Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wayne HealthCare Sponsors SUNshine 5K

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Wayne HealthCare will serve as a major sponsor of the SUNshine 5K on Sept. 19 in Greenville City Park. The event is hosted by the Darke County Foundation and will raise money for 6 Darke County non-profit organizations. Pictured from left: Jonathan Hein, DCF trustee and SUNshine 5K race director; Terri Flood, marketing director at Wayne HealthCare; Christy Prakel, DCF director; and Jordan Francis, wellness coordinator at Wayne HealthCare.

Wayne HealthCare is proud to serve as a major sponsor of the SUNshine 5K Run/Walk on September 19 in Greenville City Park. Hosted by the Darke County Foundation, the event will feature hundreds of participants and raise funds for 6 non-profit organizations in Darke County: Bunco 4 Breast Cancer, Darke County Special Olympics, DeColores Montessori, Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters, Next Step Ministries and St. Mary’s School (Greenville). These organizations will receive $15 for each person registered under their group’s name.

“Wayne HealthCare’s mission to provide quality care and promote wellness close to home speaks for itself. As a key community partner, we are pleased to support health and wellness initiatives to make our community healthier,” said Terri Flood, marketing director at Wayne HealthCare.

Runners and walkers at the SUNshine 5K will enjoy a scenic 5K route with age-group awards, great door prizes, and a variety of post-race drinks, snacks and homemade cookies. Free childcare is available. To register, visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org. Entry fee is $15 if registered by Sept. 9 (includes long-sleeve shirt); $20 after Sept. 9 (limited shirts available); and $5 for kids age 14 and under (no shirt). The race begins at 8:30, with a free kids 800-meter fun run at 8:20. The SUNshine 5K is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge.

The Darke County Foundation receives, administers and distributes charitable gifts for the benefit of Darke County residents. For more information, call 548-4673 or visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org.

Second National Bank introduces new features to mobile app

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Instant balance, in-app alerts and more conveniences included in upgrade

Greenville, Ohio — Second National Bank (SNB) announced new features for its personal banking mobile app today. The upgrade introduces instant balance, new alerts and notifications, and other time-saving conveniences.

Approximately 45% of app activity is customers checking their account balance. With the new instant balance feature, those customers can quickly and securely retrieve a balance with two touches – without logging into the app.

The bank already offers account alerts and notifications via text message and email. With the new version of the app, customers can use the app to set up customized alerts, such as low balance, and receive them directly as a pop-up notification on their mobile device.

The latest version of Second National’s banking app also includes:

  • An extended photo-deposit cut-off time of 7 pm.
  • Prompts, within the low-balance alerts, to immediately log into the app and transfer money into the account with fewer touches and less time.
  • The app is now available for Android tablets, making the app compatible with Apple and Android phones and tablets.
  • Updated design elements.

Second National Bank launched its personal banking mobile app in summer 2013, and, now, nearly 3,000 people use the app to help manage their money anytime, anywhere. Bank customers can use the app to transfer money, make payments, photo-deposit checks, find an office or ATM, and much more.

To learn more about the mobile banking app, visit SecondNational.com.

#JACKSTRONG BENEFIT

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What would you do you if someone you loved with every ounce of your heart and soul was waiting on an organ to save their life?

Well, that's what my 6 month old nephew has been doing since he was 2 months old! Jack is the son of Jeremy and Amy Monnin and the baby brother of Alex, Levi, and Reece of Arcanum, OH.

At the age of 2 months old he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia (a very rare Liver Disease) 2 weeks later he had a surgery known as a Kasia procedure done. When successful this provides children multiple years of growing and somewhat normal lifestyle. For Jack, this procedure was unsuccessful. He has developed many of the complications with liver failure shortening the amount of time to find a compatible liver for Jack. Family members are currently being tested as we are seeking to find a live donor match, however if a deceased donor match becomes available first we will graciously accept the precious life-saving gift that someone very special so graciously chose to give during their difficult time.

My heart goes out to every organ donor out there! You never truly understand until something directly hits home. That's when you eye's are really opened up! I thank each and everyone who has prayed, donated, and shared our story! You all have been a blessing to our family! God Bless you All!

