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Edmiston Anniversary Announcement

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SPRINGFIELD — David and Naomi (Bleile) Edmiston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this August. They were married Aug. 22, 1964 in Wakarusa, Ind.David Edminston is a Fairborn graduate from the class of 1962.Their children are: Wendy and Grant Peterson, Brenna, Todd Edmiston, Cade Edmiston and Trent Edmiston. They, along with Trent Edmiston’s fiancee Sabrina Colbett, will hold a celebration reception on Aug. 24 at the Rona Community Church in Fairborn.The couple divide their retirement between their homes in Ohio and Kissimmee, Fla.

 

Historical societies have joint meeting

CEDARVILE — The Cedarville and Greene County historical societies recently held a joint meeting at the Cedarville Opera House.The meeting, which was open to all county historical societies, focused on “persons and families of note who had contributed to the history and growth of Cedarville and Cedarville Township,” according to Barbara Bradfute, a member of the Cedarville Historical Society.Historical Society Chairman Marcia Baits welcomed guests, inclu...

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Meijer announces free youth hunting licenses

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For the sixth consecutive year Meijer is providing hunters 16 years or younger with free youth hunting licenses.The program requires Meijer shoppers to redeem a print coupon or the Meijer MPerks digital coupon in the store for the free youth hunting license. The popular free license program at Meijer is unique to the Midwest retailer, which currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky....

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Holts celebrate 40th anniversary

ENON — Richard and Linda (Coddington) Holt celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. They were married on this date in 1974.They are the parents of two children, Andy of Enon, and Becky and Matt Ryan of Milford. They are the proud grandparents of Dawson, Parker and Paige Holt and Trevor Ryan. They celebrated earlier in the month with a family beach vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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“Tails on Trails” 5K scheduled

XENIA — Local dog owners are invited to bring their canine as they walk or run during the second annual “Tails on Trails” 5K run/walk, a fundraiser for the Scout Dog Park in Xenia. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Old Town Reserve, 1360 Old Springfield Pike.Participants and their leashed pets will head out on the Little Miami Scenic Trail for the 5K event.Anyone, with or without a dog, is welcome to join the 5K.Cost fo...

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Spending some time in Ohio

How swiftly the summer days are passing! School is already starting this week. We enjoy living next door to our little parochial school. This year, there will be 22 scholars and two teachers. Our 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Julia, loves to go outside and watch them play softball at recess time.Each morning during the academic year, the men and boys in our church take turns going to school to share a brief devotional and have prayer with the teachers and scholars. Julia and I enjoy goi...

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How do you see yourself

Most of us remember “The Fonz” of the popular sitcom Happy Days. Whenever he would go by a mirror, he would pull out his comb and then put it away since his hair was perfect as usual.In the Bible there is an account of a man named Gideon who had a problem with how he saw himself. He was in hiding as he prepared the wheat he had harvested because he lived in fear of the Midianites.The Bible says in Judges 6:12 that the Lord appeared to him at that moment and r...

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Community worship event

XENIA — A community worship gathering will be held 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Shawnee Park. Faith Community and United AME churches will host this event. There will be lots of music and Dr. Fitchue, President of Payne Theological Seminary, will bring a special message.Golf carts and other means will be available to provide help with any special transportation needs as needed. Following the meeting a light lunch will be provided free. For more information call 937-372-7601...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship spiritual program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be hosting the program “Reframing Our Religious Language,” 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. It will be presented by the Rev. Ann C. Fox, visiting from Massachusetts. She dedicates this sermon to the fourth UU principle: a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. How can we be faithful to our heretical religious ideas and yet have a “language of reverence” with which we can express ou...

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SonShine Club potluck and hog roast

ENON — The Greenon SonShine Club sponsoring churches invite the entire community to an evening of food, fellowship and fun from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 at the 6th Annual Back-to-School Community Potluck & Hog Roast in St. Andrew Lutheran’s Pavilion at 7128 Stine Road.“Spittin’ Image” identical twins, Brian and Blain Swabb – professional entertainers since 1972 – will provide outstanding musical routines (40’s through 70’s pop,...

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In the days with my grandma

I sit and think a lot about the days that I spent at Grandma’s house. We were poor, but we had the blessings of God, and therefore we made it day by day.Grandma was a Godly lady. I was with her a lot and she was always talking to the Father in heaven. She was mistreated a lot by people, but she never changed her love for them. She just prayed a lot.I think I’m beginning to see a lot of my Grandma in myself. Back then times were hard and when winter time came,...

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The word became flesh

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)The “Word” (Greek “logos”) means “the Divine Expression” in this context and refers to Christ Jesus. The Word became the Son, taking on flesh, begotten of the Father, and born on earth. He came to dwell with humankind. He came to live in the arena of sin without th...

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Fireside History Chat to be held Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD — The first Fireside History Chat of the season will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Davidson Interpretive Center, 5638 Lower Valley Pike.The New Boston players will present Moliere’s play “Tartuffe,” one of the greatest satires of all time. The religious fraud Tartuffe has fooled a wealthy merchant, Orgon, who is ready to award him his daughter in marriage. But the imposter has his sights set on even loftier goals including Orgon’...

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Monarch butterfly intro and tagging

BEAVERCREEK — Greene County Parks & Trails invites local residents to participate in the unique experience of tagging monarch butterflies beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Russ Nature Reserve, 2380 Kemp Road.Monarchs are one of the few butterflies that actually migrate, says Greene County Parks Chief Naturalist Cris Barnett, but their populations have dropped dramatically during the past few years.“They have spent part of the summer living off milkweed...

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60 Years — A Diamond Anniversary

XENIA — Donald and Nancy (Sanders) Irvine of Siesta Key, Fla., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 19.The couple vacationed in Hawaii and took an 11-day road trip from San Diego, Calif., to Atlanta, Ga., to celebrate. The Irvines were joined by their son Dan, daughter-in-law Cristal, and four grandchildren on the road trip.Donald and Nancy met their senior year at Miami University and were married July 19, 1954, by the Rev. Nobel M. Rompel at the First U...

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Some favorite recipes from the Amish Cook

Sheesh, I have enough Amish recipes sent to me from various Amish cooks across the country that I could fill a gazillion three ring binders. Sometimes it’s just fun to randomly reach into the pile and share a couple. For me, just as fun as the recipe itself is the handwriting its written in: sometimes bubbly and perky, other times chicken scratch, other times beautiful, artful script.The first recipe for “Chocolate Logs” comes to us from the Amish settlement of Ay...

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It’s my money - my life

“It’s My Money, My Stuff and My Life” is a popular program which I helped start a few years ago is scheduled to start Sept. 30 and continues for five consecutive Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m.in the Xenia Community Center. There are no sales gimmicks, just solid advice on how to put an estate plan together. The instructors are local specialists in law, wills, trusts, health insurance, titling of assets and much more! Program cost is $40 per household and is sponsored by the Green...

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be “Gather Together” 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at the church. The annual water ceremony is featured in this end-of-summer in-gathering. Join together again with friends old and new. Bring water (actual or symbolic) from your summer travels, your home, the swimming pool or anyplace special to you. Pour some of it into a communal container and share what you learned or experienced during the summer....

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