Archive for the ‘PITSBURG’ Category
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
ApologetiX (That Christian Parody Band) specializes in Biblical parodies of rock hits from yesterday and today, including everything from Elvis to Eminem. It’s kind of like “Weird Al” Yankovic meets Billy Graham.
ApologetiX has a simple, two-fold mission: to reach the lost and teach the rest. The band takes its name from the word “apologetics,” meaning the defense of the Christian faith (1 Peter 3:15). World-renowned author and apologetics expert Josh McDowell said this about them: “What a thrill to work with ‘that Christian parody band’ ApologetiX… The band distinguished themselves from other Christian musicians by including Bible Scripture in all of their lyrics, high-energy evangelism, and humor that was enjoyed by all ages. I can wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone.”
Parodies by ApologeliX have been heard on thousands of radio stations worldwide, including the Monumental Airshow, K-LOVE network, and the Salem-Broadcasting Network. ApologetiX has been interviewed many times on the top drive-time Christian radio audience in the country, KKLA’s afternoon-drive show in Los Angeles. They’ve also been featured on radio programs as diverse as the Howard Stem Show, Billy Graham’s “Decision Today,” and “The Dr. Demento Show.”
The ApologetiX will be Live in Concert on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. They will be performing at the Pleasant View Missionary Church at 5231 Gettsyburg- Pitsburg Road in Greenville. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore or at Pleasant View Missionary Church. Call 447-3885 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Seating is limited.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Franklin Monroe Elementary held the annual spelling bee for grades 4-6 on December 14th. Each classroom was represented by two students. Nathaniel Davis, Abigail Johnston, Haylee Floyd, Macy Skelton, Timithy VanDyke, Matilda Earwood, Kirsten Zink, Isaac Shellabarger, Alora Blackburn, Sierra Keller, Nicole Brocious and Chase Osterday were the participants in the bee Nicole Brocious won the spelling bee and will represent Franklin Monroe Elementary at the county spelling bee in January.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Lookout Point, Inc.-Youth Center, 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh. is in need of local supporters & volunteers. Lookout Point was created to provide a Safe Haven for the youth of Darke County. Lookout Point is open every Thursday night from 6-8 pm except for posted holidays, and a brief winter break from Christmas until after the New year.
We have activities including: puzzle night, board game night, craft night, a monthly movie night (the last Thursday of each month), special activities around the holidays with a large activity room upstairs where the youth can run, chase each other and play games including: air hockey, ping pong, foosball, 3 pool tables, corn hole, string golf, and a sitting room just for visiting with their friends or reading. There are rules of behavior that are strictly followed. Refreshments are provided (free snack & juice – pop can be bought for $.50) and a 20-30 min. (KJV) Bible study is held weekly (participation is voluntary), with a discussion time following. We seek to see youth won to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. To be grounded in God’s Word. To gain a desire to go out and tell others about God’s work in their lives. Parents are always welcomed to join their youth for any or all activities. We encourage “families” to come and take advantage of all we have to offer.
Volunteers are needed…we need chaperones to help with activities and to join in the fun with the youth and to help maintain a pleasant atmosphere. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Cindy Miller (director) at 937-564-9098.
Financial assistance needed. Financial supporters are needed to help with utilities which can run as high as $700 or more a month for heating through the fall/winter/spring months and Property & Liability insurance. For the most part this building is a large open space area upstairs and divided rooms downstairs. Donations can be sent to : Lookout Point, Inc., Box 84, Pitsburg, Oh 45358. Lookout Point is a Non Profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
The building can be rented for a donation, amount depends on activity and size of party (call Cindy Miller 937-564-9098 for details).
“Thank You” for what you are about to do…may God richly Bless You!! Merry Christmas!! (from Lookout Point, Inc.)
Monday, November 19th, 2012
On October 13, 2012 the Franklin Monroe FFA Chapter traveled to Versailles, OH for the annual State Greenhand Conference. Students that participated were Zak Peele, Devin Rock, Evan Weaver, Tia Shellabarger, Kailin McCabe, Hannah Staton, AJ Warner, Carson Denlinger, Landon Flora, DJ Glass, Alex Cheadle, Benji Weaver, and Matt Ditmore. While the students were there they got to meet the state offcers, learn about leadership skills, play games, learn how to work with teamwork, and meet new friends. Then student were put into groups and talk with each state officer about specific topics.