LOVE TO ALL, JACKS AUNT GINA FERGUSON

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COME, HAVE FUN, AND HELP US SUPPORT A LITTLE BOY FIGHTING A BIG DISEASE!

SUBLER WINS GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR FAMILY FUN PACK

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Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently held a 2015 Great Darke County Fair tour event and invited the public to come in, take a tour, and enter to win a Great Darke County Fair Family Fun Pack. The pack was valued at over $200 and included items for a fun day at the fair! Over 50 people toured Versailles Health Care Center, received a free 2015 Great Darke County Fair t-shirt, and were entered into the raffle. Congratulations to winner, Bonnie Subler, of Yorkshire.

Versailles Health Care Center sent home 185 patients who utilized its short-term rehab services in 2014 and 129 patients so far in 2015! Fore more information about Versailles Health Care Center, call 937-526-5570 or visit on the web at www.versailleshealthcare.com . Call today and schedule a tour.

State of the Heart Hospice To Offer Adult Grief Group Support in Portland

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Those who have lost a loved one often find it difficult to continue the day to day routine that they used to enjoy. Often, those who are grieving feel alone and isolated in their grief. To help those who are grieving, State of the Heart Hospice will offer an Adult Grief Support Group beginning Wednesday, September 16th and continuing each Wednesday through October 21st at the agency’s Portland office, 1237 W. State Road 67. The sessions are free and open to anyone, regardless of association with hospice care.

“The Grief Support Groups are helpful to those who have lost a loved one and are experiencing grief that goes with that loss,” explained Meredith Carpe, a Licensed Social Worker who has conducted previous grief support groups. She and Hospice volunteer Carol Gebert with the Portland office will guide the group sessions. State of the Heart has offices in Portland, Greenville and Coldwater. The Adult Grief Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“The one comment that we hear consistently from those attending the sessions is that they find comfort learning that they are not the only ones experiencing grief and feelings of loss,” Carpe said. “Once they find out that others feel as they do, they begin to open up about their feelings. It is healthy to acknowledge grief and realize it is a natural part of life when you lose someone you love.”

Bereavement support for adults and children is an important part of the services provided by State of the Heart. All bereavement support is free, including the Grief Support Groups. State of the Heart provides bereavement support to anyone in the communities the agency serves, regardless of association with hospice care. The agency cares for families and patients in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness.

To find out more about the Grief Support Group in Portland, to register to attend, or learn about any of the bereavement services offered by State of the Heart, call 1-800-417-7535 and ask to speak with a member of the bereavement staff. Visit the agency web site at www.stateoftheheartcare.org.

State of the Heart Hospice holds 15th Annual Camp Bearable

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A total of 43 youth attended State of the Heart Hospice’s fifteenth annual Camp Bearable for grieving children held July 17-19 at the Spiritual Center in Maria Stein. Camp Bearable is an annual weekend camp that serves children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children grieve differently than adults and have special needs to work through their grief and loss. Of the total attending, only one had any prior association with hospice care. Campers are welcome to come back for a second year after their loss and because of the positive experience, many choose to attend again. Children enjoy traditional camping activities as well as therapeutic opportunities to share and heal their grief.

Hospices nationwide conduct similar grief camps. State of the Heart Hospice’s Camp Bearable is the only one of its kind in this area and this year served children from 3 different Ohio counties and one child from Virginia. Hospice bereavement specialists believe that early intervention with grieving children can prevent problems such as drug and alcohol addiction and suicide, later in life. Camp provides a “safe” environment for kids where they are surrounded by their peers and with adults they trust. Camp is a mixture of fun and games mixed with serious dialogue. Each child is paired with a specially trained buddy who is with them for the weekend.

Ashlee Carder, Bereavement Specialist and Music Therapist for State of the Heart Hospice, also serves as the Camp Director. “Watching the children come to camp at first timid and afraid, and leaving with a sense of empowerment and friendship through this difficult time is one of the most rewarding experiences. We give the children the opportunity to express themselves in a safe environment with positive coping skills.” Carder added that, “without the support of our volunteers, camp would not have been as successful. I am very grateful to everyone involved in camp that made it so successful this year. Seeing the group leaders and buddies create a sense of support and community for these kids makes Camp Bearable so wonderful.”


