Tuesday, October 25, 2016

After 54 years, Arcade Express Will Not Return to the Great Darke County Fair

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Greenville OH: After 54 years, a historic Great Darke County Fair vendor has decided to not return to Greenville.

In 1963, Melvin Moore from Lancaster OH first brought the Arcade Express to the Great Darke County Fair. Melvin operated the arcade until his son, Jon Moore, took over the business in 1970. John’s daughter Holly and her husband Mike Williams became the owners in 1997 and have continued the tradition by returning to Greenville for the annual event that always begins the 3rd Friday in August.

It was a very emotional decision and Holly spoke with her 93 year old grandfather before she and husband Mike confirmed they would not return. Holly’s father, Jon passed away in 2009.

Holly stated it was strictly a business decision only. Holly and Mike reassure everyone that they are not going out of business, they are just minimizing their travel distances and overnight setups and teardowns. The entire Moore and Williams families wish to extend a since thank you to everyone that has played and enjoyed the arcade these past 54 years.


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On October 23, 2016 at 3:45 A.M., the Darke County 911 Center received a 911 call in reference to a man with a gunshot wound to his leg in the yard located 3652 US Route 127 South. Darke County deputies and investigative division along with New Madison Fire Department and Tri-Village Rescue responded to the scene.

Tyler L. Minton (29) of Verona, Ohio sustained a single gunshot wound to his right thigh. Mr. Minton was treated at the scene for his injury and airlifted by Care Flight to Miami Valley Hospital for further treatment. At that time, his condition was listed as stable. Mr. Minton was discharged from Miami Valley Hospital later that day.

Based upon multiple witness statements and the physical evidence at the scene, the investigation revealed the injury appeared to be the result of an accidental discharge by the victim with his own firearm. Alcohol can not be ruled out as a factor.

This incident remains under investigation.


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Darke County Center for the Arts' thirteenth annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales.
Darke County Center for the Arts' thirteenth annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Tim Nealeigh, and Keith Rawlins. John Burkett, Karen Burkett, Shanna Camacho, Nick Colby, Larry Delk, Maxwell Jordan, Katheleen Nealeigh, and Jan Roestamadji will share spooky stories at some of the sites visited on the tour. The Ghost Walk will lead from St. Clair Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. and last at least an hour and a half each night. Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 Craft Club will be serving refreshments at Memorial Hall before and after the event.

“I can't think of a better way to celebrate Halloween weekend than by taking a fun, spooky, and informative walk through downtown Greenville,” said DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan. “The stories can give you the chills, but are not too scary for children old enough to enjoy a long walk in the dark,” Ms. Jordan continued. The stories told during the Ghost Walk are based on tales collected by Arcanum-area resident Rita Arnold who has published several volumes recounting spooky happenings within Darke County and beyond.

Ms. Jordan also reminds potential Ghost Walk participants that some tour sites include uneven terrain and may be located in dimly lighted areas. As in years past, Ghost Walk will be held regardless of weather conditions; if seriously inclement weather occurs, the stories will be told indoors.

Tickets for Ghost Walk cost $10, and are available at Greenville Public Library as well as at Ann's Gifts, Readmore's Hallmark, and Darke County Visitors Bureau Welcome Center in downtown Greenville; tickets will also be sold at the door. Tickets may be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net or purchased online at www.centerforarts.net.

Two MVCTC Programs Honored

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Receiving the Southwest Ohio School Board Association recognition for participating in the 2016 Student Achievement Fair from MVCTC are Cassidy Alspaugh (senior from Dixie), Chloe Price (senior from Arcanum), and MVCTC Biotechnology Instructor, Mrs. Erin Molden.
Receiving the Southwest Ohio School Boards Association
Multi District Impact Program award from MVCTC are Nicholas Combs
(senior from Dixie), Dylan Kemp (senior from Eaton) and
Computer Network Engineering Instructor, Mr. John Underwood.
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Computer Network Engineering and Biotechnology programs were both honored at the Southwest Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) Fall Conference on Thursday, October 13, at MVCTC.

The Computer Network Engineering program was given the “Outstanding Multi District Impact” award. As stated in the nomination, “Teaching in the 21st Century requires a multi-talented individual that cares about kids and Mr. John Underwood (MVCTC Computer Network Engineering instructor) more than fits the bill. He works to make learning engaging and fun for students. His passion and enthusiasm for teaching coupled with a genuine concern for kids makes him a true educator and Computer Network Engineering an outstanding Multi District Impact Program.”

The Biotechnology program was recognized for being selected as a 2016 Student Achievement fair Participating program. MVCTC Biotechnology instructor, Mrs. Erin Molden, will be representing MVCTC at the 2016 OSBA Capital Conference in November. Her students will be presenting “Improving our Future with Biotechnology.”

For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.

Fall Hiking Series: Sunrise Hike

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The air is turning crisp, and mosquitoes are a thing of the past. It’s time to hike! We are entering one of the best times to get out doors, and Darke County Parks has a variety of walking programs to offer. On October 28th at 7:30am join a naturalist at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on St. Rt. 502 just west of Greenville for an early walk in the woods to enjoy fall colors, the morning sun’s glow, and hopefully some deer, coyotes, or other critters still out and about from their morning excursions. Remember to dress for the cooler morning temperatures. For more information about this or any of the other exciting hikes in this season’s series or other park district programs, please call the nature center at (937) 548-0165.

Animals that are most active in the early dawn and late dusk times are said to be crepuscular rather than nocturnal or diurnal.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tickets Still Available for Friday's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Montage Cafe

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Darke County Civic Theater will be presenting its annual fall murder mystery dinner theater at Montage Café this fall.

The theatrical performances will take place on October 28, 29, November 5, 11, 12. All of the dates have sold out, with the exception of Friday, October 28th.

This years murder mystery is entitled "Rushmore's Revenge" By: Haley Productions, and features a story about an all female beauty school that has began accepting males into their school. Clearly, this is going to cause some issues and lead to a murder. The show takes place in the year 1979 and dressing up to fit the theme is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Tickets are just $20 and this includes a catered dinner by Montage Café, desert, non alcoholic beverages and the production. These tickets sell out very quickly, so if you have ever wanted to experience this great Darke County entertainment, now is your chance.

