The Scoop News from Gratis, Camden & West Elkton

By Rodney & Carrie Forrer For The Register-Herald

August 13, 2014

School Supplies

The First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Corner of Ohio 725 and U.S. 127 will be passing out school supplies on Aug. 17. Contact the church for more information.

Happy birthday

Birthday wishes go out to Daniel Roberts of West Elkton and a special 70th birthday wish to Careen Rosell of Gratis.

Food drive

The Brandy Brandenburg food drive will take place from Aug. 21 until Sept. 2, barrels will be placed at Camden BP, Camden Dollar General, and Camden Fresh Foods. The food drive is an Eagle Scout project for Ben Vest and all food collected will be donated to the Camden United Methodist Church food pantry for distribution. A great way to honor Brandy and to help two great projects.

School open houses

Open house for all Preble Shawnee Buildings will be Aug. 22, from 6-7 p.m. take this time to meet your teachers and check out your new classrooms.


The Camden Somers Twp. Fire Dept. will host a Fire Funday Sunday on Aug. 24, from 2-5 p.m. at the fire station in Camden. There will be food games and more to enjoy.


Congratulations to the Gratis Twp. Fire Association President Stephanie Cassidy on completing her EMT certification.


Abundant Life West Church at 12 Franklin Street in Gratis will host a free community picnic on Aug. 16, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop by for food, fun and fellowship.

Free meal

The free meal at the Gratis Church of the Brethren will be Aug. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church. This month’s fare will feature sloppy joes, hot dogs and salad.