Versailles Area Museum Looking for Items

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It will soon be time for your Versailles Area Museum to begin its display changes for the autumn season and not far behind will be Christmas. We always appreciate your help when creating displays. We are currently looking for an apple cider press, vintage Halloween pictures, from parties, to school events, to trick-or-treat, and the old Halloween parades. If we can copy your pictures for our “On the Street Where You Live” display we’d be thrilled. We are also looking for a few vintage Halloween decorations and costumes. For autumn we are looking for gourds, pumpkins, corn & shocks. We need all of these by the end of August or early September.

For our Christmas displays we are looking for textiles, winter items from years ago. Hats, fur muffs, scarves, mittens, blankets from the sleigh, bells, horse decorations and blankets, outdoor winter toys and games, and items from the winter barn. We also are looking for a collection of Santa Clauses through the years to add to a already booked display.

We are also looking for branches of pine, cedar and berries, and pine cones. Most of these items will be needed twice. The first group is needed for the second week in November and then again on the second week in December, as greens tends to dry out.

For February we are looking for a rope bed, a antique 1800’s bed, feather or tick mattresses, old quilts and other bed & bath accessories (commodes, pitcher & basins, lye soap, antique sheets & bed linens) Also needing a cradle or two.

Planning ahead to next May we are looking for Civic organizations items to pay tribute to their contribution along with antique Wedding items to be on display through the summer of 2016, so now you can start your search!

We are also looking for 1902 (post fire) or later, pictures of old businesses as to do a then & now display. These photos can come any time soon to the museum.

If you are able to help out with one or more of our items, please contact the museum at 937-526-4222 and leave a message. We will gladly get back to you. Our thanks for your continuing support!

Last Mondays at Versailles Museum

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Our August, “Last Monday” will be a trip back to school. We invite all our area retired teachers to come and share memories from their days in the classroom on either side of the desk!

Please feel free to bring stories and pictures. If you are not a retired teacher, you surely were a student and have a tale or two to share.

After the program there will be time to enjoy the Versailles All Class Reunion displays around the Museum and of course reminisce in the old schoolroom display. This event will replace the Teacher’s Tea at the All Class Reunion. So call your friends and invite them to this special afternoon.

Each afternoon ends with a delicious homemade dessert and coffee (and of course we appreciat your generous donations to keep these programs coming).

So mark your calendars for August 25th at 1:00 p.m. and join us at the Museum for a “School Day”.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Reid Orthopedic Center gets Ohio farmer back on his feet after grain bin accident

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Charles Prashun is greatly recovered from aserious knee injury.
Charles Prashun was admiring his grandson’s sheep at the Darke County Fair last summer, when to his surprise Dr. Chad Reed stopped by to say hello. Only weeks earlier, Dr. Reed, an orthopedic surgeon at Reid Orthopedic Center, had operated on Charles’ knee. “Dr. Reed knew I’d be visiting the sheep, and came over on his lunch hour,” said Charles, a fourth generation farmer from Ansonia. “The man is professional and personable. I was really impressed.”

The two men might never have met if Charles hadn’t injured his knee a few weeks earlier. Charles had been working in one of his grain bins on July 3, 2014, when he accidentally stepped on a moving sweep auger. His left leg twisted awkwardly, tearing his quadricep tendon from the kneecap. Although unable to put any weight on the leg, Charles was able to use his cell phone to call for help. A week later, he was being prepped for surgery so that Dr. Reed could repair the ligament.

Dr. Reed told Charles afterward that rehabilitation would be tough—even more difficult than rehabbing after a knee replacement. Accustomed to hard work, Charles pushed himself to do everything Dr. Reed and his therapist asked.

Nonetheless, progress was slow. The Darke County Fair came and went, then harvest. By late November, Charles—and Dr. Reed—weren’t satisfied with his progress. “We wanted my knee to bend to at least 110 degrees—135 degrees is normal,” Charles said. “But at that point I was only getting to about 80 degrees. Dr. Reed talked to my rehab specialist, and then he recommended putting me under anesthesia in the operating room and moving my leg around to release the joint.”

The procedure did loosen things up, and soon Charles was making good progress with the help of physical therapy and at-home exercises. Today, he can bend the knee to 105-110 degrees, enough to farm his land, drive a car and get around with assistance. “I’m extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Reed, as well as from other Reid physicians I have seen over the years,” Charles said. “Now, they all have clinics at Reid’s new Greenville facility, which is right by my primary care doctor’s office. It’s all very convenient.”

