Arcanum News: Time to fall back this weekend


Daylight Saving Time will end this coming weekend at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. Remember to “fall back” one hour.

Many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. Did you know that more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have smoke detectors, but one-third are estimated to have dead or missing batteries?

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Sojourner Quartet on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Sojourner Quartet is a Christian music ministry based in Findlay, Ohio. Sojourner began in 1991 as a contemporary Christian group playing their own instruments and writing many of the songs they performed. As their popularity spread, they began to play throughout the country. In 1998, the group went solely southern gospel. As their ministry grew, they shared the platform with many of today’s top southern gospel groups including The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Ivan Parker, The Crabb Family, The Tally Trio, Triumphant Quartet and many more. Over the years, several songs released to southern gospel radio made the charts in the USA and in Europe. These four men are completely devoted to Jesus Christ not only through their music ministry, but through their personal lives. Their mission is to glorify God, the Father, by witnessing the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, regardless of their denomination, through their music and personal testimony. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served following the concert.

Arcanum Fire Department and the Darke County Association of Fire Chiefs, its member departments with the support of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is issuing an “Open Burning Advisory” for all of Darke County until further notice. The unusually dry conditions warrant such an advisory with respect to all types of outdoor open burning and fires. Per ODNR regulations, with limited exceptions, open burning is not allowed during 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the following months, March, April, May, October and November. This includes burning yard waste, wood, brush, weeds, grass and other residential/agricultural debris. They are asking homeowners, farmers and the public to be extremely cautious during this dry period. Residents are urged to take extra precautions to prevent accidental fires to include: 1. Avoid burning of trash and debris, 2. Do not discard cigarettes or other smoking materials outdoors, 3. Do not have open cooking, campfires or recreational fires, and 4. Charcoal from grills should not be removed until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

Congratulations are in order to the Arcanum High School Marching Band on placing second in Class C last weekend at Piqua High School Marching Band Invitational. They were rewarded with a well deserved Superior rating, qualifying them for Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band finals. This year the band’s show has been a collection of the theme music from the James Bond 007 series of movies, a great job by all the kids and by Mr. Doug Albright, director.

Congrats to Marcy Bradshaw for breaking the girls cross country record held by Angie Cates at 19:39 (one second better). Way to go, Marcy!

Congratulations to the Junior High Cross Country Teams, they had an amazing CCC meet at National Trail on Oct. 17. The girls’ team placed second and the boys are the CCC Champions! Coach Townsend is extremely proud of all of you!

The Annual Election Day Supper will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, at 101 E. South St. in Arcanum on Nov. 3, beginning at 5 p.m. until ??? Dine-in or carry-out will both be available on-site at the church. Suggested donations for the dine-in will be $10 for adults and children 11 years old and under $5. Included on the dine-in menu will be country style green beans, noodles, slaw, red beets, carrots and celery and beverages. Carry-out suggested donation is $8. The menu for both dine-in and carry-out will be turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles (homemade), dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, slaw, desserts and dine-in only will include the beverages. For more information call 692-8934 or 692-8936.

“I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.” ~ Victor Borge

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 Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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