Monday, November 19th, 2012
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will present its annual Christmas Concert performed by The Community of Churches Homecoming Choir on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:00 PM. The musical prelude will be presented by Norma Baker and Lois Stickley and will begin at 5:30 PM. Choir members represent over ten area churches. Refreshments will be served following the concert. All are welcome. Come and enjoy this annual event. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Pictured (left to right) are Past District Governor Don Kepler of the Pitsburg Lions Club, Bob Anthony, Treasurer of the Darke County Shrine Club and David Kepler, President of the Pitsburg Lions Club during a recent donation presentation. The donation will be used by The Darke County Shrine Club to help operate the Shine’s Hospitals for Children. The Shrine Hospitals provide care at no cost to the child or parent.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Sept. 27th, 6pm- Lookout Point Youth Center, 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh- is hosting a “Free Family Movie Nite”. The movie “The Buttercream Gang” is Rated G and is about a gang of teenage boys who are agreed to help others and do what’s good & right…until Pete goes to live with his aunt and gets involved with a city gang who steal, vandalize and get into other mischief. Pete is sent back home after getting into trouble with the law. His attitude has changed. Can love & friendship win him back to his former values & beliefs? What do you do when you are wronged by a friend? Come watch this fun, yet ‘serious topic movie’ with your kids! 93 min.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Harvest Land Co-op has awarded 18 scholarships to recent high school graduates in their trade area, with total money awarded at $18,000.
Harvest Land is a proud supporter of agriculture and young farmer programs throughout the area such as 4-H and FFA. In addition to those opportunities, Harvest Land awards district scholarships to young men or women who are post-high school agricultural degrees. One student from each of Harvest Land’s 9 districts with in their market is chosen annually.
Harvest Land also recognizes employees’ children who are graduating and pursuing post-high school education. Scholarships are awarded based on need, leadership, community service, agricultural interest and scholastics.
The winners of the 2012 Harvest Land scholarships are as follows:
Katerina McDermitt of Madison Grant High School, Kelly Beeker of Greenfield Central High School, Sam Sweigart of Shenandoah High School, Audrey Neuman of Rushville High School, Dallas Short of Jay County High School, Kedra Buckmaster of Monroe Central High School, Jessica Lewis of Union County High School, William Borchers of Versailles High School, Andrew Richardson of Talawanda High School, William Sparks of Knightstown High School, Thomas Study III of Union County High School, Madelyn Werling of Bellmont High School, Devin Naylor of Randolph Southern High School, Madison Stout of Hagerstown High School, Allison Lee of Dixie High School, Thomas Sellers of Knightstown High School, Jaycey Wood Pendleton High School, and Katie Hart of Franklin Monroe.
Harvest Land Co-op is an agribusiness owned cooperatively by farmers in several East Central Indiana and Southwest Ohio counties. Originally organized in the late 1920s, Harvest Land continues to specialize in providing farmers with the products and services they need to farm effectively and profitably.
For more information on Harvest Land, visit www.harvestlandcoop.com.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
During the month of April, students from Franklin Monroe and Ansonia High School were given the challenge to find a way to give back to the community and they did just that by removing garlic mustard at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Garlic Mustard is an invasive, non-native plant, which can be found along the roadside and woodland boarders. After the students were done removing garlic mustard, they were surprised how much better the area appeared. Thank you students! All of your hard work is greatly appreciated by the Park District and the citizens in Darke County.
If you would like to volunteer individually or as a class, please give Darke County Parks, Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Schwieterman a call at 937.548.0165 or visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org.
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Glorybound, of Union City & Winchester, Indiana, is a gospel quartet made up of cousins, David, Karen, Brad & Paula Key. The quartet began their music ministry in 1980 when they performed Dallas Holm’s Easter Cantata, “His Last Days”. From that time God has been opening doors to minister in churches, county fairs, festivals and various other school and community functions throughout Indiana & Ohio.
Glorybound uses a variety of musical styles, with close harmony, to share God’s message in song.
