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DCCA announces Ghost Walk tour guides and actors
Darke County Center for the Arts eleventh annual Ghost Walk will feature costumed tour guides who will lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Keith Rawlins, and Jan Roestemadji. John and Karen Burkett, Amanda Coleman, Shanna Camacho, Larry Delk, Tanner Delk, Tristan Delk, Maxwell Jordan, Sammy Lobenstein, and Becci Miller will share
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Woofing It: A Dog’s Hike
Dogs like hiking too! Join the Darke County Parks this evening for an excuse to take the “pooch” for a hike with other dog-friends. On Thursday, November 6th at 6:30pm we’ll explore the trails of Routzong Preserve (on Routzong Road off of 571-East) and follow our noses to see what is happening. Please bring a leash, water, flashlight and “deposit” bag for your dog. Trails could be muddy. This hike is available with
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DCCA presents troubadour John Flynn at The Coffee Pot
Darke County Center for the Arts will present singer/songwriter/guitarist John Flynn at The Coffee Pot in Greenville on Thursday, November 6. The second of DCCA's Coffeehouse Series presentations, the show begins at 7 p.m. “Known as 'a troubadour of justice, mercy and hope,' John addresses the times we live in through his songs,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Those who remember the coffeehouses
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Cancer Association of Darke County… “A Holiday of Hope” Poinsettia Sale 2014
Poinsettias are now being sold to support local cancer patients.  Orders are being taken through November 17 for 6 inch poinsettias for $11, 7 inch for $18 and 8 inch for $25. Available in Pink, Red, White, Marble and Glitter. Pick up will be Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 am to 2 pm at VFW on Ohio St. in Greenville.  Please call 548-9960 with questions. All proceeds go to Cancer Association of Darke County to help Darke County cancer patients. Please mail order form and check to
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Free Super Show Brings Mind-Bending Performers to Edison
Edison Community College will bring two masters of illusions and mind tricks to the Piqua Campus on Monday, November 3, at 7 p.m. for an evening of performances that will entertain and astound audiences of all ages. The event is open to the community and is being offered free of charge. Award-winning “Master of Illusion and Magic,” Leon Etienne and the “World’s Foremost Mind Reader,” Robert Channing
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“Fright Night Friday”
Already the Library is getting pretty scary and Halloween is weeks away!  That’s because everyone is gearing up for a “haunted library” on Friday, October 31st from 7:00 to 11:00 (the Library will be closing early at 4:00). Mark your calendars for “Fright Night Friday!” This event is being conducted by Gateway Youth with assistance from other community groups such as ACES kids, Darke County Recovery staff
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DCCA presents “The History of Zydeco” to local students
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Terrance Simien and his band, The Zydeco Experience, to local fourth- through sixth-grade students from October 27 through 31. The third of DCCA's Arts In Education series that takes professional artists to every grade level in all Greenville City and Darke County public schools, “Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco” explores the indigenous music of the French-speaking
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MVCTC Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled the 2014-2015 Parent Teacher Conferences for Wednesday, November 5, from 3-5 p.m. and Thursday, November 6, from 3-7 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to visit MVCTC, meet the staff, and see examples of their child’s progress at MVCTC. Parents are asked to contact their child’s instructors to set-up a conference at a time that
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Realistic paintings and stainless steel sculptures at Bear’s Mill
Gary Hovey creates sculptures out of stainless steel forks, knives, and spoons. His unique work will be featured at Bear's Mill's “Art At the Mill,” along with the paintings of Jackson Center resident Dan Knepper, who taught art for 26 years before becoming a full-time artist. “This exhibit will be fun for all who view it,” said Julie Clark, retail manager and gallery coordinator
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Cancer Association of Darke County plans annual Gospel Sing
The Gospel Sing is a free, nondenominational concert to be held at Saint Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, Ohio on November 9, 2014 starting at 4:00 PM.   A freewill offering will be taken that afternoon with proceeds to go to the local cancer association. Several groups are scheduled to sing, so please watch the newspapers and online news weekly for specific
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Wander through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, October 25th at 1:00pm in search of fall’s most popular color, Orange!  Each pumpkin contains a special fall treat, but you must first answer some fall trivia questions to find the hidden goodies. Inside the Nature Center, each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Wear a costume and receive an extra prize
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DCCA presents The McCartney Years and comedian Dan St. Paul
Darke County Center for the Arts will be presenting two “Special Events” next month at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, OH.  Saturday, November 8 THE MCCARTNEY YEARS provide lucky patrons three decades of ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Wings’ live – with the world’s premier McCartney concert experience. Rewind into the 60′s and 70′s to dance, sing and relive your passion for McCartney with a band that has opened
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DCCA presents "A Taste of Wine and Zydeco"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host a fund raising party featuring the music of Zydeco legend Terrance Simien and his Zydeco Experience band at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on Halloween, Friday, October 31. “To say that DCCA is absolutely thrilled to present this world-famous Grammy-award winning artist in an intimate venue like Montage would be a vast understatement,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins
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CAP to provide Winter Crisis, PIPP Plus programs starting Nov. 1
The Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area will again provide emergency energy payment assistance this winter for eligible households. The Winter Crisis Program begins Saturday, Nov. 1, and continues through Tuesday, March 31, 2015, or until funds are depleted. Customers will be seen beginning Monday, Nov. 3. Appointments can be made starting October 27, 2014. Under the Winter Crisis Program, eligible households may receive a
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“Lone Survivor” Playing at Edison
Held in conjunction with Peace Week, Edison Community College will host a viewing of “Lone Survivor,” starring Mark Wahlberg on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater. The event is open to the community and offered free of charge. Based on the 2007 non-fiction book of the same name, “Lone Survivor” tells the bloody, poetic, and true story of four Navy SEALS on a secret mission to kill a Taliban leader. What happens when they
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Public is invited to the Annual Gospel Sing
Fundraiser to benefit cancer patients in Darke County. Several gospel artists will share their talents at a Gospel Concert to help Darke County residents who are battling cancer. Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 4 pm – 6 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 W. Fourth St., Greenville, Ohio. Free admission.  A freewill offering will be taken. All proceeds go to Cancer Association of Darke County. Thank you for your support!
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DCCA Ghost Walk returns to downtown Greenville
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their eleventh annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, October 24, Saturday, October 25, and Sunday October 26. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which reveal local encounters with the unknown or unexplained, walks
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Fundraiser for the Scentral Park Dog Park
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will have a Fundraiser on October 22, 2014 (Wednesday) at JT's Brew & Grill, 1475 Wagner Ave, Greenville. JT's Brew & Grill will donate 15% of all proceeds for the entire day from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Dine In or Carry Out) to the Darke County Friends of the Shelter to benefit Scentral Park Dog Park. Please visit the
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Autism support group to meet Wednesday
GREENVILLE - ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in the Darke will meet Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library. The meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the third floor community room at GPL. This group was created by local mothers in response to the lack of a support system for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Darke County. The hope is that the group can be a resource and support group for other parents, caregivers and loved ones
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Blood drives support fight against cancer
DAYTON, Ohio - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Darke County Sponsors are teaming up with Community Blood Center (CBC) to help fight the disease with community blood drives.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com. The “Unite to Fight Cancer” t-shirt symbolizes the unique relationship between blood donors
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Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie
The table is set, demonstrators are in their places and the Darke County Parks is ready to provide you a remarkable 18th century historical experience in our Log House.  The Darke County Parks has a few spots available for the October 25th and November 8th Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie, both beginning at 5:00pm.  Join us at our table for a meal and experience you won’t soon forget.  Our pioneers will open their home
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First Presbyterian Fall Festival Oct. 25
Celebrating the Fall harvest season with a festive event has become a tradition at First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th Street, Greenville.  This Fall Festival, an evening with good food and activities for all ages, will take place October 25 at the home of Fran and Richard Nord, 6811 State Route 36 East. Square dancing, indoor swimming, table tennis, billiards, and other group and individual activities will be part of the evening as well as grilled hot dogs and brats to accompany a carry in meal
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MVCTC Schedules Early College Connection Night
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled an Early College Connection Night for the parents of current high school freshmen and sophomores. The college night will take place on Thursday, October 23, from 6:30-7:30p.m. in the Student Activity Center. The MVCTC campus is located at 6800 Hoke Road, Englewood, Ohio. Parents will learn about programs at MVCTC that will help students get a head start on their college education
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Edison Stagelight Players Present: Frankenstein
The Edison Stagelight Players will perform Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted by R.N. Sandberg, beginning October 24 and running through November 2. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. Though it didn’t gain popularity until many years after being written, Frankenstein is one of the first examples of science fiction. The story follows an eccentric scientist who
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A Night Out with the Wavaires
GREENVILLE – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Department presents “A Night Out with The Wavaires,” Saturday, November 1 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall.  All seats are reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the Greenville High School ticket booth, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. from Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 31. The price of the tickets is $6 for adults and $4 for students in advance
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Daily meditations on facebook
Need a pick up to get through the week or some enrichment in your faith life?  Check out the daily meditations now on facebook that could go a long way toward making each day a little better. Daily meditations, written by Rev. John Person, are posted on the Greenville First Presbyterian site with scripture references to reinforce our walk with Christ each day.  Like us or just click on for a quick lift of spirit, the experience takes little time and is good
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Deer Hunter Workshop at Spring Valley Range October 23rd 
Seats still available, register now! - Xenia, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (ODNR/DOW) in conjunction with the Ohio Trapper and Hunter Education Instructor Association (OTHEIA) will host a Deer Hunter Workshop from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Spring Valley Shooting Range, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. There is a $5.00/person fee for the workshop and will cover a lite meal that will be served
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Bluebag Media… Look for zombies, spooks & more at Fright Night
GREENVILLE – “There is something to be said about the visceral feeling of scaring other people,” said Reuben Kennett, Greenville Library’s Young Adult Specialist. “I’d like to be one of the actors because it’s fun,” he added. Whether or not he gets to put on makeup and a costume to scare people at the library’s “Gateway Fright Night” Oct. 31 is unknown at this time
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Democrat and Republican state candidates to appear
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 20 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  Located this time at the Tri Village H.S. Cafetorium, , the non-partisan forum will focus on two races:  State Senate 5th District and House of Representatives  84th District.  Both Democratic and Republican candidates for those positions  have
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Free Computer Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library is holding two free computer classes this month.  “Basic Computer Skills” will be taught Monday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  “Basic Internet Skills” is Monday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Class size is limited to ten per class.  Instructors are Director John Vehre and IT Tech Stephanie St. Myers.  Register by calling the Library at 548-3915
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DCCA presents Poetry Alive! at Arts Depot
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their new Coffeehouse Series season on Thursday, October 16 at the Arts Depot in Union City with a performance by Poetry Alive!, a group that began in 1984 with a show before an audience of around 100 in a music hall in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and has since performed to an audience of over 10 million throughout the world. “Poetry Alive! utilizes a team of skilled actors to create
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Huffman to speak to Republican men
During his time in the General Assembly, Representative Huffman has received the Watchdog of the Treasury Award and been honored by the Ohio State Medical Association with its Voice of Medicine Award. He received the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (OPRA) Legislator of the Year award for his sponsorship of House Bill 584 in 2011. Additionally, he received the 2013 Elected Official of the Year Award from the Ohio
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S.H.I.N.E. Family Fall Festival
On Sunday, Oct. 26, kids of all shapes and sizes dressed as princesses, cowboys and Superheroes will converge on EUM Worship Center for S.H.I.N.E., a community wide alternative to traditional Trick or Treat.  S.H.I.N.E. is short for Share His Incredible News Everywhere and is hosted by Children’s Ministry at EUM Church.  It’s a great way for kids and families from
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Ball Family Quartet to perform at Beamsville Christian Church
Come join the Ball Family Quartet on Sunday October 19th 6 PM at Beamsville Christian Church. The Ball Family has remained true to their commitment to make a difference. Through a compelling combination of harmonious vocals and outstanding musical accompaniment, this family group has been able to reach out to people challenging them to accept the
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Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie
The table is set, demonstrators are in their places and the Darke County Parks is ready to provide you a remarkable 18th century historical experience in our Log House.  The Darke County Parks has a few spots available for the October 25th and November 8th Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie, both beginning at 5:00pm.  Join us at our table for a meal and experience you won’t soon forget.  Our pioneers will open their home to
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Mandy Green Fund supports DCCA Arts in Education
Darke County Center for the Arts has received funding from the Mandy Green Fund of the Darke County Foundation to support Arts In Education programs.   “Darke County Center for the Arts greatly appreciates the support of The Mandy Green Fund, which has allowed us to present a fantastic Arts in Education program to our K-3 students,” stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director.  “The students and staff at
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GHS vocal music department fall concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Fall Concert, “Everybody Rejoice” will be held on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall. All seats are reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the Greenville High School ticket booth, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. from Monday, October 6 through Tuesday, October 21. Ticket price for this event is $5 for adults and $4 for students if
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Feltmans, Steinbrecher help take DCCA on the road
David and Roberta Feltman and Eunice Steinbrecher have graciously committed funds to help cover the cost of transportation when DCCA goes on the road to Oxford, OH, Sunday, October 19, for a truly unique arts experience.  “DCCA is grateful for the support and enthusiasm of our sponsors for this event.  They are not only committed to DCCA’s mission of providing cultural enrich here in our community, but also
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Murder mystery at Montage Cafe
Darke County Civic Theater is proud to present their annual fall murder mystery/dinner theater at Montage Café in Greenville. Super Duper Reunion is a murder mystery with a super hero theme and is sure to be a lot of fun. The action will take place at the ten year reunion of Super Hero Academy. It features such characters as the popular hero, Captain Cocky. Be sure to check out, Martini Girl, the party animal who will never leave anyone with
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County Office closings
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Observance of ‘Columbus Day’.
