Area briefs

Scouting for Food kicks off

PIQUA — Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in the city of Piqua will be helping to stock area food pantries as part of the national Boy Scouts of America “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, March 11, scouts will be distributing bags throughout the city asking for non-perishable food donations to help needy families in Piqua.

The following Saturday, March 18, they will come around beginning at 9 a.m. to pick up bags with your food donations.

Please help by donating canned and boxed items. All the food collected goes to Piqua food pantries. If you do not receive a bag, but would like to make a contribution please contact Al Fledderman at 773-5330.

Scholarship available

GREENVILLE — Mote & Associates Inc., Engineers and Land Surveyors, located in Greenville, established a scholarship in October 2002 at a celebration to honor the founder of the firm, Richard Mote, for his 30 years of dedicated leadership and his passion for engineering and surveying. The scholarship is for a commendable student seeking a post high school education or enrolled in an accredited college program in the field of engineering, surveying, architecture, or a closely related field of study.

High school and college undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year can be accessed and completed on-line at; or may be requested by contacting the company office listed below.

Mote & Associates Inc., in business for over 45 years, encourages all qualifying students to apply. Applications must be returned to the office of Mote & Associates, Inc., 214 W. Fourth St., Greenville, OH by Friday, April 7. For more information, contact the office at (937) 548-7511 or by email at

Local Girl Scouts honored

DAYTON — On March 5, 11 Girl Scouts from the Dayton area received their Gold Award at a special ceremony at the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College in Dayton. They join over a century of Girl Scout alumnae who have positively impacted their communities and the world with their creative, impactful, and sustainable Take Action projects.

Local award recipients and their projects include Caitlin Justice of Fletcher (“The Cover to Cover Program”) and Wynonna Woodell of Troy (“Changing Tomorrow Today”).

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scouts in grades 9–12 can earn. Girls use their vision for change to complete a service project that reaches beyond the Girl Scout organization and provides lasting benefit to the larger community. To achieve it, girls commit a minimum of 80 hours to a specific project over the time span of one to two years. The project must include community involvement; an innovative approach; project sustainability; and educating and inspiring others.

Classmate info sought

PIQUA — The Piqua Central High School class of 1977 is planning a 40-year reunion on July 28. Information is being sough on classmates, both living and deceased, to send out information for the reunion and update records.

Classmates can submit information by going on Facebook via the “Piqua Central Class of 1977 Reunion” page. Also names can be sent to Robyn Cooper via email at, by calling (937) 773-0165, or sending mail to 901 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356.