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If you know of someone who would benefit from the S.O.S. support group, please let us know.
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


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OCTOBER 3: Planning Commission-5:30 pm./Village Council-7:00 pm / Athletic Boosters-8:00 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 next meeting of the newly formed Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group on Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. The topic of conversation and film will be “Migration.” As a record number of migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea to find refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. Although Europe’s refugees are largely fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and parts of Africa, their struggle is hardly unique. Today, with the number of displaced people at an all-time high, a number of world powers find themselves facing a difficult question: how can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns? More importantly, what can they do to resolve these crises so as to limit the number of displaced persons. 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. Copies of the 2016 Great Decisions discussion book are available at the library prior to the program. Excerpts will be available during each program. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email



OCTOBER 6: FCDF MEETING @ 7:30 a.m. at the Fredericktown School Board Room




OCTOBER 10: Columbus Day


OCTOBER 12: Fredericktown Senior Citizens-12 noon





OCTOBER 17: National Boss's Day./ Village Council-7:00 pm

OCTOBER 18: Michael Eckers has studied American military history for more than 40 years and on Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. the author and historian will share “World War II – The Home Front” at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street as part of his five-state fall tour. His service in the US Navy at the end of Vietnam created a desire to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. A decade ago, while working as a rural postmaster, he responded to an invitation to speak on the Civil War to a group of students at a local school. The rest, as he says, “is history”. Combining his public speaking with writing, Eckers weaves story upon story from the very pages of our nation’s past. His interest in the War Between the States has led him to publish three books on this chapter of the American saga. His first novel, “Northern Colors”, released in 2009 was followed in 2010 by a historical non-fiction work, “The Boys of Wasioja” and “Wisconsin Iron”, a deeply personal novel of duty and dedication. Released in October of 2011, “Colors in the Air”, a World War II novel featured the story of a young Bombardier in the 8th Air Force and his bride back in Minnesota. Amusing anecdotes gathered from a 30-year career in the postal service—from letter carrier to retiring as postmaster--in a small Midwestern town are found in “Losing Your Zip.” The book provides a light-hearted look at what goes on behind the doors (and the counter) at a rural post office. His most recent work on World War I, “Colors in the Earth,” tells the story of another generation of the Weldon family and their timeless contributions to the security of our freedom today. Journey with the first Doughboys as they go "Over There" to France and combat against the armies of Kaiser Wilhelm.
The multimedia program is free and open to the public of all ages. Books will be available for purchase and autograph prior to and after the program. Refreshments will be served.
For information, call the main library at 740-392-2665 Ext. 243, visit or email






