Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Garst Museum Pays Tribute to Veterans with Free Lecture

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Garst Museum’s Keepers of Freedom Exhibit Logo
On Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m., Garst Museum will pay tribute to veterans with a special Veterans Day program focusing on the 100th anniversary of World War I with featured speaker Dr. Jonathan Winkler, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wright State University. A native of Ohio, Dr. Winkler is the author of Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I (Harvard University Press 2008/paperback 2013) and winner of the Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association (2010), the Distinguished Publication Award of the Ohio Academy of History (2009), and the Theodore & Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize awarded by the FDR Presidential Library, the Roosevelt Institute, the Theodore Roosevelt Association, and the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States. He has delivered lectures before the American Philosophical Society and at the National Security Agency. He teaches, researches, and writes on U.S. foreign relations (1776 to the present), military and naval history, international history, and strategic thought in the modern era.

Garst Museum will be honoring the service of local veteran, Forest Marshal, who was a WWI aviator. The public is invited to this special program to reflect and remember the sacrifices made by our veterans to protect our freedom.

All lectures are free and open to the public. However, regular admission will apply to tour Garst Museum which includes the outstanding National Annie Oakley Center, Crossroads of Destiny, Lowell Thomas, Keepers of Freedom, and Longtown exhibits. Funding for this program was made possible by the Harry D. Stephens Memorial, Inc. Foundation.

Evangelism Conference coming to Greenville November 9-10

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The Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., is hosting the two-day conference: Kingdom Building: An Evangelism Conference November 9-10, 2018.

The presenter is Rev. Paul Mundey from Frederick, MD. Paul has been a pastor, church administrator, writer, speaker, workshop leader, consultant, and teacher for more than 40 years.

He is currently, Moderator-Elect of the Church of the Brethren denomination. In June 2016, Paul completed a 20-year tenure at the largest American congregation - Frederick Church of the Brethren in Frederick, MD. During the 13 years before his pastorate at Frederick, Paul was a staff member for the national ministry of the Church of the Brethren, serving as director of evangelism and congregational growth, and staff for Korean ministry.

Paul earned an M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Rutgers University, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Johns Hopkins University.

The conference is open to both church leaders and lay persons. Registration is $20 and includes lunch on Saturday. The first session is on Friday at 3:00 pm. A second session starts at 7:00 pm. The conference continues on Saturday at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:00 pm. Childcare is available. Registration and information is found at or call 937-564-1176.

New Madison United Methodist Church to Serve Annual Harvest Supper This Saturday

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The New Madison United Methodist Church will be serving their annual Harvest Supper on Sat. November 10, 2018 from 4:30-6:00 pm. A traditional thanksgiving meal will be served including turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, dressing (plain or oyster), green beans, cranberry salad, pie. The church is located at 149 N Main St. New Madison OH. Donations will be accepted. Carry out available. Handicapped accessible.

Preparedness program and more at the Arcanum Public Library

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The Arcanum Public Library is pleased to be hosting the Darke County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Patrons can learn how to prepare for power outages, winter storms, localized flooding, and other types of emergencies. This preparedness program will show patrons how to make a plan and prepare a kit so they and their families are ready for any possibility. There is no registration required for this event.

On Tuesday, November 13 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. there will be an adult coloring session. Come on in for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and chatting. No registration is required.

Also on Tuesday, November 13 will be the next meeting of the book club at 5:30 p.m. The club will be discussing “The Education of Dixie Dupree” by Donna Everhart and picking up the next book “Coal River” by Ellen Marie Wiseman. No registration is required, and newcomers are always welcome for this lively group. Beverages are served.

On Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. the library will be hosting a “Name That Tune” game. Patrons are invited to come and join teams and guess tunes based on clues and the music played on the piano. All ages are invited as the music choices span generations. There will be some Christmas music in the mix as well to help get the holiday season off to a musical start.

