Area briefs

Christmas applications accepted

PIQUA — The Salvation Army is accepting Christmas applications for residents of Piqua, Fletcher, Covington and the Miami County side of Bradford today and Friday. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

Applicants can stop at the front office of the Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., to pick up a flyer that will give them all the details of the items they will need to bring with them. For questions or more information, call (937) 773-7563.

DAR offering breakfast

TROY — The Piqua Lewis-Boyer DAR will serve breakfast to Miami Valley Veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Veterans Museum of Miami Valley, held at the Masonic Lodge located at 107 W. Main St., Troy. After serving breakfast, the chapter will hold their members-only annual meeting.

Conferences planned

COVINGTON — Parent/teacher conferences will be held at Covington Schools on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 1:30-9 p.m. Parents are encouraged to schedule an appointment through the use of the online scheduler. There is a link to the online scheduler on the district webpage. If you have trouble with the scheduler, or if you do not have access to the internet, please contact your child’s school.

Covington students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. Covington Schools will not be in session for all students on Friday, Nov. 11.

Kiwanis meetings set

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has scheduled the following meetings:

Nov. 2: White Elephant Auction with auctioneer Mike Havenar

Nov. 9: “Rehabilitation for Neurological Problems” with Carla Bertke, executive director of the Rehabilitation Center

for Neurological Development

Nov. 16: “Future Consideration for the Piqua YMCA” with Executive Director Jim McMaken

Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Message with Kiwanis Spiritual Aims Committee

Nov. 30: “Camp Courageous” with Pam Linderson, bereavement coordinator for Hospice

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon on Wednesdays at The Bistro Room (formerly The Backyard Bistro) at 1876 Commerce Drive in Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit

Dinner reservations open

BRADFORD — The Bradford school district is accepting reservations for its annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 17. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Nov. 11. Contact Amy Gade at (937) 448-2719 to reserve your dinner or for more information.

Grant applications accepted

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — TCC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailer, is accepting applications for grants up to $10,000 from non-profit organizations in Piqua and Troy. The company’s new nationwide corporate giving program, TCC Gives Inc., aims to serve people, animals and the environment in the more than 500 communities where TCC operates nationwide.

The TCC Gives board of directors will select the organizations that will receive the grants on a quarterly basis. Non-profits that are interested in applying for a grant must have a TCC employee sponsor their request. If an application is not chosen, the employee and/or non-profit can submit an application the following quarter.

The participating TCC store in Piqua is located at 1204 E. Ash St.

In addition to the grants, TCC Gives will also select two to six of its stores or areas of operation to receive funding for larger community projects on an annual basis.

To learn more, visit