Help us celebrate the birth of our Savior. Throughout the month of December, we will be celebrating the joyous season of Christmas and the birth of our Savior, and it would be our honor and privilege for you to join us.
Sunday morning services:
Here’s an outline of the themes of Christmas messages:
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Waiting & Expecting
Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Singing & Rejoicing
Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Loving & Forgiving (Peace)
Sunday, Dec. 23, 10:45 a.m.: Christmas is Lighting & Giving
Another successful year for Operation Christmas Child
First Baptist Dayton prayed over, packed and shipped 75 shoe-boxes full of gifts for children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child this year. This amazing accomplishment was made possible by the many that donated, shopped, wrapped and prayed for success. Many thanks to everyone!
Submitted by: Gail Myers
My 2018 fishing season started February 25 and ended on October 27th. I had hoped to get a lot of catfishing in out of my boat on the Ohio River this season, but the river was up and down with fast current all this year. My first trip in my boat did not happen until June 22, and the river was running very hard. We had a large tree come down on our anchor rope, snagging it and ending that trip.
In July my grandson and I were fishing with a catfish pro in his boat. Noah had a good day with 3 catfish and 7 Hybrid striped bass. I caught a 4 3/4 pound channel cat. The day was cut short due a thunderstorm moving right up the river.
I did try my luck at lakes in Campbell and Boone Counties when the river was messed up. My grandson did catch some catfish and a couple of largemouth bass. Me, I had one nice cat run me into a snag, so I had to break the line!
The best catfishing I had was a pond my friend had access to for fishing. I did catch a number of channel cats and even a largemouth and a hybrid bass. I fished with my brother a number of times from a dock on the river. He did catch some cats and a perch, but I was skunked every trip. His health finally gave out this fall. He will be watching over me from now on.
So this has been a LOUSY fishing year for me! I only put 1 catfish in my boat all year. Not sure how many years I can handle fishing from the boat in the future. If the reward for effort stays as bad as the last few years, then I will be a bank fisherman,
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS
ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE
I would like to thank all of the Senior Citizens who attended this year’s picnic. It was nice to see several people dress to the theme of our picnic “50’s Sock Hop”. I hope everyone enjoyed the food from Hometown Heroes. Thank you, Tim, Crystal, and Sarge. Great job Josh Wilhoit (Officer Wilhoit) for entertaining the seniors with music and singing.
I was amazed at how many people turned out to help. I’d like to give a Special Thanks to my mother, Jane Hebel, and Mayor Boruske, for all their support, work, and generous donations.
Thanks to the Kersten O’Day VFW and workers: Tammy Cornett, Becky Mays, Amber Menning, Cindy Moore, Tiffany Myers, Peggy Strange, Peggy Perkinson, Christina Kelly, Sam from Avenue Pharmacy, Scott Beseler, Phil Liles, Bob Yoder, Fire Department, Public Works, Council Member Bill Burns, Council Member Ben Baker, Council Member Denny Lynn, Council Member Jeff Haas, Council Member Joe Neary, and Council Member Jeff Volter. Below is a list of everyone who donated money or gifts. Thank you very much!
Ron Gunning, Bob Yoder, NKADD-Dee Neary, Desmond Ins., Blue Ridge, Purple Poulet, Dayton Civic Club, Dennis & Denise Ashford, Christina Kelly, Kate's Catering, BB&T- Brandon Devault, Anonymous, Hansmans', Mayor Virgil Boruske, Dayton High School, Buckhead, Jane Hebel, Rose Room, Arby's Restaurant, Tammy Cornett, Body of Art Tattoo, Lee's Famous Recipe, Bill Burns-Council, Tom & Melody Dilts, Queen City Riverboats, Ben Baker-Council, Jeff Volter-Council, Dayton Eagles, Harry & Barb Tucker, McGlasson Farms, Tiffany Myers, Sandy Trutschel, Dayton Community News, Schneider’s Candies, Becky Shanks, Mr. Jay Brewer, Gents, Denny Lynn-Council, Peggy Perkinson, Elite Mechanical Services, Donna Leger, Becky Mayes
Are you looking to rehab a house to live in or to flip? The City of Dayton has several incentive programs that can help.
