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>*** How to get your comments posted! *** ……….. a reminder


Anonymous comments will no longer be approved.
(A quick reminder as we’re starting to get a lot of anonymous comments again)
I know what you’re thinking: “But, Darke Journal, does this mean I have to sign up for an account somewhere and divulge personal information and leave me susceptible to spam email telling me I’m infinitely ‘inadequate?'” NO
Follow the steps below to sign a name to your post without using an account of any sort. This will better facilitate discussion, rather than responding to 50 different posters as “Anonymous.”

*** Clarification *** The comment function and the chat box are two separate entities. You will still need to register a name for the chat box. However, it should be encouraged to use the same name in both places, just so it is easy to line up the comments made to the persona making them (still without any personal information).

Step 1: Write your comment (you will receive bonus points if the comment is creative, witty, insightful, or encourages rational discussion).
Step 2: Select “Name/URL” from the “Comment as” drop down .
“But I don’t have a URL!”
It’s ok! Leave it blank! Simply fill in the name with something other than “Anonymous.” You can use your real name, a screen name, or something fun or fancy! Just use the same one every time. This will allow people to refer to you specifically, as well as properly attribute comments in discussions with multiple people (yay! No more referring to people as times!).

Here are some ideas for names in case your creative muscle is asleep or atrophied:
  1. Commander Greenshorts
  2. Hershel Potluck
  3. Isaac Jingletonson
  4. Suzanne Gangreene
  5. Hillary Yilnerstin
  6. Snake
Simply hit “Continue” and then “Post Comment.” Then go get some fresh air while you give the moderator some time to approve the message. Or hang out and engage in intellectual dialogue in the chat box!
Failure to use a name as described above will result in an instant denial of your comment. Don’t make the moderator do that! Don’t make him rob the site from the gift of your brain fruits! 
Go ahead! Try it on your own! Maybe even on THIS VERY POST!!!


>Peacock’s Home Vandalized


On April 13, 2011, several people notice the peacock’s cage was deliberately cut. Not only was public property in the Greenville City Park damaged, but also this act of cruel vandalism could have caused great harm to the peacocks. A Good Samaritan fasten thin wire between the cut fence to prevent the peacocks from escaping. Proper authorities were contacted. Click on the image to the left to get a better look.

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Darke County Center for the Arts will host “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXI” on Friday, April 29 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines.

Music for the event will be provided by the Eddie Brookshire Quintet. According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, this band will appeal to a broad range of listeners. “These guys are quite simply great musicians,” Rawlins stated. “They are high energy, but easy listening, jazzy, yet melodic. Everybody will enjoy their music, as well as the great food and welcoming atmosphere at Montage,” Rawlins concluded.

Eddie Brookshire plays bass, and has performed with various jazz masters including Cal Collins, Snookie Young, and David “Fathead” Newman. Trumpeter Gary Onady studied at University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music and performed with jazz artists including Louis Bellson, then went on to pursue a career in medicine before returning to his roots as a musician.

Jack Novotny played saxophone, flute, and bass clarinet with various groups on the East Coast, in his home town of Cleveland, and for an extended gig at Carli’s Contemporary Cafe in San Juan, Puerto Rico before arriving in Dayton in 2008. Drummer Fenton Sparks has long been involved with musical groups in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus region, winning various awards as an outstanding percussionist. Keigo Hirakawa, keyboardist for the group, also leads his own piano trio and has won acclaim for the spontaneity he brings to performances.

Kent and Melinda Myers, R. B. Cox Insurance Agency, and Zechar Bailey Funeral Home are sponsoring the musical performance by the Eddie Brookshire Quintet. Montage proprietors Aaron and Michelle Cox will provide an enticing array of hors d’oeuvres to complement the wines they have selected for the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXI” closes with the awarding of door prizes at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXI” are $30 each, and are available at Montage and at DCCA’s office on the third floor of Greenville Public Library, or can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net.

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>Johnston Chiropractic Clinic and Darke County Parks Celebrate Earth Day

>In celebration of Earth Day, Johnston Chiropractic Clinic has teamed up with Darke County Parks. To commemorate the annual event, the clinic will be recycling your aluminum, glass and plastic from April 18 through the 22 during their open hours.

Drop of your recyclables at

Johnston Chiropractic Clinic

109 Rhoades Avenue
Greenville, OH 45331-2625
(937) 548-3610

All of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Darke County Parks.

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity to the public as a way to give back to our community and support our Parks,” Shelley Brinley of Johnston Chiropractic .

Roger Van Frank Director of Darke County Parks said, “We are very thankful for the extra effort that Johnston Chiropractic Clinic has put into this program, it really is a win win situation for all those involved.”

For more information, please contact Johnston Chiropractic Clinic at 937.548.3610.

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>Conversation about Homosexuality and the Church

>First United Methodist Church,Corner of 4th and Sycamore Streets, across from the library
Monday, April 25 · 7:00pm

April 25th will be the first of a 3-4 week conversation. Come to one or all of them. We will read what the Bible says and doesn’t say. We will look at the science. We will hear testimonies. We will share of our own experiences. We will honor God and each other. Our first night will be an introduction and include a viewing and discussion of the film, “Through My Eyes.” View a preview of the film at this address: http://www.throughmyeyesdvd.com/
All are welcome to attend.

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