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Darke County Cancer Support… Cancer Support Group monthly meeting Thursday
July 29, 2012 - Melissa Laux, licensed massage therapist will be speaking at the cancer support group at Wayne Healthcare on Thursday,  Aug. 2, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Her topic of discussion will be “Reflexology: A Complimentary Therapy to Oncology Care.”  She will give a short (10 Minute) description of Reflexology & the benefits for cancer patients, and then take questions.  She will also offer a free... read more 
BRC Monthly Lunch is Friday
Place orders by Wednesday. Chicken Vegetable Soup and Oatmeal Cake. Choose one of three additional options… Ham/Turkey Wrap, Club Croissant (ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce) or Chicken Caesar Salad. Cost is $5. To download flyer, click here 
WTGR Tiger Radio 97.5... Community Ties, Week of July 30-August 3
County News Online editor, Bob Robinson, leads off the week on Community Ties. Robinson meets with Alex Mikos to discuss CNO, the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund, the site’s program to help local youth and its growth over the past year. Community Ties is a community service of Tiger Radio, serving its entire listening area of Miami Valley and parts of Indiana. Each day Mikos has a... read more 
Coffee with the Commissioner… Stegall at Double M Diner on August 11
Please join Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall as he continues to interact with the public at his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting August 11th at the Double M Diner located at 537 South Broadway  in Greenville.  The Double M Diner is in the Palace at the east end of the building.   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... read more 
Greenville Public Library… “Lunch on the Lawn”
Part of the fun of summertime is being able to enjoy a meal outside - especially while listening to beautiful music live.  Just such an event will be available on the Library lawn Friday August 3rd.  To celebrate “First Friday,” Main Street Greenville and the Coffee Pot are partnering with the Library to provide box lunches for purchase from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Just look for the white tent - and listen for the... read more 
Darke County Parks… August volunteer opportunities
Thursday, August 2nd - Backcountry Survival 5:00 PM - Assist Staff with a summer camp overnight here at SPP. Please contact me today if you are interested. Monday, August 6th – Bike to Health 6:30 PM - Join a Naturalist as we bike all or a portion on Tecumseh Trail. Meet at the Gettysburg Access Point (Bridge Street). Families are welcome. Wednesday, August 8th - Coppess Work Day – 9AM - Meet at Coppess Nature Sanctuary as we prune back the walking paths and paint some... read more 
Garst Museum… Parking at The Gathering At Garst
The Gathering at Garst, a free community event is this weekend, July 28 and 29 at The Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. The Garst Museum grounds and Living History Encampment will be brimming with the sights and sounds of the past including merchants, live cannon fire, the echoes of muzzle loader demonstrations and the clip clop of horse drawn carriage rides throughout the two-day event. Parking at the Gathering at Garst will be available on the east side of the Garst Museum... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
The August Ag. Breakfast meeting will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in 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. Our next meeting will be September 6, 2012. Rhonda M. Williams, County Extension Director, County Extension Educator. 
