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The week's events

  • July 6, 2014


    Category: GeneralFireworks Around The Valley

    Fireworks at dusk at Darke County Fairgrounds
    Fireworks at dusk - Waynesville Bicentennial Park

    Category: GeneralJuly 4th Weekend at Kings Island for Current and Retired Military!

    Free admission for Military personnel July 3-6

    Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military.

    All members of the military -- active and retired -- will receive free admission to Kings Island during the Fourth of July holiday July 3-6.

    The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family for only $29.99 at the front gate admissions windows on the day of their visit.

    Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers' Training Corps with government issued ID.

    Category: GeneralDispicable Me Outdoor Movie

    Athletes in Action presents the movie Despicable Me on a large outdoor screen on the baseball field!
    It's free and appropriate for all ages.

    Food and Games for Kids 6:30 p.m.
    Free hotdogs and lemonade - Competitive games and activities

    To support:
    Xenia Scouts Baseball
    Twitter: @XeniaScouts
    Facebook: Xenia Scouts

    For questions, please contact:
    Katie Campbell -

  • July 7, 2014


    On July 7, 2014, the Country Club of the North (One Club North Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio) will host a Golf Classic, benefiting Athletes in Action and their ministry to professional athletes. This unique event gives golfers the opportunity to play one of the region’s finest private courses accompanied by current and former professional athletes.

    Since 1966, Athletes in Action has been using sports to answer questions of faith. Their ultimate goal is to see people’s lives transformed as they discover God’s purpose for their lives. AIA’s pro ministry provides volunteer chaplains for NFL, MLS and WNBA teams so that these elite athletes are exposed to the hope of the gospel and have opportunities to be developed in their personal faith.

    Special guests will include:

    R.J. Stanford, cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals
    Dave Wannstedt, former head coach of the Chicago Bears (1993-1998), Miami Dolphins (2000-2004) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2005-2010)
    André Davis, former wide receiver and kick returner with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans
    Jeremy Kelley, former wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts
    John St. Clair, former lineman with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns
    Tuff Harris, former NFL and Canadian Football League defensive back
    Kim Anthony, former world-class gymnast (six-time All-American and four-time national champion at UCLA) and celebrated author and public speaker

    “The Athletes in Action pro staff have been a significant contributor to my life from the time I was a player for the Steelers, an assistant coach with the Vikings and when I first became head coach of the Buccaneers,” says former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy.

    “Unfortunately, my schedule will not allow me to attend the Golf Classic this year, but I do plan to make it next year. I am even considering making it a regular part of my yearly schedule. I believe in the mission that strongly,” he adds.

    To register for the classic or for more information, visit

    Event Times
    Breakfast 7:00 AM

    Registration 7:30-8:45 AM

    Driving Range Open 7:30-8:45 AM

    Shotgun Start 9:00 AM

    Awards Banquet After Play


  • July 9, 2014

    Category: GeneralSalem Summer Camp

    "Salem Summer Camp," a VBS program for kindergarteners through sixth graders, is planned for five Wednesdays over the next two months at Salem Church of God.
    The FREE sessions, from 9 a.m. until noon each day, are scheduled for June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16 and July 30. All children are invited, and there is no cost. Youngsters can be enrolled at
    Kyle Hayes, Salem children's pastor, calls the program "VBS all summer" and promises participants a great time as they play, interact and learn about the story God is writing from the beginning of the Bible to its end.

    For more information, please visit or call 836-6500.
    Salem Church of God is at 6500 Southway Road in Clayton.

    Salem Summer Camp

    Born out of a makeshift praise and worship band of preachers' kids, leader Nick Gonzales has no qualms in telling of Salvador's humble beginnings at their home church in Austin.

    But, a little perseverance and a lot of practice paid off. Before long, the trio of Nick, older brother Art Gonzales and cousin Josh Gonzales had become Sunday regulars, leading their fellow church members in worship in a way that would make any preacher proud. This new generation in a long line of charismatic preachers and singers proudly continued the tradition of making a joyful noise. As their popularity at church grew, the talented group expanded their member roster and ventured outside of their church, taking their unique sound around the coffeehouses in Austin, and soon to larger gatherings around the country. Eventually bigger and bigger concerts came their way, including music festivals, youth conferences, and an invitation from evangelist Nicky Cruz to bring their musical fire to his crusades.

  • July 12, 2014

    Palm Boutique Summer Open House
    The Oasis House Palm Boutique is a unique shopping experience!
    The Oasis Boutique features new and gently used fashions, jewelry,
    and accessories for women of all ages.

    It will take place this Saturday, July 12th from 10am to 4pm. The Boutique is located within Higher Ground United Methodist church at 4800 N. Dixie Dr.

    Closet Cleaning?
    The Oasis House Palm Boutique is continually in need of donations of new and gently-used women’s clothing, shoes, purses, accessories, and jewelry.

    Donations should be clean and pressed prior to drop-off at the Oasis House offices at 425 N. Findlay Ave.
    Your donations are tax deductible and it helps us continue our work.

    Category: GeneralBook Signing with Author Cindy Thomson

    You're invited to meet author Cindy Thomson, who grew up in the Dayton, Ohio area. Cindy Thomson's newest historical novel, Annie's Stories, released July 2014. The series began with Grace's Pictures, June 2013, published by Tyndale House. She is also the author Celtic Wisdom,Brigid of Ireland, A Historical Novel and co-author of Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story.

    Cindy Thomson is an avid genealogy enthusiast. Her love of history and her Scots-Irish heritage have inspired much of her writing, including her new Ellis Island series. Cindy is also the author of Brigid of Ireland and Celtic Wisdom: Treasures from Ireland. She combined her love of history and baseball to co-author the biography Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story, which was a finalist for the Society for American Baseball Research's Larry Ritter Book Award. In addition to books, Cindy has written on a regular basis for numerous online and print publications and is a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Historical Novel Society. Cindy and her husband have three grown sons and live in central Ohio. Visit her online at

    Book Signing with Author Cindy Thomson

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