Order your tickets by visiting our website, www.darkecountycivictheater.org OR by emailing us at darkecountycivictheater@gmail.com.

Two Vehicle Collision at Childrens Home Bradford Road and 127

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Greenville - On October 23, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of US127 and Childrens Home Bradford Rd reference a two vehicle accident. The original dispatch advised that one vehicle rolled.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1996 Chevy Blazer, driven by Starla Bowers(51) of Union City, IN, was westbound on Childrens Home Bradford Rd. Bowers pulled through the intersection at US127 and was hit by a 2006 Dodge Caravan, driven by Jonathan White(37) of Troy,OH, which was southbound on US127. Bowers vehicle overturned on its side from the impact of the two vehicles. Bowers and her minor child passenger both climbed out of the vehicle as emergency units arrived. White had two adult passengers and two minor children in his vehicle. All subjects were treated at the scene by Greenville Township Rescue, but refused transport to the hospital.

Bowers was issued a citation for Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign.

YMCA basketball clinic

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GREENVILLE, OH (October 20, 2016) - The YMCA of Darke County is excited to once again welcome coach Thom Townsley, of the Indiana Pacers, to our Y on Saturday, November 5. Coach Townsley will be instructing shooting clinics for youth ages 8-14. The Greenville shooting clinic will be 9:00 am – 11:00 am, with a second clinic in Versailles from 12 noon – 2:00 pm. The fee for the clinic is $20 for members and potential members alike.

Coach Townsley brings over 25 years coaching experience with players from age 4 to NBA professionals. He has led over 6,500 clinics worldwide. Attend the clinic and you can expect to improve your game by learning new skills and working on the fundamentals, like how to execute the proper chest pass and bounce pass. Participants can also expect to work on shooting technique and layups, as well.

"This is a great opportunity for the youth of Darke County to learn professional skills at an easy to understand level. You won't want to miss this opportunity to share in this basketball experience,” said Tyler Roberts, Youth and Sports Director at the Y.

Registration for the clinic can be made in person at either Y branch, via phone at 548-3777 or 526-4488, or online at http://ymcadarkecounty.org/registration/.

The Y will have their youth basketball league beginning in January 2017 at both the Greenville and Versailles locations. The league will cover age groups of 4-6 and 7-10. Look for further details to come in December.

See all our programs and everything the Y has to offer at our website, www.ymcadarkecounty.org, or visit our facebook page for up to date information.

Heartland of Greenville to Host Community Trick or Treat

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BWI Group Supervisor, Brent Fourman, Inducted into MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame

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MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Brent Fourman
with MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy.
Englewood, Ohio – Brent Fourman, a resident of New Paris and Senior Lead Designer/Supervisor for BWI Group in Kettering, was inducted into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 6, 2016, during the All Advisory Dinner. Fourman, a 1984 graduate of Tri-Village High School, attended the Industrial Drafting program at MVCTC (when it was known as Montgomery County Joint Vocational School).

Brent has spent the past 18 years as the Senior Lead Designer/Supervisor for the BWI Group (formerly part of Delphi and General Motors). He started his career as a print boy progressing quickly to detailer on the board (pencil and vellum), working mainly in tool and die work. He took the training he received at MCJVS/MVCTC and obtained a job in the industrial drafting field and was able to take advantage of the company paid tuition to obtain his associate's degree in Applied Science Mechanical Engineering Technology from Sinclair Community College. With hard work and dedication, he moved into 2D CAD working on a variety of items from healthcare to automotive.

Excelling in 2D CAD, Brent was soon promoted to 3D CAD beginning with wireframe and surfacing of steering wheel designs, and then into solid modeling with the design and development of engine and transmission mounting systems. This included the design of technologically advanced fluid filled mounts, on which Brent is the co-inventor on U.S. patents. MR Controlled Mounting Systems was the next and most current technology where again Brent is instrumental in the design of new technology with additional patents and pending patents in his portfolio. This technology led to the company receiving the Vehicle Dynamics Innovation of the Year award for 2009.

Brent maintains a high degree of integrity and is highly regarded within his company, his subordinates and by the customers with which he interacts. MCJVS/MVCTC was the start of a very successful career in which he has made a good living and allowed him to give back to the community in various ways.

In his spare time, Brent is a Tri-Village High School Varsity Bowling Coach, served as President and Vice President of the Tri-Village Music Boosters, and as Vice President of the Tri-Village Athletic Boosters.

Brent shared the following about his MCJVS/MVCTC education, “MCJVS/MVCTC provided an educational opportunity otherwise not available to me that gave me a jump-start on an excellent career and life!”


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is pleased to announce the newest members on our Board of Trustees. They are: Carol Johnston of Sidney. Carol works at Wilson Health as a Nurse Manager same day surgery & PACU Preadmissions testing. Lauren Lee of Sidney. Lauren works as a HR Generalist for Freshway Foods. Mike Rosengarten of Sidney works for the Sidney Police Department as Police Captain., and Linda Searls of Greenville. Linda is AVP Load Processing Manager at Greenville Federal Bank.
Top: Carol Johnston, Mike Rosengarten,
Bottom: Linda Searls, Lauren Lee

The returning board members include: Peggy Baird of Sidney. Peggy works At Emerson Wagner Realty as a realtor. Chad Beanblossom of Greenville. Chad works at Edison Community College as the Executive Director. Cathy Bevan of Troy. Cathy works as Vice President of Human Resources for Emerson Climate Technologies. Velina Bogart of Sidney. Velina is Coordinator of Early College Programs at Edison Community College. Jane Carroll of Greenville. Jane works for Midmark Corporation as Post market Survelliance Supervisor. Barbara Dulworth from Sidney. Works for the City of Sidney as Community Serrive Director. Terri Flood works as Director of Marketing & Communications for Wayne Healthcare in Greenville. Keith & Peggy Foutz of Greenville. Keith is the President and Publisher for Brothers Publishing and Peggy is Administrative Specialist for Financial Achievement Services, Inc. , David Keiser of Versailles. David is owner of Littman-Thomas Inc. James Lehmkuhl’ of Sidney. James is employed as a Controller at Edison Community College. Tom Martin is President of Sidney & Troy Body Carstar and is from Sidney. Angie Ross of Sidney. Angie works at Money Concepts where she is the Client Relationship Specialist. Lesley Schweitzer works at US Bank as the Commercial Operations Supervisor and is from Sidney. Tonya Slonaker of Sidney. Tonya works for the Russia schools as a guidance counselor. Mike Snyder of Greenville. Mike is retired. Melissa Wood of Sidney is employed as an Associate Attorney for Sell, Hegemann & Zimmerman Co. LPA. Greg Zechar of Greenville. Greg works as the Funeral Director for Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes.

