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Residents benefit from school giveaway

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XENIA — The Greene County Media Room was bustling with activity Friday morning and afternoon as county residents collected picked out donations from a local school clothing and supplies giveaway. Event organizers estimated that 450-500 people were served a semi load of free supplies.The event was a collaboration between United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and the Community Action Partnership. The two organizations received donations from a variety of community groups, businesses, governments and individuals, and in turn gave those items away to anyone in need.

 

Holy Trinity features guest speaker

XENIA — JoAnn Harris will speak during the 11 a.m. worship service at Holy Trinity AME Church Sunday, Aug. 31.Harris serves as the Missionary Society president of the Third Episcopal District which includes Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Insights will be shared on the topic: “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Hurt, or Can They?”

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be be “A Penny for Your Thoughts.” During this program the results of the congregational survey taken earlier this year will be presented and discussed. Your feedback and thoughts are wanted and valued on topics such as programs, spirituality, music, religious education/exploration, social gatherings and the like.Changes will be implemented in respo...

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Inspirational Message

According to ancestry.com, the world’s largest online resource for family history, seventy-eight percent of Americans say they are interested in learning more about their family history. Ancestry.com has partnered with the TLC channel on a television show titled Who Do You Think You Are? .Who Do You Think You Are? takes a celebrity and helps discover more about his or her family roots through a look deep into one or more aspects of the celebrity’s family tree. It is fas...

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Don’t mind me - my horn sticks

The verse of the day is 1 Corinthians 4:5. “Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.I love living in a small town. It is encouraging and comforting knowing many of the people whom you see on a day-to-day basis. Soon after moving here from a big city I learned abo...

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Why do you tolerate evil?

“Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?” (Habakkuk 1:13)The age old question of God is, “If You are good why do You allow evil in the world?” Habakkuk wanted an answer to this question also, and he got it.

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XACT holding mosaic class

XENIA —Xenia Area Community Theater’s mosaics class for students begins 3:30 Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Arts Center.The class — for students ages 10-15 — will run for six sessions and will feature different topics. The first session will be an introduction to mosaic styles, working with clay to make tiles.The fee for the class is $50 and partial scholarships are available. For more information call 937-767-2311.“I’m really exc...

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Summer revival set

XENIA — “Get Hooked on Jesus” is the theme for the 2014 revival to be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25-27 in the parking lot of the former board of education building on east Market Street in Xenia.The Aug. 25 speaker is the Rev. Brenda Freeman of United AME Church in Xenia. Aug. 26 is youth night with Minister Vernon Blue of United AME speaking. On Aug. 27, Elder David Myles Sr., of Emmanuel Baptist Church is the featured speaker.The public is invited to the sum...

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XACT to perform ‘Our Town’

XENIA — The Xenia Area Community Theater will begin its 2014-15 10th Anniversary season with Thornton Wilder’s timeless classic, “Our Town” at the Kettering Health Network Theater Sept. 5-14.Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, which premiered in 1938, has been produced countless times from high school to professional stages, but perhaps never before utilizing a large, multimedia screen, portraits of local history and a bridging of the community with ...

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Night bike ride planned

XENIA — Enjoy a free evening bicycle ride escorted by Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) Trail Sentinels beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, from Xenia Station to McDonald’s in Jamestown.Participants must be over the age of 18, wear a helmet and have lights. The ride will be cancelled in case of a thunderstorm.The monthly night rides feature different sections of the 62 miles of paved multi-use trails managed by the park agency.The trail sent...

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Parks and trails to host archery workshop

BEAVERCREEK — Join Greene County Parks & Trails for an archery workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 26 or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Road.Park Ranger Sgt. Brady Smith will make the world of bows, arrows and targets easily understandable. Participants can try their hands at a variety of bows and learn about archery safety and different equipment. Participants must preregister and must be 13 years and older.The cost fo...

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Locals enjoy Spring Lakes Park

BELLBROOK — Summer and all its glory was celebrated recently at Spring Lakes Park in Bellbrook. Several families enjoyed the beautiful weather, fish that were biting and good company.Spring Lakes Park outside Bellbrook on Ferry Road offers three fishing ponds that are routinely stocked with channel catfish and trout on a seasonal basis. Although a state fishing license is not required, anglers do need a GCP&T fishing permit. Permits may be purchased on-site in a self-permitti...

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Parks and trails to help with scout badges

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails naturalists will be assisting local scouts with nature-related badges in programs that can be scheduled with the park agency. Sessions need to be scheduled four to six weeks in advance with between eight and 16 scouts participating. Badges that require posters or drawings must be completed at home.Programs offered include:Daisies: Being Responsible and Caring; Journey: Daisy Flower Garden...

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Honey harvest planned

BEAVERCREEK — Join Greene County Parks & Trails and the Greene County Beekeepers as they harvest honey off this year’s hives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.Participants will help spin honey off the comb and watch as it is bottled for sale. Honey will be for sale the day of the harvest. The event is free and open to the public and donations accepted. For more information, call Greene County Parks & ...

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Thank God for nurses and doctors

In the Bible, the great healer of the soul is Jesus Christ. The word of God will bring healing and peace while walking through this evil world. The body is fading away with the evidence of the sin that it has in it. After we sinned against a holy God, He made a way for us to still get to heaven.We read in the Bible what is going to happen to the evil of the world. We have nothing else but God’s word. We look around us and see sickness and pain, but sin is the reason for it. M...

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Words from Woody: Honesty is the best policy

Several years ago, a Kentucky newspaper reported on a serious problem in Taylor County (in central Kentucky). Thieves stole street signs left and right, creating potential disasters for motorists.Stop signs, road markers, street names, railroad crossings, school zone signs – nothing was off limits to the thieves. Law enforcement officers tried everything without success.The crimes were punishable with fines and jail time, but the sign-grabbers were hard to catch. T...

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Unitarian Universalist program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host “Hope: A Spiritual Virtue,” 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to desire with anticipation.” The program will include exploring the concept of hope from differen...

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Devotional: Removing idols

“Josiah removed all the detestable idols from all the territory belonging to the Israelites, and he had all who were present in Israel serve the Lord their God. As long as he lived, they did not fail to follow the Lord, the God of their fathers.” (2 Chronicles 34:33)There was no stopping King Josiah once he heard the Word of God that was uncovered in the ruined Temple. His heart was moved to repentance and obedience for himself and his people.

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