FFA selling fruits, more

CASSTOWN — The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter is now holding their annual fruit fundraiser. The Miami East FFA will be selling Washington Red Delicious apples, Washington Golden Delicious apples, Ohio Red Delicious apples, Ohio Golden Delicious apples, Ohio Fuji apples, navel oranges, clementines, pears, pineapples, pink grapefruit, mixed fruit, and various peanuts. The fruit is sold in full and half boxes.

Miami East-MVCTC FFA is also offering a variety of cheeses, including Colby, Swiss, marble, pepper jack, and horseradish, ring bologna, large and small fruit gift baskets, and barbecue sauces. Additionally, FFA is offering Jack Link’s beef steaks in original or teriyaki flavors.

Miami East-MVCTC FFA chapter will be selling from now through Nov. 9. Delivery will be the first full week in December. If you want to buy fruit, there will be FFA members traveling throughout the community. If an FFA member does not contact you, call Miami East High School at 335-7070, Ext. 3212.

Board sets anniversary meeting, dinner

PIQUA – The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services will convene for its 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Dinner Oct. 17, at Edison State Community College in Piqua.

The Art of Recovery reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Myers-Vaccaro Art Gallery in East Hall. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater in North Hall. No business is expected to be transacted during the meeting.

The public is invited to attend both events. There is no charge for either the reception or the dinner, but registration is required, and seating is limited. For registration information, go online to www.tcbmds.org/celebrate, email Brad Reed at ReedB@tcbmds.org or call 335-7727, Ext. 209.

Featured guest speakers during the dinner are Dr. Mark Hurst, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Rusty Harden, a Tipp City artist who will demonstrate how art helps recovery.

The Art of Recovery gallery exhibit is open for public viewing during normal campus hours through Oct. 2

YWCA offers S.O.S. class

PIQUA — Want to get more organized? Do you have lots of lifetime possessions and are not sure what to do with all of them? Come to the S.O.S. (Senior Organizing Solutions Class) at the YWCA Piqua from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Instructor Olive Wagar, “the Compassionate Organizer,” a TEDx-Dayton speaker, will guide participants in this reorganization process.

S.O.S. is your ticket to freedom according to Wagar. “Many seniors are exhausted just thinking about sorting everything out and I will suggest ways to do this,” said Wagar. “Participants will enjoy the refreshing difference that comes with less stuff.”

For more information or to sign up for the class, call the YWCA Piqua at 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Hess family reunion planned

PIQUA — Descendants of Uriah and Armina (Pearson) Hess will gather at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., for a potluck dinner for their 111th Hess family reunion. Bring food to share and your own table service.

Uriah Hess traveled by wagon to Ohio in 1860 from Carroll County, Md., with his parents John and Barbara Hess when he was about 10 years old. In the 1870’s the family settled in the Pleasant Hill area. Uriah married Armina Pearson and they had 12 children with nine living to adulthood. Surnames in that generation include: Morris, Hoke, Faulknor, Swank, and McClure. Their first reunion was held in 1907. Family members from Ohio, Indiana, and California attended last year’s reunion.