Glorybound began their ministry to encourage, through song and testimony, of how our heavenly Father cares about every aspect of our lives. With the changes that life as brought in the past 30 years, the truth of this message and the fact that “Jesus is Still the Answer” only becomes stronger.
The public is invited to come and enjoy this free concert. A freewill offering will be accepted for the group.
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host ,“Glorybound”, on February 5th @ 6 PM. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Lookout Point Youth Center, in Pitsburg, is re-opening on January 12 (Thursday) from 6 pm – 8 pm. The LOP Center will be open on each Thursday with “open activities” including: Ping Pong, String Golf, Billards (3 pool tables & misc. cues), a lg. Air Hockey table, Foosball, inside ‘kick ball’ area, board games, small 7′ bowling game, various toss games, puzzles, along with small crafts. Children & youth grades 1 – 12 grade are welcome. Parents are always welcome to join their youth for games & fun activities. Lookout Point will have a Movie Nite on the last Thursday of each month unless otherwise posted. Lookout Point Youth Center, 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh. Call Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 1-937-214-2760, for more info.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
First round games will be on Monday, December 26th between Arcanum and Tri-Village at 6:30p.m. Franklin Monroe will play Troy Christian in the 8:00 p.m. game.
The Consolation and Championship Games will be at 6:30pm and 8:00pm
On Tuesday, December 27th.
Presale tickets for varsity games are on sale at all four high schools December 14th-22nd. Presale tickets are $5.00. Varsity game tickets are $6.00 at the door. All reserve game tickets are $5.00. There is no reserve presale.
Reserve games are at 1:00p.m. and 2:30p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
Presale tickets can also be purchased in the Franklin Monroe Superintendents office through Thursday, December 22, 2011 before 2:30 p.m., at Sutton’s Super Value in Arcanum and Pitsburg Pizza and Grill in Pitsburg until Monday, December 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Front Row: Kaylee Adams, Sara Weyant, Cassity Middlestetter, Karina Bridenbaugh, Taylor Chrisman, Sydney Hartzell, Lindsey Thayer, Cassidy Nealeigh, Katria Walker
Second Row: Blake Addis, Brian Robison, Jesse Boston, Jesse Warner, Jordan Schlamb, Jordan Stallard, Rhett Rautsaw, Garrett Smith, Jaden Horner
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
The presentation of a new Whirlpool 100th anniversary washer and dryer set Monday, November 29 at Whirlpool’s Greenville plant was a fitting end to the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Darke County Days – 100 Days of Giving” campaign. Winner Phyllis Riegle of Pitsburg had to admit that she is such a regular blood donor she couldn’t guess which drive she attended when she entered the drawing.
“I’ve been giving blood every time you can give it, and usually in Greenville,” said Phyllis. “My mom had cancer, was going through chemo and had a lot of blood transfusions. That got me thinking about giving blood again and it’s been a family thing that we do.”
Donating is not the only “family thing” Phyllis and her husband John do. “We’re known for our chicken,” says Phyllis. They run the Vint’s Family Restaurant in Greenville near the Darke County Fairgrounds. She and John met when they worked there as teenagers. “We never dreamed we’d be back there again!” says Phyllis.
She also never dreamed of winning the washer and dryer. “I’ve never won anything this big in my life!” she said. “It was like, you won! Are you sure?” But that wasn’t the end of the surprises. Phyllis and John figured their current washer and dryer set is just a few years old, so why not give the new appliances to their daughter and her husband. “She’s also a blood donor,” said Phyllis, “so her named could have been called as easily as mine.” Plus, they have a seven and a 10 year old, so as Phyllis puts it, “They go through a lot of clothes!”
A theme of the “100 Days of Giving” campaign was how easy it is to take for granted both the convenience of a washing machine and the expected lifeline of a safe and sufficient blood supply. Whirlpool Corporation, Darke County’s biggest employer, celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary on November 11. The “Darke County Days” blood drives began August 2 and continued through the 100 days leading up to the Whirlpool Centennial.
The campaign was a remarkable success. CBC completed 45 community, school and business blood drives during the 100 days with more than 2,000 registrations to donate blood, including 150 first-time donors.
