FFA names Member of the Month

CASSTOWN — The November 2018 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Cael Rose. Tthe son of Mark and Cyndi Rose of St. Paris, he is a freshman and first-year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.

Rose lead the Agricultural Soils team to the State FFA Career Development Event. At the district event Rose was the first place individual out 218 individuals. Overall, the Agricultural Soils team placed second in the district. At the State Soils Career Development Event, he placed 57 out 183 individuals.

Every month of the school year, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one member that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special accolade in celebration of their accomplishment.

‘Security and Privacy 101’ class upcoming

PIQUA — Want to know about the level of security on your tablet or cell phone? Brad Reed’s “Security and Privacy 101” class is just for you on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Reed will help individuals check the level of security and know the different settings and measures that should be in place for protection.

“We have had Brad as a technology instructor for many different classes and individuals have all felt empowered with their devices afterwards,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “There is no such thing as a bad question for these classes.”

Class participants should bring their tablet or cell phone to class. YWCA membership is not required. Class size is limited so early sign-up is suggested.

For more information or to sign up, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, or call 773-6626.

YWCA offers kids’ fall class

PIQUA — Instructors and students from the Career Center Childhood Education and Care Program will present “Let’s Welcome Fall” for children 3 years old through kindergarten on Monday, Nov. 12, from 6-7 p.m. Fee for the class is $5.

Children will create a lifetime of memories in this fall-themed class with art projects, stories, singing and more. “We have had the staff and students from the Career Center teaching classes for several years and the little ones love them,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “The kids get so excited with all of the things that they do. Your child/grandchild won’t want to miss this fun-filled adventure.”

For more information or to register your child for the class, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Kayaking classes set

PIQUA — The Piqua branch of the Miami County YMCA will be offering kayaking class on Saturday, Nov. 17. The class will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class is designed for beginning kayakers who want to learn the basics of the sport.

The fee for the class is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited to four participants, and you must be at least 14 years of age to participate.

The class will be taught by Jeff Lange, a local kayaking enthusiast who is also a certified kayak instructor with the American Canoe Association. Lange brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the class.

There are many opportunities for renting a kayak around the Dayton area, as well as many waterways to go kayaking on.

For more information, or to register for the kayaking class, contact Donn Shade at the Piqua branch of the Miami County YMCA at (937) 773-9622. or email him at

The Miami County YMCA-Piqua Branch is located at 223 W. High St., Piqua.

Girl Scouts overnighter planned

TROY — Join staff and volunteers from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, for a fun and educational overnight adventure learning about conservation with Junior Girl Scouts.

Participants will meet BNC’s Wildlife Ambassadors and discover what makes them especially sensitive to pollution. This program is $25 per scout and $20 per leader, and is filled with nature games and lessons, as well as a late night snack, night hike, cool craft and continental breakfast. “Camp out” in the comfort of the Heidelberg Auditorium and create lasting memories during this overnight adventure.

The deadline for registration and payment is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Pre-register and pay by Monday, Nov. 5, and get a wildlife field guide for your troop. Girl Scout troops may now pay by cash, check or credit card.