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Art at the Mill features unique photos and blown glass
The work of Cedarville, Ohio glass blower Jim DeLange and unique digital photographs produced by a method artist Doug McLarty calls “scanography” will be displayed at historic Bear's Mill during the month of May. The show opens Friday, April 25; however, the artists' reception will not occur until one week later on Friday, May 2 from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be served; the artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods
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Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back!  The plant sale will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-4pm during *Nature Day* at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  Butterfly gardening is the focus of the plants available this year; milkweeds, coneflower, bergamot and much more!  Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the struggling monarch population.  For more
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Dear Rail Fans and Vendors,
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is opening the 2014 RR Festival June 21, 2014. I hope you will put the Festival in your plans. Please print out the brochure for your records and plan to attend. The museum just completed the basement renovation for the children's learning center. Proceeds from the RR Festival are used for the operation of the museum. There will be some entertainment provided
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Free Concert - Chris Rowlands
Darke County Parks would like to invite you to join us for a FREE concert at our outdoor amphitheater.  We will welcome Chris Rowlands, a nationally acclaimed environmental educator and entertainer. The concert will be at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West) on Saturday, April 26th at 12:00pm.  Chris uses musical instruments, puppets, comedy and song to teach children and adults about natural history.  This
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Canner Gauge Testing Time, Diane Barga, OSU Extension, Darke County
Planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce?  That means it's time to get your home canning equipment in working order.  OSU Extension, Darke County, will check dial type pressure canner gauges beginning on May 1, 2014, and continue through September 30, 2014. There is a $5.00 charge for each gauge tested.  You will need to bring your dial gauge into our office and we will test it, or call you to pick it up after it has been tested.  In addition, you will receive
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Mad Dash for Missions deadline May 1
The First Church of God of Ansonia will be hosting the 4th Annual Mad Dash for Missions 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for local and global missions.  This event will be held on Saturday, May 10 with registration opening at 8am and the race starting at 9am.  Last year we were able to raise nearly $8,000 with 200 total racers!  The use of these funds included roofing homes, providing community activities, supplying salt for winter months, and supplementing gas costs in the Darke County area
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Darke SWCD Scholarship Deadline Approaching
GREENVILLE – The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer two $500 scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field.  Applications may be obtained at your high school guidance office or at the Darke SWCD office, located at 1117 South Towne Court, Greenville.  The deadline to complete an application is April 25, 2014; all necessary materials must be received in the Darke
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Nature Day at Shawnee Prairie
What better time to celebrate nature than Earth Day weekend? This year we have so much packed into Nature Day; we’ve extended the time!  Nature Day will be Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  The Park will be a flurry of FREE activities , LIVE animals and information from beginning to end. Stations will be scattered throughout
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Poetry on Authors Night 
The grand finale of the Friends of the Library’s Authors Nights on Friday April 25th will feature the beloved Greenville Poets! The season would not be complete until the poets entertained, moved, inspired, and delighted us with their beautiful literary works.  As always they’ll have a special program cooked up. The Greenville Poets formed in 1985 with Miriam Vermilya, Myrna Stone, and Belinda Rismiller. Today their members are left to right, David
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Celebrate Spring at Historic Bear’s Mill
The Friends of Bear’s Mill will be hosting their annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Mill Store will be offering food tastings of new gourmet products and special grab bag discounts storewide.  Shop the Mill store for gift ideas for Mother’s Day with a wide selection of gourmet food, home décor, kitchen gadgets and women’s jewelry and accessories. In the Mill Gallery enjoy
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Earth Day Lunch Hike
Join a Naturalist on Earth Day for a lunch time hike!  Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and we will hike Alice Bish Park (on Ohio Street) at 12:00pm.  Take a break from your desk and join us.  After the long winter we’ve had, we deserve to get outside and enjoy spring.  On this hike we will see what is blooming and listen to the birds singing.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  For more information, visit our website at
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CBC thanks donors, celebrates spring with baseball T-shirt
DAYTON, Ohio – The “Take Me Out to the Blood Drive – Lifesaver League” t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.  Locally you can contact Dana Puterbaugh-CBC Darke County Account Representative at 937-997-2199 or dputerbaugh@givingblood.org. CBC is celebrating spring and the return of baseball season by offering the “Take Me Out to the Blood Drive” t-shirt as a donor gift to everyone who registers to
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STEM Competition deadline approaches
Boehner Reminds 8th District High School Students of April 30th STEM Competition Deadline - WASHINGTON, DC – In this video message, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today reminded 8th Congressional District high school students to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App
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Jolly Hot Tamales hosting Zumbathon
DARKE COUNTY-Team Jolly Hot Tamales is hosting a Zumbathon® Charity Event on Friday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Versailles YMCA, 10242 Versailles Southeastern Rd. This event benefits all of Darke County with all the proceeds going to the Darke County Relay for Life.  The event will be led by the Greenville and Versailles YMCA Zumba® instructors, but membership at the YMCA is not necessary. Advanced registration
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Euchre Tournament to Benefit Relay for Life
The Jolly Hot Tamales Relay for Life Team will be having a euchre tournament on April 26th.  It will be held at Oakland Church of the Brethren located at 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, just 2 ½ miles north of Gettysburg. The tournament will begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm. For your donation you will have a fun evening of playing euchre with snacks and door prizes included.  Please come out and support those battling cancer.  Any questions please contact Betty Byrd at 937-564-5522.