Reid’s Medical Office Building in Greenville is located at 1101 Jackson St., and provides a combined location for health care specialties including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and more. For more information or to make an appointment, call (937) 316-1300.

Ramco Electronics Donates to New MVCTC Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Program

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MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy, accepting a $10,000 donation from Dave Dunaway, President of Ramco Electric Motors. The donation goes towards the Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) to support the school’s efforts to provide a viable and highly trained workforce.
Englewood, Ohio – Ramco Electric Motors of Greenville, recently donated $10,000 to the Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) to support the school’s efforts to provide a viable and highly trained workforce.

Ramco is located in Greenville on Jaysville-St.John’s Road. With over 100 employees, they are a sub-contract manufacturer for AC Induction Stators, Rotors, & Rotor Shaft Assemblies for use in Industrial, Commercial, Military, and Aerospace Applications. Ramco is AS9100:2009 Rev C / ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certified and has $14 million in annual sales.

At the end of last school year, Ramco hired two MVCTC Precision Machining students from Darke County, Christopher Grillot (Versailles) and Evan Weaver (Franklin-Monroe). Both students worked full-time over the summer as machinists and now are working during the school year as part of the MVCTC Apprenticeship Program. Bethany Menke, Human Resources Manager for Ramco Electric Motors, shared, “They are great kids and great employees. We value the relationship we have started with MVCTC and plan to continue it in the future.”

In August of 2014, an Ohio Straight A Fund Grant was awarded to career center partners to create nine Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) facilities in Ohio. MVCTC is the Miami Valley’s regional RAMTEC facility providing training opportunities to a 12 county area (Darke, Preble, Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Clark, Mercer, Auglaize, Champaign, Greene, Clinton, and Shelby Counties). The goal is to strengthen the collaboration between industry, education and government to offer industry certifications for robotics, CNC machining, mechatronics, industrial maintenance, and robotic welding, all at a regional career center. As part of the collaborative, the MVCTC received $1.47 million of the grant to provide state-of-the-art equipment and to renovate space at their Hoke Road campus into a RAMTEC center.

Jace Mote, 7 year old from Arcanum, donates garage sale money for cancer patients.

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More and more young people in Darke County are becoming involved with helping those around who are going through difficult times.

Jace Mote is a perfect example of this. Recently his grandmother had a garage sale and Jace decided to do something that his sister had done before. He wanted to make some money and donate it to the Cancer Association of Darke County. His mom helped him to do this by purchasing some snack items: chips, cookies and goldfish crackers. His part was to sell the snacks and collect the money. When asked why he decided to donate the money to the cancer association, his simple answer was “There’s a bunch of people with cancer.” Jace said that his aunt also donated what money she received as well.

Christine, the director, spent some time with Jace to let him know how much this was appreciated and how important it is to realize there are many around us that could use some help and also that it is very rewarding to do nice things for others.

The Cancer Association of Darke County appreciates all donations and is encouraged by the compassion that is so evident in Darke County.

The organization is celebrating its 20th year and has provided over a million dollars in benefits to local cancer patients during that time.

Volunteer drivers are always needed and if anyone would like to help in that area, please call the office at 548-9960.

To receive benefits from the Cancer Association, a patient must live in Darke County and have a confirmed diagnosis of cancer. The association is not affiliated with American Cancer Society or other cancer groups. United Way helps to fund the organization.

Edison Recognizes Employee Excellence at Convocation

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Terry Calvert
Edison Community College recognized two outstanding employees at its annual convocation ceremony on August 17 in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The awards speak to College’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement.

“The employee of the semester award is meant to create a culture that recognizes employees and celebrates accomplishments based upon Key Result one of Edison’s 5-year strategic master plan which focuses on sustaining positive employee engagement,” said Kara Myers, Coordinator of Employee Engagement and Talent Acquisition.

“These employees make a difference to Edison and member of the campus community, go above and beyond expectations, excel as team players, and strive to demonstrate the College’s core values.”

Terry Calvert, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Rhonda Rich, Coordinator of the Darke County Campus were named employee of the semester at the annual ceremony. Awards were Kara Myers and President Doreen Larson. Both recipients received a personal plaque and will have their names engraved on a permanent plaque displayed on campus.