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Thieme Fund supports DCCA Family Theatre Series
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes the HOPE Foundation and The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund for their support of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series.  “DCCA is pleased to receive continual generous support from community organizations such as The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund and The HOPE Foundation.  With their
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2014 Annual Fish Sale
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District will be conducting their annual fish sale. We will be offering largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, yellow perch, black crappie, redear sunfish, hybrid bluegill, white amur and minnows. Call the Darke Soil and Water Conservation for order forms and pricing. You can visit us online at darkeswcd.com or stop by the office at 1117 South Towne Court in Greenville. Orders must be received with payment at the office no later than Friday
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Joshua Carswell performing Saturday, October 11
Joshua Carswell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing. A winner of the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, GA, one of the nation’s most prestigious vocal contests, and a graduate of Elon University, Joshua traces his musical inspiration to an unusual source. ‘When I was only three, I started singing specials in church. A lady in the congregation came to me afterward and said, “I will make you brownies if you
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Free Smoke Detector Batteries
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District along with Darke County Homeland Security and EMA will team up with our local Fire Departments to get the word out on a simple life-saving tip, "Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries." Replacing home smoke detector batteries is a small and easy step that can mean the difference between life and death. In preparation for daylight-saving time on Sunday, November 6, the district and your local fire departments want you
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Woofing It: A Dog’s Hike
Dogs like hiking too! Join the Darke County Parks this evening for an excuse to take the “pooch” for a hike with other dog-friends. On Thursday, October 9th at 6:30pm we’ll explore the trails of Worth Family Nature Preserve (on Springhill Road off of 502-West) and follow our noses to see what is happening. Please bring a leash, water, flashlight and “deposit” bag for your dog. Trails could be muddy. This hike
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DCCA to bring The Zydeco Experience to county
What does fall in Darke County mean to you?  Sweaters, pumpkins, falling leaves and of course ZYDECO MUSIC. Darke County Center for the Arts is bringing 2014 Grammy Award winning Zydeco Artist Terrence Simien to town to present "Creole for Kids" as part of DCCA's Arts in Education programming and a DCCA Fundraiser you will not want to miss, A Taste of Wine & Zydeco, on Friday, October 31st.  Contact the DCCA
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Ohio’s Antlerless Deer Muzzleloader Hunting Season is Oct. 11-12
The white-tailed deer antlerless muzzleloader hunting season returns to Ohio on Oct. 11-12. Hunters checked 5,608 antlerless deer during the 2013 season. It is legal to hunt antlerless deer with a muzzleloader or bow during this two-day season. No antlered deer may be harvested regardless of hunting implement. Antlerless deer include deer without antlers and deer with antlers less than 3 inches in length. All hunters, excluding waterfowl hunters
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Garst Museum Speaker Series Begins October 12
Garst Museum will kick off its annual free speaker series with the film, “Life in Greenville 1939.” Local businessman Bryan Geis will present the program, giving a short talk, then showing the film. Geis, owner of Geis Audio/Video, Inc., does electronic repair and film transfer and has been in business since 1986. The black and white film was made in the late winter or early spring of 1939 and was sponsored by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
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Gathering Of All Nations and Honoring Our Veterans
Public welcome, great family event… come spend the day - October 11th and 12th, 2014 gates open at 10 am. Gathering Of All Nations and Honoring Our Veterans Powwow, Goodrich Park , Winchester IN - Yearly Powwow with Drums, Dancers , Flint Knapping, Story Teller ,with Story Tellers Contest Saturday Morning 10 am Story Telling contest is Free to come to bring your family. Fire Keeper, Native American food and Native American items for sale by Vendors, Also Benefit Auction, Auctioning off Native Items. Trade Blanket Saturday night. much more. Hope you can come again.
Columbus Day closing
Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area – Darke County will be closed Mon., Oct.  13th in honor of Columbus Day. This includes the Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Normal hours will resume on Tues., Oct. 14th.
Run for the Rails 5K event
Run for the Rails 5-K event will take place October 11, 2014. This run will benefit the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum. The proceeds raise funds for the capital improvements at the museum. Runners can register at the museum Friday October 10 and before the race. Entry forms can be printed from the website at www.bradfordrrmuseum.org.
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Fall Colors Beginning to Appear Across the Buckeye State  
ODNR Fall Foliage Update No. 1 - Oct. 1 - COLUMBUS, OH – The hints of color that are beginning to highlight the canopies of Ohio's woodlands, along with the cooler temperatures, are sure signs that autumn is beginning to take hold. These are also the tell-tale signs that the fall color season is upon us here in the Buckeye State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
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Greenville Federal “Goes PINK”
Greenville, OH- Throughout the month of October, Greenville Federal is “going PINK” to promote Breast Cancer awareness and support local cancer research and treatment. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Greenville Federal will donate $10 for every NEW GF Free Checking account opened during the month of October to The Cancer Association of Darke
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Darke County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The Darke County Solid Waste Management District is pleased to bring to the residents of Darke County an opportunity to safely dispose of any household hazardous waste materials for FREE. A Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon.  To avoid congestion, those participants with the last name beginning with A-M should plan to report from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and those with the last... read more
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Here's What's Happening in Darke County in October
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience the excitement of Fall in Darke County! Our 'urban-country spirit' will be in full swing with hayrides on the prairie, corn mazes on the farm, history & heritage with the parks, community festivals, gathering of artists, small town charm, rich frontier heritage and fine food & wine... uniquely Darke County. We invite you to join in the celebration of the grand opening of The New Welcome... read more
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DCCA goes on the road
Darke County Center for the Arts will go “On the Road” on Sunday, October 19, transporting local music lovers to Big Song Music House, a unique venue near Oxford, Ohio, where they can enjoy a “Potluck Meal” and music performances in a relaxed party atmosphere. Songstress Lisa Biales will open the show, which will be headlined by blues singer EG Kight who will celebrate the release of her latest CD A New Day... read more
GHS Vocal Music Boosters invite parents to attend meeting
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters invite all parents of students in the high school vocal music program to attend their organizational meeting. Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room at Greenville High School.
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Breast Cancer Awareness at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again hosting a very special Breast Cancer Awareness display on the first floor.  Debb Summers, a popular hairdresser at Creations Hair Studio in Greenville, shared a photo journal of her experience with breast cancer.  The pictures were taken at key points during her treatment and chronicle important milestones in her journey.  At the one-year mark Debb had a family photo taken, the last in the series... read more
Union City Indiana Hosts First Annual Arts Festival
On October 10, 11, and 12 Union City Indiana will unveil the first of an annual arts festival created to celebrate the arts and culture of Union City, with an emphasis on creating opportunities for emerging artists working across diverse media.  Planning and production for the festival has been in the works for a year and is a collaboration between city volunteers and a group of Ball State University students as part of a course taken over... read more
GOP Women to Hold Meet the Candidates Night
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on October 13. This will be a “Meet Your Republican Candidates Night.” Republican candidates who will appear on the November ballot and have been invited include: Governor John Kasich, Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Auditor of State Dave Yost, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Treasurer of State Josh Mandel, Justice... read more
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Bear’s Mill Fall Open House
The Friends of Bear’s Mill will be holding their annual Legendary Fall Open House on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day.  The event will include free guided tours and grinding demonstrations at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 both days.  Visitors will be entertained with live music on Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 featuring Joe & Jack Waters of Englewood and Ron & Elaine Marshall... read more
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Chi Gung at the Library
Jesse Berry from Young Forest Martial Arts Academy will demonstrate and discuss the Chinese art of Chi Gung (Qi Gong) on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  Chi Gung is a practice for aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training.  It’s traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi (qi) or what has been translated... read more
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Darke County Blood Drive for October
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Darke County Blood Drive Sponsors are teaming up with Community Blood Center (CBC) to help fight the disease with a community & company blood drives.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “Unite to Fight Cancer” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at... read more
Homan to speak to Cancer Support group
Sue Homan, Registered Pharmacist will speak to Cancer Support on October 2 at Wayne Health Care 7 p.m. in the Board Room. HORMONES, HOW ARE THEY AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH? Transitions in life can be difficult, and they might have you feeling out of balance. At Kaup Pharmacy, we understand that each woman is unique. That's why we believe in a customized approach to helping you get back to balance. Sue Homan, Registered... read more
Vanatta fundraising event
Todd Vanatta suffered a traumatic incident leading to a brain injury and stroke on July 24, 2014. He has made it through the first tough phase and is now at Drake Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital in Cincinnati. You may remember Todd as your plumber from Economy Maintenance Service or as the owner of Smoke Stack BBQ at Tractor Supply. Todd and his wife, Shannon need your prayers and support…. It will be a long rehabilitation... read more
Greenville Trick or Treat, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.
Trick or Treat in the City of Greenville will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Your cooperation is appreciated in keeping with this time frame. If you plan on participating in handing out candy, please turn on your porch light. Parents or guardians are encouraged to accompany children during this time.
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DCCA presents singer Joshua Carswell at Memorial Hall
Darke County Center for the Arts will present singer Joshua Carswell at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, October 11. The second of DCCA's Artists Series concerts, the show begins at 8 p.m. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, local audiences have already received a sneak peek at the young man. “Josh is a close friends to members of the Annie Moses Band, and performs with them when he's... read more
AARP Offering Smart Driver Course
Do you need a refresher course to keep up on the all the new “rules of the road” and driver’s safety techniques?  Here is your change to spend a few hours learning from what you need to know – bring all your friends and make it a group learning day. AARP is offering their “Smart Driver Course” for people age 50+ on Thursday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.  It will be in the Council on Rural Services building at 116 E. Third Street in Greenville... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, October 2, 7:30am, 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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be November 6, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Fall into Good Health… Darke County Health Fair set for October 7
Mark your calendars!  The Darke County Health Fair Committee is excited to announce the upcoming 2014 Darke County Health Fair.  The 40th Annual Darke County Health Fair will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Youth Building at Darke County Fairgrounds on State Route 49, Greenville, Ohio.  Hours will be from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The 2014 Health Fair, open to people... read more
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Prairie Days: What to Bring
Are you going to Prairie Days next weekend?  The festival will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, September 27th and 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday, September 28th.  Parking and Admission to the festival are completely FREE.  The festival is held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502 West, just outside of Greenville.  Parking for the festival will be at a parking lot across 502 and Greenville... read more
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Bluebag Media… Bid on your favorite cartoons Sept. 26
GREENVILLE – Do you have a favorite Paul Ackley cartoon? It could be humorous… The 2014 Great Darke County Fair. It could be hard-hitting… Drunk drivers, RIP. It could be promotional… The Gathering at Garst. It could be sarcastic… The second Treaty of Greenville. Or it could be patriotic… Wherever liberty dwells. Whatever your pleasure, it’s done in the typical Paul Ackley style and can be yours... read more
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VHCC celebrates National Healthcare Housekeeping Week
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, is celebrating National Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, September 14th through the 20th. Without the commitment of housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staff, the enjoyable stay of a patient or resident would be very short lived.  During the week, Versailles Health Care Center will focus on the many... read more
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Swallow to hold women’s retreat
A women's retreat entitled “Do Whatever He Tells You” will be held Saturday, October 18th at the Versailles K of C Hall from 9:00 - 3:30 with a light breakfast and lunch.  The presentation will be led by Jill Swallow of The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  To pre-register please make your $15.00 check payable to St. Denis Church c/o Jean Grieshop, 37 Hiawatha Street, Versailles, OH 45380.  Ticket price will be $18.00 at the door... read more
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Prairie Days!
You are invited to Prairie Days!  Don’t miss out on this awesome historical event to be held on Saturday, September 27th, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 28th, from 12pm-5pm.  Come enjoy a weekend celebrating prairies and the pioneer way of life!  See apple butter being made over the fire, play children’s pioneer games, compete in foot races and seed... read more
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Mike Major brings sculptures and paintings to Bears Mill
Mike Major has created monumental bronze sculptures that can be seen across the country as well as playful paintings and evocative landscapes inspired by scenes near his home; the Urbana artist will bring his work to historic Bear's Mill during the month of October. “Mike's work is exquisite, meriting a one-man show in spite of our usual policy of featuring two... read more
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Skippyjon Jones opens DCCA Family Theatre Series
Darke County Center for the Arts' Family Theatre Series will present TheatreworksUSA's production of Skippyjon Jones, a musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, October 12. Showtime is 2 p.m. “This delightful show unleashes kids' imaginations and empowers their dreams while offering a really... read more
Greenville limb pickup
The City of Greenville street department last day for 2014 limb/brush pick-up will be Friday September 26th please call the street dept. (937) 548-2215 to schedule a pick-up.