Dementia Education Series scheduled
Brookdale and the Alzheimer’s Association Team Up for Dementia Education Series - Public and media invited to attend four-week series. A four-week education series designed to help people who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Topics for the weekly two hour class include: Information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias including diagnosis, treatment and stages; The importance of families planning and preparing for legal and financial issues; Tips
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Computer Class on “Pinterest”
The Greenville Public Library’s Stephanie St.Myers is teaching a free computer class called “Getting Started with Pinterest” on Tuesday April 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 in the second floor computer room. Stephanie explains “Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests.“  To sign up, contact the Circulation or Reference Desks or call and ask for
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Red Cross offers Wilderness and Remote First Aid training
Darke County, OH  — If you’re at work or home and a first aid crisis arises, with the assistance of 911 operators and emergency medical services, you are literally only minutes away from help.  But what do you do if you are twenty minutes or twenty hours away from help, off of the beaten path or in an area were cell phone coverage is spotty or not available?  How are you prepared to respond to an emergency? The American Red Cross Darke County
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EZ ID event coming to county courtesy of Moose Lodge, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “In the old system black and white photos were used. Ink fingerprints were often smeared… information sometimes hard to read,” said Ed Floyd, Greenville Moose Lodge volunteer. No longer. Technology now allows parents and caretakers to obtain a CD with a high quality color photo, a physical description (including distinguishing features), digital fingerprints and a list of scars
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Bill Booker at Library
Local historian Bill Booker’s next lecture at the Greenville Public Library is Tuesday April 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Reference Room.  Bill will be doing Part II of  "Greenville's History at Random: Bits & Pieces Revealed Part I."  Come to hear more about the "little known, less publicized, interesting this & that of Greenville history, the things that oiled the wheels."  Bill’s lectures are always
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Community Blood Center… Take me out to the blood drive
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – It’s time to play ball and Community Blood Center (CBC) is celebrating baseball season with the “Take Me Out to the Blood Drive – Lifesaver League” t-shirt.  It’s free to everyone who registers to donate at the following Darke County blood drives. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.  Locally
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Dining By Rail deadline approaching
The deadline for reservations for the Dining By Rail is fast approaching. The fund raising Dinner and silent auction is being held at the Turtle Creek Golf Club located west of Bradford at 6545 US 36. A paid reservation is required to attend. Reservation forms are available through the website at www.bradfordrrmuseum.org or by calling Marilyn Kosier the Chair person at 740-215-4229. Reservation forms will be available at the museum April 5  10 am - 1 pm and April 6 1 pm- 4 pm
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BORM to depict scale model railroad
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum’s N- Scale model of the rail yards is nearing completion. Mike Desch and Rick Miller have been working on the model for over one year. The museum will depict the yards around the turn of the 20th century. The Bradford Rail Yard was rebuilt by the Federal Railroad Administration in 1917 when the railroad operation was taken over for the War effort. The N-Scale will be
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MV kindergarten and preschool registration
Mississinawa Valley’s 2014-2015 KINDERGARTEN registration is quickly approaching.  If your child will be 5-years-old by August 1st, it is time to enroll him/her in kindergarten.  6-year-olds are of mandatory age to begin kindergarten. Kindergarten screening will be Wednesday, April 9th.  An appointment time is necessary.  Please call Sandy Denniston at the elementary office to schedule a time
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Greenville Athletic Boosters meeting notice
Want to try something NEW, we do! The Greenville Athletic Boosters meeting location will be held at a new location this month: JT’s Brew & Grill on Wagner Avenue, Greenville. The meeting date is April 14 at 7pm and will be held in the group/meeting room. The public is invited to attend; it’s a great opportunity to get involved, get updates on projects and help support Student Athletes and our School!
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April’s First Friday equals Family Fun
Head to downtown Greenville for Main Street Greenville’s April First Friday event, the Petting Zoo / Volunteer Fair! This event is sponsored by Keller Grain & Feed, who will feature a petting zoo, located on the Courthouse lawn. This event will also feature over 20 non-profit organizations, offering a family friendly activity, while sharing information about the work they do to make Darke County even better
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Hike to Health
Are you suffering from cabin fever?  Are you ready to get OUTSIDE? Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for our Hike to Health Series.  This series is designed to get you outdoors and get your blood pumping.  After being cooped up all winter, spring is the perfect time to get outside and become more active.  April’s hike will be on Thursday, April 10th at 6:00pm at Routzong Preserve (located on Routzong Road
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Pond Clinic in Darke County
The Tri- County pond clinic will be held in Darke County this year. This is an annual clinic between Darke, Miami, and Shelby County Soil and Water Districts. This is a free clinic scheduled for April 15th 2014 and is held for any interested persons wanting to learn more about fish stocking, plants in a pond, pond construction, and some of the rules and regulations regarding nuisance animals associated with ponds. This year’s pond clinic will be held on April 15th at 6:00pm at Dan and Vicki Turners
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Easter Bazaar at Cardinal Center
Gettysburg - On April 12, the Friends of the Cardinal Center will be hosting their first Easter Bazaar at the Cardinal Center (Gettysburg School), 260 East Main St.). Thirty vendors will be there with baked goods, crafts, Velta, Rada, 31 Bags, jewelry, loom rugs, woodcraft items, doll clothes, and specialty items, just to name a few. There will be door prizes from the vendors that will be given away during the day. Parents should BRING THEIR CAMERAS
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Ag Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, April 3, 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 May 1, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale
The Darke County Parks Native Plant sale is back!  The plant sale will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am-4pm during *Nature Day* at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  Butterfly gardening is the focus of the plants available this year; milkweeds, coneflower, bergamot and much more!  Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the struggling monarch population. Plants are available for
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Balloon release for my mother-in-law