On Tuesdays, preschoolers can come to Storytime at 10:00 a.m. to listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft, and have a lot of fun. No registration is needed for this drop-in program. Also on Tuesdays, school age children can come for the afterschool program, SPARK, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.. Kids can make a craft, learn something new, explore the outdoors, hang out with friends, and much more. This is also a drop-in program.

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd.

Patrons can call the Library at 937-692-8484 with any questions or check out our new and improved website at The Library is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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A dedication ceremony for the newest Annie Oakley historical marker,
at Mendenhall Cemetery, occurred on Saturday, October 20.
On the left of the stone are Jeff Perry, Joan Dowler and Bonnie Perry,
Annie’s relations.  Bonnie is also vice president of the Annie Oakley
Center Foundation.  Behind the stone is Steve Meier, Sidney, formerly
of Yorkshire, and initiator of the idea.  To the right of the stone are Ken Subler,
Yorkshire mayor;  Steve Puthoff and Sam Pohlman,  township trustees;
and Kathy Bruns, researcher.
“While at this spot, imagine the legendary Annie Oakley, ‘Little Sure Shot’, standing and gazing at her family’s graves.” This is the beginning of the wording of a new black granite marker at the Mendenhall Cemetery in Yorkshire, Ohio. The marker features a photo of Annie and the listing of her father, Jacob Moses (Mosey); mother, Susan Shaw; and four of her siblings who are buried there.

Joan Dowler, a great-great-great-grandniece, related that “Annie’s half sister, Emily, my great-grandma, told my grandma, Bonnie Blakeley, to take care of the cemetery just as she had. They were also instructed to put the cemetery flowers on the grave for Memorial Day.” Joan added that she went with her mom and grandma many times because the Mendenhall Cemetery was important to her family.

The originator of the idea, Steve Meier, felt that Annie Oakley’s family’s cemetery plots needed to be recognized and this part of the history of Yorkshire needed to be preserved. He, along with the Annie Oakley Center Foundation, donated the funds to pay for the stone, which Nickol Monument of Versailles generously contributed at cost. Gary Condon at Nickol donated his time and labor for the inscription. Nickol Monument has been a part of all the historical markers designating Annie’s birthplace and childhood home created in past years.

Steve, with wife Karen’s support and encouragement, pursued his goal. Their friend, Kathy Bruns, began research online, starting with the smallest stone marker beside Annie’s father’s grave. Steve then followed up at the Garst Museum Research Center on the accurate dates for each of the family graves. Wording was refined by the Annie Oakley Center Foundation members and Dr. Clay Johnson, Garst Museum director.

Township trustees Steve Hoelscher, Steve Puthoff and Sam Pohlman donated the site preparation and foundation work for the stone. Ken Subler, mayor of Yorkshire, and the town council and trustees have installed a new sign at the entrance of the cemetery acknowledging Annie’s family.

The Mendenhall Cemetery will be added to the map at Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center to direct visitors to the new historical marker and various locations related to Annie and her family. The Annie Oakley Center Foundation’s purpose is to promote the accurate memory of Annie Oakley and to support The National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum. For further information on the Annie Oakley Center Foundation, see or the Facebook page.

Darke County Democrats to Hold Breakfast This Saturday

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The Darke County Democrats will hold an early riser breakfast in the Brethren Retirement Community cafeteria on Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. Come and enjoy fellowship and breakfast. Everyone is welcome. This will be the last meeting for 2018. Meetings will resume in February 2019.
For reservations, call Tom Hans at (937) 273-3865 or Dave Niley at (937) 548-4517.


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November 10, 2018 EUM Women’s Ministry is hosting their annual Holiday Boutique. Whether you have Christmas shopping to do, need a Girls’ Day Out, or just want to help a great cause, stop out at the EUM Church Worship Center, 1451 Sater Street, Greenville, OH on Saturday, November 10! We will be open for business from 9 am – 2 pm. You can grab lunch or pick up some wonderful baked goods. We will also have jewelry, skin care, kitchenware, baby items, purses, home décor and much more! Bring an item for the Pregnancy Help Center and bless a new or expecting mom who needs a little help.

