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Fredericktown firefighters association kicks off toy drive

FREDERICKTOWN -- For seven years, members of the Fredericktown Firefighters association have put together another way to give back to the community in which they serve. The Firefighter Toy Drive, sponsored by the association has no ties to a national program and is completely a volunteer effort of hard work and giving.

Working through the Fredericktown branch of the Knox County Inter Church, the group gathers only the need and non-identifying information to help with selecting the toys in mid-December. Last year the toy drive helped 157 children from 80 local families and raised over $4100.

“The efforts of our firefighters and their families with this project are what keep this going every year,” said Lt. Jason Bostic. “We’ve seen how successful that it can be and what a emotional impact that it has for the people of our community and everyone involved with putting it on.”

There are several ways to help with the project. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the fire station, 139 Columbus Road in Fredericktown, seven days a week from 9am-7pm. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the station or mailed to Fredericktown Firefighters Association, 139 Columbus Road. Checks should be made out to the Fredericktown Firefighters Association, with “Toy Drive” in the memo field. No amount is too big or small, the ability for this drive to be so successful is from great community support by many. They would like to have all toys and donations collected by December 9 in order to put together the shopping date and know what resources they have to work with.

“Beginning in November, we will distribute fire boots out into local businesses and corporations to allow us to collect donations and purchase the needed toys,” said Bostic. “We operate our toy drive with no overhead and all volunteer work. Money collected goes directly toward the purpose.”

The association is also conducting a poinsettia sale with the proceeds from the flowers being split between the toy drive, InterChurch, and the Salvation Army. Four-inch pots are $5, six-and- a-half inch pots are $10, and eight inch is $15.00. Red and white are available in the two larger sizes with only red being available for the smallest size. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged as they go quickly. Flower deliveries will start at the beginning of December.

For more information on the toy drive or how to help, please contact Bernadette Smith at 694-2128. Updates will be posted on the website at www.fredericktownfire.net

MVPD reports November 8, 2013

Police Blotter

11/08/2013

 

William S. Fuller, 31, of Centerburg was picked up at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday for an outstanding warrant issued by the Heath Police Department.

Jennifer L. Kolasky, 35, of Mount Vernon was charged at 8:10 p.m. on Thursday with petty theft from a business on the 400-block of N. Sandusky Street.

Jordan C. Hendrix, 21, of Mount Vernon was charged some time ago (9/30/2013) with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Shylo L. Smith, 21, of Mount Vernon was also charged some time ago (9/30/2013) with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Dustin A. Darst, 20, of Mount Vernon was also charged some time ago (9/30/2013) with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Jeremiah O’Neil, 27, of Mount Vernon was picked up just after 6:30 p.m. for a parole violation at the Kroger Plaza.

George Szekely, 29, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday for criminal trespassing at the Wal-Mart.

 

Traffic Violations

Brittany R. Sauder, 18, of Bellville was cited at 1:40 a.m. on Thursday for driving under a suspended license.

Marshall Walrath, 55, of Gambier was cited at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday for running a red-light.

John K. Shoemaker, 43, of Howard was cited at around 12:10 p.m. on Thursday for running a stop-sign.

 

Accidents

Just before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Marshall K. Walrath, 55, of Gambier was traveling northbound on S. Sandusky Street in a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle.  Ivan C. Hubbell, 82, of Mount Vernon was traveling eastbound on W. Vine Street in his 1995 Buick LeSable.  At the intersection of those streets, Walrath failed to stop for a red-light and struck Hubbell’s vehicle.  Walrath was cited for the incident.

Incidents

At around 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, an officer stopped a vehicle on Upper Gilchrist Road and cited the driver, Brittany R. Sauder, 18, of Bellville, for driving under a suspended license.  The car was impounded by Blubaugh’s Towing and Sauder’s mother came and picked her up.

At 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, a victim reported that his residence on the 100-block of E. Curtis Street had been burglarized.  A Dell laptop computer and two speakers had been taken and a suspect was identified.

At around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, a victim reported that three metal fenceposts had been vandalized at his residence on the 200-block of N. Clinton Street.

At 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, an employee of the Duke & Duchess Shoppe reported that someone drove off without paying for $51.17 worth of gasoline.

Just after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, a suspect was charged with theft from the New 4 U resale shop on N. Sandusky Street.  The items recovered included a light-blue Aeropostale T-shirt and a bright blue Hollister T-shirt with a combined value of $9.98.



MVNU to celebrate inauguration of Henry Spaulding as 7th President

 

MOUNT VERNON-- Mount Vernon Nazarene University will celebrate the inauguration of its seventh president, Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., on November 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. A public reception in honor of Dr. Spaulding will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena.

 

Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., has served as the seventh President of Mount Vernon Nazarene University since November 2, 2012. Before his election, Dr. Spaulding briefly served as Interim President. He first came to MVNU to serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer in 2009.

