Arcanum News: October is my favorite color


The graduates/alumni of Franklin School will be having their biannual get-together this week on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at JT’s Brewery in Greenville, Ohio. Anyone who attended Franklin School (Franklin Township) is invited to come and reminisce and catch up with old classmates. For questions, call Marilyn Graeff at 937-692-8140.

Arcanum-Butler Schools will not be in session for students on today, Oct. 12. The day is a Board and ODE approved Waiver Day. Teachers will spend time learning about DataMap and participate in training associated with the district Emergency Operations Plan.

Congratulations to Shelby Howard and Jordan Dubbs who were crowned Homecoming Queen and King last Friday night! The Trojans topped the night off with a big win over National Trail 53-0 on the football field.

Darke County Upward Sports is getting ready for another exciting year at Pleasant View Missionary Church!!! Tell your friends and neighbors about this awesome basketball and cheerleading league for K/5 year olds through eighth graders, boys and girls.

We have adopted all normal basketball league rules in order to have healthy, fun, competitive, positive and encouraging —-REAL basketball games complete with tunnels, lights, entry music and lots of fun for the kids….come join us!

There has been some confusion about sign-ups, Sept. 30 was the early bird deadline only; they are still accepting registrations through Sunday, Oct. 18 for Cheer and Oct. 19 for basketball. You can pay by credit card online or just register and pay at the door on Evaluation nights Oct. 18 for Cheer and Oct. 19 or 20 for Basketball.

Also remember that evaluations are MANDATORY for your child to be assigned to a team. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns, call or text Barb at 937-417-4114. Register at Pleasant View Missionary Church is located at 5231 Gettysburg Pitsburg Rd, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Planning is well underway for this year’s “Winter Lights in Ivester” in the Arcanum Ivester Park. They are trying to expand and improve upon what was accomplished last year and will have more details in the coming weeks. They are seeking any donations you may have of lights or other decorations. Organizers are also asking if you may have old tomato cages to donate to utilize in the display. If you wish, you may instead (or also) make a monetary donation to be used in the effort. Additionally, they are looking for anyone who may wish to donate a large Christmas Tree for the event, possibly in honor or memoriam of someone. If you have anything you wish to donate, please contact Julie Willis at 621-4835.

THANK YOU to everyone who came and those who helped with the fundraiser at Arcanum VFW for the Jason Daugherty Family. It was such a great turnout and organizer Tana May wishes to thank everyone. In retrospect, Jason and his wife, Christine want to thank the community and Tana for all their thoughtfulness in promoting an event to help their family. What a great community we live in – this year the residents of Arcanum and the surrounding area have supported not only the Daugherty family but the Justin Troutwine family in very big ways. Thanks everyone.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society has now designated two more historic buildings in Arcanum. AWTHS Historic Site #3 is the Flat Iron located at 111 West George, the Rose Post today. The unique shape, like a flat iron, is the reason behind the structure’s name and has been many establishments and businesses thru its long period in Arcanum history. This building was one of the first businesses to be erected in Arcanum around 1865. A 4th historic site is the Louis Deitrich Saloon was built 1894 located at 123 West George Street, this later was Beck’s Hotel, then the Wayne Trail Grange, and now the home of the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society which was formed in 2004. According to the old newspapers rooms rented for $1 and $1.50 in 1924 for the Beck Hotel.

Ever since I can remember fall has been my favorite time of year, I am not sure if it is the crisp cool air but sunny days, the colors of the leaves changing, or beautiful sunrises and sunsets with all the oranges, purples, and blues to view in the sky. My favorite color is October because it is a mixture of all the beautiful wonders of one season changing into another, the family gatherings, and enjoying that warm sweater or blanket to snuggle into on a cool evening. Enjoy October!

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocatedoes not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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