Jeff Harper is Lead Pastor at EUM Church. The contemporary worship services are Saturday at 6:30 pm and Sunday at 9:00, 10:30, and 11:59 am at the Worship Center located at 1451 Sater Street. A traditional worship service is Sunday 9:45 am at the Downtown Campus at 111 Devor Street in Greenville. Kidmunity Children’s Ministry is available for kids age birth through grade six at the 6:30 pm, 9:00, 10:30 and 11:59 am services. The Downtown Campus, 111 Devor Street, houses the offices. For more information, go to or call 937-548-3211.

Veterans Parade to be Held in Downtown Greenville

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This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Day. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France for the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.

The historical event took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. In the United States, Armistice Day coincides with Veterans Day.

In commemorating this historical anniversary, the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day committee and local Veterans would like to invite everyone to the Veterans Parade in downtown Greenville on November 11. The commemoration will start at 10:00am with military vehicles available for view next to the Darke County Courthouse. The vehicles are being organized by Dave Miller.. Also there will be free donuts and coffee available while supplies last before the parade at the Annie Oakley statue and Greenville National Bank on Broadway. Donuts and coffee are being provided by CMA Church and Greenville National Bank on Broadway. Flags will be provided by the Darke County DAV and handed out by the local Boy Scouts to those attending the parade.

The parade will begin at 10:30am at the Annie Oakley statue. The parade will stop at the Darke County Courthouse with a memorial ceremony marking this historical day. Peck Sound Systems will provide sound throughout the Broadway area. Greenville Mayor Steve Willman will be the Master of Ceremonies and United States House of Representative Warren Davidson from Ohio's 8th congressional district will be the guest speaker. Ohio Rep Davidson will assist the Darke County DAV Robert Foster with laying of the wreath at the Veterans Memorial. The Darke County Color Guard will honor our fallen veterans with a firing squad salute and taps to mark the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Greenville Schools 8th grader Marissa Portemont. Marissa won the honors by writing an essay "What Veteran's Day Means to Me". The essay contest was sponsored by the GHS Navy Junior ROTC. The Star Spangled Banner will be led by Brooke Netzley.

Also in the parade will be WWII Veterans, GHS Navy Junior ROTC, Vietnam Veterans escorted by Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR, DAV unit, American Legion units, local Boy Scouts, GHS Band of Pride, Darke County Jeepsters, Darke County Sheriff and Greenville fire, police and rescue squad units. Following the ceremony, the parade will proceed around the circle to the Greenville Fire Dept.

Please plan to attend and support all our Veterans.

Greenville Federal Supports 15th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

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Jeff Kniese, President and CEO of Greenville Federal presents their donation to Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville.
GREENVILLE, Ohio- Main Street Greenville recognizes Greenville Federal as one of the Platinum Sponsors for the upcoming 15th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade on Saturday, November 17th.

“Greenville Federal has been a platinum sponsor of the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade for many years,” said Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville. “Their top-tier commitment has helped this event to continue for over a decade and become a tradition in the community.”

The 2018 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade will feature entertainment leading up to the grand parade, which will begin at 7 pm. The lighted event includes 80+ horse entries and brings an estimated 8,000+ spectators into the downtown area.

“Greenville Federal, the oldest bank headquartered in Darke County, is happy to partner with Main Street Greenville in its efforts to help our community thrive and create a quality of life important to all of us,” said Jeff Kniese, President and CEO of Greenville Federal. “Investing back to local communities has long been a trademark of Greenville Federal. Enjoy the parade and remember this holiday season to ‘Bank Local - Buy Local’.”

Main Street Greenville also thanks the many other local businesses who help to sponsor this annual event, a full list of sponsors can be found on their website. This year's Platinum Parade Sponsors are Edison State Community College, Greenville Federal & Wayne Healthcare . “We are thankful for all of our sponsors’ support. Many are continued sponsors who help us create this event for our community each year,” said Peggy Schultz, Board President for Main Street Greenville.

