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Greenville BPW... Garst Museum Volunteers to speak before BPW Club at February Meeting
Greenville, OH.  January 25, 2012 - The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club is making preparations for their February meeting.  The meeting is being hosted by the Public Relations Committee consisting of Susan Fowble, Bev Delk, and Mary Catherine Wilson. The program scheduled for the evening is entitled ‘A Museum in a Suitcase’.  Marilyn Robbins, Pat Lemmer and Norma Schilling are volunteers with Garst Museum and will be presenting the program.  The ladies are bringing... read more 
Darke County Photo Club... Photography Workshop
Camera Basics 101 and Photoshop - February 11th, Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 St Rt 502 - FREE workshop Digital Cameras 101: Basics for Beginner and Intermediate Photographers, will be offered from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon, and is available to the general public as well as club members. This session will be helpful to users of both point-and-shoot cameras as well as SLR cameras. There will be no charge for this digital camera session; however, donations will be accepted... read more 
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Detling Reception at St. Clair Manor
The Detling for Judge Campaign Committee will hold a reception supporting Juvenile/ Probate Judge candidate James Detling on Thursday, February 2, 2012.  The reception will be held at the beautiful St. Clair Manor from 6 to 9 p.m.  Sponsors for this event include Wayne and Sue Detling, Tom and Jennifer Bish, and  Dr. M. Lynne Hawley.  The evening will include a tour of the newly renovated... read more 
“Living with Cancer” Support Group... “We Knead U Massage” to Speak to Cancer Support Group Feb. 2
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the third floor conference room at Wayne Health Care.  Rena Slater, licensed massage therapist will meet and share information regarding massage and other approaches to help the cancer patient. Rena has a bachelor’s degree from Wright State in Rehabilitation.  She is licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board in Massage Therapy... read more 
Edison Community College... Public Lecture To Focus On Weight Loss and Healthy Living
Edison Community College will be hosting a public lecture series event dealing with the issues surrounding weight loss and healthy living on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Edison Theater of the Piqua campus. Edison faculty member Dr. Thomas D. Martinez will lead the lecture that will explore the necessary steps to having a healthy, successful weight–loss journey. The five-step process is an easy to understand guide designed to lead anyone who is truly committed to a achieving a healthy lifestyle... read more 
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Friends of the Darke County Parks... Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Candidates to speak at monthly meeting - Meeting Date: February 7 - Also, Book Sale to be held Feb. 25 - It was recently suggested that with the upcoming Primary in March to invite the candidates for the Probate/Juvenile Court Judge to attend one of our meetings. On February 7 at 6:30 both candidates Judge Jason Aslinger and Attorney Jim Detling will be attending our Friends Meeting. Both Candidates will be... read more 
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Edison Community College...Edison To Hold “Shots Fired” Emergency Information Session
Have you ever wondered how you would react if someone who was armed and dangerous walked into a building while you were there? A special program entitled “Shots Fired,” will help answer those questions during an information session at Edison Community College. The program will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, and will be offered at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Both programs will be held in the Edison Theater on the Piqua campus. The program... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County selling Gourmet Dinner Raffle Tickets
The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding their Gourmet Dinner Raffle. The winner of this annual event and seven of their friends or family will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club, at your choice of time and place. The deadline for purchasing tickets is February 8th at noon; tickets available until the drawing. The drawing will be held Feb. 13. You do not need to be present to win. All donations are always appreciated, whether buying raffle tickets of not. Eikenberry’s.... read more 
Edison Community College... Edison offers free financial aid event
Edison Community College will host the state-wide college financial aid event “College Goal Sunday” on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Piqua Campus. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the... read more.
Monthly Ag Breakfast, Feb. 2
The monthly Ag. Breakfast Meeting will be 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Brethren Retirement Center’s Cafeteria, Greenville. Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center’s main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.
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Darke County Republican Mens Club… Commissioners to discuss 2012 Challenges Saturday - Annual Meet the Republican Candidates set for February prior to March Primary - Darke County Republican Commissioners will be discussing the 2012 challenges and opportunities in Darke County at Saturday’s Darke County Republican Men’s Club meeting. Find out what’s happening and what the county is looking at for 2012. The meeting will be Jan. 21, 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the... read more.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters... Sponsors needed for Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties announce the annual bowling fundraiser, when hundreds of area bowlers team up to support the agency’s biggest event of the year.  We’re recruiting bowlers and sponsors to help with our bowling party.  Bowling For Kids’ Sake is a national event with almost 700 local agencies holding their own bowling parties to fund their year-round... read more.
