Area briefs




Barhorst sworn into Kentucky bar

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Paige Elizabeth Barhorst, daughter of Tod and Kelli Barhorst of Morehead, Ky., and granddaughter of Frank and Betty Barhorst of Piqua, was sworn in as a member of the Kentucky State Bar Association on May 1.

Paige Barhorst is a 2013 graduate of of Morehead State University, a 2016 graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School, and passed the Kentucky Bar exam in February of this year.

Covington school has summer hours

COVINGTON — Summer office hours for Covington Elementary School are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office will be open through June 9 and then closed for the summer. The office is tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, Aug. 7.

Class lists will be posted on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the front entrance of the new K-8 building. School fees may be sent in with the students the first week of school or paid during open house.

Students new to the Covington school district need to call the elementary office at 473-2252 prior to June 2 or after Aug. 7 to schedule an appointment to register new students.

Documentation needed to register new students includes certified birth certificate, proof of residency, current immunization records, legal custodial records (if applicable), most recent report cards, IEP’s (if applicable), and photo ID of parent/guardian registering student(s). All documents must be provided at the time of registration.

Open house will be Monday, Aug. 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. School begins Tuesday, Aug. 22, for grades K-6.

Arnold graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan D. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

A 2015 graduate of Graham High School in St. Paris, Arnold is the son of Jaril L. Lawson and brother of Caleb L. Arnold of Urbana, and grandson of Harry and Mary L. Wilson of Piqua, and Margaret Arnold of Hamilton.

‘Just Us’ concert set for Saturday

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Show Choir “The Company” will present its annual “Just Us” concert on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at Piqua High School. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The show choir is under the direction of Tom Westfall, director of choirs. The combo, “Audio Hype,” is conducted by Mitch Mahaney, director of bands.

The Show Choir will present their current award-winning show, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” as well as numbers from past shows.

Senior members Tristin Foos, Cheyenne Clark, Kelsey Painter, Braydon Watterson, Kelsey Sotello, and Darby Wright will be performing solos in Senior Spotlights.

“Audio Hype” will present two numbers from its repertoire.

Tickets for the “Just Us” concert will only be available at the door the night of the event. Ticket prices are $8 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, please call the PHS office at 773-6314 during school hours.

Miami County youth recognized

MARYSVILLE — The 2016-2017 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up on May 6 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

“The banquet is a time to celebrate the many achievements of our BEST participants, both in and out of the show ring,” said Stephanie Sindel, OCA Director of Youth Programs. “Each participant is recognized for their hard work by family, friends and BEST supporters alike.”

Several representatives from program sponsors, Bob Evans Farms, Burroughs Frazier Farms, Evans Cattle Company, Farm Credit Mid-America, M.H. Eby, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Weaver Leather Livestock, were on hand to help present awards totaling more than $50,000 in belt buckles, luggage, show materials and other awards.

This year’s BEST program featured 15 sanctioned shows that weaved its way across the state with over 440 youth participants showing 649 head of market animals and heifers. The following Miami County youth were recognized:

• Breed Division Champions

– Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer — Kassidy Thompson, Miami County

– (TIE) Fifteenth Overall Crossbred Steer — Brianna Ellish, Miami County

YWCA offers Zumba classes

PIQUA — Zumba is in full swing at the YWCA Piqua for participants 15 years and older, with exercises to the tunes of exciting, lively music. “Participants can achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director.

Class members can purchase a punch card on sale from May 22-25, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Students can drop in for class as their schedule permits. New participants are always welcome to come in and give it a try.

For more information on class fees or registration, contact the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.