Please visit or for more information about Main Street Greenville and the 15th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade. If you have any questions, you can contact them at 937-548-4998 or

Saturday, November 3, 2018


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Patsy Riley and Fort Black OED invites everyone to come to their Christmas Bazaar

There will be 50 vendors with a wide selection of craft items, baked goods, and specialty items.

There will be a concession stand available.

Santa will be there from 10 am to 2 pm for parents to take pictures of their little ones.

There is no charge for admittance.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

State of the Heart Honoring Veterans With Complimentary Luncheon

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Ansonia Community Pride's Christmas Tractor Parade is Now Accepting Entries!

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Click here for More Information and Registration!

Library Film Series Does Hitchcock

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Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 film Shadow of a Doubt is a suspense classic that continues to unnerve audiences to this day. When Charles Oakley (Joseph Cotten) arrives at this sister's home in California, the entire family is happy to see him, especially his niece and namesake, Charlie (Teresa Wright). But when two detectives show up in town looking for the Merry Widow Murderer, Charlie begins to suspect her uncle might not be the man she thinks he is. Co-written by Thornton Wilder (Our Town), the film plays on the peculiarities of small towns and close families to weave a web of intrigue as tantalizing as it is troubling.

Joseph Cotten is perfectly cast, projecting sinister suspicion one minute and affable charm the next, tugging poor Charlie's loyalties in opposite directions as she learns more about his crimes. Teresa Wright does her own balancing act as Charlie, moving between fresh-faced innocence and shrewd scheming as she seeks to protect her naïve parents and younger siblings from the danger in their peaceful home.

Join us on Tuesday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library, as we screen this classic thriller as part of GPL's Third Floor Film Series. Free popcorn, candy, and soft drinks will be provided, and David Nilsen will lead a brief discussion after the film. We hope to see you there.

Library's “Author Share & Sign”

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The Greenville Public Library is proud to host author E. Scott Martin at its next “Author Sign & Share” on Thursday November 1st at 6:00 p.m. This event is always held in the Reference Room on the second floor and registration is not required.

Erik Martin is a reporter for The Daily Advocate and has released his first book Four Questions: A Novella. Erik, whose pen name is E. Scott Martin, will discuss the process he went through in order to get his book written and published. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

Erik shares “Four Questions tells the story of Heath Hawkins, a small-town newspaper reporter in rural Virginia. His everyday life is mostly uneventful, but after an encounter with a mysterious entity in his dreams, Heath starts to uncover the truth behind a number of mysteries, and most importantly, comes to terms with a longstanding mystery of his own. Ultimately, he finds the pursuit of truth, while rewarding, can be costly.“

Erik graduated from Huntington University with a BA in English in 1994. Prior to his work for The Daily Advocate, he worked as editor of Coin Values Magazine and as a writer for Coin World Magazine. He currently resides in West Milton with his wife and two children.

When asked what primary message should readers take away from Four Questions, Erik said it is the idea that common people can accomplish big things, through determination and a little luck. Join us for an interesting, inspiring evening!

The Faithful Sons to Perform at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren

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The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Faithful Sons at 6 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018

The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg, OH, at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. The public is invited to this gospel concert and a freewill offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the concert.

For booking information, you can contact John at 937-423-7827 or Kent at 937-621-5494.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio The Darke County Commissioners are joining the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) to call for a stronger partnership between state and county government as they released “Stronger Counties. Stronger Partnership. Stronger Ohio.,” a briefing guide detailing county funding needs and asks that need to be addressed in future state budgets and legislation.

The CCAO board met recently with both major gubernatorial candidates (Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine) and their respective lieutenant governor candidates (Betty Sutton and Jon Husted) to brief them on issues confronting counties and how to work together for a bright Ohio future.

“Ohio’s 88 counties serve as branch administrative offices of the state by providing vital services. Counties are given this specific responsibility but limited authority by the Ohio Revised Code,” CCAO President Daniel Troy said. “CCAO was very pleased with the meetings with both gubernatorial candidates, as we look to foster an improved and stronger relationship between state and county government. Collaboration and cooperation between the two government entities must exist to strengthen counties and improve the well-being of all Ohioans.”