This past Presidents Day, February 17, 2014 my mother-in-law Ruby V. Young passed away. It still feels like yesterday, we miss her very much! This Thursday, March 27, mom would have been 100 years (young). On this evening family members plan to release some balloons in her honor. We have no idea how far the wind will carry the balloons, but if some of C.N.O.'s readers would happen to find one (with note attached), give location found by following the directions on the note. Thank you. D. Forte
Toastmasters to hold Open House
The Greenville Toastmasters, “The Can Do Club” wish to invite you to their Open House on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7:00pm-9:00pm to be held at the Brethren Retirement Center Private Dining Room located at 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Oh. Our guest speaker for the evening will be the Honorable Judge Julie Monnin and honorary speaker will be Dr. Julia Bowlin.  Please join us for an enjoyable evening of entertainment and refreshments. The event will close with Door Prizes from local
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Egg Dyeing; Naturally
Are you looking for a natural alternative to commercial egg dyeing?  Join us at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, April 12th at 2:00pm for this FREE family event as Mara Cox shares her Latvian heritage of dyeing eggs. The combination of onion skins, flowers, leaves and water creates a one of a kind Easter egg. The creative possibilities are endless and the suspense of waiting to see how your egg turns out is the most
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Foley, St. Mary’s dinner and auction scheduled
The Tom & Etta Mae Foley Memorial Dinner and St. Mary's School Auction is scheduled for April 5th and will feature a live and silent auction run by Brian Rismiller.  The dinner is scheduled to begin the evening at 5:00 and will be served until 7:00 with tickets available at the door.  The event is being held at Paws Bingo Hall again this year.  The auction will begin at 6:00 and the public is invited to attend.  The students of St. Mary's School want
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Christine Tudor to speak at Cancer Support Group
Christine Tudor, independent consultant, will share information with the cancer support group this month on Toxin Awareness.  Men and women welcome! The meeting is Thursday, April 3 at Wayne Health Care, 1st Floor Board Room, 7 p.m. She will also discuss the increase of cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s, auto-immune and neurological diseases, and how these have been linked to toxic chemicals in our products, foods, and environment.  She covers
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Calling All Young Chefs
The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is Here - Time to break out your chef hat! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is back. First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth.  We’re inviting parents or guardians and their children
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BORM reopens for 2014 on April 13
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will reopen for the 2014 season April 13 at 2 pm with a dedication and ribbon cutting for the Children’s Learning Center. The museum purchased the historic 1919 former bank building at the corner of Miami Avenue and Main Street in 2006. Since that time efforts have concentrated on transforming the interior into the exhibit and meeting space for the museum. The museum was formed in 2002. Marilyn Kosier approached the Bradford city
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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 Friday, April 4, 2014, the Garst Museum will participate in the Darke County Volunteer Fair as part of Downtown Greenville’s First Fridays events. You can attend by visiting
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‘Take me out’ to the Darke County Blood Drives; CNC thanks donors with baseball T-Shirt
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – It’s been a long, hard winter and blood donors are ready to get into the swing of spring! Community Blood Center (CBC) is celebrating the arrival of baseball season with the “Take Me Out to the Blood Drive – Lifesaver League” t-shirt.  It’s free to everyone who registers to donate at the following Darke County blood drives. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at
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Grow It, Make It, Can It Workshop Offered on April 2nd
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD); City of Greenville; OSU Extension, Darke County; and the Darke County Solid Waste District will be jointly hosting a workshop on April 2, 2014 titled “Grow It, Make It, Can It” in the conference room at the OSU Extension office (603 Wagner  Ave, Greenville) from 6:30-8:30 pm.  There will be three presentations covering soil fertility and nutrient management practices for your backyard and garden;  healthy, green alternatives to clean up your home
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MVCTC Event Scheduled for High School Freshmen and Sophomores
Clayton, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled a Showcase Event for current high school freshmen, sophomores and their parents. The Showcase is schedule for Thursday, March 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. The MVCTC campus is located at 6800 Hoke Road, Clayton, Ohio. Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand some of the amazing work MVCTC students have completed this school year and to learn more
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Rain Barrel Workshop
The Darke County Parks and Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District are joining forces to present a Rain Barrel Workshop on Monday, April 7th at 6:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 State Route 502 West).  A rain barrel is a rain water collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, car washing or even window cleaning.  Rain barrels are connected to your downspout and are a great way to positively impact the
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Greenville Area Dog Club offers dog training classes
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Area Dog Club spring session of obedience, agility, and conformation classes begins the week of April 7th, 2014.Through the years more classes have been added to meet the growing interest in dog training.  Many people like the variety of classes available. The Greenville Area Dog Club will be offering classes at the former U.S. Chemical building, located in the 5400 block of State Route 49. Obedience classes begin Tuesday, April 8th. Classes offered include puppy
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Wandering for Warblers
It’s Warbler season! Grab those binoculars and let’s Wander for Warblers! Join a Naturalist on ODD Saturdays in April (5 and 19) and May at 9:00 am for a hike and we’ll scour the trees at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for these brightly colored winged-gems!  The first hike will be Saturday, April 5th.  Beginning and “expert” birders alike are welcomed to join in on these often 35+ bird species hikes.  For questions or information on all upcoming programs
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Glass featured at first 'Art at the Mill' of new season
Historic Bear's Mill opens its 2014 season of “Art At the Mill” on Friday, March 28 with paintings by Greenville resident Michael Glass and blown glass by Dayton-based artist James Michael Kahle. “Art at the Mill” exhibits will continue through December; each show opens on the final Friday of the month with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. The artists will speak
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Ticks on the Rise!