Board Members play an intricate role in ensuring the success of our Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily through a professionally-supported one-to-one relationship with a caring adult, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals, by providing committed volunteers, national leadership, and standards of excellence.

There are currently 35 children in Shelby and Darke Counties waiting to be matched with an adult mentor. If you would like to play a vital role as a role model in a child’s life please call (937) 492-7611 or (937) 547-9622.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to begin at Edison State

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The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement.

Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in January and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in June. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and covers all aspects of law enforcement training including administration, firearms, subject control, and investigation.

Completed applications must be received by November 29. Per the State of Ohio regulations, new regulation requires applicants to pass a physical assessment on either November 30 or December 1. The spring academy will begin January 9 and conclude June 9, 2016.

For more information or to apply, contact Veronica French at vfrench@edisonohio.edu or call 937.778.7865.

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Hoosier Harmony Quartet on Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 6 PM.

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In April 2003, Hoosier Harmony Quartet was formed, bringing a fresh and exciting approach to Southern Gospel Quartet music in the Midwest. Since that time, Hoosier Harmony has continued to proclaim the gospel of God’s forgiving grace to congregations and events from Michigan to Tennessee and Illinois to Ohio. The members of Hoosier Harmony, Tom Correll (Tenor), Johnathon Dodrill (Lead), Johnny Dodrill (Baritone) and Steve Bahler (Bass and Manager) are true examples of what God’s Grace and Forgiveness can do in the lives of individuals. If you love Southern Gospel Quartet music, especially the “old songs”, you will love the harmony and testimony of the Hoosier Harmony Quartet.

The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg, Ohio at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. (mailing address is Arcanum, 45304) The public is invited to come and listen to this nationally known gospel singing quartet.

Naturally Fit Series with DCP

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Simply walking can help alleviate depression and
anxiety and helps boost mood.
Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, and gyms aren’t very exciting. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use these programs as an “excuse” to schedule time outside and get moving. Each of these programs focuses more on fitness than nature, with everyone moving at their own pace, whether that’s one loop or ten. The October program will take place October 24th at 4:30pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve which has more than two miles of trails through woods and mature prairies. The park is located on State Route 502 West just outside of Greenville. Meet there, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle.

Friday, October 21, 2016


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Greenville, Ohio – Wayne HealthCare was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety Standards of Wayne HealthCare.

“Wayne HealthCare clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Wayne HealthCare met or exceeded the standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Wayne Deschambeau, CEO and President of Wayne HealthCare. “The awarding of the HFAP accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

About The HFAP:
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, the HFAP is the oldest accrediting body in the country. The HFAP surveying process and standards benefit from oversight by a wide range of medical professionals, including both allopathic and osteopathic disciplines. The HFAP accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information about the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Programs, go to: www.hfap.org.

In 2015, the HFAP was acquired by the Accreditation Association, a family of organizations committed to developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation Association organizations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement and Acreditas Global.

About Wayne HealthCare:
Wayne HealthCare is a rural, nonprofit acute care hospital located in Greenville, Ohio. The hospital provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to patients in the Darke County community. Services include a nationally recognized cancer center, telemedicine, outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, obstetrics, perioperative services and community wellness. With approximately 450 employees and 250 credentialed providers, Wayne HealthCare is proud to be the sole independent hospital in Darke County.

Help Wanted at Family Health

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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Monday-Friday (40 hour + Saturday rotation)
Must be a team player and patient oriented.
Job requires front office and back office responsibilities.
Experience preferred
Qualified applicants, please send resume to HR@familyhealthservices.org

Upcoming Events at The Arcanum Public Library

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The Arcanum Public Library has several programs going on until the end of October. There is something for everyone. Bring your preschoolers to StoryTime on Monday mornings. Come for stories, songs, crafts and fun! On October 24th, there will be two sessions. One session is at 10:00am and one at 11:00am. For the StoryTime on October 31st, call the library for times and more details. Also on Mondays is the after school club for kids in grades 1-4. Afterwords will be on October 24th and October 31st from 3:45 – 4:45pm. Kids can come after school to visit with friends, play games, have a snack and make some crafts.

The newest after school program, TNT, is for those in grades 5 and up. This group meets on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30pm. October 27th will have a Halloween theme. Come for a movie, some Halloween Bingo, and more!

There will be a great program designed for adults on Wednesday, October 26th, from 10:00am – 11:00am. Come for a Halloween coloring session and relax with some beverages and snacks. Supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own.

There will be one more crochet session for October. On Thursday the 27th, you can meet with others at 6:30pm to learn the basics, work on a project, or find out how to finish one.

The staff at the library has put together a display of baby pictures of themselves, which will be out for the rest of the month. Come on in and see if you can guess which staff member goes with which picture!

As always, give the library a call at 937-692-8484 if you have any questions. You can also check out our website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org or find us on Facebook!

Bats at October Park P.A.L.S.

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Active Little Brown Bats eat half of their body weight per night, and lactating females eat more than their body weight per night.
Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on October 29th from 10am to noon to explore bats during Park P.A.L.S! With Halloween myths and everyday legends, the bat has a wicked reputation. Come learn why bats are actually beneficial and what we can do to help keep them in our backyards. Explore bat biology, and take a peek around Shawnee Prairie to see if there are any winged residents sleeping the day away.

Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age group who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship, and its mission is to develop future earth stewards through meaningful educational opportunities and hands-on experiences in the natural world. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and registration is required.

For any questions about the Park P.A.L.S. program or any other park district programs or to register for the October class, please call the nature center at (937) 548-0165.