Essential oils discussed at ASD in the Darke
GREENVILLE - ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in the Darke will meet Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library. The meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the third floor community room at GPL. This month the group will be learning about how to use essential oils to help calm and soothe children on the spectrum, as well as children with other medical and behavioral issues. Even if parents don't have children on the spectrum
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” on Saturday September 27th at the Silver Spur in Osgood.  The event will be held between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. This is the second time the commissioner has held this at the Silver Spur.   It has been a while, so it was time to go see the people in the northern part of the county again.  Please come on out, get a cup of coffee, and have the commissioner tell you about happenings  in  the  county
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“The Walking Dead” Marathon at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a free marathon of “The Walking Dead” on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Walking Dead is a popular TV series whose story takes place in post-apocalyptic Atlanta where the living are trying to survive amongst zombies.  Season 5 starts October 12th so here is a chance to re-cap Season 4, episodes 8-16.  Come up to the third floor meeting... read more
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DCCA Arts in Education presents Doug Berky
Darke County Center for the Arts will bring storyteller, actor, mime, and mask maker extraordinaire Doug Berky to local schools during the week of September 22 – 26 to present his program “Gems: The World's Wisdom Stories” for kindergarten through third grade students. “We are excited to bring Doug back to our community where he has been exceedingly well-received in the past by students and educators,” said Keith Rawlins... read more
Fall Clean Up 2014 is Oct. 13-17
Rumpke Waste Incorporated will provide Fall Clean Up service for  the  residents of the City  of Greenville during their scheduled pick  up day of the week of October 13 through October 17, 2014. This is for large items only -- no bags. For a list of items accepted for removal
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Scholarships available for Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership series
Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) is currently accepting applications for scholarships to participate in the twelfth annual series. The Academy consists of five, day-long workshops that begin January 21 and conclude May 20. Based on the book, “The Board Member’s Guide,” course topics include the fundamental practices of board recruitment, planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings, and community awareness. These
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Celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness with VHCC
The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center will celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 22nd through September 26th.  The week-long celebration will feature a complimentary cookout on Wednesday, September 24, from 11:30 am to 2 pm in Versailles Health Care Center’s beautiful courtyard.  The public is invited to stop in and take a tour of the short-term rehab unit and rehab clinic... read more
MVCTC Adult Education Open Houses Scheduled
Clayton, Ohio – Learn more about Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) training available to fill current job openings, by attending the upcoming Adult Education Open House on Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m.  There will be two sessions starting at 6 p.m. with Adult Education staff sharing current program information and a campus tour offered at 6:30 pm.  The second session starts at 7 p.m. with program information and a campus tour at 7:30 p.m
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On Time Staffing hiring event
*Looking for qualified warehouse associates: picking and packing, shipping and receiving, forklift operators.  Ask about us today! *We will be at the MIAMI COUNTY job center every MONDAY from 9-3 for same day interviewing and assessment testing. Address: 2040 N. County Road 25A Troy, OH 45373 *THE position is for a warehouse in Clayton, Ohio. Our pay rate is 10.50 per hour when you complete training
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“Banned Books” at the Library
September 21st to the 27th is Banned Books Week at the Greenville Public Library.  This is a national event that many libraries and bookstores participate in.  On the Library's second floor there is a Banned Books display with books wrapped in butcher paper and the reasons for having been banned written on the front of the book.  These books are available... read more
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Prairie Days Full of Historic Demonstrations
Come to Prairie Days at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, September 28th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and check out all of the free demonstrations occurring around the festival grounds.  There are many new attractions this year as well as the return of your annual favorites.  You can see apple butter
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Third Ladies Night Out scheduled for October
All About You Therapeutic Massage will be hosting its third annual Ladies Night Out October 25. It is a benefit for Mitochondrial Disease in honor of Corynna Strawser and includes a catered meal, entertainment, door prizes, 50/50, local vendors and more. Ticket prices
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Wine Tasting and Art Auction at BORM
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will hold a Wine Tasting and Art Auction September 20, 2014 , 7 pm - 9 pm. Cost is $25 at the door. No reservation required. Art from local artist. This year featuring the work of Ginger Godfrey. The funds go toward the museum's operations. The public is welcome to attend. Website www.bradfordrrmuseum.org
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Peace Pipe on Display
The Darke County Parks has been fortunate to have an 1814 Peace Pipe on display for the past several months.  If you haven’t taken the opportunity to come out and view the pipe, it will only be on display through Prairie Days (September 27th and 28th).   Time is limited to see the pipe before it must return to the Kansas City Museum!  This is one of three silver peace pipes gifted to the Native American Indian Tribes
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Welcome Center Grand Opening set for Oct. 3
GREENVILLE, OH – The Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB) will host the grand opening of a new welcome center at 421 S. Broadway, downtown Greenville on Friday, October 3, 2014. The grand opening will kick off with a ribbon cutting by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 pm.  The public is invited to tour the welcome center from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and meet Executive Director, Deanna York
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Christian music festival returns to Greenville
GREENVILLE – The Illumination Festival will be hosting a great line-up of artists at its eighth annual festival of contemporary gospel music at the Darke County Fairgrounds on Sept. 20 and 21. This year’s featured artists include Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole, Plumb, and Rhett Walker Band. Additional bands are expected to perform at the annual event. Presenting the truth of the Gospel has put
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Prairie Days Entertainment
Looking for some local, great, free entertainment?  Prairie Days has a full schedule of entertainers on their outdoor stage and around the festival grounds.  Visit Shawnee Prairie for the festival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 27th and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 28th. The Darke County Civic Theatre will have 3 performances throughout the weekend, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
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Edison Holds 5K for Athletics
Edison Community College’s 5K for Athletics race will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Piqua Campus. All of the money raised from the event will directly benefit Edison Community College athletic programs. The funds will be used to support programs and needs of student-athletes. Those interested in participating can pre-register for the event online now through October 2, 2014 at www.edisonohio.edu/edison5k. Entry fees are
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NAMI schedules Darke County support group
The local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) has scheduled a new support group meeting beginning in September. The Family Support Group for family members of adults suffering from mental illness challenges will meet ongoing the second Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30PM, at SafeHaven Support Center, 322 fair Street, Greenville. The next meeting will be October 14. The support group is free to attend, and no registration
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First Presbyterian Church invites the community to “Grow with Us!”
First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, is “A growing community that makes a difference by reaching all people with Jesus’ love.”  We are caring and loving people who have the fire for Jesus and want to share that fire with YOU!  Please join us for any or all of the following activities: Our congregation is currently working on a 31-day “Taste and See” Experiment.  This experiment, led by Pastor Person, is a congregational study that involves
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CBC’s ’50 Years’ blood drives
DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – Darke County will have several community, company, and school blood drives in September.  These blood drives will help honor Community Blood Center’s (CBC) 50th anniversary as the region’s first central blood bank. The blood drives come as CBC celebrates its founding on Sept. 14, 1964. Everyone who registers to donate will
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Soccer team schedules
DCSA’s “Meet The Team” was cancelled due to weather.  Rosters and Schedules are taped to the garage door of the shed at North Park.  Parents can check www.darkecountysoccer.com for team rosters and schedules.  Parents can send @npsocc14 to (206) 489-3098 to be notified by text of Youth Soccer information.  1st games are scheduled for Wednesday September 17th @ 5:30 PM.
Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters present Wavaire Camp 2014
October 29, 30 & November 1 - Memorial Hall -- GREENVILLE, OH – The Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters will host their annual Wavaire Camp again this year as a part of Night Out with The Wavaires. The camp is open to any student in grades 4-9. Students involved will have the opportunity to perform three selections with The Wavaires at the Night Out concert. The cost for students to attend the camp is $40, which includes a t-shirt, practice CD, music, and admission
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Here's What's Happening in September
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience the excitement of Fall in Darke County! Our 'urban-country spirit' will be in full swing with hayrides on the prairie, corn mazes on the farm, history & heritage with the parks, community festivals, gathering of artists, small town charm, rich frontier heritage and fine food & wine... uniquely Darke County. Featured Event: Illumination Festival 2014 will take place at the Darke County
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Garst Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Tenth Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 27, 2014… The National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, Lowell Thomas-With Lawrence and Beyond. Greenville, Ohio— Garst Museum will open its doors on Saturday September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!  A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers
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“Building Blocks 1” parenting classes planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held October 1, 8 and 15, 2014, 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 I” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skills or parenting techniques for children ages 0-6 years.  There
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Don't Miss the DCCA Artists Series Opener
Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music - September 13 @ 8 PM - Written and arranged by the Annie Moses Band, Rhapsody in Bluegrass is a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and other American originals, the show fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, classic themes and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting
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Vintage Red Cross Poster Art on Display
“A Reflection of Life”, the rare and unique collection of historic Red Cross posters from the early 1900s will continue to be on display in Darke County.  These magnificent and colorful posters depict the American Red Cross disaster relief, armed forced and fundraising efforts during and following World War I.  These historical posters were used in community outreach, to encourage members “to join” the American Red Cross
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Free workshop for seniors
The workshop is free and open to the public.  Valuable information will be provided to seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning.  CLA*USA helps you “Get It Together… Keep It Together”.   Our workshop is scheduled: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 9:30 AM at Romer’s Catering, 118 E. Main St., Greenville, OH 45331. RSVP: 866-252-8721. Guests will receive a free workbook and gain useful information to act upon immediately regarding: Pros and cons of wills and trusts; How to avoid
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Retirement Open House
With mixed feelings Tom Magoto is announcing his retirement from State Farm Insurance on November 30, 2014. Tom began his scratch agency in a small apartment on Pearl St in 1972. With a door balanced over two filing cabinets as a makeshift desk and his rate book in hand he began calling names out of the phonebook.  As newlyweds, Tom and Shila started a family with their first of five children born in 1974
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Home Tour set for Sept. 21
Back again is the Tour of Homes sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County.  Three magnificent homes, each unique in its own way, await visitors.  Whether appreciation for their beauty, an interest in gaining new decor ideas, or just looking for an enlightening afternoon, these homes provide all three. Sunday, September 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors may tour each home, learning its history and the challenges
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Prairie Days Free Crafts and Games!
Hey Kids! Would you like to try to live as a pioneer child?  It may not be as easy as you think!  Join us at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for Prairie Days under the Craft Tent to try it out.  Prairie Days is a FREE Family Event and will be held September 27th from 10-5pm and September 28th from 12-5pm. During this weekend event, you can make your own candles using beeswax or use a cider-press to make apple cider.  Make a tin can lantern
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Weber to speak at Versailles Health Care Center
Please join us on Thursday, September 18th  at 6:00 p.m. for a special presentation by Dr. Weber on Osteoporosis and fragility fracture prevention and care.  Dr. Weber was accepted into the prestigious resident program at Grandview Hospital where he became chief resident. During his masters program at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, Dr. Weber worked as an assistant athletic trainer for the Pittsburg Steelers, He gained experience
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Tri-County Board seeks artists for Art of Recovery showcase
The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, to be presented in conjunction with the Board’s annual meeting October 15 at Edison Community College in Piqua. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family member or friend, or anyone whose art reflects recovery from mental illness or addiction are invited to participate. For display
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LOGOS program at First Presbyterian Church
LOGOS, the FREE Wednesday night children’s program at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth St. Greenville, OH will be starting on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and will run through April 1, 2015.  The program is for children age 2 through 5th grade. The Time Schedule: Preschool     5:00 – 7:00 PM, K-5th Grade     5:00 – 7:00 PM. We encourage all parents to bring their children and their children’s friends to this FREE community outreach every
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September Blood Drives
Darke County, Ohio – Darke County will have several community, company, and school blood drives in September.  These blood drives come during the month when Community Blood Center (CBC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as the region’s first blood bank. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at
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Heirloom Seed Donations at Library
The Greenville Public Library's “Growing Harvest Seed Library” has gotten off to a great start this summer!  Now the time has come to replenish the heirloom seed supply for next year and below are a few guidelines. If patrons have borrowed seeds, they are not obligated to donate seeds. However donations are appreciated to keep the Seed Library self-sustaining.  Returning
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Fort GreeneVille DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the
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Secretary of State Jon Husted… Public Meeting of Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Secretary of State’s Office located at 180 East Broad St., 15th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. The agenda includes: Review of the application for certification of the EA Tablet electronic pollbook (submitted by Election Administrators) and examination of the pollbook for certification and approval
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ANNIE MOSES BAND – Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music
Second National Bank Sponsors DCCA Artists Series Opener -- Second National Bank (SNB) has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) as an Impresario sponsor of the 2014-2015 “Roots & Wings” season. “Second National Bank’s sponsorship provides a variety of opportunities for all members of the community to learn and grow through participating in the arts,“ stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA
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Delicious Food to be offered at Prairie Days
What is everyone’s favorite part of a festival?  That’s right; the FOOD!  Once again, food available during the Prairie Days festival will be provided by local non-profit organizations.  So not only are you filling your belly, you are helping out a good cause. Parking and Admission to Prairie Days are FREE so that gives you a few extra bucks to splurge on some pie or cookies.  From hamburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, sausages, brats to sloppy joes
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Who has the Best Pie in Darke County?!
