Area briefs

Awareness Month open house set

TROY — The public is invited to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at an open house party on Wednesday, March 1 at Riverside Developmental Disabilities. Guests will enjoy cake, cookies and beverages while celebrating with people of all abilities. There will be lots of games and door prizes for all to enjoy. The open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Riverside in the gymnasium, 1625 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy.

Riverside serves more than 1,000 people in Miami County with developmental disabilities. Riverside’s mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of our community. Riverside’s vision is to build a community that supports and values people of ALL abilities. The organization offers service coordination and funding for residential care, adult day services and job training. Riverside also provides case management, early intervention, physical/occupational and speech therapies, recreational activities, Special Olympics programs, community housing coordination and other valuable services to people of all ages who have developmental disabilities.

For more information about Riverside, visit

Card club winners named

MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon Bridge winners for January include:

Group 1:

First — Karen Rodgers and Beth Earhart

Second — Martha Crouse and Joyce Hoover

Third — Ruth Treon and Sandy Haack

Group 2:

First — Tim and Judy Logan

Second — Bob and Alice Schlemmer

Third — Doug and Arlene Ehlers

Group 3:

First — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko

Second — Joyce Fraas and Ruth Jenkins

Third — Kathy Luring and Gloria Plant

Group 5:

First — Marge Burk

Second — Mable Leytze

Third — Ruth Simpson

Group 7:

First — Dr. Robert Allen and Dave Weaver

Second — Bill and Mary Lynne Mouser

Group 8:

First — Beth Earhart

Second — Ruth Jenkins

Third — Nancy Nims

Group 9:

First — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter

Second — Jan Wise and Lynne Fobian

Group 10:

First — Cindy Wingert

Second — Sandy Haack

Third — Ruth Treon

Cemetery clean-up scheduled

NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP — Spring cemetery clean up will run from March 1-14. Please remove all decorations that you wish to save by March 14 in all cemeteries maintained by Newberry Township. The cemetery staff will begin removing old arrangements Wednesday, March 15. New spring arrangements in vases attached to monuments or spring saddles will not be removed. Other new arrangements may be placed March 30. Newberry Township cemeteries are:

Highland — High Street, Covington

Greenville Creek — Buckneck Road, Bradford

Freidens — Corner of Versailles and Bradford-Bloomer Road

Union Church — Union Church Road, Covington

Arnold — State Route 36, Covington

Priest — McMaken Road, Covington

Johnson — State Roue 41, Covington

Lutheran Church — Miami-Shelby County Line Road, Covington.

All artificial arrangements must be in a vase, hanging device, or on a monument saddle. Permanently mark the deceased name and a contact person on the bottom of a saddle so identification can be made if it is blown off the monument. Any arrangement that is a maintenance problem will be disposed of.

With mowing season soon approaching, cemetery rules prohibit glass containers, wire, toys and figurines that interfere with mowing and/or trimming. Please be aware of updated rules and regulations.