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The Friends of the Mercer County Library will be having their annual October, Friends of the Library Book Sale. It will be held on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. The hours of the book sale are Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Bag day will be all day on Saturday. You can buy the library’s reusable bag for $3.00 and fill it with books. The book sale will be in the Book Barn which is next to the Marilyn Frahm Memorial Park. The funds from the book sale helps with the expenses for the prizes for the childrens, teens and adults summer reading programs. It also helps with expenses for programs at the library.

 
If you have any questions, call the library at 419-586-4442 or visit the library’s website www.MercerLIbrary.org.
 

Rockford, OHIO to hold Fall FestOctober 29th, 2022 – activities begin @ 10 am

Join us Saturday, October 29th for a full day of festivities in Rockford. Starting at 10am at the heart of it all – Rockford’s Main Street! Enjoy the vendors market and retail specials at participating businesses from 10am-3pm. Take in the fall decorations, fresh air, and local eats, while socializing with your community.

Special Events Include:

Large Variety Vendor Market

FREE Make and Take FALL craft and free will donation Book Sale @ Rockford Carnegie Library from 10am-2pm. KIDS – Stop by the library for a FREE book during Trick or Treat 5-6:30 pm !

RCO TO GO – Breakfast and lunch options!

Rockford Eagles will be sponsoring a Chili Cook off ! Chili registration begins at noon – $5 registration fee. Tasting begins at 2 pm. $50 to each 1st place winner in 3 categories Spicy, Meat lovers, traditional. They will have live music, a cake walk and face painting from 1- 3. Raffling off meat trays throughout the day! — Kids stop back for treats from 5:00-6:30. * Open to the Public

Pre Trick-or-Treat @ New Horizons Community Church – providing a FREE event – food, Pony Rides, pumpkin painting, kids train and Trunk-or-Treat in their parking lot from 4 – 6 pm.

The Village of Rockford’s Trick-or-Treat will take place from 5-6:30pm. Do you live outside of the village and would enjoy seeing the little trick-or-treaters? Come, help us set up a trick-or-treat line on the sidewalks of Main Street.

Make sure you stop by the Rockford Fire Dept at 7pm for costume judging and delicious fall treats.

… stay tuned for more fall fun!

Sponsored by: Rockford Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Visit rockfordalive.com or the Rockford Chamber Face

Community Wide Food Drive

Celina, OH – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office will once again be holding a Community Wide Food Drive. The food drive will take place from October 16th to October 31st, 2022. Donations can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office Lobby at 4835 State Route 29 in Celina, OH. All donated items will be divided up between the C.A.L.L. Food Pantry and Our Home Family Resource Center.

Our office chose to start the drive on October 16th, as that is World Food Day. Hunger and food insecurity is a worldwide problem…which includes many of our neighbors, friends, and family. For more information about World Food Day, please visit the website: https://www.fao.org/world-food-day/en.

The staff of the Sheriff’s Office has been collecting items for our local food pantry since 2016. We would like to invite the public to participate in this event to help those less fortunate in our communities.

Donation items include, but are not limited to: non-perishable food items (such as canned foods), baby wipes/diapers, dog food/treats, personal hygiene items (such as body wash, shampoo/conditioner, or deodorant), cleaning supplies, or a monetary donation. Every little bit helps, so please consider donating. Visit our website at www.mercercountysheriffohio.gov and click on the Community Wide Food Drive tab for more information.

Rediscovering Joy: A Group for Widows and Widowers will hold their next meeting on Monday, October 10, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The group meets on the second Monday of every month at the R & R Fabrications, Inc meeting room located at 601 E. Washington Street in St. Henry. The entrance is on the west side of the R & R Fabrications building, off of Linn St. In addition to monthly meetings, the group also offers a variety of social outings for members. In October, the group will be dining out at Mariachis in Coldwater. For more information, please call or text Mary at 419-678-8830 or Helen at 419-852-3338. Email is also available at rediscoveringjoy@yahoo.com. New members are always welcome.

 

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Darke County On Site Business Flu Clinics

The Darke County Health Department offers on-site influenza vaccine clinics for area businesses to prepare for flu season. The Health Department staff will come to your facility to administer these vaccines for a minimum of 10 business employees.  Employees decrease their risk of contracting influenza by getting an annual flu shot. Costs are reduced for area businesses by decreasing time missed from work to get vaccinated and reducing absences due to illness.

For billing purposes, those who have medical coverage should bring a copy of their insurance card. A copy of the card will be made on site and then the insurance company will be billed. Flu vaccines are almost always covered by insurance. There are no additional costs to these clinics. However, for businesses who would like to pay out of pocket rather than billing the insurance company, the charge is $30 each.

For any questions or to schedule an onsite clinic, please contact the Health Department at 937-548-4196 ext. 224.

Influenza Vaccine Clinic

The Darke County Health Department will be hosting a walk-in flu vaccine clinic on Tuesday, October 4th from 4-6 p.m. at the Health Department, 300 Garst Avenue, Greenville. This clinic will operate while supplies last. No appointments are necessary.

For those unable to attend this clinic, walk-in flu vaccines are available for the whole month of October during business hours – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-4pm, Tuesdays 8am – 5pm, and Fridays 8am – 1pm.

For billing purposes, those who have medical coverage should bring a copy of their insurance card with them. A copy will of the card will be made onsite and the insurance company will be billed. For any questions or additional information on this clinic, please contact the Health Department at 937-548-4196 ext. 224.

 
 

Free Prostate Screening (PSA) Testing Available through Grand Lake Health System

Grand Lake Health System is offering a free PSA lab testing clinic at Grand Lake Health Medical Office Building (1140 S. Knoxville Avenue) in September. The test will consist of the PSA blood draw (no fasting required) along with a complimentary blood pressure check.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will be offering:  FREE PSA screenings for men ages 55 – 75 years old

  • September 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
  • September 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 A.M.

*Facial covering/masks are required.

Cancer of the prostate can go undetected for years because there may be no symptoms. The only way to detect prostate cancer in its earliest and most curable stage is by getting a prostate cancer screening which consists of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test.  This test helped millions of men identify prostate cancer already and millions more need to become aware of the risks and treatment options. Participants are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their Primary Care Provider to review the results of the PSA blood test to determine if additional testing is recommended.

GPL celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month

GREENVILLE – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and to celebrate, Greenville Public Library is offering a very special reward to one lucky patron!

During the month of September, anyone who signs up for a library card will have their name entered in a drawing to win a basket full of library-themed goodies including a water bottle, coffee mug, puzzle, tote bag, and, of course, books!

Patrons who would like to exchange their old card for one of our new keytag/card combos featuring our beautiful Carnegie library building will also be entered to win. There is no charge for new cards at this time.

In reality, everyone that signs up for a library card is a winner. Literacy is an important part of our everyday lives, and Greenville Public Library hopes to encourage those in and around Darke County to read, read, read!

For more information, please contact us at (937) 548-3915.