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Walk-in clinics for sports physicals available at health center

The Knox County Community Health Center has announced dates for several walk- in clinics offering physical exams for youth who will be playing sports in the fall and still need to get a physical exam. The clinics will be held on July 12 from 8 a.m. to noon; July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 2 from …

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Blood Drive at Centerburg Church of Christ Tuesday

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the main blood groups – will disappear from brands, …

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Volunteers sought for Ariel Foundation Park

Volunteers are needed to host the museum and offer general park information. Hours: Saturdays from 1-5 p.m., and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Possibly open on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 P.M. depending on the ability of our volunteers to host. If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Marshall and Marjorie Winkle at mwinkle@columbus.rr.com or phone: 740-397-9692. …

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Fredericktown Community Fire District approves Daytime Staffing

From the Fredericktown Community Fire District: We greatly appreciate the efforts of all involved with the process to improve the already high-quality services that we provide to our residents, and those passing through our district. Last night in the regular June board meeting of the Fredericktown Community Fire District, daytime staffing was approved! The implementation of daytime staffing during the …

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Take a Step Back in Time with Main Street Mount Vernon on July 6

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio —Friday, July 6 will be a “Blast from the Past” with Main Street Mount Vernon. The Unusual Suspects will take the main stage, sponsored by Ariel Corporation, and Goslee Reed & Keen will perform on the South Stage at Buchwald Plaza, sponsored by Flapper’s Bar & Grille, Griffin Insurance, Herald’s Appliances and Electronics, and Ver-Mac Industries. “We …

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New time and Location for Knox County Relay for Life Friday

There are some changes for the 2018 Relay for Life on June 15th. NEW location: The event is being held on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. NEW time: 6 p.m. – midnight Event Details: Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event. Although every Relay For Life event is different, they do have a few things …

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Apple Valley among most Friendly Locations for Retirees

In our fourth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed sales, property, income, fuel and Social Security tax data to rank locations on how friendly they are for retirees. To compare the cities in our study, we looked at a hypothetical retiree who receives $50,000 in income. The table below shows which cities lead Ohio in retirement tax friendliness. Rank City Income Tax …

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BROWN INVITES KNOX COUNTY STUDENTS TO REGISTER FOR WEEK-LONG SUMMER MANUFACTURING CAMP

VERNON, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encouraged Knox County students entering grades 7 through 9 to register for the 2018 Knox County Summer Manufacturing Camp to be held at the Goal Digital Academy. The five-day camp will help students learn about manufacturing, teamwork, and local production facilities. The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped organize the …

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Health department now offering travel vaccines

If you are planning to travel outside the United States whether for vacation, business, education or a mission trip, local health officials suggest making sure you are up-to-date with your vaccinations and checking to see if there are specific vaccinations required for your destination. The Knox County Health Department recently announced it is now offering travel vaccines. The health department …

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Knox County Health Department offering Mature Drivers Course

MOUNT VERNON — Driving south for the winter and then back north for the summer can provide some driving challenges. If you are over the age of 60, perhaps you find driving under any condition is a challenge. A lot has happened in the 40-plus years since you first got behind the wheel: there more gadgets to operate, more vehicles …

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