Is that a Tick?!  Of all the summer pests, ticks tend to be the most hated.  Can they jump from trees?  Do they carry diseases?  How do you get those darned things off?! Some days it seems difficult to go for a hike without encountering a “hitch-hiker.”  Join the Darke County Parks and we’ll spend the evening indoors discovering all the tick species found in Ohio.  We will also discuss how we can still
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Dining by Rail
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is gearing up for the 2014 season. The first event on the calendar is Dining By Rail. The museum is making the final plans for the Annual Fund Raising Dinner and Silent Auction April 12, 2014. This is the third year for the event and will be held at Turtle Creek Golf Club on US 36 Greenville, Ohio. The railroads were known for their fine dining. There was always china, fresh linens and fresh flowers on every table. The railroad lines would compete for the best service and
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Relay for Life volunteers needed
The Relay for Life is American Cancer Society's signature event.  It offers everyone in the Darke County community the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.  Teams of volunteers camp out during the 18 hour overnight event, which features food, music, and fun.  The event is designed to raise funds to improve the quality of life for cancer patients today and the outlook for those diagnosed in the future. Volunteers bring their personal
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Maple Syrup For Sale!
The weather has finally begun to cooperate and the Friends of Darke County Parks’ gift shop has pure Maple Syrup ready for you to take home!  Believe it or not, maple syrup is a very healthy food.  Maple sugar is 3 times as sweet as cane sugar and it has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index.  A tablespoon of Maple syrup has around 40 calories where a tablespoon of cane sugar
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An entertaining presentation about agriculture April 15; Youth in Agriculture and Passing on the Farm:  Two entertaining speakers coming to Mercer County. - “I’m Farming and I Grow It” or “Chore” are witty parodies created by the Peterson Brothers from rural Kansas focusing on the life of a farmer.  These parodies spread the message to America’s youth about the importance of agriculture and the hard work it entails.  For this reason the Mercer County Fair Board, Farm Bureau, and the Wright State University - Lake Campus Agriculture and Food Science Program are pleased to bring Greg Peterson in to... read more
Waves of Pride & Art Expo
GREENVILLE - Greenville City Schools cordially invites you to the annual Greenville City Schools’ Waves of Pride & Art Expo.  This event, dedicated to sharing our students’ work, will be held at the Greenville High School on March 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. Students’ academic and artistic work from Greenville Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools, as well as the Junior and Senior High Schools, will be on exhibit.  You will also be treated to mini performances throughout the evening from various
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Diabetes Day set for April 3rd at Wayne HealthCare
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not make any or enough insulin, or your body prevents the insulin you produce from working correctly.  Insulin is necessary for your body to use glucose, from the food you eat, for energy.   High levels of glucose caused by uncontrolled blood sugar can damage your eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves, legs, and feet. Taking steps to control your blood sugar level can help you to live a healthy life with diabetes.  However, these steps can
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Versailles Rotary to host "Souper" blood drive
DARKE COUNTY Ohio – Make your “St. Patrick’s Day special by donating a pint of blood to help save the lives of others.  Versailles Rotary Club will be hosting a “Souper” St. Patrick’s Day community blood drive on Monday, March 17 from 12:30 – 7:00 pm at Versailles K of C Hall.  You will be greeted by Versailles NHS volunteers who also help serve donors in the café along with Versailles Rotary Club members. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a special green
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A Pinnacle Adventure
America’s National Parks are home to some of the most spectacular features in the country. Join the Darke County Parks on Saturday, March 29th at 10:00 am as we explore the nation’s newest—Pinnacles National Park—through the experiences of a Park Ranger intern who worked and lived in a world of ancient volcanoes, talus caves, and endangered species.  This is a reschedule of the original
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Dining By Rail
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is making the final plans for the Dining By Rail April 12 at the Turtle Creek Golf Club on US 36 west of Bradford. Seating is limited to the first 120 reservations. To assure your seat please return as soon as possible. We are doing a plated dinner so please indicate your entrée of choice. I understand many could not open the reservation form I sent earlier so I converted to a PDF. You should be able to open and read the BORM update and use the reservation return form
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2014 Farm Bill meeting March 20
Have you registered for the 2014 Farm Bill meeting to be held at Versailles Schools on March 20 at 7:00 p.m.?  Did you know that producers will be required to make a critical five year decision in their FSA office as a result of this bill.  Register and attend this meeting to hear from the person who wrote most of the commodity language and from those that have studied it closely. I have attached the flyer for the meeting for more information and you can register for the meeting at http://go.osu.edu/2014FarmBillMeeting. See you next Thursday night.  There will be refreshments available at 6:30. Sam Custer
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CAP plans shopping trip for Seniors 60+
Community Action Partnership of Darke County is planning a shopping trip to Meijer’s in Troy on March 21, 2014, for  Darke Co. Seniors 60+. Denise Purnhagen, Transportation Coordinator, said, “It’s been quite a while since we’ve gotten a shopping trip together, so we set a date for Seniors to get together and go to Troy. It’s a convenient way to get some additional shopping done in other places
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Tenth Veterans Trip to Washington, DC Announced
Sidney, OH – February 28, 2014 – Ray and Jody Prater, Co-chairs of the “Shelby County (OH) Veterans to Washington, DC Committee” have announced this group of volunteers is accepting applications for their tenth trip of Washington, DC for Shelby County WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans who haven’t yet visited their memorials.  This year’s trip dates are September 19-21.  Accompanying the Veterans will be their caregivers and committee volunteers.  Like the organization’s previous
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Free Lecture On Fort Meigs, the Gibraltar of the Maumee
On Sunday, March 16, 2014, Garst Museum will present a program on Fort Meigs, the Gibraltar of the Maumee. The speaker will be Mr. Rex Spencer and will begins at 2:00. Mr. Spencer will talk about  the reason for the construction of Fort Meigs, its importance in American history, and his experiences when he worked on the archaeology of the area. According to the Fort Meigs website, “Fort Meigs, named after then Governor of Ohio, Jonathan Meigs, Jr
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Author’s Night Continues with Suzanne Kelly
Friends of the Greenville Public Library’s Author’s Night continues with Suzanne Kelly on Friday March 21st at Montage in downtown Greenville. Suzanne will discuss and read from her delightful new novel Stolen Child, recently published by Bottom Dog Press. Suzanne describes the novel as a coming of age story of a Irish American girl set on the eve of the election of JFK in 1960. It has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Author Katrina Kittle’s review reads