Edison Brings “Hunger Games” to Campus
Edison’s first summer movie day will be hitting campus this Thursday, July 26, with a presentation of the blockbuster “The Hunger Games” in the Edison Theater. The PG-13 rated movie will play three times throughout the day, starting at noon, with additional showings at 3 and 6 p.m. Admission is just $1 and there will be free popcorn provided and door prizes given away. “This will be a chance for Edison students, faculty, staff and the community to come see it on a big screen before it gets... read more 
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR… DAR hosts storytime at the Gathering at Garst
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting school age children to a storytime at the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July 28th. At 1:00 pm at the J. Burkett Encampment Tent, John and Karen Burkett and DAR chapter members will have a storytime based on “The Lewis and Clark for Kids” book written by Janice Herbert. The Burketts will be in period dress in order to give a visual of the Lewis... read more 
Discovering Ohio... Annie Oakley’s hometown in the Wild West (of Ohio)
I grew up thinking that Annie Oakley came from the Wild West. I didn’t realize she came from the wilds of western Ohio until we spotted a small sign pointing to her gravesite along a two-lane highway near Greenville. We recently re-visited Oakley’s gravesite and saw the largest known collection of Oakley artifacts at the Garst Museum. Oakley gained fame traveling the country as the... read more 
What’s Happening in Darke County... Late July Urban-Country Spirit
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience small town charm, distinct shopping districts, and our land’s rich frontier heritage and urban-country spirit... uniquely Darke County. For more information on events taking place throughout the year in Darke County, visit our website at You can also catch up with us on Facebook. Annie Oakley Festival. July 25 -29. The mere mention of the name “Annie Oakley”... read more 
Annie Oakley Days... 10th Annual Western Arts Showcase Performances
Wild West performers headlining the 10th Annual Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase are gearing up for five live performances during Annie Oakley Days in the upper level of the Darke County Fairground Coliseum. Whip artists, trick ropers and other Wild West art experts who have appeared shows like America’s Got Talent and The Bonnie Hunt Show will be on hand to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday July 27 at 7 p.m. on Saturday the 28th 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. with two more shows at Noon and 2 p.m. on... read more 
Calling all 2002 GHS Graduates!... Reunion at J&J Party Facilities on Aug. 18
In 2002, our very own Matt Light and his New England Patriots won the Superbowl, U.S. military forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, and 250ish young adults graduated from Greenville High School. Fast-forward ten years, and many of us have changed. We’ve moved, spent years in higher education, worked our way up the ladder, served our country abroad, married, had kids and in all ways tried to navigate our way through life as adults.... read more 
The Science of Deduction... County News Online to take part in Parade
Breaking news from the Blog of Teen Scribe Naiesha Thobe! She wanted to get County News Online in the Annie Oakley Parade... and she did it!! She got a bunch of kids together - all of whom she says has a love for reading, writing, drawing and photography - and stubbornly got it done. This editor even learned something new! She was one of my FunDay Bunch kids... read more 
Greenville Schools Foundation… Win a Harley Davidson at “Gathering”
The Greenville Schools Foundation will be participating in the Gathering at Garst on July 27, 28, and 29.  We will be selling raffle tickets for a 2008 Harley-Davidson 883 Low motorcycle. The motorcycle will be on display at the GSF tent and the tickets cost $5 each, $20 for 5, or $100 for 30. 2008 Harley Davidson 883 Low... read more 
WTGR Tiger Radio 97.5... Community Ties, Week of July 23-27
Community Ties is a community service of Tiger Radio, serving its entire listening area of Miami Valley and parts of Indiana. Each day Alex Mikos has a chat with a member of a local community or government organization. Topics can range from upcoming events and community service projects to what’s happening in the Commissioner’s or Mayor’s office. Community service and non-profit... read more 
Village Green Healthcare Center… Community Senior Bingo and Lunch offered July 24
GREENVILLE, OH (July 18, 2012) – Village Green Healthcare Center, a recently acquired Trilogy Health Services community, is hosting a Senior Bingo lunch at the facility for all Seniors in the community on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 1:30pm. There will be no charge for this event. At the Senior Lunch and Bingo, it will give you the opportunity to meet new people, and have a group of friends to discuss topics of interest. We are located at 405 Chestnut Street, Greenville. Please call... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Darke Rural Electric Sponsors Jim Gill