Rhonda Rich
All Edison employees who demonstrate a commitment to the performance excellence goals, core values, and continued growth were eligible to be nominated for the award. Those eligible for the award are nominated by their peers and then selected by the AQIP 4 Valuing People committee.

Calvert, a former Naval Aviator and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who holds a Master of Education degree in Mathematics, goes above and beyond to ensure students are receiving the best education possible. Her willingness to help students has led her to develop curriculum for college algebra and statistics. Additionally, she has developed her own online statistics course that allows for more flexibility in student course offerings. Always presenting her best with a smile on her face, Calvert’s commitment to student success is a true testament to the quality of education found at Edison.

Rich, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, was nominated based upon her demonstrated ability to ensure office procedures are as effective and efficient as possible while maintaining a positive demeanor. Rich places emphasis on forming lasting relationships with those around her including co-workers, students, and high school administrators. During transitional periods, she has proven to be invaluable by taking on leadership roles. Rich exemplifies a steadfast commitment to Edison and its constituents.

Monday, August 24, 2015

State of the Heart Hospice to Hold Fourth Annual Indiana Golf Outing

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State of the Heart Hospice will hold the nonprofit agency’s Fourth Annual Indiana Memorial Golf Outing, Friday, September 25th at the Winchester Golf Club in Winchester, IN. This year, proceeds will help provide Hospice patient care services to Indiana families in need. Integrity Ambulance Service, headquartered in Greenville, is the presenting sponsor.

Tee time for the outing is 12:00 noon. You will enjoy 18 holes of golf (including cart) at the Winchester Golf Club, lunch and 2 drink tickets. Winchester Golf Club is a new location for our Indiana Golf Outing and we are very excited about this new partnership. Registration forms can be found on our website or picked up in any of our three offices located in Portland, Greenville and Coldwater. There are a variety of other sponsorship levels available as well. For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Erica Wentworth at 937.548.2999 or ewentworth@stateoftheheartcare.org

For 35 years, State of the Heart has cared for patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. For more information about the services visit the web site at www.stateoftheheartcare.org

Attentive staff, great care help Ohio man recover from heart attack

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George O’Dell of Greenville, Ohio, was working at his computer one day in April 2015 when he began to experience mild heaviness in his chest.

Hoping that a little activity might help, he walked into his kitchen to make dinner. But as he pulled out some salmon from the fridge, the feeling worsened, and his arms started to feel heavy, too. George — who has a family history of heart problems—became worried. A few minutes later, he and his wife, Kathleen, were on their way to the nearest emergency department to seek help.

Preliminary tests showed that George had experienced a heart attack. The emergency department staff provided initial treatment, and later that that night George was transferred to Reid Health for further care. “What really impressed me at Reid is how attentive the staff was,” said George, who is 68. “Whenever anybody—a doctor or nurse or a housekeeper—came into my room, they would ask ‘is there anything else I can do for you before I leave?’ They were so friendly and willing to help me in any way they could. I felt great about that.”

George underwent a cardiac catheterization at Reid Health, which showed that one of his arteries was almost completely blocked. Zulfiqar Mirza, M.D., a Reid Heart & Vascular Center interventional cardiologist, placed a stent to open up the artery, and George was discharged from the hospital the next day.

About 10 days later, he went to see Reid Health cardiologist Henry Chong, M.D., at Bethel Cardiology in Greenville. “I really like Dr. Chong—he’s very patient oriented,” George said. “He told me what had happened to my heart, what to expect from treatment, and what to watch for. I feel like he is a partner with me in my recovery.”

George completed cardiac rehabilitation therapy and is taking medications to prevent future heart problems. With hobbies that include fishing and cooking nutritious meals, he has a good chance of staying healthy for a long time to come!

