Saturday, March 28, 2015

CURE CABIN FEVER WITH APRIL’S FIRST FRIDAY

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Children of all ages will enjoy visiting with the animals at the petting zoo during First Friday!

GREENVILLE, Ohio- Is your family suffering from cabin fever? If so, get out of the house and spend some quality family time together during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on Friday, April 3rd from 6-9 pm!

Mindy Steyer and Tamera Mcnulty volunteered to help create and plan the event for all to enjoy.“Our volunteers have created an event that will encourage families to learn more about our downtown in a fun way,” said Amber Garrett, Executive Director for Main Street Greenville.

First, the event will host a petting zoo of friendly and furry farm animals on the courthouse lawn. Sponsored by Keller Grain & Feed, the event will feature ducks, chicks and other spring baby farm animals!

In addition, Main Street Greenville has prepared a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages to explore the downtown district! The hunt will include searching for fun inflatable farm animals and answering riddles about each participating business. Sponsored by MJS Plastics Inc., the scavenger hunt will feature prizes for those who complete the challenge and also present the chance to win a $100 gift card to a downtown business of your choice! The hunt is not a race and those who wish to participate can pick-up a form at the courthouse lawn the evening of the event.

The following businesses will be featured on the downtown scavenger hunt: Youniques, Merle Norman, Pamela's Intimate Apparel, KitchenAid Experience, The Ivy League, Country Primitives, Readmore's Hallmark, The Bootery, Sweet Annie's Cabin, The Coffee Pot, Brenda's Beanery, Montage Cafe, Sadie Grace, The Bistro Off Broadway, Boutique on Broadway, First United Methodist Church (First UMC), Second National Bank, Janet's Broadway Bakery, and The Don's Pizza.

As with any First Friday, many downtown businesses will be staying open late for you to dine, shop, and enjoy! Be sure to check out these activities or specials offered during the event:

First UMC (First United Methodist Church) - 202 W. 4th St. (corner of Sycamore & 4th)
Live Music by the 4th & Sycamore Band, Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt, Family Fun Door Prize, Games (for Kids & Kids-at-Heart), Popcorn & Soda, Church Building & History Tours, Clean Public Restrooms & Diaper-Changing Station
Montage Cafe - 527 S. Broadway
Live Music by the Green de Villes from 6:30 - 9:30 pm
The Coffee Pot - 537 S. Broadway, Suite 101
Live Music by Noah Back from 7-9 pm
Readmore's Hallmark - 524 S. Broadway
Vera Bradley for Easter: 20% off all Vera Bradley Throw Blankets and 20% off Vera Bradley Large Duffel Bags
Sadie Grace - 530 S. Broadway
Receive a FREE Natural Life Crazy Good tote with a $50 purchase
The Candy Bouquet - 523 S. Broadway
Free popcorn and a treat for the kids!
Be sure to check out our homemade candies for Easter baskets!
The Blue Bow Boutique - 401 S. Broadway
Open until 9 pm!

First Friday events are presented by Main Street Greenville, a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, Ohio through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website, www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or follow them on Facebook. You can contact them at agarrett@mainstreetgreenville.org or 937-548-4998.

Friday, March 27, 2015

DCCA CLOSES COFFEEHOUSE SERIES WITH AMERICANA DUO

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DCCAs' final 2014-2015 Coffeehouse Series presentation on
Thursday, April 16 will feature acoustic Americana duo
Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin playing their original mix of folk,
roots, and bluegrass music at
Wayne Trail Historical Society House in downtown Arcanum.
Darke County Center for the Arts' final 2014-2015 Coffeehouse Series presentation on Thursday, April 16 will feature acoustic Americana duo Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin playing their original mix of folk, roots, and bluegrass music at Wayne Trail Historical Society House in downtown Arcanum. “Their joyful music features soaring harmonies, foot-tapping fiddles, and the stirring sounds of the mandolin,” explained Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “Bettman and Halpin's music, from sorrowful ballads to folk/pop to down home fiddlin', provides a dynamic performance with a warm and wonderful sound,” Rawlins stated.