The Greenville Public Library is very happy to host nationally known children’s musician and author Jim Gill at Family Fun Day Wednesday July 25th.  Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music & play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms, playrooms - and our storytimes! His musical recordings and picture books have received honors and awards from, among other... read more 
Ladies Auxiliaries: American Legion, VFW… Auxiliaries hosting a patriotic open house July 22
GREENVILLE - The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 140 with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 7262 are hosting a patriotic open house from 2 to 4 p.m. July 22. A ceremony and presentation of the Gold Star Mothers Service Flag in memory of William L. “Bub” McDaniel II, Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force Pararescue, will be held at 3 p.m. The keynote speaker will be from the Blue Star Mothers of America organization. Darke County citizens and... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Local Youngsters to Star in DCCA Musical Production
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Children’ Theatre residency which begins with auditions offering the opportunity for all interested youngsters to try out for a role in a full-scale musical theatre production and concludes with performances starring local youth. Auditions for MCT’s Cinderella will be held Monday, July 30 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon; performances... read more 
Workshop Learning Center… Center expands to include Preschool program
Focused on ages 1-5, enrollment limited - The Workshop Learning Center is excited to announce their latest expansion: PRESCHOOL! This part-time preschool will focus on the necessary skills for student success in Kindergarten and beyond.  A theme based, standards driven curriculum taught by highly qualified and caring mentors will be the foundation of this program. Children ages 3-5 will be engaged in... read more 
August is a busy month for Senior Moments
August 7, 2012 is our regular meeting. The special guest is Armond Morales, the bass singer for the Imperials. He is a talented singer and has a wonderful testimony about his healing from cancer. He and his wife will be singing. This is truly a meeting you will not want to miss. August 14th....Picnic, Greenville Park, Shelter house #5, (close to the rest rooms) We will plan to eat at noon. Plates, utensils, napkins and drinks will be furnished. We always have lots of good food, so bring your favorite... read more 
Local high school classes meet August 18
Greenville Class of 1969 to hold reunion Aug. 18, Ansonia Class of 1962 meets Aug. 18
“The Greenville Class of 1969 will hold its annual class reunion on Saturday, August 18th from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks lounge. The Elks is located at the corner of Sycamore and Third Streets in Greenville. Admission is free, but all food and beverages are at the expense of the consumer. Please park in the back lot and enter on the west side of the building.” “The Ansonia... read more 
League of Women Voters… State Officers Flack, Henkener to visit local group in August
Meg Flack, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Ohio and Ann Henkener, a state League Director, will be joining  local League members in welcoming prospective new members for their August 8th LWV new member meeting.  Members are again looking forward to sharing the evening with Meg and Ann, remembering the fun and informative time of Meg’s last visited. Meg has served on the League of... read more 
Darke County Photography Club… Next Meeting July 17... theme: Sunrise/Sunset
At the June meeting of the Darke County Photography Club, several club members were congratulated for their placings at the Versailles Poultry Days Photo Show, especially Ruth McDaniels who had Best Of Show. Other members with placings were Dick Garrison and Jeannie Grosch. There were several creative entries in the monthly feedback session with ”Eyes” as the theme. The next meeting will be on... read more 
Bear’s Mill… Pottery, Portraits featured at “Art at the Mill”
“Art at the Mill” will feature pottery by the Bear’s Mill potters as well as portraits by 28-year-old Botkins, Ohio resident Lindsay Cooper at an exhibit opening Friday, July 27 with a reception offering light appetizers and wine from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. According to Julie Clark, retail manager and gallery coordinator for the Mill as well as one of the participating artists, the potters theme “Jars, jars, jars!” has resulted in pieces... read more 
Great Darke County Fair… Rock at the Hop
Event Coordinator: Flower Patch - Applications are now being accepted for The 2012 Great Darke County Fair Little Miss and Mr. Pageant.  The pageant will take place in the fairgrounds youth building, located behind the gazebo.  It will be on Monday, August 20, 2012 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls immediately following.  This year’s theme is “Rock at the Hop,” a 1950’s themed dress and is a... read more 
Drive-Thru Lunch for Alzheimer’s Association
Our Drive-Thru Lunch is back, so come to Sterling House® Greenville for a delicious meal that will keep you on the go! Friday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4.00. MENU: Pulled Pork Sandwich or Hamburger • Pasta Salad • Chips • Cookie • Soda. Stop by or call ahead and we’ll have your order ready to go! Orders for 10 or more can be delivered for no additional charge. To place your order and schedule a pick-up time, please call (937) 564-1120... read more 
