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Baby snake finds Parks and Trails

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XENIA — Leaving his estimated 30 siblings behind, a baby snake was recently brought to the park headquarters of Greene County Parks and Trails. The young snake was brought to the office by Rhonda Herman, shown, and was identified as a brown snake with the assistance of Greene County Parks and Trails Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier and Administrative Support Specialist Amber Botkin.These common but secretive snakes are often encountered hiding under stones, logs, old boards and other such debris. They feed on snails, slugs, worms and soft-bodied insects.For more information on native wildlife, visit Greene County Parks and Trails’ Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, to view its live animal displays.


Disc golf tournament scheduled

BEAVERCREEK — Participate in a disc golf tournament or just experience the game with the first Greene County Park & Trails disc golf tournament. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. and teeing off begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Karohl Park, 2940 Hohl Drive.“GCP&T is excited to feature this growing and exciting sport to residents in the region,” GCP&T Director Chrisbell Bednar said. “Karohl Park is a perfect place to host this one-day tournament a...

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Ewry, Elam to wed

CEDARVILLE — Sharon and Jeff Ewry of Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Ewry to Trent Elam, son of Tab Elam of Greenville and Trish Meyer of Kettering.The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Cedarville High School and 2011 graduate of Wright State University where she received her bachelor of science degree in education. She is a Kindergarten teacher for Cedar Cliff Schools in Cedarville.The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Fairbor...

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Life with a young Amish Cook

Hi. I’m Gloria Yoder, age 24. I’m an ordinary Amish housewife and mother and, yes, I love it. My husband Daniel and I have been blessed with more than four years of marriage. We were thrilled when God added a baby girl to our hearts and lives 2 1 /2 years ago. We named her Julia Rose. She is our little sunshine. We also anticipate the arrival of another bundle in November. Julia is all excited about being a big sister.We live in a quiet country area and enjoy spending t...

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Bonecutter, Osborne set date

SPRING VALLEY — Sherman (Rocky) and Kristine Bonecutter III of Spring Valley announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie M. Bonecutter to Michael A. Osborne.The future groom is the son of Robert and Gloria Osborne of Miami, Fla. The future bride is an employee of Wright-Patt Credit Union and the groom-to-be is in the United States Air Force.They will marry Aug. 9 at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Xenia.

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Stoll, Montgomery to marry

XENIA — The parents of Cleo Suzanne Stoll and Drew Tyler Montgomery announce their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Molly Miller Stoll of Springfield. Drew is son of Brian and Janine Brantley Montgomery of Xenia.The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Springfield High School and earned a degree in marketing at Ohio University in 2012. She is employed in the marketing department of the Motz Group in Newtown.The groom-to-be is a 200...

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Greene County Parks & Trails hosts insect workshop for kids

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails recently held a Night Insect Workshop for children at the Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.

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Parks and Trails to host scout leader workshop

BEAVERCREEK — A two-part workshop designed to give confidence to scout leaders leading nature programming will be hosted by Greene County Parks and Trails. The workshop will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The workshop will be held at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road.The hands-on workshop will include topics such as identifying trees, poison ivy and other plants, as well as basic knot tying, campfi...

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Parks and trails to host Butterfly Hike

FAIRBORN — Join Greene County Parks and Trails for its Butterfly Hike beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Cemex Reserve, 1100 Sanctuary Drive. Participants will look for swallowtails, skippers and other butterflies as the insects search for nectar in the reserve’s wildflowers. The program is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call Greene County Parks and Trails at 937-562-6440 or email abotkin@co.greene.oh.us.

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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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