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If you know of someone who would benefit from the S.O.S. support group, please let us know.
S.O.S: SURVIVOR OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Meets: SECOND THURSDAY every month
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at

NAMI office
15 E. Vine Street Front
Mount Vernon, OH
Call Kathy or Dodie for more information-740-397-3088

 A NAMI Family Support Group meets the Fourth Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave. Mount Vernon.

Contact: Dodie 740-397-3088
Open (free) to and beneficial for family members (or others) of a loved one who may be dealing with depression/bipolar or other mental, emotional disorders.

 NAMI Peer Support Group meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church.

For individuals sharing, caring, understanding and acceptance. Open and free. Contact: Dodie 74-397-3088

  The Community Foundation of Fredericktown continues to sell engraved Legacy Bricks as a fund-raiser for their scholarships and other community projects. The paving bricks come in two sizes: 4”x4”, three lines, maximum 20 letter/spaces per line @ $65.00; and 8”‘x8”, six lines, maximum 20 letters/spaces per line @ $85.00. Company logos are also available on an 8”x8” brick. An application form, including instructions, is available on the Fredericktown Community Foundation webpage. The bricks are layed around the Gazebo the week before the Tomato Show each year. This purchase is tax deductible. Call Andy Fox at 740 694-1586 for more information.

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  Own a piece of local history!

Bricks from the 1894 section of the Intermediate School are now available for purchase.

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Freddies Helping Freddies

FHS Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

 Fredericktown Saddle Club

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Contact Mary Clawson, 740-694-4563 

 

 

Fredericktown Senior Activity Center

 

Upcoming Events

2016 Football Schedule: click here

 Voice your opinion! Take our Fredericktown Downtown Revitalization Survey

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SEPTEMBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 1: FCDF MEETING @ 7:30 a.m. at the Fredericktown School Board Room

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SEPTEMBER 13: The fall adult program season will begin with something unusual at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. We are partnering with Spi Spot (Science Play-Space Initiative) who received a grant to offer two interactive science programs beginning on Tuesday, September 13 (adults only) and ending with a special afternoon Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 14 open to all ages. Here are the details: Policy Forum: Should We Engineer the Mosquito? Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County Adults Only. Lunch Provided. This forum is an opportunity for adults to learn about synthetic biology. Over the course of 90 minutes, participants will learn how mosquitoes could be engineered to reduce malaria transmission. They will discuss risks and benefits and consider differing perspectives, ethical and societal issues. Using the information provided, individual experience and values, participants will form a plan regarding whether (and how) to release the altered mosquitoes. Attendees are expected to participate and fill out a survey at the end. To register- email Rachel at SPIConnection@gmail.com or call 740-398-8643 or 740-501-7616 or visit the web page: www.spispot.org and fill out registration form. Free and designed for adults.

SEPTEMBER 14: Fredericktown Senior Citizens-12 noon / Special Afternoon Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 14, 4:30 pm What is Synthetic Biology and How Should We Use It? For adults and older children (6+) At the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County. This exciting event is part of a nationwide festival that provides an opportunity to learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology. Participants can expect a short presentation and fun hands-on activities facilitated by scientists in biology and related fields. Visitors will design a "super organism" to solve a problem, extract DNA from wheat germ, and discuss which future technologies they would support. These activities are designed to introduce participants to synthetic biology content and promote informal conversations about how synthetic biology is interconnected with our society. The event is free and is suitable for adults and older children (6+) . Refreshments will be provided. No registration required. For more information, contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email communityrelations@knox.net.

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SEPTEMBER 19: Village Council-7:00 pm / Are you interested in learning more about American foreign policy, but are not sure where to begin? Would you be interested in joining a diverse group of interested people to work together on learning more and discuss issues concerning the world today? Then plan to attend the first meeting of the newly formed Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group on Monday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. The first topic of conversation and film will be “The Koreas.” A summarized version of the program will be held at the Brown Bag Chat “A Look at the Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Program” on Wednesday, September 21, noon, at the main library. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore. Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (a national, independent, nonpartisan, non-governmental and nonprofit educational organization), the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind in the United States. The program brings millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate, and learn about foreign policy issues. Each year FPA publishes "Great Decisions," a Briefing Book and a related DVD with PBS programs on eight foreign policy issues as the basis for these discussions. How does it work? A Great Decisions discussion group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn about and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. Participants consider discussion groups a “safe environment” because they provide everyone who wishes to do so with the opportunity to speak. Each participant’s point of view carries equal weight and everyone is encouraged to share opinions and ideas. Consensus is not a goal. Discussion group participants do not attempt to “convert” participants, because there is a mutual respect for each member’s experiences, value system, and beliefs. The true focus of the Great Decisions discussion group is the critical examination of all issues and opinions; each recognized as equally valid. After attending a program in Arizona last year, Penny Rauzi, retired educator and local program coordinator, thought Knox County would be an ideal place to form a Great Decisions group. “I was impressed with the depth of information the book and speakers shared. The reading and sharing at the meetings helped me form a fuller picture of the issues whether they were in Europe, the Middle east or the Far East,” she said “ [They] filled in the historical background for me and simultaneously provided a close-up picture of contemporary events as well.” “As a community we have three institutions of higher learning with untold faculty expertise to draw on. Several of our local industries have employees who have either lived in or regularly traveled to far flung nations,” Rauzi said. “What if we were able to engage these experts in conversation with local citizens? Wouldn't we all benefit from a deeper understanding of the issues our nation and leaders face?” Copies of the 2016 Great Decisions discussion book are available at the library prior to the program. Excerpts will be available during each program. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email communityrelations@knox.net.

SEPTEMBER 20: “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,” by Jonas Jonasson will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. It all starts on the centennial birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not. Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. A huge bestseller, “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared” is a fun and feel-good book for all ages. (Goodreads) The program is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the library or may be purchased at area bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-(BOOK) 2665 Ext 243 or visit www.knox.net or email communityrelations@knox.net.

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SEPTEMBER 25: Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee will showcase “Meet John Doe,” the classic 1941 Academy Award nominated dramatic comedy on Sunday, September 25, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. The film is directed by Frank Capra and featuring performances by the legendary Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. A reporter (Stanwyck) writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe," who is distraught at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Cooper) to pose as John Doe. In a series of radio addresses written by a publisher with fascist leanings, Doe captures the public's imagination. When he finally realizes he has been used, Doe comes to his senses and becomes the man he never knew he could be in this dramatic comedy. Steven Moore will lead a brief discussion of the film prior to and following the film viewing. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email communityrelations@knox.net.

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