Archive for May, 2010

>Palestine Memorial Day Services

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Palestine Memorial Day parade stepped off at 10:00 am with the Hollansburg and New Madison American Legion and Auxiliary leading the way. The Tri-Village Junior High Band marched followed by the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts; and then members of the community carrying flowers to decorate the graves. There were little ones in strollers and wagons and children with bikes decorated. In all 75-90 participants marched down Main Street pass on-lookers to the cemetery. The American Legion honor guard commemorated the fallen soldiers. The band played a patriotic medley and the Star Spangled Banner. Pastor Tracy Brown gave the commemorative speech to the estimated 150-175 in attendance. Preparations were made by the Liberty Township Trustees and sound provided by Brewer Sound. This Memorial Day tradition was another opportunity to remember our fallen soldiers and an opportunity for the next generation to learn about respecting those who have served our county and to show respect for Old Glory and reverence for our Creator.

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>Flower Show at Garst Museum – June 26 & 27

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Irma Heiser, Ladybug; Lila Pinney, Sun and Fun;
Barbara Rhoades, Wildflower, and Pam Clark, Garden Girls.

The Darke County Association of Garden Clubs will hold a flower show at Garst Museum on June 26 and 27 in celebration of Annie Oakley’s 150th birthday and the ”Year of Annie Oakley”. The theme of the show is “Annie, the Pride of Darke County”.

The Darke County Association of Garden Clubs is comprised of the Butterflies Junior Garden Club, Garden Girls, Ladybug, Sun and Fun, and Wildflower Garden Clubs. Ladies from the Arcanum Garden Club will be staging the Annie Oakley invitational to welcome guests when they enter the museum. Hours will be Saturday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 27, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Charlene Thornhill, President of the Darke County Association of Garden Clubs, said, “The Darke County Association of Garden Clubs is looking forward to the “Annie, the Pride of Darke County” flower show as it has been sometime since we have staged a show at the museum . (we have had Christmas shows in the past). With the 150th Celebration of Annie Oakley’s birthday, it is exciting for our organization to be able to create designs that depicted a part of Annie’s life. Besides the creativity of the designs, the clubs will share their horticulture abilities in classes such as Roses, Hosta, Lilies, Hemerocalis and other named plant varieties”.

For further information, please call the museum at 548-5250.

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>DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE BEAUTIFICATION DAY

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Mike Pressnall of Wayne HealthCare and his grandson
plant a pot during Downtown Greenville Planting Day.
Photo courtesy of Roger Brooks, Darke County Photo Club
On May 22, over 60 people from businesses, organizations and families came to beautify downtown. With the early morning start, volunteers from BASF assisted in the unloading and spreading of mulch on the downtown tree boxes. From 8:00am until 11:00am on a Saturday morning people inundated the downtown to plant their adopted box organized by the Main Street Greenville’s Design Committee.

If you are in downtown this summer, check out the colorful additions to the downtown along with the rows of street poles recognizing the Adopt-A-Box participants. Children, parents, grandparents, co-workers, and friends all took part in the planting of the vibrant colors along South Broadway. “This program was designed to reach out and involve the community and to have an appreciation for downtown Greenville,” stated Mike Henderson, Main Street Greenville Design Chair. Throughout the summer the participants will be maintaining their box while helpful hands of more community volunteers water the boxes and pots.
This year’s program recognizes Miller Flowers, Greenville Rotary Club, BASF, Spencer’s Landscaping, Fresh Air Farms, City of Greenville Street Department and the Greenville FFA for contributing time, materials and or monetary donation towards this community project.
A great big thanks to the 2010 Adopt A Box participants: AAA Miami Valley, Advanced Eye Care, American Title Resources, Inc, Ann’s Gifts, Beltone Hearing & Audiology Service, Brethren Retirement Community, Century Link, Chad, Lauren & Carson Henry, Christie Randall, Commercial Printing, Commissioners Haworth, Delaplane & Rhoades, Comprehensive Health Network, Daily Advocate, Danny’s Place, Darke County Democratic Women, Darke County Farmers Union, Darke County Visitors Bureau. Dick and Debby Sodders, Don and Janet Weills, Edgetown Veterinary Clinic, Girl Scout Troup 31293, Granny’s Corner, Greenville National Bank, In Memory of Howard and Dolly Marshall, KitchenAid Experience, La Maisonette House of Coffee, Law Offices of Jason Aslinger, Linda Stachler Recorder, Mark, Merri & Payton Niekamp, Mercer Savings Bank, Michael’s Clocks, Mike and Debbie Henderson, Mike and Kim Bowers, Mote & Associates, Ryan and Becky Dynes, Second National Bank, Staff of Wayne Cinema, Sweet One O One The Haworth Family, Ted Finnarn Law Office, The Schmerge Family, The Wilson Family, Warner Chiropractic, Wayne HealthCare, Winterrowd Services, and Youniques

With people working together and having fun, great things can be accomplished-planting community pride one box at a time.

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>Happy Memorial Day from the Darke County Red Cross

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Happy Memorial Day!
As we’re grilling out, enjoy outings, celebrating graduates,
let’s take a moment to remember the brave men and women of
the United States Armed Forces
and the men and women who have already served
and their families who so quietly serve our nation as well.
Hope your enjoying the long weekend—
please remember to stay summer safe, for some great tips,
go to www.redcross.org!  

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>A Series Of Propane Explosions Shakes New Weston

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>Greenville High School Award Winners

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>Bill Beagle to speak at Neave Twp. Memorial Day Ceremony

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State Sentate candidate Bill Beagle will speak at the annual Neave Township Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 30th at noon. The ceremony will take place at the Neave Township cemetery on State Route 121 just south of Ft. Jefferson. If raining, the ceremony will be moved to the church in Ft. Jefferson.

Beagle graduated from Miami University with a degree in Finance, and earned an M.B.A from Cleveland State University. As a financial analyst, Bill has extensive budgeting and operating experience in the public sector, the private sector, as well as with non-profit organizations. Beagle previously served as president of the Tipp City Council.

Beagle currently resides in Tipp City, Ohio with his wife, Karen and three children, Morgan, Ryan and Lauren.

UPDATE: A great crowd of 110 attended the Memorial Day ceremony. Bill Beagle gave an excellent speech.

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