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Mom struggles and triumphs with Autistic son

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ARCANUM - Lora Long, mom of three, noticed her son’s “quirks” at about 18 months, she said, but it took until after his third birthday to have Reed, now 4, tested and diagnosed as being ‘mildly autistic’ with a receptive language delay.Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 68 children according to a 2010 study done by the Centers for Disease Control; it affects boys more frequently, with approximately one out of every 42 boys thought to be on the spectrum.

 

16 county youth join Light Foundation’s 6th annual youth wild turkey hunt

DARKE COUNTY — Former New England Patriot Matt Light returned to his native county to kick off The Light Foundation’s sixth annual youth wild turkey hunt with 16 Darke County youth on Friday night.Light, the founder of the non-profit Light Foundation and a lifelong hunter, once again led the annual hunt on Saturday and Sunday that allows 16 Darke County boys and girls to hunt wild turkeys with skilled guides. The youth also spent the weekend at The Light Foundation̵...

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Winning never gets old for Darland as he picks up Eldora victory

ROSSBURG — Winning never seems to get old for Dave Darland. To him, every checkered flag is as important and exciting as the first one and Saturday’s triumph in Eldora Speedway’s Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic was no exception.Victory lane was pure jubilation for the popular Walton, Ind., veteran as he collected his fifth USAC (United States Auto Club) National Sprint Car win on the venerable half-mile clay Eldora oval and in doing so, extended his USAC cumulative...

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Easter memories prevail

DARKE COUNTY - Easter traditions vary from family to family…from country to country…from religion to religion.The Daily Advocate decided to ask locals through social media what were their favorite memories of this sacred holiday.Kelly Shane-Van De Grift remarked, “Oh I remember having Easter Sunday at Grandma and Grandpa VanDeGrift’s. A sit-down dinner with the whole family and then, of course, the egg hunt even if it was snowing! This was after t...

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Lady Wave win against Covington Buccs

GREENVILLE —The Greenville Lady Wave rung up another victory on Friday, winning 4-3 against the Covington Buccaneers in a neck-and-neck game.Nearly 500 fans filled the Green Wave stadium for the matchup, as the promise of a great game with sunny weather brought the spectators out in droves.“It was just a great atmosphere,” Greenville softball coach Jerrod Newland said.Covington headed into Friday’s game 8-1, with its only loss to Center...

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Bradford, Versailles athletes compete at Minster Memorial

MINSTER — The Bradford and Versailles track and field teams competed at the Minster Memorial Invitational on Saturday, which included multiple wins for the Lady Tigers.The Versailles girls finished fourth in the girls portion of the meet with 74.2 points while the Bradford girls finished 10th with 25.4 points. Versailles’ boys finished 10th in the 15-team meet with 27 points, and Bradford’s boys finished 14th with two points. Minster won both the boys and girls ch...

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New stroke diagnostic equipment at hospital

GREENVILLE – In cooperation with Wayne HealthCare, Premier Health is expanding its Telestroke Network into Greenville to quickly diagnose patients who are exhibiting signs of a stroke.With the implementation of the Telestroke Network, a stroke patient arriving at the Wayne HealthCare emergency center can be examined via a computer linked to one of six on-call stroke specialists practicing at Premier Health any time of the day or night.The telemedicine system is alr...

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Famous photographer honors Annie Oakley

DARKE COUNTY - Back in 2011, one of the most well-renowned contemporary photographers paid a very special visit to Darke County’s Garst Museum, in an effort to get to know it’s most famous native.That photographer was Annie Leibovitz, an American portrait photographer, and her goal was to capture Annie Oakley’s unique history and personality through some of her most iconic items and locales.Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photoj...

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