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God is not distant or aloof. On the contrary, through the ministry of Jesus, God enters our painful situations to bring healing and redemption. Balancing sound biblical exposition with sensitive pastoral care, Dr. Stephen Seamands, author of the book Wounds That Heal, examines the profound implications of Jesus' crucifixion for our healing and restoration. Because Jesus experienced abuse, shame and rejection, he understands the hurts we experience today. And his response to pain and suffering gives us hope that we too can experience forgiveness and new life. Filled with real-life stories of people’s brokenness and healing, Wounds That Heal offers comfort for our wounded souls. Ultimately, we take heart that God not only understands our pain but has done something about it. Encounter here the promise that the wounds of Jesus are wounds that heal.

Dr. Seamands is presenting a workshop based on this book that demonstrates how God enters our lives through Jesus' crucifixion---and brings healing and redemption. This workshop is an event in EUM's Engage Discipleship Summit, a discipleship ministry of the church. It will take place at EUM Church, 1451 Sater Street, Greenville, Ohio on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to register for this workshop, visit www.eumchurch.org/event/wounds-that-heal-workshop.

Dr. Stephen Seamands currently serves as professor of Christian Doctrine at Asbury Theological Seminary. Prior to assuming a teaching position at the seminary in 1983, he pastored United Methodist churches in Linwood, Florence, and Elmer in southern New Jersey for eleven years. Steve is known for gracefully merging the classical and the practical. His courses on theology and doctrine are taught with a scholar’s mind and a pastor’s heart.

The son of missionary parents, Steve was born and grew up in India. In addition to teaching and working with seminary students, Steve is actively engaged in leading seminars and retreats and conducting spiritual renewal events in local churches across the U.S. He also has a deep concern for the spiritual needs of pastors and Christian leaders.

Steve has developed a particular interest in the areas of emotional healing, spiritual warfare, and intercessory prayer. His workshops, “The Healing Power of Forgiveness,” and “Overcoming Barriers to Receiving God’s Love,” which he has presented at scores of churches and conferences, have ministered deeply to the brokenness in people’s lives.

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 and 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, visit www.eumchurch.org or call 548-3211.

Helping the Monarch Butterfly

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You may have heard the plight of the Monarch Butterfly over the last few years. With their wintering grounds in peril from logging, weather, and human encroachment.

There are ways that we can help, even in Darke County. Starting on September 1st thru October 30st The Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District has be collecting seed pods from the Common Milkweed plant. Whether as an individual or a group you can still make a difference in the Monarch Butterfly population by collecting these pods. The Darke S.W.C.D. will be collecting these pods and sending them away to be dried and cleaned. A portion of these seed will be send back to Darke County to be incorporated with other seed mixes to be planted for pollinator species.

If you would like to help please call the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District at (937 )548 – 1752 or follow us facebook, twitter, or our website at darkeswcd.com to find out where the seed pods can be dropped off.


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Darke County Center for the Arts will present America's favorite cowboys, Riders In the Sky, for two performances at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13.

Darke County Center for the Arts will present America's favorite cowboys, Riders In the Sky, for two performances at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. The Saturday show is a salute to Roy Rogers, and features film clips of Roy's greatest moments on screen as well as the songs that the western icon made famous; the salute to “The King of the Cowboys” begins at 8 p.m. The following day at 2 p.m., the Riders will deliver a special performance aimed at youngsters; their “Roundup at Kids Corral” features their Grammy-Award winning music from Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc., as well as rope tricks and laugh-out-loud humor.

“DCCA has brought Riders In the Sky to St. Clair Memorial Hall multiple times for many good reasons; these guys are extremely talented, present a delightful, fun-filled show representing the best of American values, and usually sell out the house,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “We are really excited about the special show for kids and their families, which will simply provide a good time “The Cowboy Way” at a very economical ticket price,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.

According to DCCA officials, Riders in the Sky's “Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys” will trigger memories for those who grew up idolizing the Ohio native, while introducing new generations to a wonderful man and artist. In addition to providing fun facts about the life of the Hollywood star, the performance will highlight Roy Rogers' influence on a generation of musicians and entertainers.
Audience participation will be a component of “Roundup at Kids Corral,” with quartet members Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul, and accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King displaying their quick wit as well as their musical expertise.

Sponsors for Riders in the Sky's tribute to Roy Rogers are Coppock-Hole Trust and Greenville Technology Inc., while “Roundup at Kids Corral” is sponsored by Family Health. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund these programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives funding from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, as well as DCCA memberships.

Tickets for the Riders in the Sky Salute to Roy Rogers are $30; tickets for “Roundup at Kids Corral” are $10, both can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net, or at DCCA's office located within Greenville Public Library, as well as online at www.CenterForArts.net.

Cancer Association of Darke County to Hold Annual Gospel Sing

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Cancer Association of Darke County will hold their annual Gospel Sing on November 6 at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville at 3 pm. Fair Haven Quartet and Everett Gates along with several others will be sharing their message in song during that time.

Admission is free with a freewill offering. Refreshments will be served along with a bake sale.

The public is invited.

Proceeds will go to help local cancer patients.

The Fair Haven Quartet is one of the most dedicated, sincere and exciting quartets in gospel music today. Since the beginning of their music ministry in 2004 the quartet has traveled extensively to churches throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio and established themselves as one of the premier gospel quartets in southeast Kentucky. Their recordings feature a blend of original songs and fresh arrangements to traditional hymns and gospel classics. The tight harmony and dynamic, convention-style sound is both refreshing and uplifting.

Everett Gates was born and raised in Darke County Ohio, a song writer starting in high school, songs that competed with groups like the Beach Boys, Dick Dale and the Del Tones. “Mean Machine” was his first song and then a song “ I Loved and Lost.” He was a high school basketball coach at Mississinawa Valley and also coached at Daleville Ind , where he became friends with the family of Joey Feek. Joey was a Gospel singer in the singing country d uo of Rory and Joey Feek. When Everett found out she was in fourth stage cancer he wrote a song for her called “He Made You.”He will perform this song at the Gospel Sing. Country gospel singer Joey Feek passed away March 4th 2016.