 

Dr. Spaulding was the Professor of Philosophical Theology and Christian Ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary (2007-2009) in Kansas City before coming to MVNU. He also served as the Director of the Master of Divinity Program while at NTS. Dr. Spaulding was the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee (1995-2007), where he also served as the Director of the Graduate Program in Religion. He served as the Senior Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Woodbridge, Virginia, from 1992-1995. Dr. Spaulding was a Professor of Religion at Eastern Nazarene College from 1982-1992 and served as Chair of the Division of Religion and Philosophy/Coordinator of Graduate Religion. His first professional assignment was as the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene in Thomasville, Georgia, from 1979-1982.

 

He served the General Church of the Nazarene from 1985-1989 as the Chairperson of the Commission on the Doctrine of the Church for the 1989 General Assembly of the International Church of the Nazarene. This resulted in the addition of Article XI - The Church into the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Spaulding recently published We Believe: Engaging the Doctrinal Heritage of the Church of the Nazarene. Currently he is working on a booked titled What Does Aldersgate Have to do with Athens?: The Case for a Holiness University in the Twenty-First Century. Dr. Spaulding is currently serving as a member of the General Board.

 

Additionally, his research interests have been in exploring the impact of the intersection of postmodern philosophy on Wesleyan-Holiness theology. He has published four articles in the Wesleyan Theological Journal addressing this intersection.

 

Dr. Spaulding received his undergraduate degree in history and religion from Trevecca Nazarene University. He went on to Nazarene Theological Seminary to earn a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in systematic theology. His doctoral work was done at Florida State University in religion and the humanities.

Dr. Spaulding has been married to Sharon for forty years and they have three adult children: Shelly, Megan, and Henry III. Shelly is married to Matthew and they have two children, Hunter and Isabella. Megan is married to Kyle. Henry III is a Ph.D. student at Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

MVNU to unveil Ariel Hall in ribbon cutting ceremony

MOUNT VERNON -- During Homecoming weekend on November 8, 2013, MVNU will unveil the brand-new Ariel Arena during a Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. inside the arena. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

Ariel Arena is MVNU's brand-new, state-of-the-art athletic center that will become the new home of Cougar athletics. It will provide the community with outstanding fitness and recreation facilities and will seat up to 3,000 for concerts and events, and 1,800 for basketball and volleyball games.

 

Ariel Arena will feature:

  • Three full-sized athletic courts
  • Center court with "horseshoe" seating
  • Spacious lobby with Arena overlook
  • Cougar Sports Associates stadium seating and gathering space
  • Redesigned 586 Cafe and two concession areas
  • Special Event banquet hall (accommodating 225)
  • Cardio fitness and weight rooms
  • Athletic Training Center
  • Faculty and coaches offices
  • Three classrooms
  • Locker rooms    

To see a construction time lapse video of Ariel Arena published by MVNU click this link: http://youtu.be/zIQb_vQ5T2E

MVPD reports November 7, 2013

 

George Szekely, 29, of Mount Vernon was charged just before 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday with theft from Wal-Mart and with possession of drugs.  He was then arrested for a parole violation.

Carl A. Wells, 32, of Mount Vernon was picked up at around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday at an apartment on the 200-block of Shirley Avenue for a parole violation.

Joshua Shannon, 31, of Mount Vernon was charged at around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday for aggravated trespassing at an apartment on the 700-block of Follin Avenue.

Aaron Taylor, 40, of Mount Vernon was charged just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday with possession of drug paraphernalia at the Kroger Shopping Plaza.  He was then arrested for an outstanding warrant.

Jeremiah O’Neil, 27, of Mount Vernon was charged just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday a parole violation at the Kroger Shopping Plaza.

Zachary Ford, 21, of Mount Vernon was picked up just before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday for an outstanding warrant.

 

Traffic Violations

Kasandra Swick, 25, of Mount Vernon was cited at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday for driving with expired plates.

Randall W. Ruckel, 53, of Mount Gilead was cited at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for running a stop-sign.

 

Accidents

At 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, David Boe, 58, of Fredericktown was parked in a parking space at the Kroger parking lot.  When he backed his 1997 Ford F-150 out of the space, he struck a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, driven by Wendy M. Wise, 38, of Mount Vernon, who was heading southbound down the lane of travel.  

Incidents

At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, an A/C compressor unit was reported stolen from the Mount Vernon Inn on High Street.

Just after noon on Wednesday, an officer responded to a report of a theft from an apartment on the 200-block of E. Burgess Street.  The victim reported that a black Toshiba laptop had been taken and a suspect was identified.

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a resident of the 400-block of N. Mulberry Street reported that he had found a girl’s bicycle in his driveway on Saturday morning.  He moved it to the tree near the road, figuring that whoever had lost it would see it there.  It sat for a few days and nobody came to get it.  An officer took the bicycle into custody and took it to the MVPD impound lot.

At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, a resident of the 300-block of N. Harrison Street reported that his credit card had been fraudulently maxed out at $5000.00.  A suspect was identified.

Just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, an officer responded to a vandalism complaint at the Kroger parking lot.  Suspects were identified and charged with a variety of offenses.

At around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday called the 911 Dispatch Center to report a disorderly male on the 700-block of Follin Avenue.  A suspect was identified and charged.

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