Do you have the best pie in Darke County?  Let’s find out who really does!  Come join us on Saturday, September 27th for our annual Prairie Days Pie Baking Contest, held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West).  The rules are simple.  Have your pie (or pies if you would like to enter more than one) to the Nature Center between 9:30am and 10:00 am.  Judging
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Edison hosts annual college fair
In order to help parents and students through the college selection process, Edison Community College will be hosting its annual College Fair on Monday, September 22, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the North Hall at the Piqua Campus. Finding the right school can be an overwhelming task. Options including size, location, and cost are all elements that can have a major
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Swallow to speak at Versailles K of C Hall
A women's retreat entitled “Do Whatever He Tells You” will be held Saturday, October 18th at the Versailles K of C Hall from 9:00 - 3:30 with a light breakfast and lunch.  The presentation will be led by Jill Swallow of The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  To pre-register please make your $15.00 check payable to St. Denis Church and mail it to:  Jean Grieshop, 37 Hiawatha Street, Versailles
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Lego Event at the Library
When it comes to Legos, everything is awesome! Join Julie and Reuben at the Greenville Public Library for Lego snacks, games, activities, and prizes on Saturday September 6th at 1:00 p.m.  Then head up to the third floor to watch “The Lego Movie” on our big screen TV. Families and children are invited to join in on the festivities. This will be a great program for anyone who enjoyed our previous Dr. Seuss and Super Hero Events
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Prairie Days!
You’re invited to Prairie Days!  Don’t miss out on this awesome historical event!  Prairie Days is right around the corner, Saturday, September 27th, from 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 28th, from 12pm-5pm.  Come enjoy a weekend celebrating prairies and the pioneer way of life!  See apple butter being made over the fire, play children’s pioneer games, take a horse and wagon ride, compete in foot races and seed-spitting contests, view
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Audio-essay Competition for grades 9-12
Scholarships to be awarded for 2014-2015 contest - The VFW Voice of Democracy contest provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essays. The national winner will receive the $30,000 T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship Award paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and...
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VFW Now Accepting Entries for Youth Scholarship Competitions
Open to grades 6-8 - Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern...
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MVCTC Education Foundation 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser Scheduled
All proceeds go to help MVCTC Students - Clayton, Ohio - The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Education Foundation will be holding the 7th Annual MVCTC "Pi Miler" - 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10 a.m. on the MVCTC Campus at 6800 Hoke Road, Clayton, Ohio. All proceeds from this event will go to the MVCTC Education Foundation and are used for MVCTC student scholarships and student assistance...
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Low-Price Grocery Leader ALDI Brings New Jobs to Greenville
Local Hiring Event on Sep. 9 Open to the Public - Greenville, Ohio – Aug. 26, 2014 – Known for offering wages significantly higher than the industry standard, ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, will host a hiring event for its Greenville store on Tuesday, Sep. 9. Opportunities within ALDI include Store Associate and Shift Manager positions. What: ALDI hiring event for its store in Greenville, Ohio. Who: ALDI representatives, Local residents...
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Edison Community College collecting goods for troops
In honor of the upcoming 9/11 National Day of Service, Edison Community College is hosting a care package drive for troops through September 14. Those interested in helping to support the troops with non-perishable foods, toiletries, and books are asked to deliver goods to designated barrels around the Piqua Campus. Donations can also be dropped off at the Miami Valley Centre Mall and Kroger in Piqua. AmeriCorps volunteers have made this initiative possible.

Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, September 4, 7:30am, 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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be October 2, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Watercolors and Wood Sculptures on display at Bear’s Mill
Wood sculptures by Richmond, Indiana resident Tom Bartel will be displayed alongside the watercolors of Peter Frederick at historic Bear's Mill during the month of September. The monthly “Art at the Mill” series features the work of an artist who creates three-dimensional pieces alongside complementary two dimensional fine art. The Bartel/Frederick exhibit
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Blood drives come during 50th anniversary month
September Blood Donations - DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – Darke County will have several community, company, and school blood drives in September.  The blood drive comes during the month when Community Blood Center (CBC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as the region’s first blood bank. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a special edition
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Vintage Red Cross Posters on Display First Friday
You are invited to the first Darke County public showing of the rare Vintage American Red Cross Poster Art.  During the Main Street Greenville’s “First Friday ” event, September 5,  the display  will be open to the public from 6 – 8 PM to view this special exhibit in the Anna Bier Gallery of Memorial Hall.  The Darke County Red Cross, a long-time downtown resident until a move
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Meeting of Darke County Volunteer Network
The Darke County Volunteer Network will meet on September 2nd at noon at the State of the Heart Hospice building, 1350 North Broadway in Greenville.  All area volunteer administrators are invited to attend.  This group is free and we encourage anyone that manages volunteers to join.  The meetings are a great way to network, share ideas, discuss and advance new volunteering techniques and learn from guest speakers...
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First Congregation Christian Church BBQ chicken fundraiser
First Congregational Christian Church, 115 West Fifth St., is excited to announce their BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser in conjunction with a non-traditional time of worship at J&J Enterprises Party Facility!  Located at 3875 St. Rt. 502, Greenville, worship begins at 10:30am on Sunday, Sept. 14 and also includes the Awana year kick-off.  Chicken dinner tickets must be purchased in advance at FCCC or from any member of the church.   It is suggested to call ahead at 548-3575 to make sure...
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Prairie Meander
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist on Monday, September 8th  at 7:00pm for a relaxing hike through the “back 40” prairie. These grassland ecosystems don’t stretch for miles as they once did so don’t miss this opportunity to “wander” through and see what flowers are in bloom, what birds are active and what butterflies are feeding. Bring your camera and/or binoculars as there is always something exciting to experience.  Meet at the
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Faber to Hold District Office Hours
COLUMBUS – State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) will hold open office hours at several locations throughout the district on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5, 2014. Senator Faber represents the 12th Ohio Senate District which encompasses all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer and Shelby counties as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke and Logan counties. He currently serves as President of the Senate... read more
GHS grad Trent Fasnacht to appear on DYI network
A new series on DYI network will premier GHS grad Trent Fasnacht. The program, called American Rehab, will air at 11 p.m. Aug. 28. Fasnacht is a general contractor who has remodeled his 100 plus year old Victorian home in Summerville, SC, near Charleston. Be sure to check it out. You might also want to check out his blog "Blood, Sweat and Pigs Ears."

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PBS sensation kicks off DCCA season
Annie Moses Band brings "Rhapsody In Bluegrass" to St. Clair Memorial Hall - Saturday, September 13th at 8 p.m., the critically acclaimed Annie Moses Band will perform Rhapsody In Bluegrass: The Art of American Music at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, OH, to open the Darke County Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Roots & Wings season. Written and
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Nature Center’s Kids Programs
Hey Parents!  The kids are back to school and the Darke County Parks has plenty to offer to add to their education.  We have several monthly programs available that your child will join a Naturalist for some hands-on learning about the natural world all around them! Programs are available for 2 year olds up to 6th graders!  For those children ages 2-5, we... read more
GHS Vocal Music Boosters invite parents to attend meeting
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters invite all parents of students in the high school vocal music program to attend their first meeting of the new school year. Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room at Greenville High School.
MVCTC Adult Education Open Houses Scheduled
Clayton, Ohio – Learn more about Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) training available to fill current job openings, by attending one of the upcoming Adult Education Open Houses.  Open Houses are scheduled for Thursday, September 16 and Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m. both days.  There will be two sessions each night starting at 6 p.m. with Adult Education staff sharing current program information and a campus tour offered at 6:30 pm.  The second session starts at 7 p.m. with
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Friend Sunday
Kick off your fall the right way… with FRIENDS!  First Presbyterian Church would like to invite you to Church on Sunday, September 7, 2014 for “Friend Sunday”.  This is also our “Fall Kick-Off”, when Sunday School starts back up at 9:30 a.m. and Worship returns to 10:30 a.m.  Following Worship that morning, we will be serving FREE hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill with lettuce salads, potato chips and cookies.  Join us at 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio
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First Friday Tailgating
Join First Presbyterian Church, (114 East Fourth Street, Greenville), for another Tailgating Party during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on September 5, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Free parking and Ice Cream to go with all the “fixins” will be available outside the church.   Tables and chairs will also be available for anyone that wishes to rest or stop and enjoy some socializing while listening to Christian music.  The Theatre
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Edison Stagelight Players hold open auditions
The Edison Community College Stagelight Players are holding open auditions for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, on Tuesday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison’s Piqua Campus. Frankenstein is the popular tale of a grotesque creature, created by an eccentric scientist, and the havoc it wreaks on a small Russian town in the late 18th century. Auditions will last approximately two hours and consist of cold readings from the script. Production dates will run from October 24 through November 2. For more information contact Matt Beisner at mbeisner@edisonohio.edu
Offices closed for Labor Day
County and other government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.
Autism support group to meet
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in the Darke will meet in the third floor Community Room of Greenville Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This group was created by local mothers in response to the lack of a support system for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Darke County. The hope is that the group can be a resource and support group for other parents, caregivers and loved ones of those who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum... read more
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Watercolors and Wood Sculptures on display at Bear’s Mill
Wood sculptures by Richmond, Indiana resident Tom Bartel will be displayed alongside the watercolors of Peter Frederick at historic Bear's Mill during the month of September. The monthly “Art at the Mill” series features the work of an artist who creates three-dimensional pieces alongside complementary two dimensional fine art. The Bartel/Frederick exhibit opens on Friday, August 29 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and... read more
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Lego Event at the Library
When it comes to Legos, everything is awesome! Join Julie and Reuben at the Greenville Public Library for Lego snacks, games, activities, and prizes on Saturday September 6th at 1:00 p.m.  Then head up to the third floor to watch “The Lego Movie” on our big screen TV. Families and children are invited to join in on the festivities. This will be a great program for anyone who enjoyed our previous Dr. Seuss and Super Hero Events... read more
Dear Darke County Parks Volunteer(s),
I am sending this email to you as we are still in need of lots of volunteer assistance for our Prairie Days Festival. Please take a couple moments and review the attach volunteer sign-up sheet with various the volunteer opportunities, along with the shift times for the weekend. Please review the opportunities and the brief descriptions (on the back) of each opportunity and let me know what you would like to be involved with for Prairie Days.  If you would like to assist, but none of these work, please let me know
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Friends of Darke County Parks Members and Volunteers... Polo Shirts
We are planning on placing another order for polo Shirts for the Gift Shop and were wondering if you would like to purchase a polo shirt with an embroidered Friend of the Park logo on it.  This could be worn to meetings and other Park programs you assist with.  The Park District will be placing an order with Caviler Clothing and would need all orders to be turned into the office by Wednesday, August 27th at 5PM.  If you would like a polo shirt or two, please visit the links below as
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Tire Recycling Day Near
Tired of looking at those old tires lying around?  Not only are they an eyesore, they can be dangerous.  The Darke County Solid Waste District wants to help you with your tire problem.  The district will be sponsoring a used tire collection on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to tires to being an eyesore, they are a nuisance to rural citizens who find them in their ditches, out in the fields and wooded areas.  Used tires make the perfect breeding ground for... read more
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Raptor Ambassador Open House
Visit with our Raptor Ambassadors! We’re opening the raptor mew (enclosure for raptors) to the public on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00pm-3:00pm to allow Greta the Great Horned Owl and Joseph the Red-tailed Hawk to show off their homes. Staff and Volunteers will be present to answer questions and of course you’ll get a great look at Greta and Joseph! This program is open to the public, but we ask that all visitors remain calm and... read more
2014 Fairboard Election Names
Four persons are to be elected to the Darke County Fair Board. The contestants are: Richard Delk, Ed Erisman, Russell W. Bennett, Velma Campbell, Apollo Perez and Cindy Riffle
DCCA announces annual meeting
The Darke County Center for the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of the Greenville Public Library, 126 W. Fourth Street, Greenville.  All DCCA members are invited to attend.  The agenda includes election of officers and trustees and reports from the last fiscal year.  Immediately following the annual meeting, the board of trustees will convene for their regular monthly meeting... read more
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DCCA fair special
Annie Moses Band Tickets $20, August 15-23. Performance is Saturday, September 13 at 8 PM. They are five Juilliard-trained musicians from the same family tree with a sound all their own. They call it chamber pop - a spicy blend of classical, jazz, pop and country. Siblings Annie, Alex, Benjamin, Camille and Jeremiah are joined by their parents Robin and Bill Wolaver on vocals and... read more
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Friends of the Parks Basket Raffle
The Friends of the Darke County Park District will once again run their annual basket raffle this summer and culminate at Prairie Days in September.  Local clubs donated baskets full of goodies to raise money for the Friends of the Parks.  Baskets include one from the Darke County Birders, containing bird seed, a bird feeder, bird house, field guide and much more. The Darke County... read more
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Flint Knapping
Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, September 4th at 6:30pm  for a program about the technical and artful skill of transforming pieces of specialized rock into useful tools, producing knives, spear points, scrapers and many other interesting materials. Bill Light will demonstrate this useful art form using ancient techniques and more modern ones. Various types of rocks (chert, flint, etc.) will... read more
Stop by the Darke County Visitors Bureau booth at the fair
GREENVILLE, OH – Folks are gearing up for The GREAT! Darke County Fair and the Darke County Visitors Bureau is no exception. The Visitors Bureau will have a large booth located in the center of the Coliseum during this the 158th celebration of The GREAT! Darke County Fair. Visitors as well as locals are invited to stop by to learn about the attractions, events, history, restaurants and accommodations found in our community. Maps and brochures from local businesses as well as the award-winning... read more
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Coffee with the Commissioner at the Fair
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting a little differently this month.  August is always a busy time for people with vacations, getting ready for school, and of course the Great Darke County Fair.  Since most of Darke County shows up at the fair at one time or another, Commissioner Stegall has decided to have his meetings at the fairgrounds.    Commissioner Stegall will be working at the Republican tent on... read more
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Midmark Welcomes Harvey Alston to Versailles
Sponsored by Midmark’s Wellness Committee - proceeds go to Dylan Williams Forever an All-Star Foundation - DAYTON, Ohio, August 7, 2014 — The Midmark Corporation Wellness Committee, Feel the Heat, is hosting an event on Thursday, August 14 featuring speaker Harvey Alston. The event will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Versailles Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $3.00 each and are available at The Inn at Versailles... read more
Business and Industry Center to offer free Six Sigma session
The Business and Industry Center at Edison Community College is offering a free executive overview of Lean/Six Sigma on Wednesday, August 13th. The event, which includes breakfast, will be held from 8–10 a.m. in room 504 of the Emerson Center at the Piqua campus. Providing participants with a deeper exploration of Lean and Six Sigma, the session will cover techniques and tools used to reduce waste, improve quality, generate higher efficiencies... read more
Mosquito Spraying in City of Greenville
The city of Greenville will spray for mosquitos on Tuesday, August 12,2014 at 9:00pm, south of the Greenville Creek and Wednesday, August 13,2014 at 9:00pm, north of the Greenville Creek. Weather permitting. Any questions, please contact the street department at 937 548-2215.
