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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.


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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Inspirational Message

If you have been a reader of this column for a number of years or since the beginning in April of 2011, you know from my biographical line at the end that I am with One Master Ministries.One Master Ministries is based on the scripture, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and wealth.” (Matthew 6:24)This passage of scripture indicates there i...

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Kings Brass coming to Xenia

XENIA — Dayton Avenue Baptist Church of Xenia will host a free concert 7 p.m. July 25 at the church, 1121 Dayton Ave. Kings Brass, a nine-piece ensemble has been performing for 35 years. The group, which features sacred, patriotic and pop music, has played all over the world. Cedarville University graduate and Greene County resident is a trumpet player in the group. An ice cream social will follow the concert.

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Devotional: Not overcome

“‘I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,’ declared the Lord.” (Jeremiah 15:20)God watches out for His own. Jeremiah had a very difficult mission and one that he even had questions about. In seeking the Lord’s confirmation he is told that his opposition will not prevail against him. It is not that he will not be attacked but that ...

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Partnerships work to protect Lake Erie

By Larry MooreMoore OutdoorsOur trip to Lake Erie was off to a poor start. The first two days the southwest wind blew hard turning the big lake into a mess of 4 to 6 foot waves. Certainly no place to be in a twenty-two foot boat unless you enjoy being thrown around and sea sick! We stayed on land. Fortunately the third day dawned bright with just enough breeze to make great fishing for the 35th Fish Ohio Day. The walleye fishing has been very good all spring and summer. ...

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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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