According to Rawlins, Stephanie Bettman is an accomplished songwriter, singer, and fiddler, her lyrics infused with wit, wisdom, and poetry. Her voice has been compared to that of iconic singers Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris. Multi-instrumentalist Luke Halpin is known as a master of the guitar and mandolin, and is adept at fiddle, banjo as well as almost anything else he picks up, and is also a dynamic and sensitive vocalist. “His quirky sense of humor provides a perfect foil to Stephanie's dry wit, and their ease with each other and the audience makes for a truly enjoyable and memorable show,” Rawlins said.

DCCA's Coffeehouse Series featuring musical performances in a casual relaxed atmosphere where food and drink are available is sponsored by The Andersons Marathon LLC, Julie and Tom Graber, Eileen and Steve Litchfield, and Rodney Oda. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

Tickets for the Bettman and Halpin show cost $10, and are available for purchase at the Ben Franklin store in Arcanum. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net, at DCCA's office located within Greenville Public Library as well as online at www.CenterForArts.net. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be available at the door. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Pets of the week

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GREENVILLE - The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption, including several breeds of dogs, as well as cats and kittens. The Shelter choose pets to feature each week,
this week they've selected:

Tucker is a 10 month old Beagle/Terrier mix. He is tan and white with short hair. He is current on his shots and very playful. He is a happy little guy who loves to play. He is ready to be adopted.

King is a 4 month old Boxer mix. He is brown with a white chest and legs. He has short hair. He is current on his shots and will be a nice companion. He will grow to around 60 pounds. He will make a great walking buddy and companion. He is looking for a good family to join.

Charlie is a 4 month old Jack Russell terrier mix. He is sweet little guy and is white and brown. He has short hair. He is current on his shots and is very playful. He will make a wonderful addition to your family. He is full of energy and loves people. He will make a great inside dog and friend. He is waiting for the right family to join.

They also have Australian Shepherd, a red tick coon dog, a couple of Husky mixes, a Shepherd mix, a collie mix, a white lab and numerous other dogs as well as cats and kittens for adoption.
The Shelter hours are 8am till 4:30pm Monday-Friday and 9:00 till noon on Saturday. The Shelter is located at 5066 County Home Road in Greenville, and the phone number is 547-1645.

The Friends of the Shelter will be having their 2nd annual “5k Run/Walk For The Dog Park” on Saturday April 11th at the fairgrounds. The race will start at 9am and you can bring your dogs. Runners will be awarded prizes and awards. If you don’t have a dog you are also more than welcome to run for fun. Proceeds will help support “Scentral Park”. Register online at gtraces.com.

You can get your license online at www.doglicense.us/oh/darke. ALL DOGS OVER 3 MONTHS OF AGE MUST HAVE A LICENSE.

To see the dogs they have, go to their web site at www.darkecountyanimalshelter.com.

Please visit also the website of the Friends of the Shelter: www.darkecountyfriendsoftheshelter.com

Gala to Support BackPack Program

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” Matthew 25:35

For the fourth year, the Red &Yellow, Black & White Gala will be held to raise funds for the backpack ministry that is helping 420 students this year, in Kindergarten through fourth grade, in Greenville, Versailles, Ansonia, Tri-Village, Mississinawa, Union City Head Start, and Bradford schools, in Darke County.

The mission of the BackPack Program, whose hub for distribution in Darke County is the Grace Resurrection Community Center (GRCC,) is to meet the needs of hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on the weekends and school vacations when other resources aren’t available.

For $3 per student, per week, ($99 per school year,) BackPack Program volunteers assemble sacks of food that are distributed to schools on Fridays throughout the school year. Designated school volunteers then deliver the sacks of food to classrooms where confidentially, the teacher slips the sacks into their students’ backpacks.