Rogers to speak Aug. 10 at First Presbyterian
Need inspiration?  Mark your calendars for August 10th when  Robert Rogers will inspire his listeners with God’s intervention in his life after the tragic loss of his family.  An accomplished worship leader, pianists, songwriter and author, Rogers tells how tragedy took his family but could not take his faith.   From his experiences, he shares with others how to live a life with no regrets. On Sunday, August 10, join the congregation of First Presbyterian Church... read more
GTS Fair Shuttle
Greenville Transit System will be offering Park & Ride Service weekdays from 5pm to 11pm and the first weekend 11am to 11pm.  The shuttle will run from the Martz Street gate (gate 3) to two locations on a continuous basis.  The locations offer free parking.  Drop off and pick up points are: Greenville Municipal Building – 100 Public Square; Darke County Job & Family... read more
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Visit the Council House
Join the Darke County Park District for the special chance to visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House, located at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Avenue. The Council House will be open for visitors on Saturday, August 16th  from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  We’ll discover why Anthony Wayne built the house and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greene Ville. While inside the Council House, we’ll discuss many... read more
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Deadline Extended to Aug. 8… "A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life"
2014 Little Miss & Little Mr Darke County Fair Pageant Monday, August 18, 2014 - Child must be between 3-5 years of age by August 18, 2014 and a resident of Darke County. There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee.  Please have your child in the youth building, located behind the gazebo of the fairgrounds, at least 1/2 hour before starting time.   The Boys will begin at 5:30 and the Girls will... read more
Sights and Sounds of a Summer Evening
Join a Naturalist for a hike enjoying the sights and sounds of a summer evening at Routzong Preserve (located on Routzong Road, just off 571-East).  This hike will occur on Monday, August 11th at 7:00pm and is FREE.   Routzong has many fascinating habitats to explore, be it prairie, woodland or stream. We’ll enjoy a quiet walk as we watch the natural world transition from the heat of the day to cooling evening. Dress for the weather and meet at Routzong.  For more information call the Nature Center at... 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 September 22 and 29, 2014, 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 parent... read more
Darke County Parks… August Volunteer Opportunities
Please review the list below and let me know what you would like to be involved with. Please contact the office or let me know if you can help with any of the following tasks. Friday, August 8th Eco-Tours 7:30AM-5:30PM  Fee $25.00. Join us for a trip south to the Cincinnati Nature Center, we’ll will travel to Rowe Woods explore the Nature Center & take some time to hike some trails. For more information please see the Nature Notes and call to reserve your spot. Friday, August 8th Task Force- 8AM - Join us... read more
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Vintage Red Cross Poster Art on Display in September
Mark your calendars so you won’t miss the  rare and unique collection of historic Red Cross posters from the early 1900s which will be on display in Darke County.  “A Reflection of Life”, these magnificent and colorful posters depict the American Red Cross disaster relief, armed forces and fundraising efforts during and following World War I.  One of the posters on display is possibly one of the most important in the American Red Cross history, “The... read more
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Midmark Feel the HEAT for a Cause 5K Run/Walk
DAYTON, Ohio, August 1, 2014 — The Midmark Feel the HEAT committee is hosting its first annual Feel the HEAT for a Cause 5K run, walk and one-mile fun run. The 2014 event will be in support of the Dylan Williams Forever and All-Star Foundation and the foundation’s mission of bringing awareness of youth sport safety and the value of placing life-saving defibrillators (AEDs) at youth sport fields. The run will be held Saturday, August 30... read more
Blood donations in August in Darke County
DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – A new era in patient care began Sept. 14, 1964 when Community Blood Center (CBC) opened the doors of the region’s first central blood bank.  CBC is celebrating its golden anniversary with the special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh... read more
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Summer Floating
Join the Darke County Parks as we launch our boats into the calming waters of Lake Loramie State Park on Saturday, August 9th.  We’ll meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am (4267 State Route 502 West) and then carpool to our put-in location. As we float through the islands of the Lake, we’ll enjoy wildlife and flowering plants. Please be sure to dress to get wet, bring... read more
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27th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale – US 127
Date: August 7 – 10, 2014;  Facebook: US127 Yard Sale – Ohio - GREENVILLE, OH - The US 127 Corridor Sale started in 1987 and ran for 18 years from Covington, Kentucky to Gasden, Alabama. In 2006, several counties in Ohio including Darke County jumped on board and this year, the 27th anniversary of the “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” at least one community in each of the... read more
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Seed Saving Program at Library
On Thursday August 7th at  6:30 p.m. Gary & Mildred Malott will give a presentation at the Green ville Public Library on gardening and saving seeds as part of the Growing Harvest Seed Library project.  Just come up to the third floor Meeting Room to see their display of vegetables and seeds and to learn anything you want to know about non-GMO produce and heirloom seeds. As part of this project, our Library has set up drawers near the... read more
Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting  GUEST SPEAKER: Daryl Riffle, Darke County Fair Preview  WHEN:  Thursday, August 7, 7:30am  WHERE:  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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be September 4, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Reverse Job Fair; a non-traditional way to find employment
Instead of a traditional job fair where employers set up booths and jobseekers circulate among the booths, jobseekers eagerly wait at their tables with a stack of their resumes while employers walk amongst the displays and determine who they want to speak with as a good candidate to bring into their company. Since it has become more important than ever to stand out in... read more
Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group will not meet in August
The monthly cancer support group will not be meeting in August.  The group will begin to meet quarterly with the next meeting scheduled in October. Please watch the newspapers for the next meeting. If you have questions, please call the office at 937-548-9960. Also, if you would like to volunteer your time at fundraisers or be a volunteer driver for the association, please call (548-9960) or email (director@cadcinfo.org) Christine and let her know. The organization partners with United Way... read more
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League of Women Voters annual membership meeting
The League of Women Voters of Darke County is having its annual membership meeting on August 7 at 7 p, m, at the home of Shirla Neff, 291 Hickory Drive, Greenville. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government policy issues.  They study issues to inform themselves and the public.  On October 20, they will hold a Candidates... read more
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Church picnic & spike ball tournament
First Presbyterian Church would like to invite you and yours to the Annual Church Picnic/Carry-in on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at North Park, behind Kroger.  This year we will also have a Spike Ball Tournament during the picnic.  Spike Ball is the newest high-energy sport to hit the scene and we are ready to play! USA Spikeball explains the game like this: “Spikeball is a team sport played by two teams of two players... read more
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Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership hosts speaker series
Beginning in August, Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) will host a special mini series featuring three presentations that focus on various not–for–profit leadership principles. Each session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. “Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership is a unique entity of the Edison Foundation which has connected us to the... read more
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August “Lunch on the Lawn”
Wind up the summer on a positive note by enjoying the August “Lunch on the Lawn.“ On Friday August 1st stop by the Greenville Public Library to relax and nourish yourself under the shade trees while you groove to the music.  From 11:30 to 1:00 Romer’s Catering will serve lunch for $7 - or bring your own or just stop by for fun. The menu includes 1/4 BBQ chicken, fresh fruit cup... read more
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50 Years of Saving Lives Blood Drives
DAYTON & Darke County, Ohio – A new era in patient care began Sept. 14, 1964 when Community Blood Center (CBC) opened the doors of the region’s first central blood bank.  CBC is celebrating its golden anniversary with the special edition “Celebrating 50 Years of Saving Lives” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC... read more
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Favorite Mike Hemmelgarn at Library
The last “Family Fun Day” of the summer is Wednesday July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Public Library.  Crowd favorite Mike Hemmelgarn returns for a new and exciting performance.  As always, this year's program features a custom blend of ventriloquist characters and a wild variety of comedy juggling with a splash of magic and balloons.  Mike's unique brand of entertainment is loved by all ages. The Summer Reading Program also wraps up... read more
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Fort GreeneVille DAR storytime at the Gathering at Garst
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR is inviting school age children to a story time at the Gathering at Garst on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00pm. At the Burkett Encampment Tent, John and Karen Burkett and DAR chapter members will have a story time based on the "Fort Life" book written by Boobie Kalman and David Schimay. The Burketts will be in period dress in order to give a visual of fort life in the 1800’s. Also included in the story time will be activities... read more
Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day July 31st
Livestock producers and others interested in learning more about manure application technology are encouraged to attend the Western Ohio Manure Application Technology Field Day being held on Thursday, July 31st at Homan Inc at 69115 Olding Road, Maria Stein in Mercer County. A morning educational program from 9:30am to 11:30am will be held at the Homan Inc barn. Topics will include Nutrient Management-National, State, and Local Perspectives: Senate Bill 150-On-farm impacts: Utilizing... read more
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Meetings Offer Insight for Farmers on 2014 Farm Bill, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Farmers interested in learning more about the 2014 Farm Bill and its impact on commodity programs can hear from industry experts during meetings scheduled for August 18, 19 and September 16 who will provide insight into the legislation and its impact on agriculture. The 2014 Farm Bill's safety net requires farmers and landowners to elect which program design they prefer based on what they think will be most effective for their operation, particularly... read more
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Hummingbird Banding First Hand
53 times a second... that’s how many wingbeats a Ruby-throated Hummingbird averages. Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, August 2nd  at 9:00am as we welcome Alan Chartier.  Alan will once again attempt to band the “hummers” of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. After an introductory presentation explaining his on-going research on hummingbirds, Alan will check his... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival ready for event in new location
GREENVILLE – The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is very excited to again bring its historical tour back to the 2014 festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the 90-minute tour of historic Greenville on an air conditioned charter bus. The tour is free with the $3 weekend gate pass. This year’s tour will leave from the festival grounds at York Woods, on the corner
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Woodland Headbangers
Knock! Knock! Thump! We have seven species of woodpeckers wecommonly see in Ohio and six of those are likely during the summer months.  Join the Darke County Parks on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) as we study adaptations of woodpeckers across the world and then delve into those local species. Come learn about our local headbangers and how they can drum all day long
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Edison to host fall re-enrollment event
Edison Community College will host a special re-enrollment event on Tuesday, July 29, from 1–7 p.m. in the West Hall of the Piqua campus. It will feature a one-stop registration opportunity for students who were once enrolled at Edison. This event is geared toward students who started pursuing an education from Edison but stopped attending before completing their degree. Returning students attending the event will be able to register for
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“Annie Oakley” PBS Documentary
The Greenville Public Library will be showing the PBS American Experience documentary “Annie Oakley” at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday July 26th.  This probing production examines the dramatic life of a uniquely American icon whose complex character manifested many of the paradoxes of the nation.  The public is invited to view this excellent film in the third floor Meeting Room.  Admission is free and snacks are welcome
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August blood drives in Darke County
Dayton & Darke County, Ohio – A summer donation will put donors in the running for a new car. A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is the grand prize in the CBC “Summer Cruze-In 2014 Blood Drive.”  Anyone age 18 and older who registers to donate at any CBC Donor Center or CBC mobile blood drive May 30 through Sept. 30 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the Chevy Cruze, valued at approximately $19,000. The “champagne silver” color of the Cruze is a toast
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Public service announcement
Residents of the city of Greenville can have a garage sale i yard sale from Aug. 7-10, 2014 without a permit. City is allowing  residents to participate in conjunction with the World's Longest Yard Sale Hwy 127 event. For questions  please call 548-1819
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Decoys and photos on display at Bear’s Mill
During the month of August, “Art At the Mill” will feature Laurel Dabbs' finely hand-crafted duck decoys, songbirds and shorebirds, and photographs by Paula Willmot Kraus, an artist and educator who began her career in photojournalism over 30 years ago before moving into fine art photography. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens Friday, July 25 with a reception featuring
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Darke County Visitors Bureau… Here's What's Happening in Darke County for July
Bring along your sense of discovery to experience the excitement of Summer in Darke County! Our 'urban-country spirit' will be in full swing with concerts in the parks, history come to life, community picnics and festivals, gathering of artists and skilled historic craftsmen, small town charm, rich frontier heritage and fine food & wine... uniquely Darke County. For
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Midmark, Versailles NHS to co-sponsor community blood drive
On, Monday, July 21st Midmark Corporation & Versailles High School NHS will co-sponsor a community blood drive at Versailles K of C Hall, located at 8440 St. Rt. 47 in Versailles from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Please support this community blood drive and schedule an appointment to donate blood. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org
