Area briefs

SWCD offers scholarships

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two $750 scholarship awards — the Larry Studebaker Memorial/Miami SWCD Scholarship — for the purpose of continuing higher education at a two- or four-year college or university.

Applying students must:

• Must be a Miami County resident

• Must be an Agriculture or Natural Resources major

• Must be enrolled for fall quarter/semester of 2018

• May be a one-time prior Miami SWCD scholarship recipient

The award will be used toward the student’s tuition and fees and will be processed through the scholarship office of the chosen school.

Send completed applications, along with high school or college transcripts and three letters of recommendations from three references listed on the application form to: Miami SWCD Scholarship Committee, 1330 N. County Road 25-A; Suite C, Troy, OH 45373. The deadline to apply — must be postmarked — by March 16.

Kiwanis Pancake Day set

PIQUA — The annual Kiwanis Pancake Day will be held Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Valley Career Center. The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat with a sausage patty, applesauce and choice of milk, coffee or orange drink. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

All proceeds go toward funding programs for the youth of Piqua. Call Ryan Ratermann at 773-1671 or any Kiwanis member for tickets. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event.

Cemetery clean-up scheduled

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Residents and families are advised that the 2018 annual spring clean up for Maple Hill Cemetery and all other Monroe Township cemeteries will take place the week of March 11 by cemetery staff.

All decorations that are to be saved must be removed by March 10. Spring items may be put back on gravesites March 18. Be advised that all artificial arrangements must be in a non glass vase, hanging device, or a monument saddle. Please permanently mark the deceased name and contact person on the bottom of a saddle so identification can be made if it is blown off the monument. The cemetery prohibits the placement of landscape rocks around monuments, glass containers, wire, toys and figurines. These are maintenance and safety issues and interfere with mowing and or trimming. These items will be removed.

Herb workshop planned

TROY — The OSU Extension office will present “Spring into Herbs” on March 19. The workshop will include easy cooking demonstrations and preservation techniques for incorporating herbs into your weekly menu. Tips for growing herbs indoors and outdoors will also be discussed. Each participant will receive a potted herb, recipes, and samples.

Two sessions will be offered at the extension meeting room on the ground floor of the Old Courthouse in Troy at 201 W. Main St. The morning session will be 10 a.m. to noon and the evening session will be 6-8 p.m. The cost is $15 and pre-registration is required by March 14.

For more details contact the Extension office at 440-3945 or by email at Visit or the Facebook page “Ohio State University Extension Miami County” for more information.