Everyone who registered to donate during “Darke County Days” was automatically entered into the drawing to win a new Whirlpool washer and dryer set, or one of eight KitchenAid small appliances.
Whirlpool has been manufacturing KitchenAid stand mixers in Greenville since 1986 and has approximately 900 employees.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Lookout Point Youth Center (located at 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh) is announcing it’s December calendar of events. We will have Open Activities- (ping pong, air hockey, billiards, string golf, kick ball, board games, tossing games, small bowling game) & a half hour Bible study on December 1st, and December 10 th from 6-8 pm. December 15 th will be our monthly ‘Free Family Movie Night’- with “Seasons of the Heart” showing. This film is a story based on actual events that took place in this countries early history. A couple lose their daughters traveling out west. Once settled, the mother, Martha struggles with their loss. Then their pastor brings a young boy to them who has lost both his parents to illness. Can Martha overcome her sorrow to see the needs of this young boy? No! At least not at first. A story of forgiveness, love and understanding.
Lookout Point can only stay open by the generous donations of individuals, churches, businesses, etc. We also need helpers at the Center…monitors, teachers, mentors. Your church or group may also want to hold meetings or ‘fun nights’ at Lookout Point, call for more information.
Lookout Point will be closed from December 16 th and will reopen on Jan. 5 th (Thursday) from 6-8 pm.
For more information you may call Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 1-937-214-2760.
Monday, November 21st, 2011
Practice. Practice. Practice. The Christmas Homecoming group is practicing for the concert hosted by the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Their annual Christmas Concert will be presented on Sunday, December 4th at 6 PM. Several local artists will be featured including, Ryan Berry, Donovan Brown, Jerrlyn Hart, Jack Kerns, Tim Lehman, New Dawn, Ken Oren, Darwin Rhoades, Mike Royer, Dinah Weaver, and Brenda Wise. Come and hear the Christmas story told in song. The musical prelude beginning at 5:30 will be performed by Norma Baker and Lois Stickley. The church is located on the west side of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. Refreshments will be served following the concert. All are welcome. Come and enjoy this annual community event.
Friday, November 11th, 2011
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, in cooperation with the Shiloh Group, will once again serve their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 17th. Serving will begin at 5:30 PM at the Pitsburg facility, and will continue until all are served or until the food is gone. All are welcome.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Lookout Point, inc. Youth Center, 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh. wishes to announce their November schedule. Lookout Point will be open on Nov. 12th (Sat.) from 6-9 pm with Open Activities, Nov. 17th (Thursday) from 6-8 pm with Open Activities, and Nov. 26th (Sat.) will be “Free Family Movie Night” from 6-9 pm. We will be showing Christian Hero-The Eric Liddell Story – rated G. This is an animated story of a True Christian Hero. Open Activities to follow the movie. For more information please call Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 1-937-214-2760.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Photo Submitted by Angie Baker
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Our new school will have a ceramic tile wall on the inside concession stand area that features artwork created last spring by our K–12 families, alumni, community members etc.
Do you want to be a part of history? Do you wish you had purchased or shared the opportunity with another community member?
Due to high demands we are selling the tiles again!
You can purchase and design your own 4″x4″ tile for just $25.00. It will then be laid with all the others.
Artwork must be done on the paper provided with markers, crayons, colored pencils or computer. Decorate the entire open space on the paper.
Need an idea? Tiles could involve the family or members name, graduation date, Jet spirit, music, art, sport-related drawings or just a colorful design. Make it be bright, bold, colorful and creative. Tiles that were done last spring are now being displayed in the show case near the Elem. Art room before they are laid on the wall.
Due date: October 20th, at 3:00 p.m.
We are sorry but NO late orders can be accepted due to the strict time table for processing and wall development.
Payment: $25.00 must accompany artwork
*Make checks payable to “FM Elementary”
Artist’s Name: ___________________________________
Spread the word to others in the community!
Additional papers may be picked up in the FM Elementary office.
Questions can be directed to the Elem. at (937) 947-1327
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Lookout Point, Inc. Youth Center is holding a FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT on Oct. 20th (Thurs.) at 6pm. “Facing The Giants” our movie for the evening, is both inspiring and stirring ! Have you struggled with personal relationships or finances, unemployment, divorce or failing health? These can become ‘Giants’ in your life. How can you handle things when it seems they can’t possibly get any worse, but do? Come join us for this movie and see…there really is HOPE!! Open to everyone! Lookout Point is located at 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh.
