown Guide that featured area producers; letting community members know what they produced and how to get a hold of them.
Several of you are probably even in this booklet.
Kenyon College students and Knox County OSU Extension are working on collecting data again for a new version on the HomeGrown Guide. This guide will be much different than the old one. The new guide will be a digital platform from which consumers and producers can connect and learn more about local food availability within the County.
The new online version of the HomeGrown Guide will feature an interactive map in which consumers can enter the type of items they are looking for and up will pop the producers that grow these products. This new HomeGrown Guide is a win-win situation for both the consumer and producers. Consumers will have food availability at the click of a mouse and producers will be able to show case their products without having to do all the technical work.
We will do the work for you! All you have to do is fill out the Vendor Application; which can be obtained by stopping into the extension office, or fill out the online form. By filling out the Vendor Application you are stating that you agree to let OSU Extension of Knox County and Kenyon College Rural Life students use your information to promote local foods within Knox County.
If you have any further questions call 740-397-0401 or email email@example.com.
Sabrina K. Schirtzinger is an agriculture and natural resources educator for OSU Extension Knox County.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH 428 AM EST SUN DEC 8 2013 .LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY WILL MOVE ALONG THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH THE DAY BUT WILL LIKELY REMAIN SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER. WARMER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA ABOVE THE SURFACE WHICH WILL PRODUCE SOME LIGHT SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. AS THE AIR ALOFT WARMS A BIT MORE DURING THE EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE WILL DEVELOP. THE INITIAL ROUND OF SNOW WILL RANGE FROM A LIGHT DUSTING UP TO AN INCH FOLLOWED BY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. THIS COULD PRODUCE A LIGHT GLAZE WHICH COULD CAUSE VERY SLICK CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED SURFACES. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST MONDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1 INCH ALONG WITH A VERY THIN GLAZE OF ICE. ICE ACCUMULATION SHOULD BE A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS. * TIMING...THE LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON AND WILL TAPER OFF OR END BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE MAIN CONCERN WILL BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. THE FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY DEVELOP SHORTLY AFTER DARK AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. * WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. * IMPACTS...LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION CAN MAKE ROADS SLICK...REQUIRING LOWER SPEEDS AND GREATER DISTANCES BETWEEN VEHICLES WHILE DRIVING. * TEMPERATURES...WARMING THROUGH THE DAY REACHING THE UPPER 20S BY EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM A BIT MORE OVERNIGHT BUT SHOULD REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING. * VISIBILITIES...VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED IN LIGHT SNOW OR FOG TO AROUND 3 MILES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW, SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE SIGNIFICANT. THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.
Photo Submitted East Knox FFA members who participated in the District 7 FFA Food Science event are pictured, from left, Anesha Tharp, Julia Morris, Katie Gibson, Justus Matthews, Desi Anders, Winnie Hinson, Luke Wells, Lindsey Rine, Amber Farmer, Rory Humphrey, Wyatt Faith, Rowan Rine, Tori Anders, Clarissa Webb, David Wise and Connor Wolford.
HOWARD — East Knox FFA members, Anesha Tharp, Julia Morris, Katie Gibson, Justus Matthews, Desi Anders, Winnie Hinson, Luke Wells, Lindsey Rine, Amber Farmer, Rory Humphrey, Wyatt Faith, Rowan Rine, Tori Anders, Clarissa Webb, David Wise and Connor Wolford recently participated in the District 7 FFA Food Science event held on Nov. 12, at Zane Trace High School near Chillicothe. The team placed second in the event out of 12 teams with the top four individuals making up the team score. Individually, Gibson finished third, Tori Anders placed fifth, Wells finished sixth and Lindsey Rine placed eighth out of 131 FFA members who competed in the competition.
To qualify for the state contest, teams had to place in the top two in the FFA district. East Knox is in District 7 which consists of Knox, Licking, Franklin, Fairfield, Pickaway and Ross counties and has 30 schools with FFA Chapters.
In the contest, members complete an online objective test on the basic principals of food science and technology, compose a response to a customer complaint letter, identify food safety and sanitation problems by finding violations to Good Manufacturing Practices, and complete sensory evaluations by doing taste tests and aroma identification.
This is the third time that East Knox FFA has qualified for the state Food Science Career Development event. The state event will be held on Dec. 7, at the Parker Food Science Building at The Ohio State University.
With a high of 30F and a low of 28F. Sunrise: December 08, 2013 at 07:39AM Sunset: December 08, 2013 at 05:02PM Get more information here
MOUNT VERNON — Students at Mount Vernon High School donated over $2,500 and 573 non-perishable food items for the 2013 Food for the Hungry Drive. The combination of money and cans is the equivalent of nearly 11,000 cans of food. The food donations were given to Interchurch Social Services on Nov. 25.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America sponsored the school drive. Freshman FCCLA member Amber Harden publicized the school wide event through creating a bulletin board, hallway and classroom flyers, school video announcements and daily progress updates.
“Preparing everything for the drive was a lot more work than I thought, but Food for the Hungry is very important and worth it,” Harden said. She added that she appreciated the help offered by her friends that stayed after school until 6 p.m. creating the huge cafeteria bulletin board.
Students in the Transitions, Relationships & Career Search I Class collected donations from each first period class the week before Thanksgiving. Balancing individual teacher spread sheets totaling over $2,500 was a daunting task for the freshmen and sophomore students.
FCCLA is awarding the top two classes with breakfast. Deb Prinkey’s Physics class and Janet Jones’ Spanish class won the contest with the highest per student donations, equaling over 60 items per student.
Students and staff members throughout the school seemed especially aware of the extreme need for families in the Mount Vernon Area, said FCCLA advisor Martha Melick.
“Although FCCLA offered a reward to the winning class, student awareness of the community’s need, and a desire to make a difference made this food drive a success.”
Submitted photo Amber Harden created a bulletin board to publicize Mount Vernon High School’s Food for the Hungry drive. She is shown here with some of the donations.
PM Snow Showers with a high of 30F and a low of 28F. More information
With a high of 24F and a low of 10F. Sunrise: December 07, 2013 at 07:37AM Sunset: December 07, 2013 at 05:02PM Get more information here
“If you are in construction, you’d not be making much money. Yesterday they were saying it was going to be worse than it was. I worked most of the day [Thursday]. The forecasts aren’t really dependable.”
Terry Houle, Mount Vernon
“I think they dramatize things a little bit, but that’s good, too, because it keeps everybody alert.”
Larry Hall, Mount Vernon
“Sometimes they are right on, and there are other times they are not. All in all, I think they’re pretty accurate.”
Bill Blakely, Bladensburg
“I depend upon them, so they’re pretty accurate, I guess.”
Barbara Carpenter, Mount Vernon
“They’re not always on target, but they want to prepare everybody.”
Janet Fulk, Mount Vernon
“They’re a lot better than they used to be. With Doppler (radar) and all that stuff going on they can let you know about storms in advance”
Judy Lang, Mount Vernon
Sunny with a high of 25F and a low of 8F. More information
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.
With a high of 31F and a low of 17F. Sunrise: December 06, 2013 at 07:37AM Sunset: December 06, 2013 at 05:02PM Get more information here