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VHCC long-term care resident, Mary Ritter,
and tribute artist, Jason Griffith, as “Elvis”.
Versailles Health Care Center residents, patients, family, friends, and staff recently enjoyed a visit from tribute artist, Jason Griffith, as Elvis. Griffith is from Robbins, Tennessee and travels cross country entertaining folks with his Elvis songs and dance.

Long-term care resident, Mary Ritter, shared, “I loved it! What a wonderful afternoon and a great performance.” Versailles Health Care Center’s goal is to offer exciting new opportunities for everyone to join in and share memorable experiences with each other. Scheduling exciting entertainers from all over the country is a great way to enhance the programming offered in our community.

Kim Fair, Activity Director, added “It is a great pleasure to see so many people enjoying one of our activities. People from different communities came out to this particular event to see Elvis, and I want to make sure that everyone knows that they are always welcome to come to any VHCC event and join in on all the fun. I love it when the neighbors call to find out what is going on. ”

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

Winner's Sandwiches at Greenville Football Game

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The Friends of Harmon Field will be serving Winner's famous marinated pork tenderloin sandwiches ($5.00) and bacon cheeseburgers ($4.00) starting at 6pm until sold out on Friday, October 21 at the Greenville vs Troy game. These are the same sandwiches you love at the Great Darke County Fair. Follow the delicious smells to the grill at the north concession stand. Proceeds go to the Friends of Harmon Field.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Watch the League of Women Voters of Darke County's Local Candidates Night Debates Here

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"Broken Ground" to Perform at Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church

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“Broken Ground”, the praise band from the Mt. Blanchard UMC, will be returning to the Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church, 101 East South St., Sunday, Oct. 30.

This highly acclaimed Findlay area praise band will be leading the 10:00 a.m. worship service.

All are invited to join us for beautiful music, and good fellowship.

Deadus Canby Returns to New Madison Public Library for Spooky Storytime

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One of the area’s favorite storytellers will be telling tales around the campfire at NMPL following Trick or Treat in New Madison. Deadus Canby will appear behind the library at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 30. Bring a chair or blanket and join us for some good, old-fashioned Halloween fun sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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National Physical Therapy Month is a nationwide observance held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). National Physical Therapy Month is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapists assistants make in restoring and improving people’s lives through physical therapy. This year’s celebration provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the risks of opioids and physical therapy as a safe alternative. According to APTA, America is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic, and physical therapy has been identified as part of the solution by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Surgeon General. Physical therapy is a safe, non-opioid alternative to managing chronic pain conditions, including low back pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Physical therapists examine the patients and develop a plan to provide treatment techniques to promote movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. Physical therapists can also develop fitness and wellness programs for a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. According to the National Aging Council, about one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. Physical therapists can help prevent falls by designing an individualized program of exercises and activities with an emphasis on strength, flexibility, and proper gait. Balance may be improved with exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee, and hip muscles and with exercises that improve the function of the vestibular (balance) system. The physical therapist also may teach specific strengthening and balance exercises that can be performed at home.

Whether it is working on balance and strengthening to prevent falls, recovering from a stroke or a sports injury, healing after a fractured hip or regaining strength after a recent hospitalization, the physical therapy team at Versailles Health Care Center work together to help their patients achieve the highest level of independence with mobility. The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center has three physical therapists on staff, Gina Boerger, Stephanie Goubeaux, and Stephen Winner, as well as five physical therapist assistants, Tayler Crawford, Jennifer Everman, Rachel Francis, Phil Gessner, and Beth Hirn. The Rehab Clinic at VHCC offers inpatient and outpatient physical therapy to people of all ages and is open seven days a week. Specialty programs offered are Parkinson’s Therapy Program, Vestibular (Balance) Rehab Therapy, Sports Medicine, Cardiac Recovery, Pulmonary Rehab, Stroke Recovery, Wound Care, Orthopedic-Joint Replacement Therapy, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about the physical therapy services at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center, call 937-526-0130 or visit www.versailleshealthcare.com.

Edison Foundation Supports Student Scholarships

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Stan Evans, Chairman of the Foundation Board, presents a check worth $101,325 to Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson and Edison State Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tom Milligan.
The Edison Foundation presented Edison State Community College with a check for $101,325 to support student scholarships. These funds are a percentage of the Foundation's asset pool, which continues to grow thanks to the financial support of the surrounding community.

Scholarships are administered by the Edison Foundation and are typically bestowed or endowed by individuals, corporate partners, and civic organizations to support nearly 100 students annually.

"Dollars invested in students are dollars invested in preparing a skilled workforce," said Rick Hanes, Vice President of Business and Community Partnerships. "It is through scholarship opportunities that the Edison Foundation helps bridge the gap between a student's dreams and their reality. We want to see students reach their goals while being left with as little financial burden as possible."

It is the mission of the Edison Foundation to assist Edison State Community College in meeting its educational and community service goals. The Foundation accomplishes this through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of corporate, foundation and individual donors, and by communicating the goals and needs of the college to the communities of Darke, Miami and Shelby counties.

For more information about scholarship opportunities or to help support local students, visit www.edisonohio.edu/Foundation.

Darke GOP Chairman Speaks to Darke County Republican Women's Club

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Keith Threewits, Chairman of the Darke County Republican Party was the October guest speaker for the Darke County Republican Women's Club.

Members shared some of their concerns facing the country followed by Mr. Threewits sharing his thoughts regarding a portion of the Declaration of Independence.

Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops

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Do you need to become a licensed private applicator??

  • Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to your land to produce an agricultural commodity?
  • Are you applying restricted-use pesticides to grain bins, ponds or around livestock on your farm?

If “yes”, then you NEED to become a licensed private applicator.

Licensing is required to ensure that applicators responsibly use restricted-use pesticides.

Several workshops are scheduled to help participants prepare for the pesticide applicator test. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Darke County Extension Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio, or Tuesday, November 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Central Services Building at 220 W. Livingston St. in Celina, Ohio.