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Brethren Retirement Community... Greenville Art Guild Free ‘Live Model’ Drawing
Learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one?  Drawing from Lives Models will give you that opportunity.  Join in the drawing and fun in the Brick Room at BRC, 750 Chestnut, on Tuesday, January 31. The Greenville Art Guild will host its third annual free Drawing from Live Models. Two models, one male, one female, clothed of course, will offer several poses to spark artistic creation... read more.
Cancer Association of Darke County... It’s not too late to win a Gourmet Dinner!
Tickets now on sale. The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding their Gourmet Dinner Raffle. The winner of this annual event and seven of their friends or family will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club, at your choice of time and place.  The drawing will be held on February 8th at noon; tickets available until the drawing.  You do not need to be present to win. Eikenberry’s has been generous enough to donate the ingredients for the dinner and Minuteman Press has... read more.
Darke County Parks... Handle/Needle work group meets fourth Monday
Do you have a project that you wish you had “time” to finish or learn something new?  Whether it is knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidering, or any other handle/needle work come and join several of us at the Park District for a very informal gathering on the 4th Monday of each month at 6 - 8 PM. We will be meeting in the Tecumseh Room in the Nature Center.  Please bring your own project and come and have fun.  Any questions please call Laura at the Nature Center. Beginners are Welcome... read more.
Mail Magazine 24... Restoring American Exceptionalism: School Choice Week Events
Today, our college graduates face the highest unemployment rates in history. American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy,behind almost all industrialized nations. Americans shouldn’t rank 35th in anything! It’s time to Restore American Exceptionalism! Americans for Prosperity Foundation (the sister organization of Americans for Prosperity) has teamed up with National School Choice Week to bring you a week full of events discussing the American education system... read more.
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Greenville, Versailles Rotaries... Rotary 4-Way Speech Competition
January 12, 2012 - The Greenville Rotary Club and the Versailles Rotary Club will be conducting their annual 4-Way Speech competition in the near future, and invite area high school students to participate.  The content for the speech is to be centered around Leadership, Service and the Rotary Four Way Test: Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  Will... read more.
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2012 Primary, Darke County… Meet your Candidates before you Vote
In a little under two months, Darke County voters will be asked to make a choice between the candidates for three countywide positions. Those candidates for which you will cast your vote on March 6 are as follows (all Republican): Juvenile Probate Court Judge: Sitting appointed Judge Jason Aslinger or Attorney James Detling. Darke County Commissioner: Incumbent Diane Delaplane or her challenger... read more.
Darke County Parks... Volunteer Workshop scheduled for Jan 30
RSVP by Jan 20 - Attention Parks volunteers, Friends and future volunteers: Are you ready to PLAY? Have you ever answered in a form of a question?  It’s time to expand your knowledge / skills of the Darke County Parks so you can be the first to buzz in your answer… in the form of a question! This fun-filled evening is for everyone, Friend of the Park District members, volunteers, or someone interested in becoming a new volunteer! Be sure to mark your calendars and join us at Shawnee... read more.
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Greenville High School Key Club... Key Club to hold Spaghetti Fundraiser
Greenville High School Key Club will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at First United Methodist Church, Greenville, 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased from any Key Club Officer or Kiwanis Advisor Bob Robinson. The Key Club is a student-led high school organization that serves the community through projects such as the annual Trick or Treat... read more.
Gateway Youth Plans Personal Safety Workshop
In this day and age all youth need to learn more information about staying safe and reducing personal risks while trying to preserve the innocence and optimism of childhood. In order to keep our children safe, the Gateway Youth Program is sponsoring a 10 week workshop “Think First and Stay Safe” that empowers children with personal safety strategies for youth in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Students in the program will learn skills to reduce their risk of being bullied or victimized, learn internet and... read more.
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League of Women Voters... Candidates Night to be held Feb. 27
The upcoming 2012 primary election was the focus of League of Women of Darke County as they met at the Law Library to make plans for a candidates night before that crucial event on March 6. As is their usual practice, the LWV is planning to hold this Candidates Night the week before the primary, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Ohio Street.  The public is invited to attend and... read more.
“Building Blocks II” Parenting Class Planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held February 20 & 27, 2012, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-8:00pm.  There is no fee for this class.  This is an adult only series. The “Building Blocks II” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skill or parenting techniques for children ages 7-13 years.  This will be 2 classes focusing on... read more.