OCTOBER 24: United Nations Day / Do you know a fifth grader who loves to read and loves the thrill of a good competition? Then he or she just may find a spot on a team for the 2017 Battle of the Books Community Team Competition. Teams are being formed and all fifth graders are eligible to participate—whether in traditional school or homeschool. Each year, team members are given a list of 80 or more books that will be used in questions for the final team competition in April 2017 at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater. Participants can split up the books between team mates or read all if so inclined. Adults interested in becoming team coaches or assistant coaches are also encouraged to apply by filling out a form at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, send an email to or go online for a form at The first coaches’ informational meeting will be Tuesday, November 1, so apply early if interested in forming a team or leading another local team. Battle of the Books was originally started and sponsored by the Mount Vernon City School System and St. Vincent de Paul School in 1993 as a friendly competition between teams of fifth graders who love to read. In its heyday before it was cut due to school budget constraints in 2012, the program flourished as parents, teams and supporters filled auditoriums for the popular competition and cheered on their favorite teams and contenders in good-natured competition. Program leaders Marilyn Chidester, Mount Vernon City Schools retiree, and Sharon Tharp, St. Vincent de Paul Library Media Specialist, wanted to revive Battle of the Books with a goal of opening the program to all fifth graders from schools throughout the Knox County area and homeschoolers. The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, like many other public libraries across the country, agreed to serve as annual sponsor for the Battle of the Books program with the support of area businesses and organizations including the Friends of the Library. Contact Linette Porter-Metler at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext 243 if interested in contributing to the program or sponsoring a team. At the first competition this past March, hundreds cheered on teams from Centerburg, Danville, Columbia Elementary¸ St. Vincent and East Elementary as each answered tough questions until the top three winners were announced. Unfortunately Fredericktown had students interested last year, but did not have a coach, and a few teams from other elementary schools had to pull out late, but Chidester and Tharp believe momentum will grow as they receive Mount Vernon City and area school board and superintendents’ support. “Yes, B.O.B. (Battle of the Books) is a very competitive event, but then kids often like to challenge others as well as themselves,” Chidester and Tharp explained. “It is exciting to see if you can make it ‘at the plate’ …and it helps kids to strengthen memory and think about the story…the strength of fiction is that it puts kids inside the story. ” The reading list for Battle of the Books is compiled by librarians and includes all fiction genres—historical, classics, New York Times bestsellers—books that are well-written, possibly award winners, from a variety of authors. The duo finds that in addition to helping students learn empathy, discover ways characters overcome obstacles, look in to the future, or even understand history in a way a textbook cannot, the program encourages participants to become lifelong readers. They often share their excitement with their families, siblings, classmates and friends. It encourages teamwork and community team spirit. Many of the contenders from the past are now adults who read or have children who read and are excited to see the return of the program. “I cried when I didn’t make the first team at my school, but I read and studied harder until I made it on the second team that year,” said one adult at a local restaurant who competed as a fifth grader more than a decade ago when she heard the program was being revived. She said before the program she never read many books, but after the program, and even now, she continues to be an avid reader and still takes pride in making the team. Anyone interested in learning more about joining the Battle of the Books program either as a participant or as a coach can contact Debbie Baker, head of Youth Services at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext 257 , visit, or email or for more information.


OCTOBER 26: “Surviving the end is only the beginning” may be the perfect teaser line for her latest book, but Author T. Michelle Nelson will take us back to the beginning of “The Last Ones,” and zombies for a fun Halloween Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, October 26, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Evie Stone is a small town girl who has moved off to college to better herself and make a new life outside of her rural West Kentucky roots. When the zombie plague breaks out, Evie has only one choice. She must get back home to her family and the safety of small town life. She will find her once quaint and beautiful hometown is now overrun with zombies and the only source of order is the local motorcycle gang. Can Evie and her family survive the ‘rotters’ as well as the dangerous bikers? T. Michelle Nelson is an American author of paranormal fiction who currently resides in Mount Vernon. She was born in Benton, Kentucky. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Murray State University in the late nineties with an emphasis in Fine Arts and Literature. She published her first book in 2012 when “The Life and Death of Lily Drake” was released by Inkspell Publishing. Since then, she has successfully completed the Lily Drake series which consist of three books and two short stories and is a best-selling author. “The Last Ones” is the first book in her new zombie series. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys traveling to New Orleans and spending time with her husband and son. The program is free and open to all. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and autograph. A free copy will be donated by Friends of the Library as a door prize. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or wear your favorite zombie costume. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email





OCTOBER 31: Halloween - Village Beggars Night 5:30 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. / Stop by during Mount Vernon Trick or Treat Night for a safe Family-Friendly Halloween Open House on Monday, October 31, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Put on your favorite costume and visit all three floors. Join us on the lower level and borrow some of our props and take a picture in our photo booth area, enjoy our Halloween Haunted Mine Shaft and ‘spooktacular’ decorations. Classic cartoons with selections from Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Woody the Woodpecker, Curious George and Scooby-Doo and even the TV classic freaky family, “The Munsters,” will be available to show on the big screen. Free refreshments, hot dogs, drinks and treats will be provided. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for co-sponsoring the events. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit or email

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