More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, which provides children with the fuel they need to get through the week. What happens to these children when they go home on the weekend?

For this reason, we ask for your help, and your presence at the ministry’s largest countywide fundraiser, the Red &Yellow Black & White Gala, which will be held Friday May 8, 2015 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. Dinner will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by both a live and silent auction and dancing until midnight. Please consider joining us, in helping fill a backpack of funds to help the children in our community.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Bread of Life Bookstore, Moody Auto Sales, Paula’s Diner, Readmore's Hallmark, or by contacting Kelly Fliehman at 316-4878 or Peggy Follrod at 417-4634, with any questions, donations, auction items, and or corporate table purchases.

And because without the following sponsors, the BackPack Program could not fulfil its mission, we would like to thank:

THE ARCANUM PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS A BUSY APRIL PLANNED

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Spring is officially here and it brings with it a flurry of activities. Come to the Arcanum Public Library to check out a book to help you with your spring projects. Find a book on gardening, lawn care, house fix-ups, backyard cooking, and more.

Join us in one or more of the activities we have planned here at the library for April. The very popular storytime sessions are held on Wednesdays for children of preschool age. On April 1, there will be a combined session at 10:30am, and will be packed with stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and an Easter Egg Hunt! On April 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th the regular sessions will be held at 10:00am and at 11:00am. Come join the fun! Also on Wednesdays is the afterschool club, AfterWords, which meets after school until 4:45pm. Because of an early dismissal at Arcanum schools on April 29th, there will be no AfterWords.

On Thursday, April 16th at 6:30pm, the American Automobile Association is presenting their “Dare to Prepare” program. Come learn how to make sure new drivers, experienced drivers, and even cars are ready for the road!

On Saturday, April 18th the library will be presenting their monthly movie. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” will be shown at 10:00am. Popcorn will be served!

One of our most popular yearly events will be held Thursday, April 23rd. Miller Flowers will be on hand at 6:30 to give a presentation and have a question and answer session. Plants will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is needed, and space is limited, so call or come into the library soon!

On Friday, April 24th, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services will be here at 10:00am to present a “digital upload” class. They will cover how to save, send, and retrieve digital files and will answer questions you may have. This class is free of charge.

On Thursday, April 29 the library will be hosting a Trivia Fun Day for kids after school. School lets out early that day, and the trivia fun will begin at 12:30 and at 1:30. Come test your knowledge, and stay for one or both sessions. Snacks will be provided.

Feel free to come into the library for more information, give us a call at 937-8484, or visit our website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org.

LINCOLN RETURNS TO GETTYSBURG – OH!

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Walk, or ride into history with President Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train passing through Gettysburg, Ohio. Saturday, April 18, 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, April 19, 9 AM – 3 PM, the Darke County Park District is hosting the Lincoln Funeral Train Tribute. The very railroad corridor where Lincoln’s Funeral Train passed in 1865 is now the head of the Tecumseh Trail, the Darke County Park’s paved, multi-use trail. Come and ride your bikes, walk or horseback ride (on the grassy sides of the trail) and enjoy other free educational opportunities, rain or shine.

The 35th Light Infantry, a Civil War re-enactment educational group will be there both Saturday and Sunday with a bang, as they are bringing their cannon. They’ll also be bringing the cavalry (horses), the signal corp (how they transmitted messages on the battlefield) and first aid wagons. This educational group will be there to share history and information and do special programs at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. Additionally, they will do a special program on Saturday at 3 PM.

On Sunday only, we are welcoming a Lincoln impersonator from the Dayton Lincoln Society. You and your children will enjoy exploring Lincoln’s childhood at noon, and at 2 PM, he will share an overview of the Civil War and Gettsyburg PA.