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Darke County Parks Hobbies
Are you an avid gardener or photographer?  Are you looking to start a new hobby?  We have 2 opportunities available to get you started! Darke County Parks’ Native Plant Sale: April 26, 2014, 10am-4pm - Butterfly gardening is the focus of the plants available this year.  Please consider planting milkweed to help provide habitat for the struggling monarch population. Plants are available for pre-sale AND/OR purchase on the day of the Plant Sale. Pre-sale is the only way to guarantee that you will
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DREAM fundraiser: Spaghetti dinner & Silent auction
DREAM is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction and 50/50 raffle on Saturday, APRIL 5th at Zion Lutheran Church in Tipp City. Program at 5:30pm; Dinner, auction & raffle is 6pm – 8pm. Closing ceremony 8 – 9pm. All details available at  www.Dream4pets.org/events.html
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DAR and NJROTC to Host Drill Demonstration
Daughters of American Revolution Fort Greenville Chapter in conjuction with Greenville High School NJROTC will host a Drill Demonstation at Greenville High School Gymnasium at 1:45 PM Saturday 22 March 2014.  The Greenville High School NJROTC are completing their 18th year as part of the senior high school and compete in regional Drill meets during
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Meeting to Offer Insight for Farmers on 2014 Farm Bill
VERSAILLES, Ohio – Farmers interested in learning more about the 2014 farm bill and its impact on commodity programs can hear from experts who will provide insight into the legislation and its impact on agriculture during a meeting March 20. 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 in conjunction with crop insurance, said Sam Custer, an Ohio State University Extension
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Pepin to speak on America’s foundations to Rep men
Ricki Pepin is the wife of a retired Air Force Colonel, a mother of two and grandmother of four.  She is a published author and international lecturer.  Her books have been nominated for the Gold Medallion Award in 2008, and received the Book Choice Award. Her second passion is teaching others how to work together to restore America’s foundations.  To that end, she has been leading Constitution courses for over 17 years and recently produced three teaching
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"Building Blocks I" parenting classes planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks I” parenting series.  The classes will be held April 15, 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 I” parenting classes are for parents who wish to develop better parenting skills or parenting techniques for children ages 0-6 years.  There will be 3 classes focusing on
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CBC celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with donor T-shirt
DAYTON, Ohio –It’s time to celebrate one of the area’s favorite holidays.  CBC is thanking donors and helping get them in the St. Patrick’s Day mood with the bright green “St. Patrick’s Day – Blood Donor” t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate Monday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, March 22 at any CBC Donor Center and most CBC mobile blood drives. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.  Locally you can contact Dana Puterbaugh-CBC Darke
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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with DCCA, music and craft beer
“Irish Wave,” Darke County Center for the Arts' St. Patrick's Day-themed fundraiser on Friday, March 14 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville, will feature Irish music, Irish-flavored chocolates, Irish-themed food, and craft beer, some of which is Irish style. “Lone Raven,” one of the top bands in the Midwest, will provide the music, decadently delicious Bailey's Irish Creme-soaked chocolate covered cherries will be provided by Milissa Meyer of Chocolates & Cakes by Milissa, Montage will
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Edison hosts college fair at Darke County campus
GREENVILLE - To help students and parents through the college selection process, Edison Community College will be hosting a college fair on March 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Darke County Campus in Greenville. Finding the right school can be an overwhelming task. Factors such as size, location, and cost all have a major impact on a student's decision of where they will attend college and how successful they will be. Colleges and universities from Ohio and Indiana will be at
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Poultry Days 2014… Attention Vietnam Era Veterans
If you were in a military uniform from December 22, 1958 to May 1975 the VFW and American Legion would like to invite you to ride in the parade on Poultry Day June 15 2014. We are working with Poultry Days to have a section of the parade to welcome Home All our Vietnam Era Veterans. To get started I will need to have you register, all I need is name and branch of service. There will be
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Free Movies at Library
The Greenville Public Library offers free movies every month open to the public.  All Friday shows start at 3:00 p.m. and all Saturday shows at 1:00 p.m.  Here is the schedule through May:  Friday March 14 – Austenland; Saturday March 22 – The Book Thief; Friday April 11 – Saving Mr. Banks; Saturday April 26 – Catching Fire; Friday May 9 – Philomena; Saturday May 24 – The Hobbit.  In conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading Program
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Quilting at the Library
The Towne Squares Quilt Club will be in the Greenville Public Library on Saturday March 15th with displays and demonstrations from 9:00 to 3:00.  Come in and enjoy the beautiful quilts and watch the quilters in their work.  It’s a great opportunity to ask questions about quilting and about the Club. The Club was formed over 30 years ago by Linda McGlothin and her late mother Leola Crowell.  Today its 45
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10th annual pictures with the Easter Bunny
Get your Pet's Picture taken with the EASTER BUNNY on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization, and Wal-Mart will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Easter Bunny. All animals must enter Wal-Mart through the Garden Center entrance. This is our 10th annual “Pictures with the Easter Bunny” event
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DCCA presents "Mr. Blue Shoes" in local schools
Darke County Center for the Arts will present it's final Arts In Education program for this school year during the week of March 17 with performances by “Mr. Blue Shoes,” the creation of Grammy-Award winning producer/performer Michael Dyson. “'Mr. Blue Shoes' will take students on a 400-year-journey through the blues, starting in Africa and leading all the way to rock-n-roll,” explained DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. During the five-day residency, the artist will perform for fourth through
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Great Darke County Fair… Kissel Brothers Online Price Specials
Offer Expires April 30 - March 5, 2014 – Greenville OH – Kissel Brothers Shows, Inc. have announced an online special for the 2014 Great Darke County Fair that runs August 15-23.  For a limited time, prices will never be lower than they are for this online offer. Online purchases include:  3-day individual ride pass-$30.00; 5-day individual ride pass-$50.00; 9-day individual ride pass-$75.00; 20 ride tickets for $15.00 (regular $22.00); single armbands for $12.00 (regular $20.00).  Visit
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5K Run/walk will be a unique event! 
