Area briefs

Farm bureau makes donations

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Farm Bureau donated $900 to Ohio State University Extension Miami County 4-H program and $900 to the Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund from its proceeds from the Dairy Bar milkshakes at the 4-H barbecue in July.

Graves-Fearon Nationwide Agency donated the ice cream and milk for the shakes during the barbecue.

The 4-H program is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year — helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

The Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund is a charitable organization looking towards the future of Miami County’s agriculture programs and youth. The fund is a managed non-profit endowment of the Miami County Foundation for continuing agricultural programming in Miami County.

Make a T-shirt quilt

TIPP CITY — Learn how to repurpose old T-shirts into a new quilt that will have both sentimental and practical value. Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering a six week t-shirt quilting class beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-7 p.m. The class runs for six Thursdays (no class on Oct. 31). The instructor is Suzanne Moorman. A supply list is provided upon registration. You must provide your own machine.

The classes are held at Tipp Monroe Community Services located at 3 E. Main Street in Tipp City. The cost for each session is $25 for residents and $28 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is required. Register and pay online at

Medicare update offered

PIQUA — Mary Leep-Pichert, an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) Community liaison, will present a Medicare Update Program at the YWCA Piqua from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The program is free and open to the public. YWCA membership is not required.

Information about traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (HMOs, PPOs and PFFSs) along with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) will be presented. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers and, if time permits, a one-on-one time for questions will take place. The beginning of the Medicare insurance

Enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those about to turn 65 or those already enrolled in Medicare to get questions answered,” said YWCA Executive Director Leesa Baker. “We are pleased that an OSHIIP liaison from the Ohio Department of Insurance will be with us for this very informative program.”

Those interested in attending are asked to call the YWCA at 773-6626 to register. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.