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Son’s death still traumatizing

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UNION CITY, Ind. - Elsie Svajda said by attending Survivors of Unspeakable Loss (SOUL) meetings and participating in the walk’s activities on Sunday is helping her to continue on and is helping her to grieve the loss of her son.“He was born premature,” Svajda said. “The two hours God gave me with my precious son were the most painful I have ever lived but I know that He needed my son. I believe my son was my maternal grandfather’s angel. The Lord called him home 10 days after my son. The last photo of my Pa (John Blum Sr. ) there is an afghan behind him of an angel holding a baby boy. My Pa was carrying a secret of cancer, he never told us he was ill. I believe Cameron is his angel.”


The reality of climate change

Editor:A new world map may persuade skeptics of the reality of climate change. The current Earth Island Journal notes that the prestigious National Geographic Society is changing its atlas to reflect our changing globe.Because of the swiftly diminishing Arctic ice shelf, geographers are constrained to apt acknowledgment. And top-notch cartographers patiently accept the physical actualities.We live amid the consequences of decisions made long ago. We must coura...

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Students promised lots of activity

From the vantage point of my advanced years, I have observed that nature has a way of balancing things out. Which was why, as most people were enjoying the unusually cool summer, I like Cassandra, whom none of the Greeks believed when she warned them about the Trojan horse, was predicting doom and gloom. I knew we would eventually pay for all that comfortable temperature. Sure enough, as soon as school started, the temperature and humidity began to soar!Speaking of balance though, ...

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Sixth child carries on tradition

Last year John started kindergarten reluctantly. As the year progressed so did John until he actually looked forward to going each day. Then as the year drew to a close he became reluctant again.This year John started first grade, reluctantly.He made it through the first day, but the second day his two sisters told me, “John cried in school today. He said he had a stomach ache.” John said nothing. He just looked at me solemnly.The next several days...

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Recycling by way of rummage, yard, barn sales

Rummage sales. Yard sales. Barn sales. It is really quite interesting to go to these types of sales and watch the people. So many people seem to enjoy checking out what is for sale.There are those who shop for themselves, their children or grandchildren. It’s a great way to say money on toys or clothes. Babies and children grow so quickly that their clothing rarely show wear and the selection is usually unbelieveable, especially if you go to the Community sales. Just park you...

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Reading Buddies needed

DARKE COUNTY - School is starting and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers to be involved with the “Reading Buddies” program again this year. We need you to be one of the volunteers that will read at local Head Start and preschool centers on a weekly basis and help preschool children begin their journey to be better readers and students in the future.Reading is the cornerstone of all learning for children and it must start early, eve...

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Former teacher’s aide under investigation for sex with student

WINCHESTER, Indiana - A former Randolph County teacher’s aide is under investigation after she admitted to having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student on at least six occasions this year.Rebecca Nicole Bosworth, 36, of Winchester, was interviewed by detectives from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday after the Randolph County Child Protective Services learned of the alleged sexual relationship.Although 16 is the legal age of consent in In...

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic state militants.The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near ceaseless partisanship. Top Republican and Democratic leaders backed the plan seven weeks ...

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Lady Wave volleyball loses matches to Piqua

GREENVILLE – The Greenville junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams struggled against the visiting Piqua Indians on Tuesday, losing to the Indians’ JV 2-0 with the varsity girls taking a 3-0 loss.In the early game the Wave junior varsity volleyball team lost in two sets by scores of 25-14 in game one and 25-11 in the second game.“My girls played very well,” Greenville junior varsity coach Janelle Gerlach said. “We have been working on a ...

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Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter

CLEVELAND (AP) — A harsh winter and low inventory have driven up prices for road salt so much that the Ohio Department of Transportation will use an Indiana supplier to meet the needs of the state and communities that had problems obtaining salt at affordable prices.The polar vortex that delivered large amounts of snow to the region last winter depleted state salt sheds and diminished inventories at the salt mines themselves. Those empty sheds prompted ODOT to put out an addi...

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Entry information released for Eldora’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals

ROSSBURG — Entry information for Eldora Speedway’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals presented by Allstar Performance (Oct. 2, 3 and 4) featuring UMP Modifieds and UMP Late Models has been released.The busy event will highlight the Modifieds all three nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) for their biggest payout of the year while the Late Models will conclude their Eldora season during the Saturday portion. Drivers filing their intentions to compete prior to Sept. 24 will receiv...

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Reid Oncology Associates receives special quality certification

RICHMOND, Indiana - Reid Oncology Associates has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

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Greenville boys soccer loses to undefeated Butler

GREENVILLE – The Vandalia-Butler Aviators varsity boys soccer team brought its perfect 10-0 record to town Tuesday in a match up against the Greenville Green Wave.Up against one of the area’s best soccer teams, the Green Wave boys played one of their best halves of soccer on the season.‘We played really hard, and we stayed positive,” Greenville coach Brent DeVoss said. “I saw in their eyes at halftime. They had given me everything they had &...

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New book published on Annie Oakley

GREENVILLE - The Garst Museum and the National Annie Oakley Center announces the publication of a new book on Annie Oakley authored by Marilyn Robbins.Personal Pages from Annie Oakley and Frank Butler approaches Annie Oakley’s life via an objective and in depth look at the personal letters of Annie Oakley Butler, her husband, and friends and relatives.Robbins studied letters the couple wrote that are in the collection of the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Mu...

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Amish Cook enjoys time with family

Hi to all of you.Summer is rapidly turning to autumn and we will soon be heading back home to Illinois. We have been staying with my husband’s family near Danville, Ohio for the past several weeks. It is cooling off more during the night and the air has more of a fall feel. I’m looking forward to the winter months with a newborn baby. Lord willing. At the same time, I also enjoy fall weather. I especially enjoy picnics and camp-outs. I was delighted the other day when m...

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Lady Wave tennis sweeps Trotwood

TROTWOOD — The Greenville girls tennis team swept Trotwood-Madison 5-0 in a Greater Western Ohio Conference match on Tuesday in Trotwood.In first singles Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis beat Desirae Scott 6-0, 6-1. In second singles the Lady Wave’s Abby Monnin beat Essence Estremera 6-0, 6-0. Greenville won the third singles match by forfeit as Trotwood-Madison only had six players.In first doubles Greenville’s Madison Bixler and Holly Cameron bea...

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Versailles beats St. Henry, loses match to Russia

CELINA — The Versailles boys golf team beat St. Henry and lost to Russia in a three-team match on Tuesday at Mercer County Elks Golf Club.Russia won the three-team match with a round of 165. Versailles beat St. Henry by two strokes, 180-182, in the Midwest Athletic Conference portion of the match.Jacob Watren led Versailles with a nine-hole round of 41. Also for the Tigers, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 43, Kyle Cotner shot a 47, Griffen Riegle shot a 49, Mich...

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Greenville girls golf places 3rd in tri-match

CLAYTON — The Greenville girls golf team lost a three-team match against Chaminade Julienne and Northmont on Tuesday.Chaminade Julienne won the match with a round of 194, Northmont was second with a 208, and Greenville placed third with a 275.Emily Fulton led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 64. Also for the Lady Wave, Casey Mortensen shot a 68, Brianna Fourman shot a 70, Kourtney Kretschmar shot a 73, and Ashley Karns shot a 74.Sarah Downing led Cha...

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