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Parks and trails to host canoe trip

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BEAVERCREEK — Join Greene County Parks and Trails for a float down the Little Miami River by canoe beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Narrows Reserve, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.Cost is $10 per canoe. Canoes, paddles and personal floatation devices will be provided. Experience canoeing is recommended. The program is funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. For more information, call Greene County Parks and Trails at 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.


A Mackinac Island adventure for the Amish Cook

It is Tuesday evening. I’m sitting out here on the front porch and it is very quiet, almost too quiet. My sisters Verena and Susan wanted our 5 school-age children to come off the bus there and spend the night. They will go back on the bus in the morning. Sister Emma’s three boys also went. They have 8 children there from ages 6 to 14 so I’m sure their evening is quite noisier than usual.Meanwhile, daughters Susan and Verena went for a walk while daughter Elizabet...

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What are your chances?

I have used this picture depicting the potential absorption of pesticides by the human body or one like it many times in my career as Ext. Educator to help farmers, gardeners and others who deal with pesticides understand the danger involved if proper precautions are not taken when handling or applying pesticides.Picture yourself on a hot summer day applying a pesticide to a fruit tree, lawn, or a growing crop like corn. When you perspire it is normal to wipe your forehead or face ...

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Do not pray

“Do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.” (Jeremiah 11:14)Here is a dead end, literally. When God doesn’t want to hear our prayers, that is not a good thing. In the history of Israel we have seen God reverse a decision because of intercession, but in those cases there was no word from Him not to bother. Interestingly, the prophet may have compassion for his p...

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Price graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIA, Texas — Air Force Reserve Airman Michael A. Price graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force....

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He keeps our tears in his bottle

I sit and write these letters that I write and sometimes I just cry. I just can’t stop them, and unless you know me you won’t know the reason. In Psalm 56, it talks about our tears, and says they are precious to Him. God knows why tears run down our face, that’s why He wrote it in His book.When I look back and see my life, I cry tears of dismay. To know what I went through, that He was there all the time probably crying for me and sometimes when I think of it, I j...

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Payne Theological Seminary offering free course

WILBERFORCE — Payne Theological Seminary will conduct a course entitled, “Marketplace Ministry in the African-American Context,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29–Aug. 1 at the Seminary.The course is designed to help students explore the various ways in which pastors and church leaders can access multiple sources of capital to fuel church growth and community revitalization. Students will examine biblical and other paradigms, strategies and practical applications to ...

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Glory Ministries Church to honor pastor

XENIA — Glory Ministries Church will host its sixth pastoral celebration, honoring its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Gloria Dillon Sunday, July 20 at the church, 880 Hoop Road.The deacons of the church, Joyce Filer and Eddie Scott will welcome the public to two worship services, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The 10 a.m. worship service will be with the church associate ministers the Rev. Godfrey Day and the Rev. Vicky Kidd, who will deliver the morning message.The 4 p.m. worship servi...

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Unitarian church fellowship

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host a program 10 a.m. Sunday, July 20 themed “Writers Read: Sixth Annual.” This popular annual event showcases the talented writers of our UU Fellowship community. Joy Fishbain coordinates the program of poetry and prose readings. A light lunch of salad and bread follows the program. All are welcome.Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning a...

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Inspirational Message

When was the last time you really enjoyed your work? Impossible? Many would say “yes” but many others would say, “It really is possible to find fulfillment through our work.”God created work for man even before the Fall in the Garden of Eden. We know work is a good creation from the Lord. He gives us the opportunity to find fulfillment in our work as we submit to Him and seek to love those around us in Jesus’ name. As the Holy Spirit lives in and throu...

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Bellbrook holding cheer camp

BELLBROOK —The Bellbrook High School cheerleading program is holding a cheer camp July 21-23 at the middle school.The camp, which costs $40, is open to anyone in the Bellbrook and surrounding communities, boys and girls, from kindergarten to eighth grade. Attendees of the “Cheer Jam” will learn new moves, cheers, jumps, tumbling and motions.It is overseen by Bellbrook High School’s head cheer coach and taught by Bellbrook’s cheer squads. Par...

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Nature on the go

XENIA — Local children and young adults can explore nature through an action-packed week of creekin’, fishing, looking for critters, hiking, crafts and more in the Greene County Parks and Trails series of “Nature on the Go” camps. Each day has a new theme and new exciting activities.All camps will be taught by Greene County Parks and Trails naturalist staff and volunteers.Camps are designed for those seven years and older. Day camps are held from ...

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The facination with hands

The verse of the day is Isaiah 41:13. “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’I have always had a fascination with hands. For some reason I tend to always take special notice of this important part of people’s body. I believe you can tell a lot about someone from his or her hands. Some hands are very soft and well taken care of. Others have work-worn hands which can often indicate the ty...

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Some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook

These are some requested recipes from readers as part of our “summer recipe series.” The Amish Cook will return in its regular format later in the month. Enjoy. An Amish Cook reader in Highland, Indiana requested a recipe for blueberry muffins with a splash of lemon. Try this recipe which comes from an Amish settlement in Maine where blueberries are plentiful during the summer.Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon MuffinsMakes 24 muffins3 cup...

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Clovers for Christ 4-H Club gather

XENIA — Clovers for Christ 4-H Club gathered together for a few hours of games, crafts, and performances at ‘Liberty Village’ on May 27.They also did crafts and entertainment at Legacy Nursing Home’ in Jamestown on June 10. They made bumble bee garden crafts with residents to hang in their garden areas or outside of their windows to enjoy. Darla Licklider and Cindy Burban helped to organize these events.Clovers for Christ also went to Legacy on Ju...

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Dr. Ahluwalia joins Quaker Heights Care Community

WAYNESVILLE — Jerry Ahluwalia, M.D., a member of Far Oaks Orthopedists, has joined Quaker Heights Care Community as Medical Director of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Programs.A board-certified orthopedist, Dr. Ahluwalia specializes in orthopedic surgery with a focus on hip and athletic injuries. He has particular expertise in joint replacement including primary and revision total joint surgery, as well as preservation procedures.Located in Waynesville, Quaker Heig...

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Go ahead: Take God out of everything!

Why does God let this happen and that happen? Well, take Him out of everything and what do you expect?When I was in school, God was there years ago. Are we so stupid to the fact that with no God, we will have troubles beyond control? He is a God order, not the confusion that is taking over the world.I was called a little dummy in my growing up years. For so long, I didn’t think I was very smart. Wow, now that I’ve grown up, I look around me, and I think IR...

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Greene County Parks and Trails hosts first fishing camp

BELLBROOK — Young anglers recently spent two days at Spring Lakes Park in Bellbrook learning the art of fishing at the first Greene County Parks and Trails fishing camp. At the camp, attendees learned about the latest in fishing equipment, including boats, tackle, lures, bait and more.Special speakers included Chief Ranger and Operations Director Chuck Frazier, who is also an avid fisherman.Spring Lakes Park, 2191 Ferry Road, is open to the public with a Greene Cou...

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