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MOUNT VERNON NEWS ARTICLE March 31, 2009 by Kenesha Beheler
"MEDITATION HAS HEALTH AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS"

MOUNT VERNON — It is quiet. The heart slows and calms from the racing day, and the mind stills as it begins to focus on the present. And meditation begins.

Meditation is a process of reflection, contemplation and devotional exercise that has been practiced around the world for centuries. Christians pray and Buddhists chant; even nonreligious practitioners use the techniques to improve mental and physical health.

“There have been studies done at major universities, so it’s not just a lot of anecdotal evidence. For people who are spiritually inclined or not spiritually inclined, there is a tremendous physical benefit and also a psychological benefit,” said Grace Fogle, a local resident who has practiced meditation for many years. “Some of us meditate purely for health reasons, and a lot us meditate for the combined physical and spiritual benefits that we feel we receive.

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MOUNT VERNON NEWS ARTICLE
"PROGRAM HELPS ADULTS DURING THE DAY "
 

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Developmental Center is the setting for the Easter Seals Adult Day Program, where elders and others who need round-the-clock attention can spend their days while their family members work.

The program is housed in two Rian Hall rooms with an outdoor courtyard; the participants enjoy being outside. One room will be turned into a “sensory room” for those who want to be by themselves — a space where they can relax and listen to music, where the lights are kept low.

On Wednesdays, participants have supervised access to the MVDC gym and pool. Volunteer Steve Hatfield comes by to teach and practice Chi-Gong, a Chinese relaxation therapy, with them. Another volunteer conducts a Bible study, and visitors regularly come by to interact and chat.

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MOUNT VERNON NEWS ARTICLE June 16, 2008 by Michelle Hartman
"WEDLAKE TEACHES AREA YOUTH "
 

MOUNT VERNON — When you hear the word karate, do you think about Bruce Lee? Or maybe you think about a movie like “The Karate Kid.” Or do you just think about sports? When the majority of people think about karate, they view it only as a sport. But karate is really a way of life.

Teacher Lee Wedlake, who is based in Florida, gave two seminars at Panther Kenpo Karate in Mount Vernon this past weekend. On Saturday morning, 13 8- to-11-year-olds gathered to take a “Self Defense and Summer Safety” karate lesson from the well-known instructor.

“There have been studies done at major universities, so it’s not just a lot of anecdotal evidence. For people who are spiritually inclined or not spiritually inclined, there is a tremendous physical benefit and also a psychological benefit,” said Grace Fogle, a local resident who has practiced meditation for many years. “Some of us meditate purely for health reasons, and a lot us meditate for the combined physical and spiritual benefits that we feel we receive.

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MOUNT VERNON NEWS ARTICLE May 10, 2000 Dan Emmett Center
 
MOUNT VERNON NEWS ARTICLE March 21, 2000 Fredericktown H.S.