Other activities include a chaplain with a non-denominational service on Sunday 9 AM. A Lincoln look-alike contest will be held for both children and adults at 11:45 AM on Sunday. A child’s craft activity of making Lincoln top hats will be provided. Maps with distances will be available for riders or walkers on the trail, as well as outlying areas of interest. All educational programs will be in the tent at the trail head on Bridge Street in Gettysburg

Hot chocolate will be provided courtesy of John’s IGA Versailles, water will be available thanks to the Friends of Darke Co. Parks and Bears Mill will be providing the coffee. There is no charge for this great family event. The Cardinal Center group in Gettysburg will have food available for a fee.

The Lincoln Funeral Train stopped in Bradford to resupply with fuel and water on April 30, 1865. A number of citizens were allowed on the funeral car to pay their respects. The train then entered Gettysburg at 1:10 AM and then went on to Greenville at 1:36 AM. Greenville held a memorial where 500 people gathered at the station.

The Tecumseh trail has been provided primarily with Clean Ohio grant funds, beginning in 2009 with a 1 mile stretch. It now extends 9 ½ miles with more trail length planned. Other sponsors of the trail include Greenville Federal, Greenville National, Second National and Whirlpool Corporation. Special thanks to Jim Surber, County Engineer for his work on the trails.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WITH ONE-QUARTER OF OHIO COUNTIES WITHOUT AN OB-GYN, BROWN OUTLINES PLAN TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO MATERNITY CARE IN RURAL AND UNDERSERVED AREAS

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Ohio’s 4.8 Million Women are Served by Only 1,158 Ob-Gyn Physicians; Brown Releases Maps from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Estimating Provider Access and Drive Time to Maternity Centers

Brown’s Legislation Would Reduce Provider Shortages in Rural and Underserved Communities to Ensure Women Have Access to Timely, High-Quality Maternity Care


WASHINGTON, D.C. – With one-quarter of Ohio counties without any practicing obstetrics and gynecology (ob-gyn) physicians, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined a plan to improve access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nearly five million women living in Ohio are served by only 1,158 ob-gyns – forcing many women to drive an hour or more for prenatal and maternity care. Brown released maps from ACOG estimating the shortage of ob-gyns and average drive times to maternity centers.

“Healthy pregnancies lead to healthy babies, and no mother-to-be should go without the care she needs,” Brown said. “That’s why it’s so alarming that more than one million babies are born to mothers who did not receive adequate prenatal care each year. One way we can and must combat this problem is to ensure mothers and mothers-to-be get the care that they need. And that’s what this bill does – it would allow us to target maternity care resources where they’re most needed, and help ensure healthier pregnancies, healthier mothers, and healthier babies.”

Brown discussed how the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, legislation he is cosponsoring, would reduce provider shortages in rural and underserved communities and ensure women have access to timely, high-quality maternity care. Brown was joined by Susan Greene, a certified nurse midwife from northeast Ohio to discuss his plan to help reduce maternity care shortages.

“The most vulnerable childbearing women in this state are those who struggle to access health care services,” Greene said. “As an Ohio Nurse Midwife with 30 years’ experience working with underserved populations in the Cleveland area, I know firsthand that early prenatal care can impact the incidence of low-birth weight and premature births. This bill to improve access to maternity care would begin to lay the ground work to significantly increase care for all women.”

Holy Week Services at Greenville Church of the Brethren

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The community is cordially invited to Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, OH, to experience these special Holy Week services:

Love Feast Celebration - Thursday, April 2nd @ 6:30 pm
The highlight of the church year comes when Christians join together to experience and celebrate an intimate moment with Jesus through the Love Feast. A special service, “Two Towels And Two Basins”, has been prepared to guide us into communion with Christ and one another with music, act of feet/hand washing service, celebrating the Lord’s Supper together, taking of the bread & cup. Note: If for any reason feetwashing is keeping you from joining us, we will have tables set up for washing hands or you may simply choose not to participate in that part of the service. This can be done in a very discreet fashion without drawing undue attention to anyone.

