Area Briefs

Reunion scheduled

LAURA — Laura residents and former residents will be having a reunion to see old friends starting at 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Country Diner in downtown Laura, located at 6 Pike St.

All ages are welcome.

Bring your own drinks. Snacks will be provided.

Tire recycling set

TROY — Miami County Tire Recycling Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Drop-off will be at the north gate where semis will be set up to accept the tires.

Sponsored by the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Miami County Ag Society, Kelbley Transport and Miami East FFA, the event is open to Miami County residents, farmers, municipalities and townships.

Tires cannot be accepted from junk yards, garages, auto repair shops, tire/auto/truck/farm equipment dealerships or motorcycle/ATV repair shops or dealerships.

The cost is 50 cents per tire for passenger tires (up to 17 inches) and $5 per tire for farm/semi tires. Each participant is limited to 10 tires per load. Rims must be removed and tires must be secured, tarped or enclosed.

Miami East FFA students and other volunteers will be on hand to unload vehicles.

To register your number of tires, set up a drop-off time and make payment, register between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Miami SWCD, 1330 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration, which is one a first-come, first-served basis, lasts through May 10. Payment is by cash or check only and no phone registrations will be accepted. The number of tires to be collected is limited to 1,600-2,000.

For more information, call (937) 335-7645 or visit

Dine to donate

TROY — Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 for this month’s Dine to Donate at Rapid Fired Pizza, 2311 W. Main St., Troy. Rapid Fired Pizza will donate 25 percent of all sales made by supporters of Brukner Nature Center. Supporters must present a flier, which can be found online, or show it from their phone. No coupons, discounts or other offers are valid during the fundraiser event. Good on dine-in and carry-out. Proceeds will help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center.

August Dine