State polices enacted over the last decade have placed counties in the difficult position of balancing revenue loss with escalating costs. The loss of the Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) sales tax, severe reductions in the Local Government Fund (LGF) and the phase out of the tangible personal property tax (TPP) has eliminated approximately $351 million per year in county revenue statewide.

“The state’s revenue policy decisions, combined with our growing costs, have depleted reserves and delayed capital projects. It can be a struggle to provide the services that Ohioans need,” Commissioner Matt Aultman said. “We must have the state’s financial commitment to ensure we have the necessary revenue to provide county residents with the services that are critical to maintain necessary county services “.

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio advances effective county government for Ohio through legislative advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and research, quality enterprise service programs, and greater citizen awareness and understanding of county government.

Old Fashioned Campfire at Shawnee Prairie Preserve

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Enjoy a special evening in the woods, circled around a warm, autumn campfire. The last Darke County Park’s campfire of the year will be at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Friday, November 2 at 6:30pm. Through stories, song and activities we’ll welcome in the coming season of snow! Discover how the wildlife of Shawnee Prairie Preserve prepares for winter while listening to tall tales and legends. Don’t forget we’ll save some time for songs and roasting marshmallows too. Don’t miss this naturalist led fun, free family event! Be sure to bring a chair, flashlight and dress for the weather!

Registration is required for this free event. For questions about this or any other park district programs or to register for the class, please call 548-0165.

G.H.S. Wavaires and Jazz Scene Prepare for Annual Night Out Performance

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GREENVILLE, OH – A Night Out with the Wavaires and Jazz Scene is scheduled for Friday, November 9th at 7:00pm at Memorial Hall. This year’s theme is “The Greatest Show”.

The concert will begin with the Wavaires performing selections from “The Greatest Showman”. The Wavaires will perform additional selections, including “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”, “May it Be” and a tribute to Military personnel with “The Armed Forces Salute”. The Wavaires will also be performing a medley of selections from the movie “Sing”. The Jazz Scene will perform various Disney tunes, including “You’re Welcome” from “Moana” and “Hooked on a Feeling.” The jazz band will also perform some classic rock pieces, such as “Low Rider”, “Vehicle” and “Faith”. Combined together, the Wavaires and Jazz Scene will present a preview of Holiday songs, as well as a grand finale, featuring senior, Gracie Pell, with “Night and Day”, followed by the groups performing their own rendition of the song “Skyfall”.

In addition to the Wavaires and Jazz Scene, several local schoolchildren in grades 3-8 will join the Wavaires to perform three selections for their annual Wavaire Camp. These selections are “Can’t Stop the Feeling”, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”, and “Best Day of My Life.”

Tickets for the show on November 9th will be available at G&G Floors Fashions on Wagner Avenue Monday- Friday from 9:00am- 5:00pm beginning on Wednesday, October 31st. Any remaining tickets will also be available for purchase the night of the show in the ticket booth at Memorial Hall. Pre-sale tickets are $4.00 for students and $6.00 for adults. All seats purchased at the door are $8.00. Please plan to purchase your tickets early to guarantee a better seat selection.

The GHS Choirs are directed by Mrs. Chelsea Whirledge. The GHS Jazz Scene is directed by Mr. JR Price. The choreographers for the show are Brooke Jendrusik and Sierra Cress.

Be sure to like and follow Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters on Facebook to receive the latest news and ways to support the G.H.S. Vocal Music program and other events.

Greenville BPW Club features Author Jodie Bohman!