Easter Celebration - Sunday, April 5th

  • 8:00 am - Easter Sunrise Service - Please join in a time of special worship during the Sunrise Service in Oliver Hall. Breakfast will be served immediately following Sunrise Service in Oliver Hall.
  • 9:30 am - Sunday School
  • 10:30 am - Easter Celebration Service - Please join in a time of celebration of Christ’s victory over sin and death through His resurrection. The Celebration Service will include vibrant
  • God-honoring music and the message - “Empty Promises”.

St. John Lutheran Church Holy Week Schedule

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Edison to host summer and fall registration event

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Edison Community College will host a special registration event for new and returning students on Saturday, April 11. The event will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Piqua campus and is designed to expedite the application and enrollment processes for summer classes that begin May 18 and fall classes that begin August 24.

The portion of the registration event designated for new students will include a one-stop registration opportunity and lunch. For this special occasion, $45 will be waived for the application and payment plan fees for those registering the day of the event. Those new to Edison are asked to arrive at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

“These events are great because they give people the opportunity to complete multiple enrollment steps in just a few hours—they apply, meet with an advisor, and get registered for classes,” said Christina Raterman, Enrollment Manager for Edison. “You start out with an application and leave as an Edison student with a picture ID and a class schedule in hand.”

Prospective students will meet with an advisor, design a personalized education plan, and register for summer and fall semester classes. In addition, they will receive information about setting career and academic goals, learn about the financial aid process, complete new student orientation, and take a tour of campus.

New students will also be able to complete the COMPASS assessment in reading, writing and math. Students who have previously completed college math and English, or who have qualifying ACT or SAT scores, may not need to take the COMPASS.

Students who started pursuing education from Edison but stopped attending before completing their degree are also invited to attend. Returning students will be able to register for upcoming summer and fall semester classes, design a personalized education plan, meet with advisors to discuss career and academic goals, and enjoy lunch on Edison. Returning students may arrive at any time during the event.

“The event is being held on a Saturday in hopes of making it easier for folks to attend,” added Raterman. “We understand people are busy and we want to help make things simple!”
For more information or to register to attend, go online to www.edisonohio.edu/admissions.

"The Way of the Cross" - Good Friday Community Services

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“The Way of the Cross”

April 3, 2015: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM

The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Good Friday services on April 3, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. We will follow Christ as he made his way to the Cross down the Via Dolorosa beginning with the first station where he was condemned to die. Join us as we walk and pray the steps that Jesus took to Calvary. We begin our journey at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and will end at St. Paul Lutheran Church. You are welcome to join us at any stop along the journey. Please note the various locations and times of each station are approximate.

God has done so much for us as God poured His love and grace upon us through Jesus Christ, His Son, at the Cross. Begin your Easter holiday weekend with an experience you won’t forget.

Noon St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
233 West Third Street

12:20 p.m. St. Paul United Church of Christ
129 West Third Street

12:50 p.m. First United Methodist Church
202 West Fourth Street

1:20 p.m. First Presbyterian Church
114 East Fourth Street

1:45 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church
131 East Fourth Street

VISITORS BUREAU PARTNERS WITH GREENVILLE CAREER TECH HOSPITALITY PROGRAM

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Greenville High School Senior Taylor Bryant welcomes
visitors to the Darke County Welcome Center.
GREENVILLE, OH (March 24, 2015) – The Darke County Visitors Bureau announces partnership with the Greenville High School Career Tech Hospitality Program to offer an internship to a high school senior.

“This is the first year for the internship with the Hospitality Program,” stated Deanna York, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed the partnership created with Mrs. Toni Shellabarger, instructor of the program. She has graciously opened her classroom of juniors and seniors to me at the Darke County Visitors Bureau to lecture on travel and tourism in Darke County. In addition, we have worked closely to plan and lead tours of the attractions, accommodations and restaurants in the county for the students.” “I am thrilled to share the hospitality industry of Darke County with these students. They are the future of our community,” said York.