For more information call Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 1-937-214-2760.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Oct. 15th -Lookout Point, Inc. Youth Center (located at 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh 45358) is “Open” for youth K-12 from 6-9 pm. We will have “Open Activities” which includes 1/2 hr Bible study. Upstairs are: pool tables, foosball, air hockey, ping pong, corn hole, string golf, mini basketball, a Gold’s Gym ball, and a reading room. Downstairs has a handicap entrance ramp, a kitchen/dining area with Bible Study, fellowship, (monthly Movie Night showing), snacks and a craft room, with puzzles, board games, coloring and crafts.
For more information call Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 1-937-214-2760. Volunteers welcome to apply, parents are always welcome to join their youth, too!
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Lookout Point, Youth Center, located at 220 S. Jefferson St., Pitsburg, Oh., will be hosting a FREE Family Movie Night on Sept. 22. Come check us out!!The Center will be open from 6-9 pm. The movie- “The Perpetua Story” is an animated movie and will begin at 6:30 pm. It is the “true story” of a young Christian in the early church, who is persecuted & brought before the king to stand trial. It’s an incredible story of courage & infectious faith. Would you be able to stand up to persecution? Would you be willing to die, rather than deny Jesus? Come see what Perpetua chooses to do. Rated G, it is a movie the whole family can enjoy together. So parents…bring your children & young people, you won’t be sorry!
TEENS: don’t miss this movie, it will challenge you!! The Youth Center game rooms, will be open 1/2 hr. before & following the movie, until 9 pm. We have Foosball, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Pool tables & Corn Hole upstairs and many board games, puzzles, crafts and other activities downstairs. We can provide you an opportunity to get involved in the community and learn to help others. For more information call: Cindy Miller @ 937-692-8648 or 937-214-2760.
Friday, September 16th, 2011
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will be presenting Tommy Renfro in concert on October 2, 2011 @ 6 PM. This concert is free and open to the public. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg, OH at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. A love offering will be accepted.
Tommy is a little bit of old mixed with a fresh anointing of praise. Born and raised in the cornfields of southwest Ohio, this 26 year-old singer/songwriter has dabbled in everything from Christian rock to Southern Gospel and has found a new balance of music expressed in his latest project titled Til They Ask Why.
Tommy’s journey into the ministry started at age 12 when he began singing specials at church. In 1999, at 14 years old, Tommy started singing with a Christian rock group called Tidal Wave. This stint with the wave lasted until 2004 and included performances all over the Midwest from stadiums to Christian radio and TV programs.
Between 2004 and 2010 Tommy recorded five Southern Gospel influenced albums. He has sung at festivals, fairs, churches, coffeehouses, and many other venues with gospel music stars such as: The Blackwoods, Young Harmony, The Browders, The Martins, The Collingsworth Family, Skyline Boyz, HisSong and hundreds of others.
There is no real way to describe the gift that the Lord has blessed Tommy with. However there is a good word, ANOINTED. “There are thousands of great singers,” Tommy explained, “but there are only a few in the world who obey the Lord and follow His spirit. If I couldn’t sing at all, I could still obey the Lord.”
That is what Tommy does, he obeys the Lord and the blessings continue to flow. Whether it’s a huge arena or a church with 50 people, it’s always the same. Because as Tommy often states, “It’s not about me, it’s about His glory.”
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will welcome The Redeemed Acapella Quartet at 6 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2011. The church is located at the west side of Pitsburg, Ohio, at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road.
The Redeeemed Acapella Quartet is a bond of four friends formed out of desire to magnify the Lord Jesus through old-fashioned gospel singing. Each of us have grown up in families where singing was a way of life,
and we have learned to love the songs of Jesus, salvation, and God’s grace. With a hymnal for a textbook, we have experienced the benefit expressed in Psalms 34:3, “O magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt
His name together.” It is our aim to share this truth with everyone who hears us sing.
The public is invited to share an evening with this young quartet as they share their ministry in song. A free will offering will be accepted.