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Greenville, OH. The Greenville Business and Professional Women’s Club will host their monthly dinner meeting, Thursday, November 8th at the Brethren’s Retirement Community’s Brick Room at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by the IDP (Individual Development Program) committee with Chair Dorothy Poeppelman, and members Michelle Hook, Louisa Kennedy, Jane Carroll, Erica Menke, and Kristi Strawser. The program will include a presentation by Jodie Bohman, Superintendent’s Secretary at Versailles School and published author. Bohman, mother of two daughters is speaking about her creative imagination and putting her thoughts together for her first book ‘And I Believe’. This book was published in August, 2014. While the story is made up, Jodie knew “way too many people who have fought cancer, are currently fighting cancer, or have lost their battle with cancer, and wanted to write a story about it”. She has since written a sequel ‘Mattie ’ which picks up 18 years where ‘And I Believe’ left off, which should be available by December. Bohman is currently in the works of writing her third book, ‘A Bottle Full of Demons’, which picks up where ‘Mattie’ leaves off.

The BPW club will also have available for sale ‘super raffle’ tickets. Winners will be drawn at the December 13th meeting. The raffle is a chance to win one of five prizes: a 2 night stay at the StoneHead Ridge Cabin in Brown County, Indiana (Debbie Niekamp), a Frederic Duclos Sterling Silver necklace and earrings (Wieland Jewelers), a 39” Element Smart TV (Your Expert Mortgage Team of John & Kristina Heath), Suds in a Bucket Cleaning/3 hrs. (Loure Bohn), and a 3 speed hand blender (KitchenAid Experience). Super Raffle tickets are available at Merle Norman at 309 S. Broadway, Greenville or by contacting Susan Shields at 937/548-2592, Debbie Niekamp at 419/305-2178 or any BPW member. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00. All proceeds are used to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.

For reservations please contact Vicki Cost at by noon on Monday, November 5th. The cost for dinner is $12.00.


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“Kathakaar, The Spinning Storyteller” will explore the multi-cultural history of India in an interactive presentation for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools from October 29 through November 2 as part of Darke County Center for the Arts’ Arts In Education series. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, dancer and tabla player Jin Won infuses her own creativity into her performances of Kathak, a form of Indian classical dance which uniquely tells stories through movement and music. “Her strong and graceful performances share the beauty that emerges when different cultures interact,” Mr. Rawlins explained. “Her fascinating program engages audiences of all ages,” he stated.

In ancient India, Kathak dancers were traveling bards known as Kathakaar; the tradition is traceable to 400 B.C.E. South Korean artist Jin Won developed a passion for Indian arts that led her to live in India for over 15 years, obtaining training in tabla , an Indian musical instrument consisting of a pair of small drums, as well as dance; she has created this program to share her enthusiasm for the rich and fascinating culture she has adopted. Mr. Rawlins says that the dynamics and power of Kathak will be expertly showcased technically and expressively, leaving youngsters with a clearer picture of the diverse people of India and their myriad cultural backgrounds.

DCCA’s Arts In Education series annually presents high quality professional artists to students in every grade of all local public schools; these programs are free and open to the public. Arts In Education is sponsored by Bach to Rock, DP&L Company Foundation, Richard Baker, Greenville VFW Post #7262, Greenville Federal, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Gordon Orthodontics, the Wes & Patti Jetter Fund, the Mandy Green Fund, Edison State Community College, The Early Bird & Blue Bag Media, Littman-Thomas Agency, and Wayne Health Care. DCCA also receives local support from the John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund of the Darke County Foundation, The Ketrow Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust, Harry D. Stephens Memorial, and DCCA memberships, as well as funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

“Kathakaar, The Spinning Storyteller” will also be presented for audiences of all ages as a part of DCCA’s casual Coffeehouse Series; this performance takes place on Thursday, November 1 at the Union City Arts Depot. The show begins at 7 p.m. Start times for DCCA’s Arts In Education programs are coordinated with school schedules; for more information, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or

Empowering Darke County Youth introduces New Logo

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Empowering Darke County Youth introduces new logo
designed by Julie Brewer, Greenville Middle School (5-6)
Visual Arts Educator. Its versatility allows for black and
white or a variety of color printing options.
GREENVILLE – The Empowering Darke County Youth Board of Directors and volunteers are pleased to introduce a new logo for the organization. It was designed by Middle School (5-6) Visual Arts Educator Julie Brewer.

