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Parks again hosts geocache event

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XENIA — Geocache enthusiasts from throughout the tri-state region are expected to travel to Ohio for Greene County Parks & Trails’ (GCP&T) second annual “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which will begin with registration at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Caesar’s Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Road.

 

Amish Cook: A delicious sweet treat

April is here, bringing us warmer temperatures. Monday was nice and warm. We hung all the laundry outside on the lines. By evening all of it was dry. How nice to be able to wash the clothes and put them away the same day. It is laundry day again today but it doesn’t look like we will be able to hang the clothes outside.It is rainy and very windy. I’m wondering if we could have a thunderstorm yet today. The frost in the ground is leaving more every day so hopefully it wi...

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Nature on the go camps for the county parks

XENIA — Local children and young adults can also explore nature through an action-packed week of creekin, fishing, looking for critters, hiking, crafts and more in the Greene County Parks & Trails’ series of Nature on the Go camps. Each day has a new theme and new exciting activities.All camps will be taught by GCP&T naturalist staff and volunteers.Children should bring a healthy lunch (e.g. sandwich, fruit and veggies) and water bottle every day. Preschooler...

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Inspirational Message

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to the faith of those who claim to follow Him. What did Jesus claim about Himself prior to this important event? Let’s take a brief walk through the Gospels that give us an indication.

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Religion briefs

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico borderNOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders has celebrated Mass on Arizona’s border with Mexico to mourn those who have died trying to enter the U.S. and to pray for immigration reform.Several hundred people attended the ceremony Tuesday and a few dozen people peered through the border fence from Mexico to watch the Mass. Catholic clergymen offered Holy Communion thro...

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Easter services planned

BEAVERCREEK — Hawker United Church of Christ is hosting special Easter services. Services begin 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17 for the Maundy Thursday Service. Then Good Friday Service is 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.Easter morning services will begin at 7:30 a.m. April 20 for Sunrise Service outdoors in the picnic shelter. Immediately following the sunrise service join us for a time of fellowship and breakfast in the fellowship hall. Then celebrate for Easter service will begin in the...

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Vendors sought for farmers market

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath Presbyterian Church is looking for vendors who are interested in participating in the 2014 Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at the church located at 4624 Bath Road. Market begins June 19 and runs through Sept. 25.The market is looking for a wide variety of vendors who grow or make: fruits, vegetables, bedding plants, flowers (cut/potted), honey, jams/jellies, home baked goods, handmade soaps/lotions, handmade craft items/jewelry, herbs, pumpkins, go...

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St. Christopher’s spaghetti dinner

FAIRBORN — St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the church, 1501 North Broad St. The event is open to the public.In addition to meatless spaghetti or spaghetti with meat sauce, there will be a salad bar, bread, beverages and a selection of desserts. The cost for adults is $6, $4 for children 4-12, and 3 and under are free. There will also be a book sale. For more information, contact Judy Brainard at jvbrain...

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Easter fellowship

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host an Easter Sunday program 10 a.m. April 20 at the church located on US Route 68 between Xenia and Yellow Springs.The service will be “There Will Always Be an Easter,” presented by Roger Husbands. A light lunch of soup, salad, and bread follows the program. All are welcome to attend. Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Cedarville church welcomes all

CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville Church of God is opening its church to the community for prayer on April 19. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and that schedule will continue on the third Saturday of every month. Visitors can meditate and pray privately or with a church representative. Hymn books will be available and religious music will be played softly. The church is located at 114 W. Elm Street.

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Zion Baptist celebrates 175 years

XENIA — Zion Baptist Church is turning 175-years-old and members are ready to celebrate.A banquet will take place at 5:30 p.m. on April 26 at the Central State University Ward Ballroom. Senior Saints, ages 75-95, who had big roles in sustaining the church will be honored. The guest speaker is Bishop Donald J. Washington of Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Columbus.Hayden Jackson and the Gospel Explosion will provide the music. Jackson is a 17-year-old self-taught mus...

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Verses from Momma: Soar

The verse of the day is Isaiah 40:31. Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings of eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.I dragged myself out of bed a few months ago burdened by many questions and concerns. I had tossed and turned all night as my mind chur...

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The Lord rises upon you

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1)This is a beautiful verse carrying the message of salvation in the midst of trouble. It is a bright spot in the dark history of Israel when their final exile would turn into the brilliant light of deliverance. “Your light has come” is the promise of God. His glory will be seen and shed upon His people. Those who have been in darkness will arise, come awake from a ...

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In the garden of prayer

In the Bible Jesus went to pray and it was always in a beautiful garden. I go to a beautiful garden to pray also, so peaceful there among the birds and flowers.Now in my older years, my knees hurt a lot, so I sit in a chair under a cedar tree. When I go there to pray, it is so peaceful and most of the time there is a couple of doves sitting above me singing. Flowers all around me, and I watch the humming birds sitting in mid-air going from flower to flower. There is a little pond w...

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County parks host Hebble Creek Hike

FAIRBORN — Join a Greene County Parks & Trails naturalist to explore a wetlands during early spring within Hebble Creek Reserve to learn how wildlife adapt to the winter conditions beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17.Hebble Creek Reserve is located on Spangler Road in Fairborn. Participants will search for wildlife that can adapt to the cold temperatures and discover early signs of spring activity.The hike is free to all participants, donations are accepted. Dr...

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The Amish Cook: Barbecue chicken pizza

The temperature shows 33 degrees on our thermometer. That is 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. We had a snow earlier this week, just enough to cover the ground. Once the sun came out the snow didn’t last too long. With the beginning of April next week it makes us even more eager to see warmer weather arrive.My husband Joe and the boys are hauling manure every chance they get. The manure pile was too frozen to start earlier. Church services will be held here in five we...

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Military Digest

Johnson graduates basic trainingSAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman 1st Class Johnnathan J. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.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 a...

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Beavers celebrate 35 years

RIVERSIDE — James and Christine (Nestor) Beaver of Riverside celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary April 7.The couple dined with family and plans a European vacation later this year. The Beavers were married on April 7, 1979 by the Rev. Edwin C. Kingsbury and the Rev. Melvin Justice in Dayton.The couple have three grown children: James Jr. and wife Jennifer of Huber Heights; Lindsey and husband James Smith of Hilliard, Ohio and Betsy of Dublin. The couple also ...

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