Southern Preble news

SOUTHERN PREBLE COUNTY — Let’s not forget that our area fire departments are accepting donations of water, nonperishable items, even clothes, to be sent to Texas. Gratis, West Elkton and Camden fire personnel will all be at their stations on Saturday and Sunday, from noon-4 p.m., now through Sept. 30.

Camden EMS is staffed 24 hours unless on call so you can drop off there anytime. Lets make Southern Preble County proud!

Corn Hole Saturday: Don’t forget the annual Gratis Eagles Corn Hole Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 a team, to support Spina Bifida research. Stop by for food and fun to support this great cause. A big thanks to the Eagles and their auxiliary as they continue to be an important outreach.

Birthdays: Nancy Farquar, Wes Hileman, Sandy Slade, Owen Crowley, Norah Rayne Kellerman, Michael Powers.

Meet the candidates: The Camden Primary and West Elkton Intermediate PTOs will be hosting a meet the candidate night on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at Preble Shawnee High School auditorium for those running for school board. All candidates are invited and public participation will take place with a question and answer session before the moderators, who are high school students, take over. Public questions should be on 4×5 index cards. For more information contact either PTO .

Anniversary: Jeff and Jenn Webb.

Help needed: The family of 28-year-old Daniel Smith of Camden is in need of financial help after the father of three was killed unexpectedly Sept. 3. A Go-Fund-Me account has been set up in his name to help with burial and to help the family get by for now. Our prayers are with the family.

Wee win: congratulations to the Preble Shawnee Wee Arrows’ 3rd grade team with a 50-6 win over the Tri-County North Panthers.

Kids Quest: Kick off to Kids Quest at the Gratis First Brethren Church will be Sept. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be a meal, games, water balloons, face painting and more. Contact Laurie Taylor at 937-232-5835 or

By Rodney & Carrie Forrer