News briefs


Folk & Fancy

The EACC is gearing up for the spring Folk & Fancy concert, which will be held in the Eaton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. All interested singers in the area are invited to sing in this organization. No audition is required. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Eaton High School vocal music room. The choir will rehearse on Thursday, evenings until the concert in May. For more information, all interested singers should contact Jay Conard jayconard@embarqmail.com or Linda Walker at 456-6510.

BOE meeting

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a re-organizational meeting and regular business meeting on Wednesday, March 2, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

Kindergarten registration

Hollingsworth East Elementary School in Eaton will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year, March 7-9. When registering, parents are required to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, and any custody documents that apply.

Children must be five years of age prior to Aug. 1, to enroll. Registration hours are March 7 and March 9, from 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Evening registration will take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m. Parents may call the school office at 456-5173 with question about kindergarten registration.

PSBOE special meeting

The Preble Shawnee Local School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 7, to conduct interviews for the position of superintendent and any other business to come before the board.

The board will conduct the interviews in executive session.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and will be held in the Board of Education Office, 124 Bloomfield St., Camden.

Hunter education offered

A Home Study Hunter Education course is being offered Saturday, April 2, at Twin Valley Rod & Gun Club, beginning at 9 a.m. To register, call teh Division of Wildlife at 1-800-945-3543 or visit wildlifeohio.gov. Students 17 and younger must be a resident of Ohio and complete review questions to gain entry to the course. This work can be done in a student manual or through chapters and downloaded chapter reviews. Those 18 and older must be a resident of Ohio and present a picture ID proving age and residency. Chapter reviews are not required for 18 and older.

Vaccines for Children program changes

As of Jan. 1, Preble County Public Health will no longer be able to provide state purchased vaccine to those individuals covered by commercial insurance policies. The department will continue to vaccinate these individuals but at a higher cost due to having to purchase the vaccine, according to officials. The Preble County Public Health Immunization Clinic is able to bill Anthem, UMR, United Healthcare, Medical Mutual, Medicaid and the Medicaid Managed Care Plans.

Call the Immunization Clinic at 937-472-0087 for more information.

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