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Frisch Marionettes at Library
Another treat is in store Wednesday July 23rd at Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Day.  The Frisch Marionette Company will perform at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  Frisch works in the traditional styles of 19th Century European Puppetry with a contemporary twist.  Every puppet is hand carved and every costume sewn and custom tailored for each character.  This show is will be lively and entertaining for all ages.  In case of rain
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Hatfield family to perform
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, as part of their summer concert series, will host The Hatfield Family at 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Travis and Sarah Hatfield live near Arcanum, OH with their 5 children, and have been in the singing ministry together for 10 years. They feel that it is important to give their children an early start in music, and include them in their singing. The children love to sing and are excited to share about Jesus
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Volunteers Thank You; and help still needed
DCP Volunteers, Please let me know if you can help with any of the following tasks. Saturday, July 19th- Volunteer Appreciation- 5PM - Thank you, to all of the volunteers who have already RSVP’d for this SATURDAY’S Appreciation.  If you have not done so and plan on coming please let me know. Join us this evening for a fabulous picnic style meal, mingling with friends and sharing what this past year has provided us. Families are welcome. The evening will
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GHS Wavaires partner with Jazz Scene to perform at Disney World
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires are proud to announce their partnership with The Greenville High School Jazz Scene to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in December. The multi-day trip will be filled with workshops, performances at the Disney parks including a performance opportunity for the Show Choir in the Candlelight Processionals
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Darke County Republican Men's Club
Members and Friends: The July meeting will be at the Brethren Home Retirement Community on 7-19-14 at 8:00 a.m. in the Chestnut Café'. We have a breakfast buffet for a $6 "donation".  Arriving early allows you to enjoy your breakfast and visit with the other Club Members. Our guest speaker will talk about and explain “Common Core”
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Peace and Friendship Summit
The Darke County Park District in partnership with the Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission is proud to be hosting an event, The Peace and Friendship Summit, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July 1814.  The signing of this treaty ended most hostilities of the War of 1812 and was crucial to ending the war.  This premier event will begin on July 24, 2014 with a grand opening of a new Tecumseh display room at the Nature Center to celebrate the many
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GHS annual Wavaire Camp concert returns, July 25 at 7:00 pm
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires will participate in their annual, week-long camp at Memorial Hall from July 19-25. The Wavaires are under the direction of Mrs. Chelsea Whirledge, and choreographer, Miss Brooke Jendrusik. Both ladies are 2007 graduates of Greenville High School, and 2011 graduates of Ball State University. They are excited for the opportunity to work with The Wavaires for the upcoming school
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Blue Bag Media… Visit The Early Bird tent at The Gathering at Garst
GREENVILLE – The Early Bird and Bluebag Media will have a booth at this year’s The Gathering at Garst. Be sure to stop by for a chance to win burritos from Hot Head Burrito or a meal from The Bistro Off Broadway. In addition to offering the giveaway, local cartoonist Paul Ackley will be present on both days drawing caricatures. Ackley has been expressing his opinion through cartoons for almost 40 years. His editorial cartoons
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Bar-B-Q and CPR!
Summertime and the living is easy – and so is learning Citizens CPR to help keep someone alive!  This Summer, when planning a family bar-b-que , scheduling a meeting or party, start the event with a short lesson that could save a life.   Learn CitizensCPR, the hands-on only CPR, in just 30 minutes and then kick off the party. What a great way to get together a regular group of friends, your organization, your staff, a Sunday school class,  family
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Local youngsters invited to audition for roles in musical production
Darke County Center for the Arts is once again presenting a week-long Missoula Children's 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 Rapunzel, a silly tale of personal triumph
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Annie Oakley Days Schedule and Weekend Passes Now Available
The 2014 festival is being held July 25, 26, and 27.  A weekend festival pass is only $3.00 at the gate during the festival or $2.00 if you purchase it before the festival. You can now pick up a printed schedule and weekend festival pass at the following locations: Hallmark Readmore, The Coffee Pot and KitchenAid, AAA and Granny's Corner, Mayors office, Greenville
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Free Summer Concert!
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, July 19th  at 7:00pm as we invite the band Elixir for a FREE Summer Concert!  Elixir re-invents music of the American 1800’s with unique arrangements, taking popular songs of our ancestors and blending them with the music styles of musicians that followed them. This talented trio plays guitars, mandolin, fiddle and a number of swell percussion instruments, not to mention a duck call. Every performance is full of laughs, sing-a-longs, toe tapping, hand clapping
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Donoritaville second July blood donor schedule
DAYTON, Ohio – Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org. The tropical-colored “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt design features a parrot in straw hat and
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Dome Theater at Library
The Greenville Public Library is thrilled to present Dome Theater on Saturday July 19th. Eight programs will be shown throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is room in the dome for 4-5 families at a time. Because of this, we will require tickets for all shows. The tickets are free and will be available beginning July 1st. The Dome is a Mobile Digital Theater that features highly innovative, immersive, and educational
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Hanes to speak at the 33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney
Ronda Hanes, a local cancer patient, will share her personal story at the golfing dinner banquet this year.  The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament will be held at the Turtle Creek Golf Course on July 21, 2014.  The tourney starts out with lunch for all the golfers at 11:30.  It features a shotgun start with scramble format, chances to win great prizes, and dinner for the
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Cincinnati Observatory at Library
Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies! Utilizing some amazing simulation software you will be guided through the mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. Then you’ll make the jump to light speed and head to interstellar space and see all the galaxies in the universe.  Don’t worry
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Peace and Friendship Summit
The Darke County Park District in partnership with the Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission is proud to be hosting an event, The Peace and Friendship Summit, to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July 1814.  The signing of this treaty ended most hostilities of the War of 1812 and was crucial to ending the war.  This premier event will begin on July 24, 2014 with a grand opening
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Daniel Boone, American Hero
Steven Caudill of Winchester, Kentucky grew up and now lives just a few miles northeast of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. Steven is an 18th century re-enactor who portrays Daniel Boone so well that watching him can leave one wondering if he isn’t the modern-day embodiment of Boone himself! His sincere passion for his state’s magnificent history and his admiration for Daniel Boone are honest and unmistakable. He may be as close as we
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Hike to Health
Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for an excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise while enjoying our Hike to Health series. Each time we will meet at a different park and hike at a brisk pace to get our blood pumping. Dogs like to get outside too! Feel free to bring your leashed, four-legged friend.  July’s hike will be held at Worth Family Preserve (Springhill Road) on Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm.  The hike for August will be on
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Choices galore at "Barbecue and Blues"
In addition to lots of music, “Barbecue and Blues,” a festive fundraiser for Darke County Center for the Arts scheduled for Friday, July 11 at Turtle Creek Golf Club, will feature food offering an array of choices to appeal to all ages. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, Turtle Creek will set up on the lawn three food stations featuring barbecue baby back ribs, pulled chicken or pork sandwiches, and Nathan's hot dogs and premium hamburgers. “These
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Fish of Greenville
Our waterways are full of fish, a rich diversity of colors, shapes and sizes. Join the Darke County Parks at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, July 12th from 10:00am-3:00pm as we welcome Tom Hissong from Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm to learn the Fish of the Greenville. We’ll first spend time on the dry land as we learn the species we hope to encounter. The rest of this day-long workshop we will be on a “fish safari” in the water as we
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Paint the County Purple… Darke County Relay for Life Week
DARKE COUNTY - In conjunction with the Darke County Relay for Life, the Darke County Commissioners proclaimed the week of July 13-19 as “Paint the County Purple! - Darke County Relay for Life Week” All citizens and businesses of Darke County are urged to join in the fight against cancer by decorating the towns, homes and businesses in purple!  Consider making it a block competition.  Then take a picture of your neighborhood or individual
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Free Summer Concert!
Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, July 19th  at 7:00pm as we invite the band Elixir for a FREE Summer Concert!  Elixir re-invents music of the American 1800’s with unique arrangements, taking popular songs of our ancestors and blending them with the music styles of musicians that followed them. This talented trio plays guitars, mandolin, fiddle and a
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A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life
Applications are now being accepted for The 2014 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 18, 2014 with the boys starting at 5:30 and the girls starting at 6:30.  This year’s theme is “A Magical Kingdom Comes to Life,” a Disney themed and judged event
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July Blood Drive Reminders: Donoritaville
DAYTON, Ohio – Everyone who registers to donate will receive the free “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com contact CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh at (937) 997-2199 or dputerbaugh@cbccts.org. The tropical-colored “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt design features a parrot in straw hat and lei clutching an ice cream cone.  The
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in the Log House will
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Academic Reading Program at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting an Academic Reading Program this summer sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  The program is designed to benefit students who struggle with their reading levels.  It's also supported by the Woodland Heights Parent Teacher Association and members of the community.  Donations are gratefully accepted!  A check may be written to the Friends of the Library and sent to the Greenville Public
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Rushes retire after 30 years of service
Tri-Village Rescue would like to invite you to the retirement party of Jim and Carolyn Rush. After 30 years of dedicated service to our organization Jim and Carolyn have decided to retire. Please join us on July 20th from 4pm to 6pm at our station for hamburgers, hot dogs and food in celebration of their retirement. If in the last 30 Years Jim and Carolyn have touched your lives please stop in and wish them well. If you have any questions please
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Joseph at “Family Fun Day”
Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” are a great way to spend a Wednesday morning!  Each one features top-notch talent that will entertain the whole family.  This coming Wednesday July 9 the Library welcomes back Joseph Helfrich.  Joseph is a multi-instrument musician, singer, and storyteller who delights young and old alike.  His performance starts at 11:00 sharp on the front lawn!  In case of rain we'll meet at the First Congregational
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GOP Women to Meet
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 14. Christine Lynn, Executive Director of the Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC) will be the featured speaker. CADC strives to give service, according to need, to cancer patients who reside in Darke County; to provide information and referrals to cancer patients and their families; to provide education in the
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Edison engages young minds with STEM Camp
Edison Community College is offering an entertaining and engaging way for students entering grades 8-10 to spend part of their summer vacation. The College will be offering its popular STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31 at the Piqua campus. “We’re looking forward to offering this camp to students
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Cancer Association Chicken/Pork BBQ fundraiser
Cancer Association to hold annual Chicken/Pork BBQ fundraiser at Greenville City Park, Shelter 3 on July 12. Pick up between 11 am - 1 pm. Take it easy and let us fix your lunch! Tickets are $7 and you will get either chicken or pork chop (your choice) plus potato chips, apple sauce and dinner roll. Call now to reserve yours!  Orders must be called to office no later than July 7 at 9:00 a.m
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“First Friday Tailgating Party”
June 23, 2004 - MainStreet Greenville’s First Friday is catching on and the church family of First Presbyterian on Fourth Street is planning to share that experience with other Darke Countians!  Free parking and  Ice Cream to go with all the “fixins” will be available outside the church to welcome all those who are enjoying the resurgence of downtown on Friday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Just a short hop and a skip east of Broadway on Fourth, the Presbyterians wanted to enter
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Darke County Parks… July Volunteer Opportunities
July is full of opportunities for everyone, please review the list below and let me know what you would like to be involved with. Please contact the office or let me know if you would like to help with any of the following tasks. Early Morning Discovery Hike: Tuesday’s at 8AM. Butterfly Monitoring: Friday’s at 2PM. Saturday, July 5th- Log House Open- 1:00-4:00 - Are you interested in hosting the Log House? We are still in need of several volunteers, please let me know
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Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, hursday, July 3, 2014, 7:30 am, 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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be August 7, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Independence Day closings
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Friday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. This includes Metropolitan Housing Authority and Community Transportation Services. Regular hours will resume Monday, July 7. Also closed on July 4 will be all state and county offices, Edison Community College and Greenville Transit.