This workshop will provide participants with the necessary study materials to prepare to take the core section of the Private Pesticide Applicator test. The core section of the test covers the basics of pesticide application from reading the label to safety and environmental protection. The class will also review the steps in determining rate calculations. Interested participants must pre-register by calling Darke County OSU Extension at 937-548-5215 or Mercer County OSU Extension at 419-586-2179.
For more information about OSU Extension, Darke County, visit the Darke County OSU Extension web site at www.darke.osu.edu, the OSU Extension Darke County Facebook page or contact Sam Custer, at 937.548.5215.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Coalition To Host Community Conversation On Heroin

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GREENVILLE, OHIO - Heroin's grip has been felt in every community in Ohio and mirroring the national trend, heroin use in Darke County is on the rise.

Heroin and the challenges it poses to the community will be the focus of the first meeting hosted by the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County. Community members and stakeholders are invited to learn more about the Coalition and participate in a “Community Conversation on Heroin” at Romer's Catering in Greenville on Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Heroin is a growing problem across the country and we believe it is driving many of the crimes we see in our community every day,” said Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Darke County Sheriff's Office. “There is a direct connection between heroin and many of our robberies and other incidents. People are taking drastic measures to support their addictions.”

The event will bring the community together for a panel discussion and update on where the Coalition partners are in the fight against heroin in Darke County. The panel includes Anna Hatic, D.O, Board Certified Internal Medicine, Family Health, Mark McDaniel, Executive Director, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Judge Jonathan Hein, Darke County Common Pleas Court, Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Pastor Peter Menke, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Pastor Mark Burd, The First Heavy Metal Church of Christ.

“We invite community members and stakeholders to participate in a discussion following the panel presentation,” said Coalition Board Chairman Matt Aultman. “We need everyone in Darke County involved to help make a positive change.”

“Community conversations like this are important,” said Mark McDaniel, executive director, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services. “Ongoing prevention, education and early intervention efforts as well as strong partnerships, among local organizations, are all key components of a long-term strategy to reduce the negative impact of opiates on individuals and the community.”

The mission of the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County is, “To bring our entire community together to create and maintain healthy lifestyles for all residents and businesses in Darke County. ”

Sponsors for the event are the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, Darke County United Way, Premier Health, Romer's Catering and Entertainment Facilities, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services and Wayne HealthCare.

Contact the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County at info@darkecountyohio.com for more information.

Wage Salary & Benefits Survey Available

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GREENVILLE – The 2016 West Central Ohio Chambers Wage Salary & Benefits Survey is complete and available for distribution.

“Many businesses develop their business plans and budgets this time of year for the coming year, so this is a timely tool to aid businesses in their strategic process,” said Darke County Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Deschambeau.

In 2015 there were five chambers and one human resources council that participated in the survey. The 2016 survey has significantly more data because the Darke County Chamber, along with nine other chambers and two human resources partners, collaborated on the new regional survey.

Along with Darke County the survey includes Celina-Mercer County, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Preble County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, Tipp City Chamber of Commerce, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, and Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. The Darke County Chamber Human Resources Council and the Human Resources Association of Western Ohio also contributed to the survey.

The survey contains information on wages and benefits such as health care insurance, vacation and sick days, short and long-term disability, life insurance, drug testing, background checks and more.

Deschambeau also noted Darke County’s low unemployment rate is requiring many employers to revisit their employee offerings to remain competitive.

"The survey information is important in becoming or remaining competitive locally,” she said.

"All survey data is confidential and is fully compliant with the Antitrust Safety Zone statements issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission," said survey designer Scott Hamman. “If too few respondents to certain questions make potential identification of the business possible, the information was not used.”

Survey results are available at no cost to participants, non-participating Darke County Chamber members for $50 and non-participating non-members for $100.

Contact the Darke County Chamber for additional information regarding the survey at (937) 548-2102 or info@darkecountyohio.com.


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Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 Family Theatre Season at Versailles Performing Arts Center, 280 Marker Road, on Sunday, November 6 with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's production of Chicken Dance.
Darke County Center for the Arts will open their 2016-2017 Family Theatre Season at Versailles Performing Arts Center, 280 Marker Road, on Sunday, November 6 with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre's production of Chicken Dance. Based on the award winning book by Kansas farm girl turned children's book author Tammi Sauer, Chicken Dance tells the tale of Marge and Lola, two hilarious hens on a mission to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show; the musical features songs composed by award-winning songwriter, humorist, and record producer John Forster. The show begins at 2 p.m.

According to DCCA officials, Chicken Dance was originally scheduled to be performed at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville; however, due to a scheduling conflict the show was moved to Versailles. “In addition to being grateful that VPAC was made available for our needs, we are excited that Chicken Dance fits in perfectly with the poultry culture that abounds in Versailles; what better place to present a show about Elvis Poultry and his fans than in the Poultry Capital of the world,” said DCCA Artistic director Keith Rawlins.

DCCA's Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation, Edison State Community College, Gordon Orthodontics, Jordan Insurance Agency, The Andersons Inc., Wayne Healthcare, and Greenville Rotary Club. The series also receives support from DCCA memberships and the Jean Louise Thieme Fund of the Darke County Foundation. The Ohio Arts Council, Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia Schaurer Memorial also provide operating support for DCCA.

Tickets for Chicken Dance are $5, and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net or purchased on-line at www.centerforarts.net. Tickets are also available at the Greenville Public Library, Readmore's Hallmark in Greenville, and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles.


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After School Program at Edison State Darke County Campus Off to Great Start

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Pictured left is Ansonia student Ashlee Baker and Edison State volunteer Makenzie Kreitzer. In the background is Greenville student Ciara Taylor and Edison State volunteer Jim Kildow.
“This After School Program is an amazing tool that inspires and empowers the next generation,” said Edison State student, Shayna Emrick. “It gives the children a role model to look up to and a new friend.”

Shayna was among 15 Edison State students who began tutoring younger students in a new program offered at Edison State Community College’s Darke County Campus. Edison State students and adult volunteers were on hand to work with them.

At approximately 4 p.m. on September 19, a Greenville City school bus stopped in front of Edison State for the first time. Twenty-nine Woodland and East School students left the bus and entered the college campus to participate in Empowering Darke County Youth’s inaugural After School Program, which focuses on tutoring, homework help, and mentoring.