Talent Show at the Library
Again this summer the Greenville Public Library is hosting a Talent Show for Family Fun Day. It’s a chance for kids to express their talents and to entertain in front of an audience.  Whatever this year’s show brings, it’s sure to be fun for all.  In addition to watching kids on stage, everyone is encouraged to participate. In the past we’ve had singers, dancers, magicians, musicians, and much more.  Please... read more 
Darke County Visitor’s Bureau… 25th Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale returns
GREENVILLE (July 9) – Labeled “an unforgettable experience through some of America’s most bucolic, scenic and quirky areas” by America’s travel expert, Peter Greenberg, the World’s Longest Yard Sale returns to Ohio during the first weekend of August. The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987 and ran for 18 years from Covington, Kentucky to Gasden, Alabama. In 2006, several... read more 
Annie Oakley Days Festival... Double elimination “Hit the Mark” cornhole tournament planned
New to the festival this year is a double elimination cornhole tournament to be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The tournament will be played under the trees and in case of bad weather it will be played in the top of the coliseum. Cost is $20 per two person team and the entry form is available from the forms page on our web site or you can email, or call Bill Gunckle at 548-4249 and an entry form will be mailed to you. Deadline for entries has been extended to... read more 
CAP Senior “Picnic in the Park” Scheduled for July 26
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton – Darke County is once again inviting seniors to a Picnic in the Park on Thurs., July 26 at the Greenville City Park, Shelter # 4. Sign-in begins at 10 a.m. The suggested donation for individuals 60 and older is $3.00 and $7.50 for those younger. Hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, ambrosia, chips, and condiments, along with beverages will be served... read more 
Open meeting... Darke TEA Patriots
Lighthouse Christian Center - Sunday, July 15, 2012. Primary Goal: What can we do in the next 12 weeks and 2 days? Give two hours to your country!!!... read more 
Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser set
SIDNEY- The third annual car, truck and bike show at Lehman High School in Sidney will be held July 21. All proceeds from the event will go to Carter McNabb & Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Carter, now four years old, was born with CF, a life shortening inherited disorder that affects the way salt and water moves into and out of the body’s cells. It causes the body to produce a thick, sticky mucus which clogs the lings. The... read more 
Coffee with the Commissioner, July 14, Whistle Stop, Ansonia
Darke County, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding a “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting July 14th at the Whistle stop in Ansonia, Ohio, located at 200 South Main St., just north of the Railroad tracks. Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m. to answer any questions that people have concerning county government, or to inform people about happenings in the county. This is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss future plans for Darke County. Everyone is invited... read more 
Village Green invites public to Coffee July 17
“Join Us for a Free Cup of Joe and smoothies at The A & B Coffee and Cake Co. in Greenville, compliments of Gade Healthcare Center.” Trinity Health Care, the new owners of Gade, is inviting the public to a brief informational gathering at A & B at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Greenville City Council public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on July 17. A & B Coffee and Cake Co. is located at 501 S. Broadway Street in Greenville. Gade Healthcare Center is located at 405 Chestnut Street, more  
Church of the Nazarene… Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas to present Family Relationships Seminar
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry Lucas, also known as “Dr. Memory,” will present a free, two-day seminar at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene, 7584 State Route 118 North, on July 22 and 23. On Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., Lucas will deliver a message entitled “Improving Family Relationships.” The message will touch the hearts of all family members and give family members a road map to successful relationships. He teaches how to remember... read more 
Bradford Railroad Museum holds first 5K Run/Walk
Schedule for Sept. 29 - The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is pleased to announce the first annual 5 K Run/Walk September 29, 2012. The registration will be from 8 am- 8.45 am at the museum located at the corner of Miami Avenue and Main Street. The race is being timed by Alliance Running from Tipp City, Ohio and will start at the Y- Park next to the museum. The runners will compete in several age groups and the Top 2 females and Top 2 males in the following age groups will receive awards. The... read more 
Family Fun Day Canceled
The Greenville Public Library is sorry to cancel Family Fun Day scheduled for Wednesday July 11th at 11:00.  Mark Wade is not able to perform at that time.  Please be on hand for the next program, a Talent Show, on July 18th.  See you then! 
