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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.

 

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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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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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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Church homecoming

XENIA — Oldtown United Methodist Church is having a homecoming Sunday, Sept. 21. Former members and their families are invited to come back and celebrate. For more information please contact Pastor Ken Martin at 740-506-2548. The church is located at 1639 US Route 68 North.

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Inspirational Message

As a young boy, he began drawing pictures. Every chance he got, he drew and he drew and he drew. School was not very interesting to him. But drawing – that was extremely interesting to this young man.His father had a sizable paper route most of the family was involved in and he expected his son to be dedicated to it. His son worked hard and had some success. However, whenever he had an opportunity, he always went back to drawing. It was the joy and love of his life....

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Comedian Robin Williams dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation shows...

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Campers take to the water

BELLBROOK — Campers in the Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) Watercraft 101 Camp learned how to canoe and learned about boating safety, life jackets, emergency responses, boating laws and more. Watercraft 101 was a weeklong camp held at Spring Lakes Park in Bellbrook.The program was funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft and was taught by GCP&T Staff Naturalist Ashlee Schmitt, who is a certified watercraft inst...

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UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be be “Becoming Self-Sufficient with DIY Micro Off-the-Grid Systems.” The speaker is David Barker, a longtime Yellow Springs resident, who practices and lectures on do-it-yourself (DIY) survival techniques and living off the grid. He attended Clark State and Wilmington College and worked as a contractor in New Orleans after Katrina. All are welcome....

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Church welcomes new pastor

XENIA — The congregation of North Side Christian Church in Xenia announces the arrival of their new lead preaching Minister Andrew Johnson.Pastor Johnson is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University with a masters degree in Christian leadership. For the last 10 years, he served as senior minister of the Union Church of Christ in Highland County, where he was involved as president of the Fi-County Ministerial Association and President of Butler Springs Christian Camp Board o...

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Seeing Jesus at the county fair

John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”A deep loud voice echoed through the wilderness of Judah, “Take notice, this man is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Two weathered men smelling of fish and sea salt listened to the words of the hairy man dressed in camel skin. “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Could this be the promised Messi...

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Sharing our sorrows

The article below was written by my son, Matthew Robinson, a student pastor at Parkside Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. This past May, Brogan Dulle, a 21 year old student of the University of Cincinnati was missing. Tragically, his body was found the day that Matt wrote this article.I asked for his permission to share this article with you. I hope that his thoughts will help you to view suffering differently. In no way will it lessen the pain of suffering, but I think that Ma...

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Inspirational Message

Have you ever experienced an event or situation in your life and you felt so down and depressed that you went shopping or purchased a “big-ticket” item to help yourself feel better? Many people do this every day. It is called ‘retail therapy’.“Retail therapy is a term in common usage that refers to the process of shopping as a way of making yourself feel better when challenged with difficult life events or emotions.” (About.com – ‘The...

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No fear in the heat

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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