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Greene County Parks to host free lure making seminar

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XENIA — Greene County Parks and Trails invites the public to attend the next Sportsman’s Seminar Series. Learn about Muskie lure making 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Greene County Media Room, 541 Ledbetter Road. The world champion Muskie lure maker Scott McPherson will share his techniques as well as samples of his work.The series features local outdoor professionals and other regional experts on topics such as fishing, boating, hunting and other sporting topics. All seminars are free and open to the public.For more information about any Greene County Parks and Trails program, call 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

 

Inspirational Message

In my last column, I shared with you about the mission and message of our ministry. One Master Ministries is all about the lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life. Finances are a key component to a Christian walk with God, as we should seek to be faithful in this important area.How do we deliver this message to those we serve?First, we share this important message about the lordship of Christ and financial faithfulness through small groups. One Master Ministries l...

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Cycling classic raises nearly $22,000

GREENE COUNTY — The 11th Annual Greene Trails Cycling Classic attracted more than 200 cyclists from around the globe and raised nearly $22,000 to benefit the trail management fund.The cycling event highlighted a different trail for riders to enjoy each of its four days, July 17 to 20. The event was hosted by Greene County Parks & Trails.“We raise our funds through event registrations, as well as the generous sponsorships provided by local businesses, individu...

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Disc golf tournament scheduled

BEAVERCREEK — Participate in a disc golf tournament or just experience the game with the first Greene County Park & Trails disc golf tournament. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and teeing off begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Karohl Park, 2940 Hohl Drive.“GCP&T is excited to feature this growing and exciting sport to residents in the region,” GCP&T Director Chrisbell Bednar said. “Karohl Park is a perfect place to host this one-day tournament a...

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Ewry, Elam to wed

CEDARVILLE — Sharon and Jeff Ewry of Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Ewry to Trent Elam, son of Tab Elam of Greenville and Trish Meyer of Kettering.The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Cedarville High School and 2011 graduate of Wright State University where she received her bachelor of science degree in education. She is a Kindergarten teacher for Cedar Cliff Schools in Cedarville.The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Fairbor...

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Life with a young Amish Cook

Hi. I’m Gloria Yoder, age 24. I’m an ordinary Amish housewife and mother and, yes, I love it. My husband Daniel and I have been blessed with more than four years of marriage. We were thrilled when God added a baby girl to our hearts and lives 2 1 /2 years ago. We named her Julia Rose. She is our little sunshine. We also anticipate the arrival of another bundle in November. Julia is all excited about being a big sister.We live in a quiet country area and enjoy spending t...

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Bonecutter, Osborne set date

SPRING VALLEY — Sherman (Rocky) and Kristine Bonecutter III of Spring Valley announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie M. Bonecutter to Michael A. Osborne.The future groom is the son of Robert and Gloria Osborne of Miami, Fla. The future bride is an employee of Wright-Patt Credit Union and the groom-to-be is in the United States Air Force.They will marry Aug. 9 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Xenia.

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Baby snake finds Parks and Trails

XENIA — Leaving his estimated 30 siblings behind, a baby snake was recently brought to the park headquarters of Greene County Parks and Trails. The young snake was brought to the office by Rhonda Herman, shown, and was identified as a brown snake with the assistance of Greene County Parks and Trails Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier and Administrative Support Specialist Amber Botkin.These common but secretive snakes are often encountered hiding under stones, logs, old boards and oth...

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Stoll, Montgomery to marry

XENIA — The parents of Cleo Suzanne Stoll and Drew Tyler Montgomery announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Molly Miller Stoll of Springfield. Drew is son of Brian and Janine Brantley Montgomery of Xenia.The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Springfield High School and earned a degree in marketing at Ohio University in 2012. She is employed in the marketing department of the Motz Group in Newtown.The groom-to-be is a 200...

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Blonde Biker: ‘Thank you’ for another successful rally

The Gold Wing Road Riders Association held their annual Buckeye Rally June 13-14 ,2014 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Chapter F of Fairborn was again the host chapter of the rally as in years past when in the Greene County area.Beavercreek First Class Photography was on site to take pictures of the motorcyclists with their bikes. It is easy to go to the photographer with kids and the wife but with your bike it’s not easy to get professional pictures. He offered a carnival ...

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Greene County Parks & Trails hosts insect workshop for kids

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails recently held a Night Insect Workshop for children at the Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.

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Parks and Trails to host scout leader workshop

BEAVERCREEK — A two-part workshop designed to give confidence to scout leaders leading nature programming will be hosted by Greene County Parks and Trails. The workshop will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The workshop will be held at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.The hands-on workshop will include topics such as identifying trees, poison ivy and other plants, as well as basic knot tying, campfi...

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Parks and trails to host Butterfly Hike

FAIRBORN — Join Greene County Parks and Trails for its Butterfly Hike beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Cemex Reserve, 1100 Sanctuary Drive. Participants will look for swallowtails, skippers and other butterflies as the insects search for nectar in the reserve’s wildflowers. The program is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call Greene County Parks and Trails at 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

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Schell graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO — Air Force Airman Kezlie D. Schell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.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 For...

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Guest pastor visits

XENIA — First United Christian Church will host a pre-anniversary service 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the church, 626 N. Columbus Ave. Guest Pastor will be Elder William Garr. The 7th Street Christian Church will present their choir from Paris, Ky.

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Ticket to Ride to perform

BEAVERCREEK — Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride will preform at the 40th Ruby Jubilee Anniversary Free Concert, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Trinity, 3218 Indian Ripple Road in the Southwest Lawn.Ticket to Ride is the ultimate Beatles tribute band, their sound will take concert goers through the fun music of the band.

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The letters I write are from God

The Bible talks so much about loving one another. God is love, and I am made in His image. I’m walking with Jesus, the One who came to die and take away my sins so I could get to heaven. The words I speak are straight from the heart. God looks upon the heart, so I’m okay.I keep saying in a lot of my letters, the truth will set you free. Knowing heaven is at hand, what else is there? Every day is the best day of my life. Yes, trouble tries to interrupt my walk with God, ...

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The aerial view

The verse of the day is Psalm 37:23. “The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives.”Recently while visiting a friend we got talking about the large pine trees in her front yard. They were randomly scattered around the lawn and over time had grown large and full. For many years they had provided hiding places for the children who played around them. For many hours they were an obstacle course for the lawn mower that had circ...

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