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VHCC provides treatment programs for patients with Parkinson’s
Versailles Health Care Center offers LSVT BIG and LOUD treatment programs to provide the best quality of life for those living with Parkinson ’s disease.  These treatment programs are unique certified treatment protocols that are considered the “gold standard” in treating disorders for people with Parkinson’s.  Each LSVT BIG and LOUD program is individualized for the patient’s specific needs.  The LSVT BIG program... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Kiwanis donates to FISH, GRCC
GREENVILLE – Kiwanis of Greenville made financial and food donations to FISH food pantry and Grace Resurrection Community Center (GRCC) at its Dec. 30 meeting. Representing FISH was volunteer Victor French, who told Kiwanis members and guests that FISH served approximately 10,000 people in 2015. Recipients were given... read more 
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Bluebag Media… DC Parks humanoid being used to train birds
GREENVILLE – There is a new ‘humanoid’ at Darke County Parks. It made its presence known in early January and will be replaced by real humans on Jan. 30. “We’re trying to train the birds to get accustomed to people,” said Darke County Parks Naturalist Robb Clifford. The mannequin (humanoid), wearing a blue hoody with a scarf and... read more 
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Pets of the week
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption, including several breeds of dogs, as well as cats and kittens. The Shelter chooses pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Elvis is a 4 year old Beagle.  He is black, white and brown with short hair. He is a friendly guy who is full of energy. He could make a good hunting friend and his nose... read more 
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VHCC helps 197 patients return home in 2015
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that offers short-term rehab services, outpatient therapy, and long-term care, is proud to have helped 197 patients return to their homes in 2015 through its Homeward Bound Rehabilitation Programs. Kristy Earick, Administrator at Versailles Health Care Center, commented “We are proud to have sent home 197 patients... read more 
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MVCTC Early Childhood Students Collected Books for Shelters
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Early Childhood Juniors collected over 600 books to be delivered to area shelters in the community. This was in conjunction with their FCCLA project “Focus on Children”. The FCCLA Leadership Service in Action program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and... read more 
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Supply Chain Management Receives Donation
A special Thanks to the Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars for their recent Donation to the Supply Chain Management program in Greenville High School. The SCM Team members are a part of Greenville High School's Career Technical Center. The students are led by educator, Dara Buchy and study professionalism, the movement of good... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Dairy King family owned and operated for the community
GREENVILLE – “One of the nice things about this is having a good place to eat on this side of town,” said Dave McCartney, one of the three partners starting the new Dairy King on Martin Street. “The baseball field is right down the street (Ohio Street)… used to come here before,” he added. After the former Dairy Queen closed they had to go across town. Now they don’t have to... read more 
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Montessori receives Farm School renovation donation
The DeColores Montessori School (DMS) received its first community-wide donation from Greenville National Bank last Friday, January 8. This donation will assist DMS in finalizing its Farm School Barn Renovation, which is currently underway. The renovated barn will be a much more efficient and safe learning environment for our students... read more 
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Moose Donation Helps Students
The Greenville Chapter of the Women of the Moose has generously made a financial donation to the Supply Chain Managment program in Greenville City School's Career Technical Program. The Women of the Moose are the female part 0of the Loyal Order of Moose. The local Women of the Moose is committed to a positive leadership role in this... read more 
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Monarch Legacy Fund awards donation to BBBS
The Monarch Legacy Fund of the Community Foundation of Shelby County recently awarded a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.    Big Brothers Big Sisters was chosen to receive funding because of its continued efforts to make a positive impact in “at risk” children.   The funding will be used for computer upgrades and... read more 
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Community Blood Center… Brothers in Arms... two Titans of Blood Donations
DAYTON, Ohio (Jan. 13, 2016) - Wendell Clark and Bert Jones are true “Brothers in Arms” because of their relentless dedication to extending an arm and giving blood.  They are Community Blood Center’s top two donors and have combined for 1,168 lifetime donations.  Yet until a chance visit to the Dayton Donor Center during Christmas week, the two had... read more 