On April 5th, the Darke County Friends of the Shelter is having a 5K race to benefit the new dog park. Entrants may run or walk the event. As an added bonus this race will be part of the Wayne Healthcare Challenge. This run/walk will be unique: we will be offering free Boston Stoker Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and free Marco’s Pizza and breadsticks. At our race/walk you have a chance to win some of
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Diabetes Day set for April 3rd at Wayne HealthCare
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not make any or enough insulin, or your body prevents the insulin you produce from working correctly.  Insulin is necessary for your body to use glucose, from the food you eat, for energy.   High levels of glucose caused by uncontrolled blood sugar can damage your eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves, legs, and feet. Taking steps to control your blood sugar level can help you to live a healthy life with diabetes.  However, these steps can sometimes seem
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Edison student art scheduled for Anna Bier gallery
GREENVILLE - The Anna Bier gallery is hosting the student work from Edison State Community College March 8 through March 22: “16 pieces of artwork.” Sixteen pieces of different forms of artwork of the students of professor Greg Clum will be on display on Saturdays from 11 to 3 during performances at Memorial Hall or by appointment by contacting the director at 417-3497. In the photo, left to right, are Marcia Weidner, director, and
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2014 Farm Bill Meeting – How will it affect me, the farmer? By Sam Custer, OSU Extension
On February 4, 2014, the 2014 Farm Bill (named the Agriculture Act of 2014) cleared its final Congressional hurdle.  The President signed the bill into law on February 7, 2014. It now goes to the United States Department of Agriculture for implementation.  The commodity programs in Title I of the farm bill and the choices required all begin with the 2014 crop year.  The final regulations will further determine program and decision parameters, as well as when farmers
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Greenville National Bank sponsors Alpin Hong
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Greenville National Bank as a sponsor of the Artists Series performance of world class pianist Alpin Hong.  “Greenville National Bank’s sponsorship donation helps make it possible to present high quality performing artists in our hometown at a price that is almost always significantly less than would be paid in a larger metropolitan area,” said Andrea Jordan
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Register Now for West Central Wildlife Habitat Workshop-Woodlands Part 1
CLAYTON, OH   A habitat workshop series is being offered to landowners wishing to improve wildlife habitat on their property.  The workshop series is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, ODNR Division of Forestry, Pheasants Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Ohio State University Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wild Turkey Federation and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Wildlife Habitat Workshop
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Goubeauxs sponsor Hong, Toledo Symphony
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Jim & Enid Goubeaux for their contributions to the DCCA 2013-2014 season.  The Goubeaux’s are Angel members of DCCA, and are sponsors of two Artists Series performances including world class pianist Alpin Hong, who will be performing March 8th and The Toledo Symphony Orchesta’s Music of Mozart on May 3rd.  “On behalf of Darke County Center for the Arts, I want to express our
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Mottram to speak to local Republican women
GREENVILLE - "Women often don’t watch their health like they should,” said Shelly Acker from Wayne Hospital. ”There are easy things that we can do to help.” Acker was the speaker at the Darke County Republican Women’s Club’s (DCRWC) regular meeting in February. She detailed many easy, day to day, items that women can do to improve their health and also help prevent future problems. The DCRWC is a group of Republican
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Bowl for Kids Sake needs you to make it happen
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County - 2014 Bowl For Kids' Sake - Your support helps provide children with caring mentors! Please join us for FUN with FAMILY and FRIENDS at a bowling house near you to help support the premiere one-to-one mentoring organization in the nation. Our YOUth need YOU to make a difference in their lives. HELP US FILL THE LANES ON MARCH 7TH & 8TH! * Bel Mar Lanes in Sidney March 7th: 4:00 time slot * Bel Mar Lanes in Sidney March... read more
Tree sale underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 21. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist. Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of tree packets are for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area. This is an economical way to work toward establishing or adding to a wildlife area, to create a windbreak, or landscaping. Payment must be received when ordering.  Prices range from $5-$10 in packets of 5 seedlings. We are also offering larger varieties on some evergreens. See us on our Web site: www.darkeswcd.com or call the Darke Soil & Water Conservation District @937-548-1752 or stop by the office at 1117 S. Towne Ct., Greenville with any questions.
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Watching for Woodcocks
This usually secretive shorebird species shrugs off his enigmatic ways in early spring in hopes of wooing any passing females. Many male birds have bright colors or other ways to impress females; the American Woodcock takes it one step further, launching into the air, feathers twittering only to dive quickly towards the ground then resuming his nasal “peent” calls.  Join the Darke County Parks as we take
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Pohlman to speak to cancer support group
Pam Pohlman, licensed social worker, to speak at the “Living with Cancer” support group on March 6, 2014 at Wayne Healthcare.  The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.  It will be held on the 1st floor Board Room at Wayne Health Care. Pohlman is a licensed social worker with a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Ohio Northern University.  She has over 25 years experience working
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Edison to host annual Career Expo
PIQUA - Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo March 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from business, construction, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, social services, and the armed forces are expected to be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. The Career Expo is sponsored by Edison Community College, the Upper Valley Career... read more
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Early Morning Discovery Hikes Start at 8:00 a.m.