MULTI-FAMILY CONVERSION GRANT
The purpose of this grant is to reimburse the homeowner for the expenses incurred when a two-family residence is converted to a single family or a multi-family is reduced to a two-family residence. This program can provide up to $1,500 to help with the conversion.
Off-Street Parking Assistance Program
The City of Dayton’s Off-Street Parking Assistant Program is available to residential property owners who add new off-street parking spaces on their properties. The spaces must be paved and access must be from an alley at the rear of the property. The grant award is $500.00 per additional parking space with a maximum of $1,000 for two additional parking spaces.
Property Tax Assessment Moratorium
The City of Dayton offers a Property Tax Assessment Moratorium program that allows property owners to defer the value of building improvements from taxable assessment for a maximum period of five years. This moratorium applies to only the City of Dayton Property Tax and the structure needs to be at least 25 years old and applies both to buildings used for commercial business or existing residential units.
Sherwin Williams Paint Partnership Program:
The Sherwin Williams store at 2292 Alexandria Pike, Southgate, KY offers a discount for Dayton Residents on exterior paint, interior paint, and associated products for both rehabilitation and new construction. Mention: Dayton Historical Discount
If you have any questions reach out to Robert Yoder, Economic Development Director, 859-491-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join the Dayton High School Bands at one of our three Winter Concerts this year:
December 2nd: Light Up Dayton @ 6:30PM
December 11th: Lincoln Performance @ 2:00PM
December 15th: Kersten O'Day VFW Performance @ 7:30PM
The 7th-12th grade bands will be performing many familiar Christmas and holiday songs at each concert. Feel free to bring the family and enjoy the festivities - and don't forget to sing along to your favorite tunes! We've also begun celebrating the arts with guest artist, Nikita Gross (DHS class of 1996) on Tuesdays during Art Club. Students are working with Photography, Polaroid cameras and plastic cameras for journaling.
If you know any students who are in need of help with food, clothing or holiday assistance, please contact Georgia Harris in our Youth Service Center. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ryan Kellinghaus "Mr. K"
Principal, Dayton Middle & High School
Please help me in celebrating our athlete of the month, Libby Lukens. Libby is a 5 sport Letterman for DHS. She plays soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country and most recently was the kicker for the football team. Libby is currently ranked No. 1 in her class and will graduate from DHS with over 36 college credit hours. She is looking to continue her academic and athletic career in soccer. She was recently named All-Region for Woman's soccer.
Submitted by: Barbie Case Lukens, AD
One Way Kids Ministry is back – Wednesday, Nov. 7
One Way Kids Ministry at First Baptist Dayton will resume on Wednesday, November 7, for children in Grades 1-5. Join us Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The leaders will be Matt & Alicia Sumpter. Watch this space and our Facebook page for more details.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
The City of Dayton has installed two new chess tables in honor of the Dayton Independent Schools successful chess program. On October 31, the City of Dayton, Dayton Independent Schools, and the coaches and member of the Chess Club gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony and few games of chess! This is another example of how the City of Dayton and the Dayton Independent School support each other because WE ALL GROW TOGETHER!
Submitted by: Tyler Mobarry
The Campbell County Animal Shelter has been making positive changes over the last few years. They have reduced euthanasia and increased adoptions for animals in their care. This is very hard work and not an easy task. With this change means animals are staying longer. Due to their extended stays they need enrichment activities to keep them from getting bored in the kennel or cage. Many of the items used are normal household items. Find out what items you can donate to help them pass their time. Also you may want to volunteer your time and walk dogs or play with cats. Just getting the dogs out of their kennel and interacting with them helps tremendously.
The shelter is currently full. If you have considered adding a new pet to your home, please come and visit the shelter. If you really want to help but don’t want to go to the shelter, you can find them on Facebook and share their pets up for adoption. There are many different ways you can help the animals at the shelter. It is everyone’s job to help save animals in your community. Give the shelter a call and get started helping. 859-635-2819.
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
Lincoln Elementary was full of amazing energy during the last weeks of October with the recognition of KY Safe Schools Week and Red Ribbon Drug Free Awareness Week; as well as some great events including the PTC Fall Festival, our fall Parent/Teacher Conferences, and our 1st Quarter Recognition Assembly.
Red Ribbon Week was a big success with students participating in the daily theme days that focused on saying NO to drugs. Thank you to Mrs. Sceifres and the LES Student Council for their inspiring morning messages in helping everyone to know the harmful effects of drugs.