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2016 CORN Newsletter, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Please find below this week’s CORN Newsletter.  We have a feature article regarding our upcoming Corn College within it. Four new articles have been posted in this week’s 968th issue of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter: http://u.osu.edu/beef/ It seems like we hear it nearly every year . . . “My cows are eating all they want, and while they seem full, it appears... read more 
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Gateway Youth Program… Thanks goes out to the Community
Gateway Youth Programs would like to thank the following area businesses, organizations, and families for participating in their Adopt-A-Child program this year: Darke County Beef 4-H Club, Dues Family, Harrison Family, Greenville Technology Inc., Mercer Savings Bank, Pitsburg Trinity Lutheran Church, Webster United Methodist Church, and Whirlpool... read more 
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Edison State Students Complete Police Training
Edison State Community College’s Peace Officer Academy honored 14 students in December following their successful completion of the 20-week program. Students of the program met for six days each week since August, totaling over 600 hours of training. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and covers all aspects... read more 
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DCP 2016 Calendars are Still Available
The Darke County Parks District has hand selected some of the best park photos submitted by local amateur photographers for their photo contest, and their new 2016 Darke County Parks calendars are in! This year’s featured photographers include Kathryn Quinn, Don Koogler, Sandy Hoying, Brian Morton, Molly Hunt, Nick Philiposian, Bill Wantz, Austin Zechar, and Liz McMahon... read more 
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Gordon Orthodontics sponsors DCCA Voices Season
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Gordon Orthodontics for their support of the 2015-2016 Voices Season and thanks Dr. Doug Gordon for being an outstanding voice for the arts in our community.  “We are touched by Dr. Doug Gordon’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children in our community both in his orthodontics practice and by helping provide opportunities... read more 
St. Mary’s School January Newsletter
Did you know that there is some pretty powerful magic in first and second grade art? I don’t know about you, but I found December’s weather to be pretty dreary. There is nothing I hate more than winter rain. It’s definitely not pretty and it soaks through multiple layers of clothing. And I find it really irritating when I am standing out in the aforementioned rain and someone cheerfully says to me, “At least it isn’t snow.” Grrr! Suffice... read more 
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Facing hardship with a smile, pain with courage
DAYTON, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2016) - Andray Simmons may be soft-spoken, but he holds nothing back in a wide smile that surely makes his orthodontist proud.  The slightly built 15-year-old was still recovering from hip surgery when his class from Fairmont High School toured Community Blood Center.  Andray had to avoid climbing stairs or standing... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Woodland students treated to a 'snowball' fight
GREENVILLE – “I went to every class before the break,” said Woodland Heights Principal Jody Harter. “I told them please don’t read any books over the holiday… I don’t want to get hit with your snowballs.” Harter grinned. “You saw how that worked. Reverse psychology… they read all the books they could.” And the students got their... read more 
BBBS marks National Mentoring Month
Goal to match all of the kids on their waiting list - This January marks the 15th annual National Mentoring Month, and Shelby and Darke County’s Big Brothers Big Sisters is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by setting the goal to match all of the children on their waiting list with a Big. “If everyone... read more 
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Letter From Estela... Symbolic Monarchs now in Mexico
Dear Students, Your Symbolic Monarchs have arrived in Mexico and into the hands of the children who live near the monarch sanctuaries. My annual visits to deliver your Ambassador Butterflies are now underway. Each time I arrive at a school and it is announced to children that butterflies from the US and Canada have arrived they shout of joy and gather together to receive their butterflies... read more 
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BHHS Realtors Sponsor Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIX
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) recognizes Merry Lee Cross and Shaun Hayes of BHHS Pro Realty for their sponsorship of A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXIX, set for Friday, January 15, 6:30 P.M. at Montage Cafe.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “DCCA thanks Merry Lee Cross and Shaun Hayes of BHHS Pro Realty for their support of the arts in Darke County... read more 
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Pets of the week
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption, including several breeds of dogs, as well as cats and kittens. The Shelter chooses pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Julie is a 5 year old Chocolate Lab. She is brown with short hair. She weighs around 70 pounds. She is a... read more 
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