Area briefs



Y offers SNL youth event

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, March 9, for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade.

This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, and the Youth Center. Pizza and lemonade will be served at the Youth Center. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m.

Register at the Piqua branch or over the phone at (937) 773-9622. Cost is $10 members and $16 non-members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at (937) 440-9622 or

Rug weaving at YWCA

PIQUA — Mary Frances Rodriguez, Design 52 Creative Service consultant, will share the “History of Rug Weaving” at the YWCA Piqua’s March 13 Monthly Luncheon Series. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon ($7 per person). Reservations for the luncheon must be made by Monday, March 11.

“Rodriguez will share her story about how she weaves rugs for individuals and families to tell their story,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director.

Rodriguez said, “I use color, fabric décor and life style to make the rug truly personal for each family. The rug truly shows the history of a family when it is completed.”

In addition, a UVMC nurse will give free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 10:5-11 a.m. Make reservations by calling the YWCA at (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

FFA Member of Month named

CASSTOWN — The March 2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Elizabeth Bair.

She is the daughter of Mark Bair and Stacey Elliott. She is a junior and third-year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.

Bair is a member of both the Dairy Cattle Evaluation and the Meats Evaluations Career Development Event teams. Bair, a co-chair of the Safety Committee, is planning a babysitter safety program for April. She attended the National FFA Convention. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience is raising and marketing pasture-raised market beef.

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.

Horseshoe clinic upcoming

TROY — The Troy Horseshoes Club will offer free clinics for children ages 8 and older as well as adults to learn to play horseshoes.

The clinics will be from 1-4 p.m. April 27-28, and again May 4-5, at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

Registration deadline is April 13-14 by calling Doug at (937) 212-5879 or Tom at (937) 573-7900.

Project DAWN at Fusion

PIQUA — Fusion will hold their monthly Project DAWN training, a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program through Miami County Public Health, on Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 pm at Fusion, 421 Broadway.

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Project DAWN training by Miami County Public Health is conducted at Fusion the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.