Flu, other vaccines to be offered

MIAMI COUNTY — Beginning Oct. 1, Miami County Public Health will give flu vaccine and other immunizations by appointment only. Anyone needing an immunization can contact public health ahead of time and schedule an appointment. “Scheduling of immunizations will decrease wait times and make the process more convenient for people needing vaccine,” Health Commissioner Dennis Propes said.

Miami County Public Health offers all vaccinations for babies, children, teens, adults and seniors as well as travel vaccinations. Major insurance is accepted including Medicaid and Medicare. Low or no-cost vaccines are available and no one will be turned away for not having insurance.

To make an appointment, call (937) 573-3518 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be ready to provide name, address, phone number, physician’s name and name and date of birth of person receiving vaccine.

Also beginning Oct. 1, flu vaccine will be available. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the most important step to avoiding the flu this year. Flu vaccine is available for everyone 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccine is available for anyone over the age of 65.

For more information, contact Miami County Public Health at (937) 573-3518 or go to

PHS ‘73 to reunite

PIQUA — The Piqua High School class of 1973 will host their 45th reunion party from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Schmidlapp Free Library, 509 N. Main St.

The cost is $20 per person. Please send payment to Vicki Brubaker by Sept. 30; mail checks payable to her to: 2733 Stonebridge, Troy, OH 45373.

The reunion will have a Jimmy Buffett/island theme, so dress casually and comfortably. Food will be served, but it is BYOB. Mixers, water and ice will be supplied.

Invitations are not being sent out by mail, so please pass this information on to other classmates.

For questions, call Vicki Brubaker at (937) 335-6910. Also, visit the Facebook page “Piqua Class of 1973” for updated information

Crusey to discuss new book

PIQUA — Local author and humorist John Crusey will speak about his latest book, “Tug and Earl Did What?” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, in Room 456 of the East Hall of Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus.

Cathy Essinger, retired Edison State English professor and former Ohio Poet of the Year, will emcee the program and book signing.

Reviewer Vivian Blevins writes, “This collection of stories will have you laughing. Tug and Earl are two eccentrics who never met a challenge they couldn’t overcome whether it’s launching a moped over the Snake River Canyon or checking to see which is faster, lightning or greased lightning.

“Their conversations will delight you, make you want to tell your friends these stories: Tug is abducted by aliens or Tug and Earl encounter ghosts or prepare to chase tornados. It’s about snot bubbles, manly parts, tattoos in private places, and bra snapping in a world where everything can be repaired with a little cardboard and duct tape.”

“Tug and Earl” can be ordered on Amazon for $7.95.

Kiwanis meetings planned

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

Oct. 3: “The Clubhouse” with Cheryl Bender

Oct. 10: New officer and board member induction and special membership recognition at The Cornerstone Restaurant

Oct. 17: Working meeting and member spotlight

Oct. 24: Piqua/Troy clubs joint meeting

Oct. 31: Halloween parade overview and highlights

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be a noon luncheon and meeting on Wednesdays at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, 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