During our Safe Schools Week we held several anti-bullying activities where students focused and learned how to be their best selves. Our Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on October 25th. Every family was encouraged to attend this opportunity to meet face to face with their child’s teacher(s) to discuss their individual progress. The turnout at this important event was again exceptional!
We held our first student recognition assembly of the year on October 26th as we celebrated the hard work of our little devils’ and their successes in academics and attendance. We continue to acknowledge our Stars and Students of the Month at the monthly Board of Education Meeting and by offering additional special incentives including the Primary Star Student Breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s and the Intermediate Student of the Month lunch hosted by Dayton’s always supportive Hometown Heroes. We are very proud of our students.
The annual PTC Fall Festival was held on Friday, November 2nd. The event was organized by some very dedicated parents and teachers with the purpose of offering a fun family event. The evening was definitely that! This year we were joined by candidates for Dayton City Council and mayor as they volunteered their time to run a game booth! Thank you to our PTC officers, raffle and food donors, and event volunteers for the successful evening. They are busy planning their upcoming holiday events, so please watch for correspondence in ways to volunteer and support this organization.
On Friday, November 9th @ 9 am our district will be holding our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Dayton High School. The entire community is welcomed to attend this beautiful ceremony when the students of our schools will honor the veterans of Dayton.
We appreciate the continued support from our families and community members, and we encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas, questions, and/or any concerns.
Proudly serving the students and families of Lincoln Elementary,
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Count Your Blessings, Not Your Burdens
As the calendar turns to November, we start thinking about things for which we are grateful. If we look at the challenges and opportunities that life throws at us every day through the drinking glass analogy – we can either see the glass as being half full, or half empty. Over the years, I have come to find that our minds can easily allow us to look for the bad before we look for the good. In fact, we can look back over time, to our development as humans, to understand why looking for the bad actually kept us alive. Hundreds of years ago, if you walked the earth without constantly looking for snakes, lions and bears, you would quickly become “lunch”. So, it makes sense that we look for the bad first.
Today, we don’t have predators lurking at every corner waiting to eat us; however, we do have individuals that are looking to bring us down, take advantage of us, or steal our joy. We must remember that, in reality, this is only a small percentage of people. The overwhelming majority of folks out there are wonderful people who are almost always willing to help. We need to seek out the helpers, the ones who bring us joy, and the ones who lift us up. We must remember it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy!
We have so many, many, many wonderful things to be grateful for here at Dayton Independent Schools. There are many wonderful things happening in our schools and in the Dayton community. We are so grateful for the many individuals that help us Grow each day.
This Thanksgiving, let us try and take a moment to count our blessings, not our burdens. Thanks for helping us Inspire, Engage, and Grow!
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Two of my biggest passions in life are baseball/softball and helping students raise their Math ACT scores. With more than 40 years on the diamond and 10+ years as an ACT Math tutor, I’ve noticed some incredible similarities. Here are my top 5 tips for my baseball/softball players on how they can translate what they do on the field and apply it to the ACT test.
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When life gets tough, it is so easy to give in and give up. Thankfully, we have someone watching over us, guiding us, keeping us safe. All we have to do is stay strong in our faith.
God dealt with the Devil long, long ago, but there are still times when he shows his face in today’s world. He does not appear with his red cape, horns and evil grin. He waits for our vulnerable times, times of sadness, insecurities, negativity, and possibly times of great stress. He waits for times we when we are facing doubt and he tries to separate us from God. No one is immune to the stresses of negativity and temptation. There are always forces to try to take us down. We must stand strong in our faith and know that He is near and will always be there for us. We are all God’s children, and He will not abandon us.
Evil exists in our world because we are humans living here on Earth. God never promised it will be an easy road. There will be struggles, temptation, and disruptions that cause doubt in our lives. We may even doubt our own abilities at times. All of these things come from the Devil planting seeds of doubt in our lives. We cannot give in to him. God has given us the power to defeat anything that is thrown at us. We must never lose faith, no matter how bad things seem.
Doubt will cause instability and stumbling blocks in our lives if we let it. Don’t let the Devil destroy your faith in God. Be thankful this upcoming holiday season for all the good in your life.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Dayton Community News