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Virgil Shipley/News Over 50 CES Credit Union employees volunteered Monday afternoon to assist the Winter Sanctuary, located at 401 W. Vine St., in their pre-season cleaning and landscaping. The emergency homeless shelter will open for the winter on Nov. 1.

Sanctuary in kindness

CES Credit Union employees used Columbus Day to give The Winter Sanctuary a good cleaning before the homeless shelter opens on Nov. 1.

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Elvis, brotherly love aid Harvey relief

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s R.R. Hodges Chapel may rock like never before come Friday when Eric Bressi, Elvis’ Lost Brother, brings the King’s music to benefit relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

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Chelsea Olms/News Matt Hopkins accepts a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for his brother, Glenn Hopkins, from Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox Counties. Glenn Hopkins was the founder of the Main Place. He passed away in March. At right is a portrait of Glenn Hopkins painted by Angela Finney.

Recovery possible with art

Beautiful art pieces showcasing recovery were part of Thursday’s Art of Recovery ceremony at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery, but it was a tribute to the late Glenn Hopkins that was front a center.

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More supplies sent to hurricane victims

Friday, members of The Hive packed up a truckload of donations and began their second trip to help hurricane victims.
This trip included just Amber Murphy, The Hive coordinator, and Frank Kroninger, The Hive employee.

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Friendly Meadows hosting event for customers

Friendly Meadows Country Store LLC, located at 30341A Coshocton Ave. in Walhonding, will have its annual customer appreciation event Thursday through Saturday.
Owner Roy Mast said there will be different food treats every day of the event.

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Joshua Morrison/News From left, Kathleen Watkins of Yay Bikes!, Knox County Engineer Cameron Keaton and Nick Clark, Mount Vernon YMCA. Government and organizational officials took a ride through the city of Mount Vernon to identify challenges of bicycling in the city.

Ride shines light on bike safety in city

Creating a more bicycle-accessible community was part of the goal of the Get Healthy Knox County Coalition when it brought Yay Bikes! to Mount Vernon on Monday and partnered the group with local officials.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Monday night, a drug awareness walk started from the Station Break, 160 Howard St., and walked west to Main Street before heading north towards the Public Square. Signs like these were carried by young and old to help bring drug awareness.

Walkers unified in fight

In a show of solidarity and support, members of Mount Vernon Aglow, along with community organizations and individuals, walked from Howard Street to Public Square to bring awareness of the opiate drug epidemic plaguing the county.

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