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Model T tour rolls through Greenville

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GREENVILLE - Nineteen Ford vehicles built from about 1909 to 1923 rolled through the streets of Greenville Monday afternoon on a Model T tour from the Model T Museum in the Depot District of Richmond, Indiana.They came to Greenville for a tour of downtown, specifically the KitchenAid Experience, explained Susan Wiltshire, wife of Tony, the “leader of the pack.” After lunch and some shopping, they headed to Historic Bear’s Mill for a tour, before heading to Fountain City to visit Amish country, Susan commented. After some ice cream, the group was scheduled to return to the museum in Richmond, she said.


Succulents: Summertime

Summer and succulents just naturally go together. Succulents make excellent container plants because they’re easy to grow and need almost no care. You have heard “all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti” That is true – a cactus is a succulent because of its ability to store water.Succulents will look fabulous in groups on a deck or patio as an accent, or in a fantastic huge concrete or faux stone urn as a focal point.A great loo...

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Talent in magic shows

Our humble home was the site of two great magic shows last week.The first was created and executed by the “The Magnificent Mary, our eldest daughter Mary Irene, and her assistant, an Egyptian princess named “Peg-arie-gela,” our 9-year-old Joyce who couldn’t decide whether to call herself Peggy, Marie, or Angela.Their show included card tricks, scarf tricks, and a singing flower. Admission was one penny and well worth it.The second show ...

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Nonprofit starts housing program for veterans

CELINA — A non-profit veterans organization is partnering with a construction company in Celina to provide affordable housing for veterans and serving soldiers in Ohio.“We purchased two [housing] lots from the city of Celina and will build on one lot and after that we’ll see what needs will be in Auglaize and Darke Counties,” said Homer Burnett, president of Lots for Soldiers in Celina.The first new home in Celina is expected to go to a U.S. Navy ...

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Residents can take steps to prevent thefts

DARKE COUNTY — Increases in thefts and vandalism during the summer months requires more initiative from the citizens in way of prevention, said Darke County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mark Deputy Whittaker.He said that residents can be more proactive, more neighborly, looking out for each other. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious people, to make that call, so law enforcement can investigate, too.Crime prevention tips include to document your personal prop...

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Bradford hosts junior high girls basketball shootout

BRADFORD — Bradford hosted a junior high girls basketball shootout on Saturday with several local teams as the Lady Railroaders attempt to build up their junior high program.Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Miami East, Versailles and Wapakoneta were among those in attendance as the Railroaders hosted the shootout for the second year in a row. Franklin Monroe and Greenville were new to the shootout this year.The shootout went well, Bradford varsity girls baske...

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Greenville hit by rash of car arsons, breakins

GREENVILLE - Greenville’s law enforcement and first responders were busy Tuesday morning as they responded to a rash of calls regarding vehicle fires and break-ins, reported Lieutenant Steve Strick of the Greenville Police Department.One arrest had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.It was a busy time for Greenville Police Department, Strick added, because they have to make sure to hit all three reports on each fire, including the initial report, the technical work,...

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Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.He vowed he would continue to live his life, and made good on that promise Friday night when he climbed into a car at Tri-City Motor Speedway in...

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Light Foundation does service at Brethren Retirement Community

GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation provided the manpower to construct a new pergola and do some ground maintenance on Monday at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.“We came here last year, and we has some unbelievable feedback from the community,” Matt Light, founder of The Light Foundation, said. “More importantly these guys really enjoyed coming here last year. They got to meet residents, and they came away with a feeling like they really did so...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Daily Advocate is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to stori...

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Miami County investigates fatal crash

MIAMI COUNTY - The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of State Route 41 and Washington Road, in Concord Township. The crash was reported at 12:31 p.m.Miami County’s crash reconstruction team has preliminarily determined that a 2004 Buick sedan operated by Melinda S. Flory (age 61), of W. State Route 718, Covington, was traveling north on Washington Road, and was in the middle of the intersectio...

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Greenville Public Library to show Annie Oakley documentary

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Public Library will be showing the PBS American Experience documentary “Annie Oakley” on Saturday at 1 p.m.This probing production examines the dramatic life of a uniquely American icon whose complex character manifested many of the paradoxes of the nation.The public is invited to view this excellent film in the third floor Meeting Room, 520 Sycamore Street, Greenville. Admission is free and snacks are welcome.

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Dial it forward

The phone sat by the toy box. It’s eyes rolling and forth when pulled around the room.“These kids will not know what an old phone was like,” said an adult at the twin’s birthday party.And, indeed that is the way of it. I barely remember the old phone hanging on the wall with the big bells on the front. Then the dial phone came later changing to the push button phone. These were the changes seen in the time of my parents.

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10 girls vie for Miss Annie Oakley title

GREENVILLE - Ten young women will be practicing tonight for the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest for Wednesday night’s preliminaries and Thursday’s finals.Each day, the girls will start aiming their BB guns at 6 p.m. at the new location, York Woods on Reed Road at the intersection of U.S. 127 and State Route 242, north of Greenville.The candidates will take turns shooting at the balloon target, and will take steps back in five-foot increments until a winner...

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Back-to-school means immunizations

GREENVILLE - Preparing for school means gathering supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their child’s health.When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community—including babies who are too young to be fully va...

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Churches help needy

Humanity turning on itself is front page news this week. The innocence destroyed when the Malaysian airliner was apparently shot out of the air leaves a sickening taste of war and sorrow for those caught in the deadly actions of the organized military and the rebels.To prove we are capable of serving our fellow human beings gives us hope and faith in the world around us. We can look around us.The Universalist Church recently announced $700 for Children Without to benefit...

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NEW HARRISON - Jerry L. “Fat Man” Rieman Sr., 65, of New Harrison, died early morning, July 19, 2014, at the Baton Rouge Health Services Community in Lima.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Creek Christian Community Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford, with Pastor Daryl Peebles officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Gree...

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Local fire departments receive $10,000 grants

DARKE COUNTY - State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers visited Darke County on Friday to present checks for $10,000 to Rossburg and Arcanum fire departments to help in purchasing new small equipment, and to hold listening sessions to learn the concerns of local firefighters.Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) attended one the listening session in Rossburg, for which Flowers commended him.

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