County Offices closed January 16
The County Offices will be closed in Observance of “Martin Luther King” Day, on Monday, January 16, 2012. 
Darke T.E.A. Patriots
Darke T.E.A. Patriots meeting notice for Sunday January 15, 2012 at the Lighthouse Christian Center, 3 p.m. An open meeting welcoming questions submitted by Friday January 13 to Al Bliss... read more.
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Edison Community College Hosting Bluegrass Concert
For the second year in a row, the Edison Community College theater stage will come alive with the sounds of bluegrass as Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers bring their fun and energetic show back to the Piqua campus on Jan. 14. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale the day of the event, with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. As a tribute to those serving military and veterans, tickets will be half... read more.
Photo Club Hosts Free Workshop With Troy Baker
The Darke County Photography Club is pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 11, 2012, Troy Baker will teach two workshops at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. First, the FREE workshop Digital Cameras 101:  Basics for Beginner and Intermediate Photographers, will be offered from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon, and is available to the general public as well as club members.  This session will be helpful to users of both point-and-shoot cameras as well as SLR cameras... read more.
Greenville Transit Closed January 16
In Observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 16, 2012, Greenville Transit will be closed. GTS will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, January 17 at 6 a.m. 
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Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCA Presents “A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXII”
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXII” on Friday, January 20 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines. “This is a sensationally popular party which has taken on a life of its own since our first “Taste” several years ago,” said DCCA Executive... read more.
Edison to Hold PSEOP Informational Meetings
Edison Community College will hold a series of informational meetings designed to explain the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEOP) to students and parents and guardians of interested high school students throughout the month of January. PSEOP enables Ohio public and non-public high school students in grades 9 through 12 to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The program is tuition free. The... read more.
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This Month’s Theme: Toys - Darke County Photo Club to Hold First Meeting of 2012
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00PM, the Darke County Photography Club will hold its first meeting of the year at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. The club welcomes guest judge John Cook to critique photographs in the quarterly feedback session themed “Toys”. Feel free to bring 2 photographs to share in the themed division and 1 photograph to share in the open division. For more information... read more.
Coffee with the Commissioner
On January 14th, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting at the New Madison Rescue Squad Building, located behind the Dollar General Store. There will be plenty of Coffee available courtesy of the Rescue Squad.  Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer any questions that people have concerning county government, or to inform people about happenings in the county. Along with Commissioner Stegall... read more.
Council on Rural Services ... Children’s Art Class Begins Winter Sessions
Jaunuary 4, 2012 - GREENVILLE –The Art-Rageous Experience – Children’s Art Program is beginning their winter sessions of classes on Saturday morning in January. The first sessions will be January 7, 2012. “We are planning the art classes right now and enrolling children to begin very soon,” said Debby Brayfield, program administrator.  These classes give young children the chance to experience and experiment with different kinds of art each Saturday morning.  This is a family... read more.
Martin Luther King Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County - will be closed Jan. 16, 2012, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. This includes the Senior Meals Program and Metropolitan Housing Authority. Transportation service available - Community Transportation Services, offered through Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton Area – Darke County, will be in operation for those who need service through the JARC program on Martin Luther King Day, Mon., Jan. 16, 2012. Reservations should be made by Fri., Jan 13, for transportation by calling 547-9129. 
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Monday, January 9... College Financial Aid Night
Need cash for college? A College Financial Aid Night is scheduled from 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Edison Community College in Greenville. This free program, designed for high school seniors and their parents, focuses on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The program is being coordinated by Bridges to College and Edison Community College. “If students are... read more.
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Would You Like to Win a Gourmet Dinner? 
Photo: Stock photo for illustration purposes only… is not meant to be representative of the menu to be offered. The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding their Gourmet Dinner Raffle once again. The winner of this annual event and seven of their friends or family will enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by the Gourmet Dinner Club, at your choice of time and place. The drawing will be held... read more.
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Party with a Purpose: Save a Life! 
This isn’t a party to buy make-up or cooking equipment. It is a party that may actually benefit you, your family and the community.  Learn CitizenCPR, the hands-on only CPR, in just 30 minutes and then kick off the party.  What a great way to beat the blahs of winter for a regular group of friends, your organization, your staff, a Sunday school class, a family reunion or your clients. Most people who survive a cardiac emergency... read more.
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