Area briefs

Dinner to benefit family of fire victims

LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a dinner on June 16 to benefit the family of the two young boys from Shelby County who tragically passed away in a recent fire in Michigan.

The department will be offering a BBQ chicken/pork chop dinner on Sunday, June 16. Proceeds will benefit the Black, Caudill and Shank families who tragically lost Landin and Dalton in a recent fire in Michigan. The dinner will be held at the firehouse, located at 10363 Museum Trail, from 11 a.m. until they are sold out.

Dinners include BBQ chicken or pork chop, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, and a roll for $8 each. Dinners will be served first come first served. Guests may dine in or carry out their meals. For questions or to order ahead, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919. The day of the event, calls may be placed directly to the firehouse at (937) 773-5341.

Casstown Volunteer Fire ice cream social

CASSTOWN — Join the Casstown Volunteer Fire Department for their annual Ice Cream Social.

It will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on June 15 at the Casstown Volunteer Fire Department 4210 OH 55, Casstown.

They will be serving hand cranked vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, shredded beef or chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. Plus pies from The Spot. Carry-out available for all items.

Dairy margin coverage meeting planned

SIDNEY — Shelby County FSA, Miami County FSA and OSU Extension of Miami County are joining together to have an information meeting covering the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program. The joint meeting will be held at the Shelby County Ag Center, 810 Fair Road, Sidney, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

DMC, which replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

Many changes have been made to the dairy safety net, including changes in coverage levels, premiums and discounts, feed cost calculations, and more. Join OSU Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency for a free program to learn about the DMC and how to use decision tools to evaluate your farm’s coverage options and costs.

The signup period for DMC opens June 17, 2019, and runs through Sept. 20, 2019.