Shayna was not the only one praising the program. Nearly two-dozen volunteers who were involved the first week echoed her comments. Edison State student Kloey Murphey said, “I had a great opportunity to work with kids in this community who needed some extra help. It really is a rewarding program and I look forward to continuing to help.”

“Not only does it help the kids, it benefits all of us who are involved,” she added. Edison State’s Haley Shuttleworth echoed the comments. “The after school program is a really good program for both the volunteers and the children,” she said.

Andrea Townsend, GCSD Director of Administrative & Pupil Services, was delighted with the enrollment the first week. On Day 1 it was 31 students… by the end of the week, it had increased to 54 students.

“I am thrilled at the response that we have had to the program,” said Townsend. “It is growing each day. I’m excited to see the growth students make while in the program!”

Edison State Darke County Campus Dean Chad Beanblossom, said the program was a great service to the community.

“The work Empowering Darke County Youth is doing in our community is outstanding,” he said. “Edison State Darke County Campus is thrilled to be a part of this tremendous service and we look forward to serving these students in the future. Thanks for all you do!!”

According to Program Coordinator Bob Robinson, school administrators and teachers, as well as parents, have long expressed a need for the service. “Many noted their excitement that something like this is available to our students.”

Empowering Darke County Youth was formed in March and received its 501c3 designation from the IRS in September. Its first goal was summer tutoring at the Greenville Library, which resulted in seven tutors working with 43 students. Planning for the After School Program began in early August.

“The adults like it,” Robinson said. “But what about the kids? They put in a full day at school, then come here and have to put in another hour or more on homework, tutoring or related activities.”

“They like it,” he continued, “if only for the snacks and entertainment when their work is done. The kids arrive with a smile and leave with a smile. We also have a growing portfolio of happy drawings and notes… one of them is a heart drawn by a third grader that says ‘I love After School Program.”

The Great Pumpkin Hunt at DCP

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Painted pumpkins greet kids as they start round two of The Great Pumpkin Hunt.
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Looking for an alternative to scary Halloween events? The Great Pumpkin Hunt is fun for the whole family. Spend the afternoon wandering through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on a scavenger hunt filled with tons of fall goodies. Inside the nature center each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Children are encouraged to wear a costume and receive an extra prize! The Great Pumpkin Hunt will take place on October 22nd at 1pm at Shawnee Prairie Preserve located at 4267 St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville. Pre-registration is required, and a $6 fee is charged. To register for this fun fall event, call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165. To find out more about the other programs offered by the Darke County Park District, call the office, check out the website at darkecountyparks.org, or make the trip out to visit the park.

Versailles Area Museum to host October’s “Last Monday” to be a trip to the Movies

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Many of you might remember the thrill of going to the movies in your youth. While my generation missed the golden age of film, I do remember as a child it was a treat to go to the movies. We hope it will be a treat for you too!

For our “Last Monday” of October, we are traveling back in time to October/November 1938. We are going to the movies! (Well maybe we should say we are going to recreate the movies). Settle down in your seat and let the lights dim. You are now being transported to the Versailles Movie Palace of old.

From a short reflection of the local Versailles Area autumn news in 1938 to an actual newsreel played in local theaters in 1938. This will be followed by a cartoon and then your feature film. The movie choices are two 1938 Academy Award Winning classics which you will vote for as you arrive. The choices are “You Can’t Take it with You” or “Robin Hood”. Both great movies and a tough choice for the audience!

Now we can’t go to the movies without a stop at the Concession Stand. It will be stocked with delicious old style soda, pop corn, and candies for your enjoyment, all complimentary, but of course we will be happy to take your donations!

The party starts at 1:00 on the dot. Stay as long as you can and forget the Halloween haunts and travel back with us to a wonderful time we don’t want to forget!

Monday, October 17, 2016


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As this election season goes on, it seems to me that this is getting more and more clear that our nation is so torn between the two major candidates that it is actually tearing at the very fabric of our nation. I do not remember any election where friends have fought and argued more about candidates they will support than this year. I have a good friend who is the most adamant never Trump’er on the planet!! Her Facebook posts usually end up with her in a very contentious conversation with a never Hillary supporter. I really like this woman, but to see how this election has affected her, and some of my other friends is frightening. Nobody needs to get that worked up over politics, it just isn’t worth the time, nor is it right to belittle someone else’s choice for President. That is what the country stands for, freedom of choice. So, let’s quit screaming at each other and just be happy in the fact that these two major candidates have stirred such emotion that this will probably be the largest turnout in a long, long time!

This election has brought about tremendous emotion from the electorate! I think it is pretty clear by now what has brought this about; the two candidates personality and lives: the predictable scandal, and the schizophrenic box of chocolates. Let me explain: Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill’s political lives have been surrounded by scandal. From her time on the Watergate committee (she was not fired from the committee by Jeffrey Zeifman, a democrat, but if he could have fired her he says he would have because she was dishonest and unethical), to the Rose law firm, to Whitewater, to her senate time, to suspicious deaths of friends who became enemies of her, to her stint as Secretary of State, thousands of erased e-mails, The Wikileaks e-mails detailing her and her parties inner workings and lies, contempt for people, treachery, and prejudices, and now the Clinton foundation. No other candidate that I know of is so despised by the people she worked with that they write books about what a miserable human being she is, instead of her accomplishments. For over 40 years it has been one scandal or investigation after another. The Clinton’s are always on the edge of wrongdoing, or good enough not to get caught, take your choice. The woman is 69 years old this year, and one thing we know is that tigers don’t change their stripes! There is no way on God’s green earth if she is elected, things will change. Sorry, but the track record is there. Scandals, suspicious deaths and criminal investigations follow her. Now before all you Hillary supporters start screaming that she has never been convicted just remember, Al Capone was hunted for years before his tax evasion charge stuck, so if she keeps playing with fire, she will eventually get burnt, she has too many enemies to survive forever, and I believe the Wikileaks e-mails will do her in. This we can count on, her dishonesty, unethical practices, contempt for people, and her scandals will continue, SHE IS THE PREDICTABLE SCANDAL!