Taylor Bryant, a senior in the Career Tech Program Hospitality at Greenville High School started interning at the Darke County Visitors Bureau in early March. Her responsibilities include greeting and assisting visitors to Greenville and all of Darke County at the new Welcome Center in downtown Greenville, as well as, answering the phone and sharing information with callers, maintaining the bureau’s online calendar of events database, and many other duties. Director Deanna York is working hand-in-hand with Toni Shellabarger to be sure that Taylor fulfills the requirements of the high school program, and gains knowledge of courses she may be taking in college.

“Hospitality has opened many doors for me in the two years that I have been in the program,” shared Senior Taylor Bryant. She competed in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitions her junior and senior years at Greenville High School. During her junior year, Taylor competed in Creative Banquet Table Design, and won first place at the Regional and State levels. In addition, she won a $6,000 scholarship to Sullivan University in Kentucky. Her senior year, Taylor competed in Hotel Linen Operations, and earned a gold award at the Regional and State levels.

Taylor has experienced the hospitality industry of Darke County through several job shadowing opportunities. She has assisted with banquets and events at the St. Clair Manor, as well as banquets for Youth For Christ. She has also had opportunities at Wayne HealthCare and Brethren Retirement Community to job shadow in dining services and housekeeping.

In addition to school, the internship at the Darke County Visitors Bureau, Taylor has a part time job in dining services at Brethren Retirement Community.

“With the internship at the Darke County Visitors Bureau, I hope to learn more the travel and tourism aspects of the hospitality industry,” said Taylor. “I am excited to learn more about our county and the history it holds, as well.”

Taylor plans to study hospitality at Sinclair Community College in the fall. In completing the two year program at Greenville High School Career Tech, she will receive a $3,000 scholarship to Sinclair.

The Darke County Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit, destination marketing organization. Its mission is to attract visitors to Darke County through promotion, education and development of Tourism.

Follow the Darke County Visitors Bureau on Facebook to sign up for monthly e-newsletters and to receive daily updates on things to do and see in Darke County.

2nd 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park

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The Darke County Friends of the Shelter is having the 2nd 5K race to benefit the dog park. Entrants may run or walk the event. As an added bonus this race will be part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, formerly known as Wayne Healthcare Challenge.

The 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on April 11th 2015 and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can participate with or without your dog. If you have a dog, you're encouraged to run/walk with your dog. Special awards will be given to those with dogs. All regular age group awards will be given also.

The Friends of the Shelter's goal for their first run/walk in 2014 was to make it like no other in Darke County - and they did it. This year they want and will build up on this success.They will have Marcos Pizza and Breadsticks available to everyone at the finish line as well as free Boston Stoker Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Special treats will also be available for the dogs.

This event is sponsored by Edgetown Veterinary Clinic and Laser Center, Pooch Parlor, Zeke & Minnie Litchfield, Dr. Barry Family Dentistry, Greenville Federal, Double M Diner, Jeff Hole and Max, Second National Bank, Kline Timber, Majestic Pet Cremation Services, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Greenville National Bank, Buddy and Turbo Dean and Dr. Tom Brown.

Donations are from Jim Gable Insurance, YMCA, WalMart, Kroger, Brenda’s Beanery, Eileen Litchfield, Taco Bell, KFC, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Boston Stoker, Marco’s Pizza, John and Heidi Aukerman.

Dr. Farst (Arcanum Veterinary Service) will be offering discounted micro chiping at the event. The park was built without tax dollars by members of the Darke County Friends of the Shelter through fundraisers, grants and donations. The upkeep expenses, mowing and weeding, are ongoing. The organization also wants further to improve the park.

You may download the registration form for the 5K race/run/walk at www.kometweb.com/Shelterfriends5KRaceRegistrationForm.pdf

You may also enter online at www.gtraces.com.

