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Marine graduates from boot camp

XENIA — John T. Geiss III, son of Kim Geiss and Rick Swearingen graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at San Diego, Calif. on Sept. 19.While at San Diego, he recieved training in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familarization.JT Geis, a former student of Greene County Career Center Criminal Justice Program and Xenia High School, is currently enjoying recruit leave in his hometown of Xenia. Upon complet...

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McCoys celebrate 50 years

CEDARVILLE — Edward and Barbara Smith McCoy of Cedarville will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Oct. 2. Ed and Barb McCoy were high school sweethearts and married Oct. 2, 1964 by Rev. Elwood Palmer at Cedarville Church of God.Ed McCoy retired from GM 1999, works part-time for Memorial United Presbyterian Church of Xenia. Barb McCoy works for Greene Memorial Hospital for 20 plus years.The McCoys have two children: son, Chad McCoy and partner Chuck Campbell and daugh...

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Date night and a fondue supper

Hi to all of you.Summer is rapidly turning to autumn and we will soon be heading back home to Illinois. We have been staying with my husband’s family near Danville, Ohio for the past several weeks. It is cooling off more during the night and the air has more of a fall feel. I’m looking forward to the winter months with a newborn baby.Lord willing. At the same time, I also enjoy fall weather. I especially enjoy picnics and camp-outs. I was delighted the other ...

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Parks and trails hosts bike rodeo

XENIA — Volunteers with Greene County Parks & Trails Trail Sentinel organization hosted a bike rodeo Saturday at the Xenia Community Festival. Approximately 150 children attended. At the event they worked to improve their cycling skills and learned about following traffic rules and staying safe on the county’s trails.

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“Tales of the Trees” guided walk scheduled

XENIA — The City of Xenia Tree Committee will host a “Tales of the Trees” guided walk through Woodland Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.The guided tour will be led by City of Xenia’s Tree Committee members Rich Pearson and Chuck Poore, as well as Greene County Historical Society Director Catherine Kidd Wilson.During the walk, participants will hear about the historical significance of the cemetery and those individuals who inhabit it. The age,...

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When God says it’s over, you’ll believe

It kind of scares me to think that people just don’t want to believe there is a God. With all the proof that has been given us, you would think that man would believe in God. They are so hung up on the evil of the world that their mind is blinded.There will always be trouble in the world because there is a devil that is working hard to get all that he can to go to hell with him. He hates me so much that he is working in so many ways to get me to follow him. I have read the bo...

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UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Life, Death and the ‘Great Beyond,” presented by Rev. Martha Kline 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.She will share personal ideas about what makes for a good life and a good death, as well as thoughts on what happens after death, if anything. Some topics to be covered: What are some of the world religions’ beliefs about life after death? Is there any connection between...

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Middle Run Baptist celebrates 192nd anniversary

XENIA — Middle Run Baptist Church, 1000 East Church St., is the oldest Black Baptist Church in the State of Ohio and is in preparation for their 192nd Church Anniversary.The theme for the celebration is “We’re Determined to Run This Race.” Pre-Anniversary activities include a Homecoming Gospel Workshop that will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 3. Former church choir members and churches throughout the community are invited to participat...

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Experts discuss religious freedom at Cedarville summit

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University, in partnership with the Chuck Colson Center for Religious Worldview, will host a two-day Religious Freedom Summit Oct. 9-10 in the Dixon Ministry Center. National experts will discuss the assault on religious freedom as well as ways of preserving religious freedom.The headlining speaker is Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. The arts and crafts retailer made national news this year when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the company’s...

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Heart alignment

“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will b...

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Inspirational Message

As we rode with the park ranger through the thick trees on the narrow trail down to the riverbank, I could not help but imagine what my fifth generation ancestors were thinking and doing in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s right where my father and I were standing.Samuel Northington, his wife of 21 years having died from giving birth to their 8th child, decided to move his family in 1771 from Virginia to North Carolina to open a mercantile store and begin a ferry busine...

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Full moon hikes scheduled

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails will host a series of full moon hikes. The next such hike will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Karohl Park.Participants will learn about the moon’s phases and will discover the night life of wildlife and listen to the evening sounds. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. The hikes are free to all participants, and donations are accepted.For more information, call Greene County Parks & Trails...

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Fun at Russ Nature Reserve

BEAVERCREEK — A troupe of preschoolers from Evergreen Children’s Center in Beavercreek recently traveled to Russ Nature Reserve for a day of outdoor adventure, education and exercise.Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Rd., opened earlier this year and offers 90 acres of woodlands and prairie, as well as a bee apiary, tree nursery, native gardens, hiking trails and a nature playscape.

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Local writer to speak at fiction conference

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown writer Gery L. Deer will be sharing his experiences in writing and publishing as a speaker at the 27th Annual Context Speculative Fiction Literature Conference in Worthington, Sept. 26-28.Deer will be moderating or sitting on panels throughout the weekend on topics ranging from the business of writing to how to have a day job in publishing.

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Jamestown Family Medicine offering PAD screenings

DAYTON — Premier Health is offering free leg pain screenings for peripheral arterial disease, which is also called PAD.The free screening will be held 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Jamestown Family Medicine, 4940 Cottonville Road, Jamestown. The screening is free but an appointment is required. To make an appointment, call CareFinders at 866-608-3463.PAD is also called poor circulation, hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. This free screening is a simple wa...

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Davies celebrate 50-year anniversary

XENIA — Harry and Carole Davies of Xenia celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sept. 18. They were married in Xenia on Sept. 18, 1964 at the First Presbyterian Church.The couple raised seven children; Bruce and Maryann Davies of Texas, Linda and Dean Kinser of Groveport; Harry and Kathy Davies of Indiana; Rick Current of Xenia, Barry and Jackie Davies of Xenia; Steve and Karyn Current of Xenia and Chris Davies of Xenia.They have 15 grandchildren and two decesased and ...

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The Amish Cook

Hi to each of you. Can it really be true that three years have swiftly passed since the birth of our darling daughter, Julia? Julia certainly has blessed our lives in so many ways.On Saturday evening we celebrated both my husband Daniel and Julia’s birthdays. Julia was all excited about her party and even helped us sing happy birthday for her. Several weeks ago Aunt Mary had shown Julia a bag with all kinds of goodies that were to be used at her party, such as balloons, a pin...

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