Cancer Association BBQ
The Cancer Association of Darke County is holding a chicken BBQ on July 12. Tickets are available at the CADC office. Download a flyer with details here
OSU Extension financial management seminar
OSU Extension, Darke County will be hosting a Transition, Estate and Retirement Seminar - For all generations involved on the family farm meeting on August 6.  Please see the attached flyer and get registered today.  Space is limited. Topics: Strategies to Improve Family Communications; Treating Farm and Non-Farm, Heirs Equitably; Using trusts to manage Estate
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Mr. Molecule at Family Fun Day
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” continue with more great entertainment!  On Wednesday July 2 at 11:00 a.m. “Mr Molecule” will perform on the front lawn.  In case of rain programs are held in the Church Activity Building on Devor. When Mr. Molecule unleashes the power and excitement of science – Bing! Bang! Boom! – he creates an explosion of learning that K-8 kids can’t resist. Students are astonished to see the fantastic
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Donoritaville July Blood Drive Schedule
DAYTON, Ohio – Blood donors can celebrate summer - without taking a vacation from donating - by visiting “Donoritaville.”  The tradition of summer Parrot Head celebrations continues at Community Blood Center (CBC) with the “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt, free when you register to donate at any of the following blood drives listed below.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or contact
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament July 21, 2014
The 33rd annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  Get signed up with your team today for a chance to win a new car or truck from one of four Darke County area car dealers! This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 21st at the Turtle Creek Golf Course and will feature a shotgun start with scramble format, chances to win great prizes and lunch/dinner for the golfer and their spouse.  Most importantly, the proceeds from this fun and
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Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group Canceled for July
The monthly cancer support group decided not to meet in July due to the holiday.  The group will meet again in August to discuss the future of the group.  We need your input on what you would like to see as support from the cancer association.  Plan now to come and share your ideas with the group on August 7 at 7 p.m.  at Wayne Health Care in the Board Room (on the first floor down past the lab.)    Refreshments will be served. If you would like to be a volunteer
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Gather Round Auction Donations
Seeking kind folks to donate pieces to The Gather Round Auction House at The Gathering at Garst which will happen the last weekend in July. Don’t have a place for Great Auntie Mabel’s trunk? Can’t bear to store Uncle Lester’s tandem bicycle for another summer? Donate it! Graciously accepted are the grand, dusty, vintage, or primitive. Furniture, textiles, Darke County memorabilia
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Greenville fireworks date set
Greenville OH - A Community Fireworks Display will take place at dusk on Sunday night, July 6, 2014 at the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Rozzi Fireworks (http://www.rozziproducts.com) from Loveland OH will shoot the display.  That same day, in the infield of the race track, the Carson & Barnes Big Top Circus (http://www.carsonbarnescircus.com) will have two performances
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“Leonardo” at Family Fun Day & A Movie
The Greenville Public Library will host Parents' Choice Award winner “Leonardo” at Family Fun Day on Wednesday June 25th at 11:00 a.m.  Leonardo is a family musician and songwriter who entertains, educates and empowers kids of all ages with lots of audience participation, singing and dancing.  See www.leonardomusic.com.  We'll meet on the Library lawn
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Prints and cigar box guitars on display at Bear’s Mill
During the month of July, “Art at the Mill” will feature the work of Marietta, Ohio printmaker Bobby Rosenstock and cigar box guitars crafted by Mike Knisely of Arcanum. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens on Friday, June 27 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Sunday
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Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting on Saturday, June 21st between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  This time the meeting place is somewhere it has never been held before, in the Old Arcana restaurant located at 109 West George Street in Arcanum.   Not only is this a chance for everyone to see,  and  taste,  this  new  restaurant  addition  to  the County, it will also be your chance to discuss happenings in the County with Commissioner Stegall. Let the Commissioner know what you like and what needs to be changed in County government.  Mark your calendars for June 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., come and have a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast and find out about county government. Hope to see you there!!
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Garst Museum—Opportunities
Now is the time to get involved. It’s the time to do what you want to do, not what you have to do. Time to use and share the talents and skills you have perfected. Time to mentor, teach, learn, and support a quality community asset—the Garst Museum. On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Garst Museum will hold a Volunteer Fair at the museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Come
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Introduction to Blacksmithing
Hinges, nails, screwdrivers and hammers... can you make these? Blacksmiths of old did every day. This workshop offered by the Darke County Parks will introduce you to blacksmithing in the 18th century and will give you a chance to work with the forge and anvil. This will be very hands-on and for ages 18 and up. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 9:00am-12
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Vacation in ‘Donoritaville’ at Darke Blood Drives
Get a chance to win Chevy Cruze - DAYTON, Ohio – Blood donors can celebrate summer - without taking a vacation from donating - by visiting “Donoritaville.”  The tradition of summer Parrot Head celebrations continues at Community Blood Center (CBC) with the “Donoritaville – Relax, lei back, donate… Givin’ is easy!” t-shirt, free when you register to donate at any of the following
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Edison to host fall registration events
Edison Community College will host two fall registration events for new students on June 24 and July 15 and a special re-enrollment event on July 29. All events will be held between the hours of 1–7 p.m. at the Piqua campus and are designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes in time for classes that begin August 25. The new student enrollment events will feature a one-stop registration opportunity and refreshments
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Darke County Parks volunteerism
NEW OPPORTUNITY - Wednesday, June 18th at 8AM - Do you enjoy chainsaw work? If so, meet us at Turkeyfoot Preserve on Bishop Road as we will be removing trees from the wetland area. Please bring your chainsaws and water. If you are able to attend please let me know
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Red Cross invites you
Next Wednesday is our Annual Meeting and to make it more community "friendly" we are holding it at the Greenville City Park, Shelter #1, starting at noon.  Now, don't get me wrong, although this is our official annual meeting with election of officers and community awards, this will be a fun and casual picnic lunch provided by the staff.  For the FIRST TIME EVER, we will be honoring all our one-year and longer volunteers with their service pin.  We have a few 15ers, a 20
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Nature’s Palette workshop scheduled
Spark your creativity!  Learn new art techniques!  Have fun and be inspired! Discover the wonder and beauty of nature's palette! Join us for Trish McKinney's  "Nature's Palette" Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop on July 9, 10 and 11 from 10:00 until 4:00 and experience three days of playful experimentation!  This Greenville Art Guild sponsored workshop will be held at Spring Hall located at 623 Spring Street in Greenville, Ohio 45331.  No art experience is necessary, but registration
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Mosquito Spraying in City of Greenville
The city of Greenville will spray for mosquitos on Wednesday, June 18,2014 at 9:00pm, south of the Greenville creek and on Thursday, June 19,2014 at 9:00pm, north of the Greenville creek. Weather permitting. Any questions, please contact the street department at 937-548-2215.
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DCCA announces "Barbecue and Blues"
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Barbecue and Blues,” a family-friendly fundraiser featuring music by Cincinnati-based Rhythm Jones, at Turtle Creek Golf Course on Friday, July 11. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. with local musicians Aaron Frohna and David Warner performing their version of rock favorites. Tickets for the event are $10. Turtle Creek will
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Minnetrista Theater
The Greenville Public Library's “Family Fun Days” got off to a great start with over 200 people attending Tom Sparough's amazing juggling performance last Wednesday.  The grand final always involves a bowling ball as seen in the picture!  Lots of audience participation had the place in an uproar of fun. Next Wednesday June 18th the Library again welcomes Minnetrista Theater at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn.  This year's theme is “Fairy Tales
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Lye Soap
Soap. We use it every day... wouldn’t it be great to make your own? Are you wondering what kind of ingredients are in that bar of soap you are using to clean your body? Join the Darke County Parks on Monday, June 30th at 6:30 pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) and you will learn to create a full pound of lye soap using local oils and supplies. Due to the process, ages 16 and up only. Space is limited
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Mottram to speak to Republican Women
Molly Mottram has been the Field Director for Americans for Prosperity in the Miami Valley and Dayton region since November of 2013. Prior to working for Americans for Prosperity she graduated in May of 2013 from The Ohio State University as a proud buckeye alum with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. During her time at Ohio State she interned for State Representative Christina Hagan and for Ohio Congressman
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Summer Stargazing
It’s a new moon... and that results in dark skies! Perfect for watching the stars through our telescopes! The Darke County Parks will be joined by the Stillwater Stargzers on Saturday, June 28th at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) as we look to the heavens for chances at Saturn, constellations and more! Join us at 9:00pm to see the set-up and we’ll watch as long as everyone stays awake. Be sure to dress for the
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Introduction to Blacksmithing
Hinges, nails, screwdrivers and hammers... can you make these? Blacksmiths of old did every day. This workshop offered by the Darke County Parks will introduce you to blacksmithing in the 18th century and will give you a chance to work with the forge and anvil. This will be very hands-on and for ages 18 and up. The workshop will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 9:00
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Bees, Bugs and Worms
Are you interested in learning about natural ways to improve the health and production from your garden?  If so, join us on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for a home gardener workshop focused on “Bees, Bugs & Worms”.  This workshop will be held at the OSU Extension Learning Center located at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The City of Greenville and Darke
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June 19 marks the BBBS Rubber Duck Race and 5k Duck n Run/walk
Duck adoptions remain steady for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, and Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director is hopeful that all 4000 ducks will be launched this year.  The upcoming fundraising event, 2014 Rubber Duck Race, will be held Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. near the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park, Sidney. In addition to the duck race
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Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday
Do you like butterflies? Worried about declining butterfly populations? We need you at Shawnee Prairie! Each and every Friday at 2pm, we’ll hike a pre-set trail and record all butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. No need to be an expert!  A staff member will be present for the hike and field guides will be provided.  Hikes will occur as long as temperatures are above 60 and it is
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CBC rolls out ‘summer cruze-in’ 2014 blood drive
DAYTON, Ohio – Whether it’s idling at the drive-in or rolling out onto the open road, summer is all about cruising.  Community Blood Center (CBC) is saluting the great escape of summer travel, and encouraging blood donations during this busy time of year, with the “Summer Cruze-In 2014 Blood Drive.”  Everyone who registers to donate this summer will get at least one chance to win a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze in the fall
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Athletic Booster Fundraiser
Boosters and Coaching Staff, Please let us know if you have secured your sport's Golf Team for the upcoming fundraiser - we have only 12 teams signed up and the goal is 36 teams! Contact Dave Ernst (ErnstD@greenvillenationalbank.com) if there are any questions. Thank you! Greenville Athletic Boosters… Go WAVE!
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“Family Fun Day” Begins
The Greenville Public Library presents the first of seven summer entertainment events on Wednesday June 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair – ready to enjoy Tom Sparough “The Space Painter.” Tom's juggling shows are  breathtakingly fun and always include tons of laughter, audience participation, and skill. Again “Family Fun Day
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Hike to Health
Are you ready to get OUTSIDE?  Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for an excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise while enjoying our Hike to Health series. Each time we will meet at a different park and hike at a brisk pace to get our blood pumping. Dogs like to get outside too! Feel free to bring your leashed, four-legged friend.  June’s hike will be on Thursday, June 12th at 6:30pm at Alice Bish Park (Ohio Street). July’s hike
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Dinners for United Way
Experience a Giving Dinner at KitchenAid® Experience is this Friday, June 6th.  Dinners are served from 5:30-8pm at KitchenAid® in downtown Greenville. $5 per meal.   All proceeds go to United Way.    Purchase a dinner and register to win a new KitchenAid® countertop appliance.  If you would like a dinner, please email me your order.  We are making gourmet club wraps or homemade taco salad with chipotle dressing.  All come with chips, homemade chocolate chip cookie and bottled water.  Bring the whole family for a meal.  RSVPs are encouraged asap or you may walk-in, but dinners are limited.  Email me your orders and we’ll see you this Friday evening for dinner to enjoy First Fridays.