Greenville National Bank Supports Tecumseh Trail

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Roger Van Frank, Director of the Darke County Park District, along with Wayne Fisher, President of the Friends of the Darke County Parks Phoenix Committee, accept the check from Kent A. James, CPA President and C.E.O. of Greenville National Bank.
Greenville National Bank recently made another substantial contribution to further the construction of the Tecumseh Trail which is currently in phase 5. They also confirmed an additional commitment for three years, totaling four years of partnership benefiting Darke County residents. Kent A. James, CPA, President and C.E.O. of Greenville National Bank said, “We believe that this multi-use trail benefits all Darke County residents and visitors as well. We are proud to partner with [the Darke County Park District] in this endeavor.” The funds will allow the Park District to apply for additional grant funding to complete the trail from Bradford to Greenville. It will connect the Greenville Creek Trail to Alice Bish Preserve located on Ohio St. in Greenville. The trail stretches about 10 miles to date.

Art Show Winners at the Preble County Fair

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Chelsea Allen winner of Junior People's Choice​
Preble County residents showed off their creative side in a big way at the fair this year. The Visual Arts exhibit at the Preble County Fair had over 250 entries, including photographs, paintings, drawings and pottery. As in previous years, visitors to the exhibit could have their faces painted or draw and color on paper. New this year, fairgoers could paint their own tiles or create their own clay sculptures with materials provided by the Visual Arts Center of Preble County. Visitors were also treated to demonstrations of pottery throwing by artists Gail Springer and Patty Emerson.

The Best of Show winner in the Professional artist category this year was R.L. Lathrop with his oil abstract painting. Andrea Furby's pastel landscape took Best of Show in the Amateur artist category and Wyatt Voge's mixed media piece won Best of Show in the Junior artist category. Mariah Squire's black and white farm scene took Best of Show Amateur photography and Katelyn Niehaus took Best of Show in the Junior photography category with her shot of her pig drinking splashing water. Special thanks to Sherriff Goslin Roofing for generously donating the Best of Show premiums.

The Adult winner of the People's Choice Award went to Aryn Landis with her charcoal and ink drawing of an Indian and horse. Aryn won the People's Choice award as a Junior several years ago, and is currently a student at the School for Advertising Art in Kettering. The Junior People's Choice Award went to Chelsea Allen for her painting of two goats. Chelsea graduated from National Trail this spring. The People's Choice Awards are generously sponsored by Simon Insurance, Skyline Chili of Eaton and new this year, FCL Precision Welding of West Alexandria.


Greenville Grace Church will be hosting "Transformed 2015"

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On Saturday, September 19th, Greenville Grace Church will be hosting "Transformed 2015", a ladies' event featuring speaker Kimberly Wagner of Revive Our Hearts. Kimberly is the author of "Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior".

Join the ladies from Greenville Grace, and many other local churches, for singing led by Jason and Jodi Bradshaw; testimonies of God's grace at work in the lives of various individuals and couples; and powerful teaching from God's Word. Kim will speak on the theme of her book during the morning session, and on how to effectively study God's Word during her afternoon session.

Cost is $45 and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 9am and the conference will run until 4pm.

To register, go to www.greenvillegrace.org/transformed15.

For biographical info on Kimberly Wagner, go to http://www.kimberlywagner.org

For more information, contact Charity Wright at 937.423.4771

Edison’s Enrollment Continues to Rise

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Edison Community College will be welcoming more students back to fall classes than it has in a number of years. Fall enrollment is up in both credit hours and headcount compared to the same time last year, with the first set of fall classes beginning on August 24.

“The closer we get to the start of the semester, the more confidence we can have in the numbers,” said Scott Burnam, Vice President of Student Affairs. “Right now, we are up almost six percent in credit hours, which drives our funding, over same day last year, driven by an overall increase in headcount of eleven percent.”

Compared to the same day last year, new student enrollment at Edison, the most imminent indicator of longer-term enrollment growth, is up more than fifty percent. It stems from new student enrollment increases of eight percent in undergraduate students and a staggering fifty-two percent in College Credit Plus (CC+), Ohio’s dual enrollment program for students in grades seven through twelve.

“Edison has enjoyed success in dual enrollment for years, typically placing in the top three community colleges in the state for percentage of enrollment attributed to the program,” added Burnam. “Because of that, we were ready to respond to the increased demand that CC+ generated in ways that other colleges were not prepared to do.”

“We are excited to work so closely with more than thirty high school partners to ensure the accessibility of the program to students and families. The number of high school students who are demonstrating college readiness is a real testament to the quality of the high schools we have in our service area.”

“As of today, we have more than a thousand students participating in CC+ with Edison. Last year at this time, we had five-hundred and seventy four students participating.”


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