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Clovers learn how to take the reins

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XENIA — Greene County youngsters got a chance to horse around Tuesday during the first county-wide Cloverbud Stick Horse Fun Show.Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, from all local 4-H clubs were invited to make and ride their own stick horses for the event. A total of 38 horses of all shapes and colors galloped into the arena to complete one of three pattern challenges — barrel, key hole or pole.

 

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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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Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

By Tom WithersAP Sports WriterCLEVELAND (AP) — Beavercreek’s Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old righty who was in his final year under contract.“I was surprised,” Masterson...

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Woods set to defend Firestone title

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors.At stake is a chance to extend a season already cut short by back surgery.

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Youth archery event on target

XENIA — The Greene County Fish and Game Association held an archery match for area youth July 26.The association provided all equipment and instruction for those that wished to take advantage of it, and use of personal equipment at Fish & Game events is allowed.Vernon Seiker started the shoot with a safety instruction talk, and also instructed the archers on the parts of the bow and arrow.Twenty spirited kids shot at field targets first. They then were s...

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These daily incident reports are provided by the Fairborn Police Department. For more information contact its Records Department at 754-3072.July 812:17 a.m. - Suspicious person reported in 800 block of Winston Drive.1:52 a.m. - Theft reported in 400 block of Forest St.7:01 a.m. - Theft reported in 1000 block of Columbia Ave.7:35 a.m. - Crash with property damage reported in 2800 block of Presidential Drive....

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Health district reminds caregivers of car dangers

XENIA — As summer temperatures rise across the country, it’s important to remember that while these summer days are great for the pool and the beach, they’re not so good for the inside of cars, where the heat can become deadly in very short period of time. The Greene County Combined Health District, along with Safe Kids, reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars.Since 1998, at least 624 children across the United States have died in cars from heatst...

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Newspapers to take award photos during the fair

The Xenia Daily Gazette - Greene County News staff will be photographing 4-H, Cloverbud, FFA and Open Class award winners of all ages during the Greene County Fair. Those photos will appear in print following the fair. All levels of winners are welcome.There is one more scheduled date for winners to bring their awards and or project to the Assembly Building during the fair to have their photograph taken: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 31.Photos will appear in our post...

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Greene CATS receives Auditor of State Award

XENIA — Auditor of State Dave Yost recently announced that the Greene County Transit Board received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.“We appreciate Auditor Yost recognizing our organization for having a clean audit,” said Executive Director Ken Collier following the July 22 announcement. “Our Chief Financial Officer, Marilyn Ratcliff, does an excellent job making sure that the Transit Board conducts its financial affairs according to g...

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Fairborn Jazz Festival returns Saturday

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is once again hoping to bring the community together through music with the 2nd Annual Fairborn Jazz Festival this Saturday.The city has partnered with the Fairborn Performing Arts & Cultural Association to present five professional jazz bands and food vendors that are expected to draw hundreds of attendees from 12-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Central Park Bandstand, 300 S. Central Ave.The Fairborn Jazz Festival was dev...

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Orthopaedic spine surgeon joins Wright State Physicians

FAIRBORN — Orthopaedic spine surgeon Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., is joining Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 11 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center.

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Auxiliary holds membership meeting

FAIRBORN — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 526 recently held its first general membership meeting for the year 2014-2015.To get the year started the membership approved the budget and approved starting the Fourth Friday night dinners as a means to raise funds to support the Auxiliary programs. They are also continuing the First Friday Bake Sales during the Legion’s Friday Taco lunch, which includes chili dogs and fish sandwiches.They also decided to hold the a...

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Showing some hare skills

XENIA — Rabbits may be small, but for exhibitors at Sunday’s showmanship show, they are big way to develop confidence for 4-H members.Three exhibitors came away with rabbit showmanship honors: Samantha Thomas was the junior showmanship winner. Kaitlin Hutchinson was the intermediate winner and Jackie Hutchinson was the senior showmanship winner.Exhibitors left the arena Sunday not knowing where they placed. Winners were announced Tuesday.Terry Fend...

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Scouts rally past Hamilton

XENIA — The Xenia Scouts have been a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League team that has pounced on most of its opportunities this season. Tuesday night on Grady’s Field, the Scouts took some seventh inning opportunities and knocked the Hamilton Joes out of the playoffs.Trailing most of the night, Xenia scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Joes 5-3.With one out, Mac Seibert drew a walk. Michael Frigon came in to pinch-run for ...

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Drivers duke it out in Tug-A-Truck competition

XENIA — The engines might have been raging, but the competition was all friendly.The 2014 Tug-A-Truck competition Monday night at the Greene County Fair brought together Tuggers from near and far to test their modified trucks against each other.In a sport where the goal is to drag the opponent’s hard work backwards, it would be understandable if things got heated. But all of the drivers were ready to have a good time. That’s what it’s all about, a...

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Dalton’s future with Bengals secure … for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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County fair royalty crowned

XENIA — The 2014 Greene County 4-H Royal Family has been selected. King Matthew Hiser, Queen Ava Dicke, Prince Kolby Mueller and Princess Ashley Howard were crowned as fair royalty in a ceremony Sunday afternoon. Brevin Henninger was the runner-up for king and Sarah Young was the runner-up for queen.King Matthew Hiser, 18, of Jamestown, is a member of the Noah’s Ark 4-H Club and Greeneview FFA. This is Hiser’s 10th year exhibiting at the fair. He is the son of Joh...

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Hamilton Joes vs. Xenia Scouts tonight

XENIA — Thanks to their come-from-behind win earlier today, the Hamilton Joes will face the Xenia Scouts tonight, in the third round of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball playoffs.In Tuesday’s 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action sports complex in Xenia, Hamilton edged the Lake Erie Monarchs by a 5-4 score.The Joes trailed 4-1, but tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sean Kennedy’s h...

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