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Resident concerned about school pick up

Conversation at Monday’s Village of Gambier council meeting largely revolved around the “open to the audience” portion of the meeting, voting on resolutions and ordinances, and the approval of expenditures within the village.

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Joshua Morrison/News Foster’s Eastside Pharmacy, inside the KCH Pavilion is now Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy. From left, Rebecca Goeppinger, owner Denise Conway, Mike Shaheen and Vern Hetsler.

Conways take over full ownership of pharmacy

After 12 years as Fosters Eastside Pharmacy, the store, located at 1451 Yauger Road in the Knox Medical Pavilion on the Knox Community Hospital campus, will be re-branded as Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy after the sell of its shares to Denise Conway and her husband, Kevin.

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Chelsea Olms/News Geneva McCormick celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus. Family attended the party to celebrate with her, enjoying cake and ice cream. Pictured are, front row, from left, Barbara Tischer, Geneva McCormick and Art White; back row, Loren Tischer and Bill Grafeman.

A century plus two

A milestone was reached at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus Tuesday as Geneva McCormick celebrated her 102nd birthday, surrounded by family and friends.

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Chelsea Olms/News Winners of Monday’s Knox County Garden Clubs spring meeting “Parade of Decorated Hats” were, from left, Jodine Beggrow, stylish; Robin Rapp, gardening; and Audrey Spearman, humorous. Attendees voted on the winners after the hat parade at the Apple Valley Clubhouse.

Everyone loves a parade — of hats

Upcoming projects, a hat parade and a special guest speaker, Randy Bowers, speaking about his trip to Ireland and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, were the hot topics of Monday’s Knox County Garden Clubs spring meeting at the Apple Valley Clubhouse.

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Chelsea Olms/News The Mount Vernon Community Band played at The Laurels of Mount Vernon recently in preparation of their upcoming Spring Concert on May 6. The band played a selection including themes from “Star Wars,” “E.T.” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Community Band hits all the right notes

The Laurels of Mount Vernon was treated to a band concert Monday night, with the Mount Vernon Community Band playing for residents in preparation of their upcoming May concert.

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Joshua Morrison/News Exchange Club donated 100 collapsible duffel bags and ID cards to Knox County Jobs and Family Services for use in the foster and adoption program. Exchange Club memberThom Collier, left, gave a brief demonstration of the operating of the bag to Scott Boone, Children Service Administrator. April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Gift personal for foster children

The Exchange Club of Mount Vernon/Knox County presented Knox County Children and Family Services with 100 duffel bags and name tags at Friday’s club meeting at The Alcove.

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Photo submitted by Jake Peer A map of the Knox County Natural Resources Area, created by Jake Peer, shows the area’s trails represented in their actual locations. The archery range is an approximate location, and the picnic shelter, pollinator area and aquatic areas are loose locations as they are still being discussed.

Archery range planned for Resource Area

Last week, the Knox County Natural Resources Area members had their monthly meeting to discuss new developments with the area, including grant statuses, progress on pollinator plots and the archery range, as well as plans for the upcoming fundraising drive.

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Chelsea Olms/News Knox County Girl Scouts slept outside of the Waterford United Methodist Church in Fredericktown to raise awareness for homelessness in Knox County. Pictured are, front row, from left, Anna Miller, Neveah Serio, Nula Hansen, Ruth Walsh and Ella Sheriff; and back row, Emily Holdren, Emma Lewis, Riley Jones and Deborah Sponseller.

Girl Scouts camp out for awareness

Last night, the girls from Fredericktown’s Girl Scout Troop 1691 slept in tents outside of the Waterford United Methodist Church in Fredericktown to raise awareness for homelessness in Knox County, as part of the troop’s community service project for The Homeless Families Foundation.

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