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Visit the Council House
Join the Darke County Park District for the special chance to visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House, located at Prairie Ridge Meadow on Wilson Avenue. The Council House will be open for visitors on June 7th, July 5th and August 16th  from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  We’ll discover why Anthony Wayne built the house and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greene Ville. While inside the Council House, we’ll discuss
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Lunch on the Lawn
Summer would not be complete without Lunch on the Lawn!  Again this year the Greenville Public Library is partnering with Main Street Greenville to sponsor three lunches in June, July, and August from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by the Library grounds to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and entertainment. If you’d like, bring your own lunch or purchase a delicious meal from the vendor. On Friday June 6th
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Pentecost Sunday in Ithaca
Come one, come all!  St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Ithaca, Ohio is excited about having Steel Expressions play for us during our outdoor worship on June 8th under the tent.  This is a local steel drum band.  They will play some sing-along hymns and provide other special music....one song, which we hear is pretty amazing!, is ironically "Amazing Grace".  You HAVE to come out and hear this band!!  You may even see a familiar face
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new
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Floating the Greenville
It’s Paddling Season! Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00pm for an evening float. Grab the water bottles, sunscreen and a hat and let’s get on the water! We’ll put our boats in and paddle the Greenville, enjoying the sights along the way. This will be a relatively slow paced float, but some prior experience is required. Ages 10 and up, please (call with questions). Reserve a canoe for two or solo a kayak. Dress for
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Kickoff Relay for Life meeting scheduled, By Kathy Magoto
The Darke County Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) Committee is gearing up for their June meeting by challenging all teams to bring in the most luminaries. Their meeting will be held Monday, June 9th at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502, Greenville) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. They would like the public to know that there is always room for volunteers on each team and committee.  If you are interested you only need
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Summer Reading at the Library
The Greenville Public Library's Summer Reading Programs this year will be outstanding.  Our Librarians have a line-up of events the whole family will enjoy.  Again “Family Fun Day” is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. starting June 11 and going through to July 30. Meet on the lawn under the shade trees and bring a blanket or lawn chair!  In case of inclement weather the First Congregational
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Meandering for Butterflies
Let’s meander for butterflies! We will grab our nets and walk the trails of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) in search of butterflies. The hike will be on Monday, June 2nd at 6:30pm the weather will hopefully bring us a warm and sunny day for butterflies to be fluttering about in search of nectar. On this hike you will learn common butterflies of Darke County
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Missoula Children's Theatre
Monday, July 28 - Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Students entering grades 1-12 are invited to audition for this rare opportunity to spread their wings and explore the wonder of theatre! Auditions: Monday, July 28 from 10 am-Noon at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West 4th Street. Rehearsals: Monday following auditions, until 2:30 pm. Tues - Sat, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. (varies by role) Performances: Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 3 and 7 pm
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Academic Reading Program at Library
The Greenville Public Library will be offering free reading lessons this summer for children wishing to strengthen their reading skills, or who need help reaching their academic reading levels. The Academic Reading Program is a scholarship offering of the Greenville Friends of the Library.  It is also being supported by the Woodland Heights PTA and members of the community.  It is free to students in all Darke County districts. Group sessions
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Cancer Association of Darke County Support Group to discuss pain management - The monthly cancer support group will meet at Wayne Health Care in the Board Room (on the first floor down past the lab) on Thursday evening, June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. The topic this month will be on pain control.  Those planning on attending are invited to share information with the group on interventions which have helped them to deal with different... read more
Darke County Parks 2014 Photo Contest
Calling all amateur photographers! Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2015 calendar and will be sold in the Nature Center’s Gift Shop!  Basic Rules include: Photo must be taken within one of the Park District’s 12 areas, Photo must be from 2010-2014, Digital Entries Only, 3 entries per month, per photographer.  Photos will be accepted December 1, 2013 through
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GOP Women to Meet
The Darke County Republican Women's Club (DCRWC) will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 9. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will be the featured speaker. Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer. She was assigned to a rotating, shift-single officer road patrol unit working to protect and serve the citizens of the City of
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BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming fundraising event, 2014 Rubber Duck Race.  This event will be held on Thursday, June 19th.  The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the eight annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race, which is a part of the Shelby
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Your Pet can be a star
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter will be making 2015 calendars. Enter your Pet's picture for a chance to become a Star in our 2015 calendar. The monthly pictures will be made up of local pets. Bring a photo or digital picture to the Darke County Animal Shelter, located just beyond the Sheriff's Department. All pictures must be submitted by July 7, 2013. You can also
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Lunch on the Lawn
Summer would not be complete without Lunch on the Lawn!  Again this year the Greenville Public Library is partnering with Main Street Greenville to sponsor three lunches in June, July, and August from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.  The public is invited to stop by the Library grounds to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and entertainment. If you’d like, bring your own lunch or purchase a delicious meal from the vendor. On Friday June 6th
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Log House and Blacksmith Shop Open!
Travel back to the 18th century as you explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop of Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  Both the Log House and Blacksmith Shop will be open to explore on Saturday afternoons from 1pm-4pm during the months of May through September.  The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in the Log
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Auction to Offer an Original Annie Oakley Signed Document
In 2013, The Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Greenville, Ohio, was given an original check signed by Annie Oakley Butler. The check was donated to the foundation by Annie Oakley’s great grandniece to use as a fund-raiser for the foundation and The National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.  The National Annie Oakley Center at the Garst Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Annie Oakley
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Disney World favorites Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck donate to Annie's Star Spangled Gala - Event to be held June 14 - Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Disney World, have donated eight, one day hopper passes to Annie's Star Spangled Gala to be held on June 14 at the Garst Museum. To attend the Gala, call the Garst Museum at 937-548-5250 to make reservations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, raffles, live auction and refreshments... read more
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Come and Walk with Us!!
Cancer Association of Darke County is walking in conjunction with National Cancer Survivor’s Day! Join us at Chenoweth Trails, 440 Greenville Nashville Road, Greenville, Ohio June 8, 2014 - Sunday evening. Registration starts at 5:30 pm and the event lasts from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hamburgers, brats, chips and desserts will be served for a donation. LIVE MUSIC! Registration forms are available at the CADC office at 1111 Sweitzer St
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Take your soccer game to a higher level
Do you love the beautiful game of soccer and want to take your game to the next level? Darke County Soccer has combined with Summit Soccer Academy to create teams that will train and compete at a higher level. Darke County Soccer tryouts are June 2-3, 6-7:30. Try outs for DC Summit teams will have tryouts June 8, 3-4:30. Players that try out for DCSA will also have the opportunity to try out for a DC Summit team. Any questions contact Mark Coppess at 937-901-9642 or mkcoppess@msn.com
Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:30am, 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.) For your calendar: the following month’s meeting will be July 3, 2014.  Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Natural Play Zone OPEN at Shawnee Prairie
The Darke County Park District would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the Ami McClurkin Community Fund and the Kremer Family Farms Fund, both administered by the HOPE Foundation of Darke County.  Through the generosity of these foundations, The Darke County Park District was able to open the Natural Play Zone at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The
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33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tourney set for July 21, 2014
Preparations for the 33rd Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament are underway!  Last year 116 golfers signed up for the 18-hole event, which benefited the Cancer Association of Darke County.  Committee members for the tournament are Matt & Angie Arnold, Kent & Lynn James, John & Diane Swallow, Ray & Bettye Laughlin, Ed & Kay Curry, Larry Ullery and Christine Lynn. Last year’s tournament was very successful and the event
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Darke County June blood drives
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – June is filled with opportunities to donate blood in Darke County.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.  Local contact is Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County Account Representative 937-997-2199 or dputerbaugh@givingblood.org    - Ice Cream Social Blood Drive, Donors will enjoy Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Cream Bars, or Fudge Bars!
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A Few Seats Still Available for Veterans Trip to DC
Sidney, OH – May 19, 2014 – Jody Prater, chair woman of the Shelby County (OH) Veterans to Washington, DC Committee has announced that a few seats are still available for their tenth trip for Shelby County Veterans next September 19-21 to see their memorials on the Washington, DC mall.  Like the organization’s previous nine trips beginning in 2009, the trip is free for Veterans.  Caregivers and volunteers will be required to pay $250 to cover their expenses
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Friends of the Library used book sale
Don’t miss the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale!  Over 4000 books will be available at PAWS Bingo Hall on Martin Street across from the Dairy Queen, on Friday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  DVDs, CDs and videos will also be available. Larger books are just $0.50 and paperbacks only $0.25 but the best news is that on
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Bradford Ohio Railroad Festival June 21
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be holding its 2014 Railroad Festival to celebrate 130 years of railroad heritage June 21, 2014. This one day event will be feature the BF Tower located at 501 E Main Street. The BF Tower was the only surviving structure from the rail operation at Bradford. It was the last manned position from the rail operation. The BF Tower was restored and dedicated in 2008 at the Railroad Festival. The Festival will also highlight the main exhibit hall at 200 N
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National Cancer Survivors Day® To Be Held Sunday, June 8th
Greenville, OH – National Cancer Survivors Day® is Sunday, June 8, 2014. This unique celebration will mark the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. Thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and abroad will hold celebrations on this day to honor cancer survivors and to show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis – and it’s something to celebrate. The Cancer Association of Darke County is hosting a Memorial Walk/Cookout; June
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Patriotic gift to donors is Memorial Day Tribute
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for supporting blood drives during the Memorial Day holiday period with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” American flag t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The “Honor. Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You” t-shirt arrives in May, the month when the country celebrates Memorial Day to remember all those who died while serving in the armed forces.  The... read more
Versailles Health Care Center is Tackling an Alarming Trend
The Increasing Number of Athlete Knee Injuries - The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center is a Certified Clinical Site for Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center’s, nationally acclaimed Sportsmetrics™ program.  This 6-week program was designed to help athletes refine neuromuscular control of the lower limbs and is available at Versailles Health Care Center.  This specialty camp starts June 9th and runs until July 18th.   The camp will be from 7-8 am
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2014 Stillwater Educational Canoe Float
Come out and enjoy a day on the scenic Stillwater River on June 6, 2014.  The Darke and Miami Soil and Water Conservation Districts, along with the Stillwater Watershed Project and the Park Districts of Darke and Miami Counties, are teaming up to provide an educational and fun trip covering a little over three miles on one of Ohio’s most scenic rivers, the Stillwater.  Over the course of the
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Friends of the Library’s Book Sale
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are hosting their annual used book sale on Friday May 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m and on Saturday May 31st from 9:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The location is PAWS Bingo at 848 Martin Street across from the Dairy Queen. Prices again are outstanding: Paperbacks 25 cents; Softcovers & Hardbacks 50 cents; DVDs & CDs $1.00, Collectibles, a donation. On Saturday, for $2.00 you can take as much as
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Sponsors Donate To DCCA’s A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXVII
Darke County Center for the Arts has received sponsorship donations for the upcoming of A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXV from Kent and Melinda Myers, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, and Cox Insurance Agency.  The ever-popular Deron Bell and the Jazz For You Band will return to lead the party with their unique mixture of jazz and dance party music.   Sponsor donations help cover the cost of the entertainment. Honored to receive the support
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Memorial Day closing
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton/Darke County will be closed Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day. This includes the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 27.
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Prints and pottery on display at Bear's Mill
During the month of June, “Art at the Mill” will feature inviting clay vessels produced by Xenia artist Geno Luketic paired with Kathryn Pitstick's nature prints. The exhibit at historic Bear's Mill opens on Friday, May 30 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.; the artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. “Kathryn uses many
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New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Banquet
The New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Committee wishes to invite all New Madison and Tri-Village graduates for an evening of reminiscing and renewing old friendships at the annual alumni banquet to be held at Tri-Village High School May 17, 2014. This year’s honored classes are:  75 year Class of 1939, 50 year Class of 1964 and the 25 year Class of 1989. Special recognition will be given to the graduating Class of 2014. The meal will be catered by Tri-Village graduates Tanya and Chris Clark
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Find the hero in you blood drive
Patriotic gift to donors is Memorial Day tribute - DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is thanking donors for supporting blood drives during the Memorial Day holiday period with the “Honor. Duty. Donor. Find the Hero in You” American flag t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The “Honor. Duty. Donor. – Find the Hero in You
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Freezing, Canning Workshop Set for June 9 and 16, 2014
Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County - Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables.  Now they can, by attending a free “Food Preservation Workshop,” presented by Ohio State University Extension, Darke County, at 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville. There will be two sessions to the workshop: June 9 – Pressure Canning; June 16 – Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. Each
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Student tickets now available for GHS Choir-O-Rama
GREENVILLE, OH – The 2014 Greenville High School Choir-O-Rama “Let's Get Loud!” will be held at St. Clair Memorial Hall on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. Reduced priced tickets are now available for all students at Greenville High School, as well as Greenville Junior High School. Presale tickets for students are $4, and $5 at the door. All students must show
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20th Taste of the Arts… Piqua presents Parrots of the Caribbean & More
Friday, May 16th from 5-9pm come experience a FREE Celebration of Fun, Food, Art, Entertainment, & Music, in the Upper Miami Valley!  Huge Food Selection of taster-size Mouth-Watering Cuisine, just $1-4; Beer & Wine Tasting; Farmers’ Market & Artisans’ Alley; Storefront Demonstrations; Kids’ Zone; & a Variety of Live Music, including the Fans-Favorite, the PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN, the #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act!  So don
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Free eBook Class at Library
The Greenville Public Library is offering a free ebook class for all devices on Tuesday May 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Sign-up is at either the Circ or Reference Desk or call 548-3915 and ask for Stephanie.  Participants will need: -  Your device. -  Your Library card (with a PIN set up on your account). -  Email and password (for an Adobe ID). This is a great opportunity
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DCSA to support Roatan
Darke County Soccer Association would like to support “Reach out to Roatan.”  This is a mission trip that is sharing the game of soccer to Roatan, Honduras in June.  This mission group plans on building 24 soccer goals and distributing soccer cleats, shin guards and socks to as many children that they can. DCSA is asking for your old soccer cleats and shin guards that we can donate to this group
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Darke County Harness Horsemens Association Chicken BBQ
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Darke County Fairgrounds at the south end of race track before the Spring Matinee. Tickets are $7.50. Dinner Includes: 1⁄2 Chicken, Roll, Applesauce, and Chips. Presale tickents only. On Sale Thru May 10th. Spring Matinee
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DCSA soccer tryouts
DCSA soccer tryouts will take place at 6 p.m. June 2 and 3 and the Darke County Fairgrounds. All players looking to play for DCSA Select Soccer teams for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 seasons need to tryout.  Players need to attend one of the tryout dates.  Players can come to both dates if they wish.  Tryouts will be 90 minutes each night.   Players should wear game equipment and be ready to play
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