News briefs

PSWCD scholarship available

The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District is once again offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a resident of Preble County entering his or her sophomore year or above at an accredited college. Students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture or natural resources and who are registered for classes in fall 2017 are eligible. The full criteria and application for the scholarship can be found on the website at or by stopping by the office at 1651 N. Barron Street, Eaton. Applications are due Friday, April 7. For more information call 937-56-5159.

Oxford Kiwanis chili dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Oxford is sponsoring a Community Chili Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Talawanda Middle School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oxford Kiwanis has individual tickets ($8) as well as packets of 10 tickets for $70 for business owners. Proceeds support a wide range of children programs in the community. Contact Dave Jennings at for additional information.

Marion Lawrence report available

The Annual Financial Report of the Marion Lawrence Memorial Library is complete for 2016. The report is available at the office of the clerk-treasurer.

PS BOE meeting

The Preble Shawnee Board of Education has scheduled a work session for Feb. 16, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble Shawnee Board of Education Offices, 124 Bloomfield St., Camden. The regular February meeting will follow at 4 p.m.

Addiction help for loved one

DAYTON — Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability the area. Narconon can help individuals take steps to overcome addiction in the family. Call 1- 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

Meeting postponed

The March meeting of the Preble County Park District has been postponed to Friday, March 17, at 9 a.m. in the Eaton City Building on Maple Street. The public is welcome to attend.

OPRD teen programming

OXFORD — Oxford Parks and Recreation (OPRD) has a teen program planned for grades 6-12 for both residents and non-residents. A Lazer Kraze trip is planned for Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5-9 p.m. Participants must register online or in person by Feb. 11. The fee is $28 for residents and $31 for non-residents. Transportation will be provided.