Local Focus: Clark County for Feb. 17

Black History Month events scheduled

• Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a Black History Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 101 S. Fountain Ave. The Wilberforce University Choir, led by Jeremy Winston, will perform. The choir recently performed at the White House on Dec. 15. Tickets are $20. Contact (937) 207-4510 for more information.

• Community Mercy Health Partners will hold its Black History Celebration on Monday at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with the presentation “The Power of Human Spirt” by Johannes Christian of Columbus. The cost is $5, payable at the door. The event includes dinner and entertainment by Muzika. Call (937) 523-5362 to reserve a space. STAFF REPORT

SPRINGFIELD

Hoop star to be part of radio show

Former Ohio State University and Springfield South High basketball player Jody Finney will provide commentary with Dave Williams and Jim Scoby during Springfield High School basketball broadcast against Northmont at 7:30 p.m. today on WUSO-FM 89.1.

Finney was a member of the Ohio State University final four team of 1968. STAFF REPORT

NEW CARLISLE

Boy Scouts to host dinner March 3

Boy Scout Troop 27 will host a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. March 3 at VFW Post 9966, 10750 Musselman Road, New Carlisle.

The cost is $8. Call (937) 845-8263 for more information. STAFF REPORT

ENON

Bluegrass group to sing at library

Rock Island Plow Company, a bluegrass group, will perform at the Enon branch of the Clark County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. March 22.

Doyle Wright, an Enon resident, is a member of the group.

Call (937) 864-2502 to reserve space. STAFF REPORT

SPRINGFIELD

SWCD to offer scholarships

The Clark County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering two nonrenewable, $1,000 college scholarships to students living in Clark County and plan to enroll in classes that focus on natural resources, agriculture, environmental science or a related field.

To apply, submit two letters of recommendation, by employer or teacher and a personal essay pertaining to the reason for choosing a degree in a conservation-agriculture related field.

Applications and letters must be received in the district office located at 4400 Gateway Blvd., Suite 103, before 4:30 p.m. April 9. Recipients will be notified after April 17.

Call Chris Simpson, conservation district administrator, at (937) 521-3880 for more information. STAFF REPORT

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