On the other hand, you have “The Donald.” One minute he is a babbling, womanizing, vulgar, double talking “Everything I do is Great!” loudmouth braggert, and the next moment, one of the most lucid, nice, and smart business men you can find. His business practices in some cases are questionable, his alleged treatment of sub- contractors is abhorrent. In others eyes he is above board and treats people wonderfully! Huh? Which is it? He absolutely loves the limelight, telling you how his businesses and golf courses are the best in the world, and nobody else could do what he has done. Only “The Donald” can build buildings and golf courses? Really? He is a Billionaire who is a very smart business man, but yet, he has been bankrupt 4 times and left others holding the bag! Other times his kindness toward others less fortunate is so low key that you don’t find out about it until years later. He knows ISIS better than the Generals and tells them so. However, a huge amount of General’s support him. Go Figure? He doesn’t care for John McCain because he got captured, but goes out of his way for other service personnel who were. No, he doesn’t hold a grudge at all, does he?! He says he could shoot someone and not lose any votes! That sounds sane, doesn’t it? He alone has all the answers, but yet, he promises to surround himself with smart people, to make great decisions for him, for answers he says he already knows! He has threatened to use nuclear weapons against our enemies, and yet says Putin is a great leader and he respects him! How scary is that!? He has an immigration plan that has many Latinos, and Mexicans, allegedly, up in arms and ready to riot because he is a bigot. He is going to get Mexico to build a wall they absolutely say they will not build on their border. On the other hand, in his 30 plus years in the limelight, no one ever called him a bigot until he ran for the Presidency. Which is it? What he says and what he does do not always jive together. What do you believe? Does he really want to be President, or does he just want the attention? He is a complete egomaniac, but those close to him say he really does care about others. You just never know with him. He is the SCHIZOPHRENIC BOX OF CHOCOLATES of politics; you never know what you will get with him until you take the bite; sometimes it’s chocolate filled, (yeah!!), sometimes its toffee filled (I hate toffee!)

So, there it is, our major choices, a predictable scandal ridden President, or a candidate you have no idea what he is going to do or say, the schizophrenic box of chocolates. Which do you take? Heck of a decision, really. If you like order and scandal ridden predictability in your life, no matter how bad the scandal, Hillary is your choice. If you like living dangerously, and you only have a 50% chance of doing the right thing for the country, Donald Trump is your choice. It’s your call America, good luck!!

Tri-Village Crowns Royalty

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The below crownings took place prior to the TV Homecoming Football game Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

TV Community & School Fair Queen Taylor Bowles, daughter of Teri Strausbaugh and King Jared Buckley, son of Jason Buckley & Janis Vaccarelo.
Homecoming Queen Kaylor Pearson, daughter of Kevin & Kathy Pearson and King Jonny Wilson, son of Jonathon & Rhonda Wilson

Little Miss & Mr. Patriot, Keira Moore, daughter of
Nathan and Julie Moore and Ezekiel “Zeke” Osborne,
son of Matt & Emily Osborne was selected on Thurs.,
Oct. 6 during the Powder Puff game.

Remembrance Celebration for Gill Hawk

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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 Winter season. We always appreciate your help when creating displays. We are currently looking for old pictures of the area villages and homes at Christmas time or winter snows. If we can copy your old pictures for our “On the Street Where You Live” display we’d be thrilled. We are also looking for a few vintage St. Nicholas & Christmas decorations. For our Christmas displays we are also 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 yard.

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!

There Go the Brides

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The Versailles Area Museum has been most fortunate to have had on display, 18 gowns from as early as the 1890’s to the 1990’s, including a display of gowns four generation within one family. Our popular display of Wedding gowns are about to leave the museum. It will soon be time to bring Christmas into the museum and we need to begin to make those changes. If you have not seen these gowns you need to hurry as after October 23rd we will begin to send these lovely ladies home. We rarely repeat displays so it is hard to say when these gowns might, if ever be displayed again. It also should be noted that we also have some of the gentleman’s wear Wedding wear on display as well. Oh, by the way if you ever wondered about the Bride’s trousseau’, we can show you what one Versailles lady traveled with for her Honeymoon too.

A great collection you don’t want to miss.

The Museum is open each Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

The Greenville Athletic Boosters is sponsoring a FOOTBALL DROP

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One of this year’s fundraising events for the Greenville Athletic Boosters is a Football Drop. This is a great opportunity to support our student athletes while taking a chance to win $1,000. The cost of the ticket is $20 and the winning football will be “dropped” at the last home football game, October 21. Along with a chance to win $1,000, the ticket includes a complimentary membership to the Greenville Athletic Boosters club for the 2016-2017 school year.

Raffle ticket entries will be available for purchase at any home sporting event. You may also purchase a ticket by contacting a Greenville Athletic Booster Officer, any of the Coaches or the Athletic Department.

All proceeds from this raffle will go into the General Operating Fund of the Greenville Athletic Boosters The Boosters would like to thank you for your continued support, we could not do it without you!


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Cindy Simpson,
Versailles Health Care Center Director of Dietary Services
Kristy Earick, CEO and Administrator at Versailles Health Care Center, is excited to announce Cindy Simpson as the new Director of Dietary Services at Versailles Health Care Center. For the past 15 years, Simpson has worked at Bob Evans and was General Manager for the last six years. “I am thrilled that Cindy is a part of our team and happy about the leadership and experience that she will provide to the culinary program at Versailles,” said Earick.

Simpson is originally from the Versailles/Russia area and now resides in Sidney with her dog, Abby, and her two cats. She enjoys good restaurants, spending time with family, antique shopping, and going to casinos. “I am very excited to join such a great team at Versailles Health Care Center and hope to offer the patients and residents enjoyable and delicious meals as well as help educate them on different types of food,” shared Simpson.

Versailles Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that offers long-term care, short-term rehab services, and outpatient therapy. Versailles Health Care Center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance. If you are interested in learning more about Versailles Health Care Center, please call at 937-526-5570 or visit on the web at www.versailleshealthcare.com.

Butterfly Monitoring Every Friday at DCP

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The Mourning Cloak is one of very few butterflies who over winter here in Ohio. It is possible to see them out on a very sunny winter day.
Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through the end of October, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. There’s no need to be an expert. A staff member will be present for the hike, and field guides will be provided. Hikes will occur as long as temperatures are above 60 degrees without rain. For more information, please contact the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.
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