Area briefs


YW offers ‘Safe Sitter’ class

PIQUA — Students ages 11-13 can sign up to become a “Safe Sitter” with a three-session class beginning Thursday, May 2. Other class times in this session will be held May 9 and 16. All class sessions are from 4-6 p.m.

“This program is more than babysitting, but a youth developmental program focusing on safety and life skills,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “Students will participate in small group interactive learning, role—play games and practice rescue skills with manikins.”

Upon completion of this six-hour course, students will be a registered safe sitter.

“YWCA volunteers have completed extensive training to be able to teach this program,” said Royer-DeLong. “We feel that the youth taking the Safe Sitter classes will be better prepared to both babysit and take care of emergency situations at home and in other places too.”

Students must attend all three classes in order to be certified. YWCA membership is not required. Fee for the class is $35. Class size is limited so sign up early.

For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., or call 773-6626.

Tipp Seniors to provide lunch

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Seniors, Inc. will begin serving a lunch meal on May 6 to individuals 60 years or older. Meals will be served on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays and provided by Senior Resource Connection funded by the Area Agency on Aging.

Registration is required and a meet and greet is scheduled for May 1 from 1-2 p.m. at the Tipp City Seniors Center, 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

Call 667-8865 to for more information or to make a reservation.

Card club winners named

MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon winners for March are as follows:

Bridge Winners:

Group 2:

First — Dick and Sandy Adams

Second — Terry and Louretta Gaston

Third — Bob and Alice Schlemmer

Group 3:

First — Sandy Pahl and Sandra Haack

Second — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko

Group 5:

First — Alice Schlemmer

Second — Marge Burk

Third — Mable Leytze

Group 8:

First — Nancy Nims

Second — Patty Penny

Third — Judy Logan

Group 9:

First — Mary Lynne Mouser and Liz Curtis

Second — Mickey Fletcher and Lyn Mead

Third — Fred and Cathy Brown

Group 10:

First — Mary Beth Anthony

Second — Mary Lynne Mouser

Third — Laury Braby.

Miami East Junior High School Choir District results

CASSTOWN —Miami East Junior High students recently participated in OMEA District XI Jr. High Solo and Ensemble Contest. Receiving Superior ratings on vocal solos were: Rylee Gardner, Karly Yantis, Charlie Zawalich, Brayden Link, Sumsaar Thapa, Emily Studebaker, Ethan Fine and the MEJH Chamber Choir. Luke Hamaker also received a Superior rating on his piano solo. Receiving Excellent ratings were Noah King, Kierstin Thomas and Faith Thomas. Miami East Vocal students were accompanied by Mrs. Melissa Lozano and coached by Omar Lozano.