Greenville Public Library… Ventriloquist at Family Fun Day
The Greenville Public Library’s Family Fun Day continues in full swing this Wednesday July 11th at 11:00.  Mark Wade, famous ventriloquist, will entertain with his puppet friends as they unveil the “Dream Machine!”  Come and laugh at the antics of the machine’s inventor, Uncle Ebenezer, and meet Cecil the horse who dreams of being a lion.  This show features loads of audience participation, comedy, and a great message.  At the... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Family Fun in the Summertime
Darke County Center for the Arts’ “Barbecue and Blues” promises summertime fun for the whole family according to DCCA Executive Director Julie Strait. “DCCA has wanted to present a fun outdoor summer event for a very long time,” she stated. “So we came up with ‘Barbecue and Blues,’ a fundraiser which can be enjoyed by all ages that provides good food, good music, and a good time,” the DCCA spokesperson concluded. The event takes place Friday... read more 
Community Action Partnership… CAP plans Mini Golf Fundraiser
Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area-Darke County is planning a Mini Golf Fundraiser to support the Senior Meals Program in Darke County on July 21, 2012 from 4-7pm. The event will be held at Caddie Shack Golf, 350 N. Ohio Street, Greenville. Proceeds from the day will benefit CAP Meals for the Elderly including Home-Delivered Meals and the Congregate Meals in New Madison, Versailles and... read more 
Darke County Agricultural Society... Pullorum Testing Announced
The Darke County Agricultural Society will be sponsoring poultry pullorum test clinics at the Poultry Barn on the fairgrounds on the following dates: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All fancy chickens, pheasants, quail, and guineas must be tested to show at the fair. No flock tests.  Everything you plan to show must be tested.  All waterfowl (ducks and geese) are exempt from testing. Turkeys over one year of age in the breeding... read more
Darke County Parks... Volunteering Opportunities
July is here and the Park District has several things we would love for you to be involved with.  Below is the list of the current activities and programs planned. If you are able to attend please contact me TODAY! Thanks for all of your assistance! July - Saturdays in July- Butterfly Monitoring: 3PM - Assist the staff with our record-keeping of butterfly species of Shawnee Prairie.  Field guides will be provided to assist us in identifying. Friday, July 6th – Install new steps: 8AM - Join us today as... read more
AT&T Greenville... Cell Phone and Battery Recycling Event
Now through July 31 - AT&T Prime Communications in Greenville will be holding a free cell phone and battery recycling event through July 31. All types of cell phones are accepted regardless of size, make, model, or age; bag phones included. In exchange for any donation no matter how big or small you will be given a voucher for $10 off any cell phone purchase or 25% off any accessory purchase. We thank you for keeping cell phones and batteries out of our landfills... read more
A Learning Place... Last Chance Reservations for “Crystal Ball”
Did you go to the Crystal Ball or have you heard others talk about the great dancehall of the past?  Call today for last chance tickets to experience the “Crystal Ball” again.  Join A Learning Place on July 14th and celebrate the local legend “The Crystal Ball” one of the most famous dancehalls in the Midwest during the 50s & 60s.  But the last chance for ticket reservations are July 6, tickets will not be sold at the door... read more
Darke County Republican Party Annual Golf Outing set for July 7
Come and enjoy an afternoon of great golf, great food and great fun! On July 7th, 2012 the Darke County Republican Party is having their annual Golf outing at the New Turtle Creek Golf Club. Turtle Creek, formerly the Greenville Country Club, will be the site of this fun-filled event. The day will be filled with Prizes, Food, Great golf, good fellowship, and the chance to show off your golfing skills (or not!) Put together a foursome, or if you wish, we will put you in a group, either way it should be a fun time for all.... read more
County Offices Closed Wednesday
The County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, for the “4th of July” Holiday.  The Board of Commissioners will be in “Regular Session” on Monday, July 2nd, at 1:30 p.m.; and will hold a “Special Session” on Friday, July 6th, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. 
Greenville Public Library... WWII Subject For Library’s “First Friday”
A real treat is in store for WWII buffs and fire arms aficionados. Dennis Sullivan will have his extensive collection of WWII memorabilia on display in the Greenville Public Library from 2:00 to 6:00 on Friday July 6th.  He’ll be present in full military dress to answer questions and to help educate the public about his display as well as his re-enactment activities.  Dennis belongs to the 101st Airborne Division/502... read more 
Darke County Cancer Association… Wayne Cancer Program Director to Speak
Dr. Daniel McKellar to speak at Annie Oakley Golf Tournament July 23 - Dr. Daniel McKellar was born in northern California and attended the University of California, receiving a bachelor’s degree with honors in biochemistry in 1982.  He then attendee Loyola university, Stritch School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 1987.  At Loyola he received the President’s Medallion,  the highest honor for... read more 
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