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Bras for a cause

A local business owner has come up with a creative and fun way to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Angela Day, owner of Ivy Ridge Traditions gift shop in North Wilkesboro and Elkin, will be inviting customers for the second year in a row to decorate a bra for a cause.Customers pull out all the stops to design and create a unique bra, usually with a certain theme or slogan that promotes the cause of breast cancer awareness. Other shoppers can then...

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Mahan’s Around Home & Farm

Greene County Farm Forum recognized their 2014 scholarship winners at the annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Picnic in September. Each will receive $1,000 towards their education in some study program related to agriculture. Those recognized included Destiny Miller, Matthew Hiser, Haleigh Spahr and Samantha Boeck.Stinky invaders Some of your homes (mine included) have been invaded by the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug these past few weeks. These insects were ...

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Autumn leaves are changing color and there always seem to be changes and activities taking place at the Spring Valley Senior Center.I would like to report that our first baked pork chop lunch went well, with 44 meals served, and some good comments so it will likely be repeated. We had planned on having a chicken noodle dinner on a weekend in November but found there were conflicts with other dinners so we’ve postponed and decided to make it a weekday lunch like the pork chops...

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Making homemade carmel cinnamon rolls

This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has.You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child of my own. Caring for t...

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A sunflower surprise

1 Corinthians 3:6 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”While taking a walk the other day I saw a surprising sight. Growing out of a field of grass were a few scattered sunflowers. The tall stalks were topped with friendly, yellow faces that towered over the waving grasses. These pleasant flowers stood out but were obviously out of place. They had not been planted when the rest of the crop was sown.

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LSIM to present reformation concert

FAIRBORN — The Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM) will present their Reformation Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 100 East Main St.The iconic building downtown Fairborn has served the community for over 150 years with the current building dedicated in 1924.Here is an opportunity to see the interior of this local church and hear an uplifting concert of music from the churches of that make up Lutheran Saints in Ministry (LSIM)....

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UUF of Yellow Springs program

YELLOW SPRINGS — The service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. will be “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”Nancy Kessinger, a nurse with The Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps and Sherry Martin, a licensed social worker, with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, both with the Greene County Combined Health District, will discuss the disorders including a general understanding of autism, how to recognize the disorder...

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Southside hosts revival in November

XENIA — The Rev. Tim Case from southeastern Ohio, who has a most unique and funny method of delivering the gospel, will be in revival 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 5-9 at the Southside Church of God, 205 Lake St. in Xenia.There will be special anointed singing in addition to the regulars from the church. If you’re hungry for some gospel singing and preaching as in days of old, don’t miss these services. Pastor Joe Sweet invites everyone to attend. For more information conta...

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Fall is upon: Do not be ‘leaf’ behind

How big are your piles of leaves this year? Leaves definitely have a way of piling up this time of year, to say the least. But, then, so does life, and those “leaves” of life are not limited to the Fall. So, wouldn’t Fall be a good time for all of us to take time to notice all those piles of “leaves” of life that bring us down?

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Jones completes basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Reserve Airman Brianna R. Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College...

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Holt graduates basic

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Cory B. Holt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air ...

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Halfpap, Gemperline married

BEAVERCREEK — Sheena Kaylean Halfpap of Beavercreek and Timothy Stephen Gemperline of Cincinnati announce their engagement and marriage.The bride is a graduate of Beavercreek High School and works with the Dayton Food Bank. The groom graduated from University of Dayton and is now working at Reynolds and Reynolds.They were married Oct. 11 at the Dayton Cultural And RTA Transit Center in Dayton. The couple lives in Dayton.

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Davis promoted to brigadier general

FORT MEADE, Md. — Stephen L. Davis has been selected for promotion to the rank of brigadier general in the Air Force.Davis is currently serving as the assistent deputy director of Nuclear, Homeland Defense and Current Operations with Joint Staff, Pentagon, District of Columbia. He has served in the military for 24 years.Davis is the son of Thomas I. and Karen D. Davis of Beavercreek. He is a 1983 graduate of Walter E. Stebbins. He earned an bachelor’s degree ...

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Hennis, Kiddon to wed

FAIRBORN — Dave and Patty Hennis of Fairlawn and Greg and Laura Kiddon of Fairborn announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Megan Kelly Hennis and Andrew Gregory Kiddon.Megan Hennis is an interior designer at BHDP Architecture in Cincinnati and Andrew Kiddon is a project engineer at Accutek Testing Laboratory in Fairfield. The couple are both 2011 graduates of the University of Cincinnati and reside in Cincinnati.They will be married at St. Rose Catholic C...

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Payne graduates boot camp

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Michael Payne, the son of Staci Gulley and Carson Payne, graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on Oct. 3.While at Parris Island, he received training in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history and weapons familiarization. He is a graduate of Xenia High School and the Greene County Career Center. Payne is the grandson of Natalie Gulley.

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Celebrating 100 with a card shower

XENIA — The family of Meriam Hawker of Xenia is requesting a card shower in honor of her 100th birthday on Oct. 25. Cards should be sent to Meriam Hawker in care of Hospitality Center East, 1301 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia, OH 45385.

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Inspirational Message

A squirrel slowly made his way up the path toward the unsuspecting man. Normally a squirrel goes the opposite direction of humans but this squirrel had a different agenda.He raced up the pants leg of Mr. Mason and plopped down on his shoulder. Mr. Mason, startled at first, tried to shoo him away but Timothy would have none of it. He wanted to play.

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