Area briefs

Farmers, 4-H breakfast planned

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Farm Bureau will host its second annual Farmers and 4-H breakfast to be held at the Miami County Fairgrounds, Duke Lundgard Building, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, on April from 7:30-10 a.m.

This event is open to the public. The cost is $5 per person, ages 4-10 are $2, and 3 and under are free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, yogurt, coffee, juice and milk.

All proceeds benefit the Miami County 4-H program. During the breakfast, a presentation will be made to all the local fire departments of two helmets as well as two full body safety harnesses to assist in grain engulfment emergency rescues. The items are being donated on behalf of the Miami County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

“We wanted to start a social event that will become a tradition, much like the Miami County 4-H barbecue has been for over 60 years. When we can gather as a community, break bread and support our youth, everyone wins,” said Dan Sturgill, committee chair for the 4-H and Farmer Share Breakfast.

Brownies overnight set at BNC

TROY — From 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, Brukner Nature Center will offer a Brownies sprinh overmnight adventure.

Participants will learn more about some common insects we may see every day, meet some live predators of insects, play games and even make a craft to help out some of our insect friends that are in trouble.

The program is $25 per scout and $20 per leader, and includes a late night snack 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, March 20. Preregister and pay by Monday, March 13 and get a wildlife field guide for your troop.

Cuban paintings coming to Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host Arte Cubano 2016. This special exhibition will be on display in the Hayner Center’s Art Studio from March 10 through April 30.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 10 rom 5-6:45 a.m. at 301 W. Main St., Troy. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

This special art studio exhibition of Cuban art features a collection of contemporary paintings from Baracoa, Cuba. The show includes work by the Tiberacón group. Master artist and instructor Guillermo Orlando Piedra Labañino leads this group of talented artists in promoting Baracoan culture and art in the communities surrounding Baracoa.

For more information, visit or call (937) 339-0457.

Students of Month named

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Student Services Director Matt Meyer released the names of the Students of the Month for February. Students from each program are named to recognize extra effort and encourage development of leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service abilities throughout the year.

Honorees include:

Bradford: Allison Nicodemus, Interactive Media II; Bailey Wysong, Early Childhood Education and Care I;

Covington: Darianne Ganger, Early Childhood Education and Care II (Algebra II); Darianne Ganger, Early Childhood Education and Care II (Global/Current Events); Anne Randall, Exercise Science II (Sociology);

Ft. Loramie: Samuel Geise, Electronics II (English);

Houston: Mackenzie Heffelfinger, Cosmetology I:

Miami East: Jacob Brown, Automotive Technologies I (Government);

Newton: Olivia Rollins, Cosmetology II;

Piqua: Logan Bubeck, Interactive Media I (Government and Current Events); Mackenzie Jessup, Exercise Science I (Government); Jacob North, Exercise Science II; Madison Ordean, Exercise Science I;

Troy: Amber Joins, Interactive Media I; Cheyane Lee, Early Childhood Education and Care II; Jessica McCulloch, Landscape II (Science 12)