Please check for updates and information for this one of a kind event in Darke County at the organization's facebook page www.facebook.com/Shelterfriends5KRace.

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR News

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Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR hosted a pizza party for the 7th and 8th graders at St Marys Catholic School in Greenville, OH for participating in the DAR American History Essay Contest. There were thirteen students that submitted American History essays. The 7th grade winner was Tyler Beyke. The 8th grader winner was Valerie Myers. Presenting the awards were American History Chapter Chairman Susie Brewer and chapter Historian Helen Wright.

2015 Greenville Schools Foundation Grant Recipients

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The Greenville Schools Foundation is pleased once again to be able to assist our area teachers and faculty with their classroom and school related needs. The following are those that applied for and received grants from GSF for the 2014-15 school year. Thank you Greenville for supporting our events and raffles so that we may help our local students.
  1.  Dara Buchy: CT Supply Chain Management – Request for funding for State & Regional Business Professional Conference.
  2. Randy Swisher : Athletic Dept. – Request for IMPACT Concussion Management Program and Football Equipment Replacement.
  3. Toni Shellabarger: CT Hospitality Computer Access Program – Request for pc tablets.
  4. Heather Heiser: 8th Grade Math Department – Request for a laptop computer.
  5. Julia Slyder: Intervention Specialist/Jr. High – Request funding for Therapeutic Recreational Education.
  6. Jill Davis: Spanish Dept. - Request funding for bus transportation to annual field trip.
  7. Laura Bemus, Asst. Supt.; Jeff Cassell, Principal Woodland Primary; Amy Shilt,1st grade and Reading Specialist: Request I-Pads for Innovating 21st Century Learning.
  8. Danesa Borgerding: Jr. High – Request funding for Greenville Goal Getters Program, a non-fitness club to develop healthy lifestyle awareness for Grades 5-8.
  9. Lori Hoover: Interactive Media Specialist – Request for a video camera for students to use for school and community events for Wave Channel 5.

Easter Sunday Services at Gordon United Methodist Church

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Gordon United Methodist Church - 311 East St., Gordon, OH

Easter Sunday

  • 7:00 am – “Sonrise” Service
  • 8:00 am – Breakfast (by our youth)
  • 9:00 am – Worship Service

Note: There will be no Sunday School

VERSAILLES HEALTH CARE CENTER ACHIEVES BEST-IN-CLASS

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Over the course of 2014, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm, has interviewed patients, residents and families of Versailles Health Care Center regarding their satisfaction levels. They were asked to evaluate several aspects of their received services. From the results of these interviews, Pinnacle has determined that Versailles Health Care Center has qualified for a Pinnacle Customer Experience Award in the following service areas:

  1. Cleanliness
  2. Laundry Service
  3. Professional Therapy Services
  4. Admission Process

The Customer Experience Award is awarded to care providers who have achieved best-in-class customer satisfaction standards within their peer group, which consisted of 57 Covenant Care skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in seven states, including Ohio, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada. Chris Magleby, CEO of Pinnacle Quality Insight, congratulates the staff of Versailles Health Care Center for achieving this honor.

On March 13, staff of Versailles Health Care Center was recognized for the many things they do to make the lives of VHCC patients, residents and families better. Kristy Earick, Administrator at VHCC, said, “I am so excited for our employees to receive this recognition for the great services they provide to our patients and residents. They consistently strive to exceed expectations and to take care of our patients and families. We have a great team here and I am very proud of them.”

Versailles Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that offers short-term rehab services, outpatient therapy, and long-term care. Versailles Health Care Center sent home 185 patients that utilized its short-term rehab services in 2014 and 166 in 2013! If you are interested in learning more about Versailles Health Care Center, please call us at 937.526.5570, or visit on the web at www.versailleshealthcare.com.

Greenville Consultant Hosting avaHOUR

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You’re Invited to my avaHOUR!

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