Versailles News: How’s it going?


What’s your New Year’s resolution and how’s it going so far? More than like your goal has something to do with fitness, health and or weight loss. The YMCA might be able to aid you if your quest is for fitness and although membership has its privileges you don’t need to be a member of the YMCA to reap a material benefit or two with the Go Krown Challenge.

Any resident of Darke County can earn a T-shirt by accepting the Go Krown Challenge to swim, cycle, walk/run 100 miles. These forms of exercise can be done anywhere, but if you want to take it to the Y each class at the Y equals three miles. To participate in the program you must sign a registration/waiver slip then you keep track of your weekly miles turn them into the YMCA Welcome Center so they can record them and when you reach 100 miles you receive a free T-shirt. But it gets better because there are actually five interval goals that result in a reward. Receive another T-shirt when you reach the 250 milestone goal. Awards are granted at 500 miles, 750 miles and 1,000 miles but they have yet to be announced.

There is no hidden agenda, except to keep you focused on achieving better health in mind body and spirit. If you have questions stop by the either of the Darke County YMCA’s; Greenville or Versailles or contact Cole DeNise at 526-4488 or [email protected].

While you’re making the call or dropping in to the YMCA, don’t forget some of the Medicare supplements provide coverage to attend a fitness center or classes free. If you’re a “Senior”, you might be interested in the Silver Sneakers program, which started in the 1990’s as a preventative health care program. The program partners with many health plans, employers and Medigap insurers with no cost above the usual insurance premiums. The coverage can even be used when you are traveling across the country as long it’s a participating fitness center.

The Darke County YMCA offers Silver Sneakers classes at both facilities. If you have AARP Medicare Complete by UnitedHealth care, AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, MediGold, SummaCare, Universal Health Care and Well Care you may be eligible to enjoy many classes at the Y (which earns you 3 miles per class—taking you that much closer towards a free T-shirt). For verification take your health plan ID card to the Greenville or Versailles YMCA and they will help you.

Upcoming events:

Saturday, Worch Library is creating some fun with a NERF war at 2:30 p.m. You must provide your weapon and ammunition and prepare for battle within the library. The Goat Farmers in Yorkshire is having a benefit fish fry for the Darke County Right to Life from 5-8 p.m. Also, the Versailles Diamond Club holds its annual dinner/auction at the Versailles K of C Hall, doors open at 6 p.m. For more information or tickets contact Tony Rose at 937/632-3132.

On Sunday, the Versailles K of C will hold a pork loin dinner from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at their hall on State Route 47. To reserve your dinners, contact Travis Wilker at 937/564-5241. And finally on Jan. 21, the Versailles Firefighters’ fundraising ball will be held at the Versailles K of C Hall with music by Whiskey Bizness. Tickets available at the door for $8 or purchase pre-sale ball tickets as well as raffle tickets for $5 by contacting a Versailles firefighter.

Jan. 19, the Versailles Vets Club holds an open to the public Bid Euchre Tournament downstairs at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee.

Birthday wishes to Helen Witt (94), Arlene Lutmer, Amanda Patterson, Marge Prakel, Thatcher Collins, Toni Buxton, Cassidy Riegle, Eric Schultz, James McClure, Donna Akins, Bernice Plieman, Samuel Busse, Kitty Davis, Katey Wendel, Anna Cruz, Jackie Bruns, Brittany Kemper, Michelle Cohee, Brenda Goubeaux, Paige Partin, Tena Black, Ryan Yakos, Jean Watercutter, Katie Mescher, Sharon Groff, Chad Monnin, Denise Heitkamp, Amanda Swallow, Joyce Rider, Joe Jessup, Shelley Cohee, Bob Epperly, Diann Kopilec, Carolyn Wilcox, Kelli Henry, Diane Delaplane, Candi Etter, Deb Holthaus, Rhonda Elifritz-Rix, Tyler Ward, Doris Gessler, Vickie Mestemaker, Monica Francis, Ava Garlinger, and Paul Trittschuh. Anniversary wishes to Janice and Kris Jasinski (26), Sonja and Barney Francis (26), Cindy and Dave Shadoan (34), Pearl and Steve Bucklew (47), and Nancy and Dan Streib (54).

Best wishes on a great retirement to Ron Zimmerman.

Congratulations to Jerome F. Bey Jr. for being named the VACC 2017 Citizen of the Year, also congratulations to the Towne & Country Players for being named the VACC 2017 People – Pride – Progress winner. Both will be honored at the Versailles Chamber’s Annual Banquet which will be held Jan. 30 at the Riviera Room of the Stillwater Valley Golf Course. The banquet is open to the public and is a great social mixer for community business members and residents. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Banquet tickets are $20 per person and can be reserved by contacting Fred Poeppelman at 937-417-4752 (call or text).

Please give your supportive and healing prayers for the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for Joann Bensman, Marge Harman, Connie Stachler, Betty Pothast, Sally Tebbe, Julie Keihl, Dan Roseberry, Tony Gehret, Denny Grilliot, Uncle John Magoto, Aunt Lois Magoto, Sheila Spahr, Madonna McEldowney, Beverly Brown, Paul Marchal, Linda Kendinger, Mike Hileman, Ralph Gehret, Dave Fullenkamp, Steve Youngker, Tabitha Sager, Joan DeMange, Amy Poeppelman, Julie Keihl, Joan Magoto, Jeanne Brandon, Squirt Marshal, Ruth Haft, Rosie Pearson, Virginia Smith, John Subler, Sally Monnin, Sondra Spangler, Mary Barga, Wilma Didier, Anabelle Subler, Jeanette Simons, Julia Billenstein, Merilyn Borchers, Lewis Didier, Alan Stammen, Lewis May, Connie (Baltes) Lechleiter, Levadia Barga, Jack Borgerding, Dan Monnin, Linda Wilson, Lois Youngker, Sam Yagle, Barb Goubeaux, David Zumberger, Brian Voisard, Cyril Frantz, Michelle Ullom, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard, Barb Agne, Samantha Smith, and all those not mentioned by name who are ill, suffering, hospitalized, homebound and/or in need of our prayers…which means all of us.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Sawyer Jayne Shardo, Jeremy Mathus (40), Arthur Francis (64), Douglas Erisman (64), James Maurer (77), and Armella Mangen (84) also remembering the lives of Donna Kuykendall, Philip Ridenour, Eva Hollingsworth, Lawrence Simons, Ron Dwenger, Bill Leach, Ernie Hemmelgarn, Rita Gaier, Ron Meier, Esther Hopkins, Donna Petitjean, Rhomane and Rosemary Bulcher, Alfred Eilerman, Elvin Hollinger, Doc Sanders, Dan Waymire, Elfrieda Borchers, Mary Lou Monnin, Jean Leeper, Darrell Francis, Uncle Bob Magoto, my father Carl Magoto and all who are in our hearts but not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Unknown

“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed up by action makes your dreams come true.” — Unknown

“Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction.” — Unknown

By Kathy Magoto

Versailles News

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. 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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