“I can’t thank Julie enough for taking the time to help us out,” said Bob Robinson, Empowering Program Coordinator. “She didn’t charge us for the effort, but we made a small contribution toward whatever needs she had in her classroom as a thank you.”

Mrs. Brewer expressed her thanks, noting the funds will help purchase shelving for ceramic projects in her class.

Robinson noted that the logo was perfect in its simplicity and versatility. “We can use it in a variety of venues, color or black and white. It also expresses visually exactly what we do in our organization.”

Empowering has established two new committees and is inviting any interested members of the community to help support its efforts.

There will be a Marketing Committee meeting at the Greenville Public Library Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reference Room on the second floor. There will also be a Volunteer meeting at Edison State Community College on Wagner Avenue Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to community members of all ages who want to help.

“We currently have 124 students signed up for our After School Tutoring Program,” said Robinson. “We work with an average of 50 students, kindergarten through eighth grade, on a daily basis. This is nearly double the students we worked with last year. The need is there… we need help meeting that need.”

For more information, email or contact (and like us) on Facebook. Donations are gratefully accepted at PO Box 1113, Greenville, OH 45331.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a United Way Partner Agency providing After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.


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Since 2007, the Darke County Friends of the Shelter have assembled a 12 month calendar as a fundraiser for their several projects. The monthly pictures are made up of local pets. The 2019 calendar is now available and has photos of any kind of pets. The calendars make great gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. and are sold at the Shelter (5066 County Home Rd., Greenville, just beyond the Sheriff’s Office). You also can purchase them from one of the shelter members. The price per calendar is just $10.

Please visit also the website of the Friends of the Shelter to learn more about the organization:

The organization also wants to announce that this years “Pet Pictures with Santa” will be on Saturday November 17, 2018 from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm in the Walmart garden center.

KTL Performance Mortgage Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

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Greenville, OH: This month marks 15 years in business for local mortgage broker KTL Performance Mortgage. The organization specializes in FHA, VA, Conventional, and USDA home loans, and processed over 700 loans so far in 2018.

Established in Oct. 2003 in Greenville, KTL Performance Mortgage began with 3 employees whose sole focus was on providing Conventional home loan products to local homebuyers. The company has since grown to 23 employees and provides home financing and refinancing solutions for clients in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. The organization works with over 12 different lenders, allowing them to offer a wide variety of flexible loan solutions and competitive interest rates to their borrowers.

“I am so proud of our growth over the past 15 years,” said founder Bill Mason. “We have assembled an amazing team of talented and dedicated individuals who work together flawlessly. This teamwork has led to our continued success and our ability to deliver excellent home lending services.”

KTL Performance Mortgage is owned by Bill Mason, Desteni Mason, Kristina Heath, and John Heath.


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Greenville, OH - Mason Knows Mortgages (A Performance Mortgage Team) in Greenville, Ohio is happy to announce that Maria McCoy has recently become their most recent licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. Maria will be serving the team’s clients throughout Ohio and Indiana, and will continue to offer ongoing support for our other Loan Officers and Originators.

Maria brings a fresh perspective to the Mason Knows Mortgages Team. She is passionate about helping first time homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership by listening to their needs and future desires, and pairing them with the best loan program to fit their lifestyle.

Since each goal requires a unique program, Maria and the team have the capacity to offer a wide variety of loan programs, including fixed rate Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA loans as well as renovation loan programs.

About Mason Knows Mortgages:

The Mason Knows Mortgages Team helps people in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida achieve their unique dreams of home ownership. We find the right mortgage solution for each person’s life situation and serve as a guide and partner throughout the process of achieving their dream.

Our process is simple. Our team is dedicated. We are passionate about helping you Live Your Destiny.

Maria McCoy is a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for KTL Performance Mortgage. Performance Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender.

To learn more about Mason Knows Mortgages, visit or their Facebook page at Reach out to the “Mason Knows Mortgages” Team today at 937-459-3350 to see how they can help you “Live Your Destiny.”

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