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High School Football week 6 matchups

October 4 Football Friday schedule: Mount Vernon @ Olentangy Orange for an Ohio Capital Conference matchup, 
Centerburg hosts Fredericktown, Danville hosts Clarksburg Notre Dame of West Virginia, and East Knox travels to Madison Plains.

Mount Vernon School Superintendent schedules series of community coffee chats

Mount Vernon City Schools has announced Superintendent Bill Seder will host a series of Community Coffee Chats to discuss the current and future educational direction and needs of the District. The chats are scheduled for Wednesday mornings on the dates at locations below:  

October 16, 2013 @ 9:30 – Wiggin Street Coffee – Gambier
October 23, 2013 @ 9:30 – Allison’s Finer Diner – Mount Vernon
October 30, 2013 @ 9:30 – SIPS – Mount Vernon

The news release says the district says will provide the coffee… if you join the conversation. 

Voters are being asked to approve a 2 mill renewal of a permanent improvements levy for the Mount Vernon City School district on the November 5th ballot.

Knox County Chamber to host Home-Based Business Showcase

MOUNT VERNON- The Chamber October Business After Hours is dedicated to our home-based business owners. Did you know more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of the owner's home?

To celebrate these business owners the Chamber of Commerce will host the 1st Annual Home-Based Business Showcase Tuesday, October 15th at The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre on The Ohio Eastern Star Home campus. The event will be held from 5pm until 6pm and will showcase the following member businesses:

  • All-Star Organization
  • Central Ohio Mat Company
  • Express II Fly
  • Habitat 4 Health
  • Heart of Ohio BNI
  • INKredible Images
  • Integrity Home Inspections of Ohio
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • MountVernonRadio.com
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • OhioPro Productions
  • SCORE Consulting Services
  • Washington National

Show your support for Knox County’s home-based business owners. This event is free to attend, public welcome! Reservations are required contact the Chamber by calling 740-393-1111 or visit www.KnoxChamber.com.

October is National Cyber Security Month

COLUMBUS – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to engage the general public to create a safe and secure cyber environment. Everyone has to play a role in cyber securityConstantly evolving cyber threats require the engagement of the entire nation — from government and law enforcement to the private sector and most importantly, the general public.
Cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives and the world is more interconnected today than ever before. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that cyberspace provides as we shop from home online, bank using our smart phones and interact with friends from around the world through social networks. Ohio Homeland Security is committed to raising cyber security awareness across the state.
“We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe at work, home school and on our personal mobile devices,” said Ohio Homeland Security Executive Director Richard Baron. “Just a few simple steps can make using the internet a more secure experience for everyone and help prevent damage to systems, loss of data and negative financial impacts.”
This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by theDepartment of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The public can follow simple steps to keep themselves, their personal assets and private information safe online. The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign Toolkit offers tips and resources at  www.stopthinkconnect.org
If You See Something, Say SomethingTM - Contact Ohio Homeland Security at 1-877-OHS-INTEL or for emergencies, call 911.

MVHS Speech & Debate team wins national recognition

by Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com editor

MOUNT VERNON-The MVHS debate team staged an intra-squad mock debate Wednesday evening at the High School theater. Students debated "Resolved: U.S. policy in the Middle East hurts national security." Audience members voted at the conclusion on which side, affirmative or negative, won the contest. 

Following the mock debate, advisor Jeff Gottke announced that two members of the team, Stephen Rowe and Ben Cochran, competed in a National Speech and Debate tournament in Birmingham, Alabama last June. The pair finished 22nd in the country, the best finish of any team in MVHS history. Gottke presented Rowe and Cochran with plaques to acknowledge their tournament accomplishment.

The Speech and Debate team's next competition is set for November 2 at MVHS.


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