After the winter we’ve had, it’s hard not to wake up happy on a spring morning!  So why not head out for a hike?  Every Tuesday morning at 8:00 am, the Darke County Park District hosts an Early Morning Discovery Hike.  These hikes focus on birdwatching, trees, fungi, wildflower ID and more. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from us. Meet at the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve (4267 St. Rt. 502 West) each and every Tuesday. Be
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Hike to Health
Are you suffering from cabin fever?  Are you ready to get OUTSIDE? Join a Darke County Parks’ Naturalist for our Hike to Health Series.  This series is designed to get you outdoors and get your blood pumping.  After being cooped up all winter, spring is the perfect time to get outside and become more active.  March offers a hike on Thursday, March 13th at 6:00pm at Coppess Nature Sanctuary.  April’s hike
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Cover Crop Informational Meeting
Are you interested in planting a cover crop, but not sure where to start?  If you answered yes to this question or have some uncertainties about the cover crop you have planted, then mark your calendar for the morning of Thursday, March 6, 2014.  The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Treaty Soil, Wright State University and KB Seed Solutions are hosting a Cover Crop Workshop in the Assembly Room at the Darke County Parks located at 4267 State Route 502 West, Greenville... read more
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Mottram to speak to local Republican women
"Women often don’t watch their health like they should,” said Shelly Acker from Wayne Hospital. “There are easy things that we can do to help.” Acker was the speaker at the Darke County Republican Women’s Club’s (DCRWC) regular meeting in February. She detailed many easy, day to day, items that women can do to improve their health and also help prevent future problems. The DCRWC is a group of Republican Women who meet monthly
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CBC announces March blood drives
Darke County, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) Spring into action and donate at one of these great Darke County Blood Drives. Scheduling your appointment is easy.  Go on line to www.donortime.com  to schedule your own appointment.  You can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County - Account Representative @ 937-997-2199 / dputerbaugh@givingblood.org to schedule your appointment. Please remember that appointments have priority and Walk –Ins are always welcome... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, March 6, 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 April 3, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
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DCCA to host St. Patrick’s Day event
Darke County Center for the Arts will host “Irish Wave” at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville on Friday, March 14. “We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a fund raising party featuring Irish music, food, and a beer tasting; as is usual with our fund raisers, we promise a good time for a good cause,” said Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director. Proceeds will benefit DCCA's many programs including Arts In Education and
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SSSF Scholarship deadline extended to March 31
Due to the numerous weather-related delays and school cancellations, the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund has extended the deadline for the return of scholarship applications to the last day in March. The Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund 2014 Scholarship Application is available for students seeking a college education in a public communications field. Qualifying programs include, but are not
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Weed Control Class
Are you registered for the Weed Control class to be held Tuesday morning in the OSU Extension Darke County Learning Center?  Call and hold your spot today!! 548-5215. February 25th Weed Control 10 am-Noon (Recording will be available for use by 5 pm). Topics will include: Update on New Herbicides/Recommendations, and Managing Herbicide Site of Action, Dr. Mark Loux, State Specialist Weed Management, Ohio State University Extension.
Meeting of Darke County Volunteer Network
The Darke County Volunteer Network will meet on March 4th at noon at the State of the Heart Hospice building, 1350 North Broadway in Greenville. The subject of the meeting will be “The Volunteers Perspective” – local FISH volunteers will give their thoughts about volunteer management.  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. It’s a brown bag lunch meeting and we work to keep the meetings strictly to an hour.  Any questions, call Greg Morrow, RSVP Director at 937-778-5220 or email at gmorrow@councilonruralservices.org
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Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie
The sap is flowing and the fire is roaring in the Sugar Shack; that means it’s time to enjoy nature’s sweet treat.   Saturday, March 1st  from 8:00am-4:00pm is Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie!  This early spring day at Shawnee Prairie (4267 St. Rt. 502 West) offers guided tours through history and science as we learn the process of turning sap into syrup.  After our tour through the woods, we’ll visit the Sugar Shack, where you can warm up in the
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DCCA Arts in Education… Workshop to feature pianist Alpin Hong
Darke County Center for the Arts will present workshop performances by classical pianist Alpin Hong for local junior high students on Thursday, March 6 and Friday March 7 at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. A component of DCCA's Arts In Education program, the workshop is free and open to the public. “Alpin's visionary approach to arts education has earned prestigious awards, but what he most wants to do is share his passion for music
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Darke County Solid Waste
Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee Meeting, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:00 PM, OSU Extension, Darke County Education Center, 603 Wagner Ave.
