News briefs


What Can You Do with Straw?

Did you ever sleep on a straw bed? How about jump in a pile of straw? Or maybe searched for hidden items in the straw? Join in at the Preble County Park District’s Garner Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1-3 p.m., to play some games and make a friendly scarecrow to take home. Bring old clothes and a hat. The Park District will provide straw and bags for faces. This is fun for all ages to enjoy the fall. Make sure to dress for the weather. Garber Nature Center is located at 9691 Ohio 503 North, Lewisburg. Find out more at www.preblecountyparkdistrict.org or by calling 937-962-5561.

Church safety

Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew and Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson will be holding a church safety seminar on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Eaton High School cafeteria. Church safety is an issue many churches are concerned about these days. Participants will learn ways to prepared and the best ways to respond to a critical incident. This is a free workshop and open to all pastors and church leaders, church security teams, ushers and greeters and those who are interested in this important topic. Coffee and donuts will be available.

GM/Delphi retirees

All General Motors/Delphi retirees are welcome to attend a monthly retirees breakfast at the Dixie Diner, 595 W. Main St., New Lebanon, the second Wednesday of each month.

OSU Extension Safe Food Handler Level 1 training

There will be a Safe Food Handler, Level 1 training on Oct. 14, from 1-5 p.m., at The Ohio State University Extension Office on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1001 S. Main Street, Dayton. Safe Food Handler empowers employees as they learn how food becomes unsafe and their role in keeping food safe. ServSafe® is the industry standard for food safety education. Participants receive the ServSafe® Food Handler Guide and a certificate of completion. This class is for employees who prepare and serve food whether that is in a church, food pantry, food bank, child care center, home child care, Head Start, restaurant, or festival volunteers. Upon completion of this 4-hour course, the employee will receive a certificate of completion. Early childhood employees will receive an ODJFS in-service form. Cost is $25 per person nonrefundable fee (includes course materials and handouts.) To register: email Pat Holmes at holmes.86@osu.edu or call 937-224-9654 ext 102. Pre-register as soon as possible.

Eaton financial report

The City of Eaton has filed its Annual Financial Report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Copies of this report are on file in the office of the Director of Finance, 328 North Maple Street, Eaton, and are available for inspection.

Road closing

Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 a.m., Sonora Road is closed between North Verona Road and South Verona Road for approximately 10 weeks for a full bridge replacement. The closure will begin at Box 7641 and end at the intersection of North Verona and Sonora Roads. This will be closed too all traffic.

PCRCG financials

The fiscal year 2016 financial statement of the Preble County Schools Regional Council of Governments is on file in the Treasurer’s Office, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. They are available for review upon request.

Budget notice

The 2017 Milford Township budget is available for public inspection at the office of the Fiscal Officer. Contact Mollie Hansel at 513-255-2501 for arrangements.

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