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Lane Mergler

Lane Mergler

Liza Bair

FFA members of month named

CASSTOWN — The February 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Members of the Month are Lane Mergler and Liza Bair.

Mergler is the son of Scott and Michelle Mergler of Troy. Bair is the daughter of Todd and Wendy Bair of Fletcher. Mergler and Bair are freshman at Miami East High School and first year members of the FFA.

Lane’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of Lane’s Lures, a custom fishing lure business. He plans to market his lures through social media and at craft fairs such as Miami East’s Viking Fest on Feb. 20. He is a member of the Program of Activities Committee of which he helped organize and attended the tour of Ohio State’s College of Food, Ag, and Environmental Sciences and Vet School.

Bair’s Supervised Agricultural Experience program consists of Minnie Winnies, a homemade horse treat business. She plans to market her treats to fellow horse enthusiasts. Liza has participated in county and district Novice Parliamentary Procedures as the vice chair, Princess For a Day fundraiser for the March of Dimes, and Freshman Families. She is on the Scholarship Program of Activities Committee.

Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student 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 receive a special memento in celebration of their accomplishment.

YMCA offers adult soccer league

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for an upcoming adult soccer league.

The adult soccer league takes place at the Piqua Branch on Sunday evenings beginning Feb. 21. Registration goes through Feb. 14. This soccer league is co-ed with two females on the court at a time. The season is an eight game season with a single elimination tournament for the top four teams.

For more information or to register, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

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