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GHS Wavaires present 2014 Cantata Schedule
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Wavaires are pleased to announce the 2014 schedule for their annual cantata performances. This year's presentation is "United in Worship" and will be held in local churches. The cantata will feature modern worship songs from the well-known Worship Bands "Hillsong" and "Hillsong United." There are no admission fees for these performances and the
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Monthly Webinars to Help Growers and Producers Expand Sales
Growers and producers – have you ever wondered how to go about marketing your hops to Ohio’s microbreweries? Or how about getting your meats into area grocery stores or restaurants? Have you ever wondered how to make sure your food business or operation has a strong, income-building presence in the mobile media arena? Answers to these questions and more are available to growers, producers and anyone in the agriculture and food industry through a series of free monthly webinars offered
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“Building Blocks II” parenting class planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a “Building Blocks II” parenting series.  The classes will be held February 19 and 26, 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
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4-H Open House March 3
Although the deadline to become a 4-H member in Darke County is not until April 1, 2014, now is the time to begin thinking about joining a 4-H club. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the 4-H program in Darke County, plan to attend the 4-H Open House, Monday, March 3, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Youth Building on the Fairgrounds. Attendees of the open house will have the opportunity to visit club displays and talk
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DCCA presents lit-up version of classic fairy tales
Darke County Center for the Arts' Family Theatre Series will present Lightwire Theater's creative retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story “The Ugly Duckling” at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Sunday, March 9. “Lightwire Theater brilliantly uses cutting edge technology to truly light up the stage,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “In this glow-in-the-dark spectacular, human artists wearing mechanical
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Cancer Association needs drivers
Cancer Association of Darke County is in need of volunteer drivers to assist clients to appointments. Some clients aren’t able to drive to their appointments because of various reasons. It is not only a big help to the patient, but is a great way to “pay it forward” if someone has done something nice for you. If interested, stop in the office at Wayne Cancer Center, 1111 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH and we will get you signed up.  You will need a valid
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'Every drop counts' mug helps handle heart of winter
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is reminding donors about the importance of donating during the heart of winter with the “Blood Donor - Every Drop Counts” speckled campfire mug.  It’s free to anyone who registers to donate now through February 22.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com. The stout, ceramic mug is crème-colored with black speckles and molded in
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2014 Congressional art competition for high school students
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today invited 8th Congressional District high school students to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. “The Congressional Art Competition gives high school students from our local area an opportunity to share their work with the whole country,” Boehner said.  “Each year, I am always impressed to see so many talented young artists in the 8th District
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Money management series planned
OSU Extension, Darke County, has scheduled a "Managing Your Money" series.  The classes will be held March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2014, at the OSU Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville.  The class times are from 6:00-7:15pm.  Participants attend all four sessions.  The fee to attend is $20.00 per individual or $30.00 per couple. The "Managing Your Money" classes are appropriate for singles or couples who wish to develop a family budget and catch up on bills.  We
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Athletic Boosters meeting cancellation
The Greenville Athletic Boosters Bowling Night originally schedule for March 1 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Contact us at greenvilleboosters@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
Dining by Rail with Bradford Railroad Museum
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is hosting its annual Dining By Rail April 12, 2014. This is a fund raising dinner and silent auction to benefit capital improvements at the museum. This year the event will take place at the Turtle Creek Golf Club located at 6545 US Rt 36 Greenville, Ohio. The dinner will be prepared from authentic Railroad dining car service recipes. This year will feature the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Enjoying a meal on board a moving train is an experience that started in the late
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Edison Community College to Host Annual Career Expo
Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from manufacturing, business, financial services, health care, social services, retail and the armed forces will be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the free event, which is open to the community. For more information on the 2014 Career Expo, contact Pam Gibellino at 937-778-7856 or go online to www.edisonohio.edu/jobfair.
Sponsor A Bucket
Looking for a way to support the Darke County Park District? You can sponsor a bucket at the Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie Festival on March 1st.  For a $25 donation, you will have your name placed on a sap bucket along the trail during the Festival.  Sponsors will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Waffle and Sausage Breakfast  on March 1st from 8AM-Noon (a $10 value), and a 250ml bottle of Darke County Parks Pure Maple Syrup in a decorative maple leaf shaped glass bottle.  To “Sponsor A Bucket” stop by the Nature Center (4267 State Route 502 West) and fill out the sponsor form.  Call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165 for more information.
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Dr. Seuss Event at Library
The Greenville Public Library will host a Dr. Seuss event on March 8th at 1:00 p.m.  Librarians Julie Schmidt and Reuben Kennett describe it best in their poem. Children of all ages, all shapes and all sizes, Come to the library for lots of surprises! On March eighth at one o’clock we’ll unleash Seussical fun, We’ll have a party with the Cat in the Hat, Thing 2, and Thing 1, Bring your dad, your aunt, your mom
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“The Cavern Beat” Returning to The Gathering at Garst
The Cavern Beat will return to The Gathering at Garst for a repeat performance on Saturday July 26, 2014. This will be the Beatles tribute band’s third year to perform at The Gathering at Garst thanks to the Dan Summer’s Memorial sponsorship. Dan was married to Pam Carpenter, a Greenville native, and now resides in San Diego. Pam and Dan loved Greenville and its rich history
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County offices closed Monday
The County Offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014, in Observance of ‘President’s Day’.
Coffee with the Commissioner
Commissioner Mike Stegall will be having his “Coffee with the Commissioner” meeting on Wednesday, February 26th, at the Brethren Retirement Centers Chestnut Village.  The meeting will be from 9:00 a.m. until about 10:00 a.m., or always longer if needed.  Commissioner Stegall has done this for several years, and it is always a good meeting with the people there. These meetings are always informal, and Mike wants as many people as possible to show up, have a good cup of coffee, and ask
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Friends of Parks Host Waffle Breakfast
The Friends of the Darke County Parks will once again be serving up a hearty breakfast of waffles, sausage, juice, coffee and Ohio pure maple syrup!  All of that for just a $5 donation towards the Friends’ mission.  The Waffle Breakfast will be held from 8am-12pm on Saturday, March 1st.  Tickets are available at the door on the day of the breakfast.  After breakfast, take a maple syrup tour, grab some fantastic homemade maple-themed
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The First African American US Senator  
On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm, the Garst Museum will host a presentation by Roane Smothers. The topic will be Hiram Revels, the first African American U.S. Senator. Senator Hiram Revels was educated at the Union Literary Institute in Randolph County, Indiana which was part of the Longtown settlement. Roane Smothers was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison
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Program on Landowner Liability Available for Property Owners  
FINDLAY, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is partnering with Northwest Ohio Woodland Association to provide a landowner liability program for landowners in northwest Ohio. The Northwest Ohio Woodland Association provides educational support and opportunities for woodland owners as well as anyone interested in the conservation and responsible, sustainable use and management of northwest Ohio’s woodland
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Photo club reschedules workshop
Darke County Photography Club has rescheduled the photo workshop that was canceled 1/25 due to bad weather.  The event will be held February 22, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center on State Route 502.  Club members will give a brief overall on the operation of cameras then we will help you one on one with your camera.  We ask you to bring your camera, list of
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