Area briefs

Fine to celebrate 90th

LAURA — Marie Fine will be celebrating her 90th birthday and would like friends and family to Join her with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Laura Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1 S. Miami St., Laura.

Gifts should be omitted.

If unable to attend, her family asks that you shower Marie with cards.

Key Club signs up members; collects pet food

TROY — The Troy Kiwanis Key Club has completed its sign up with 129 members this year.

The meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:15 a.m. in the Troy High School auditorium.

The organization had 23 volunteers helping out at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and there are several upcoming volunteer opportunities on the calendar.

The Troy Kiwanis Key Club also has been doing a pet food drive at the high school to benefit the Miami County Animal Shelter. After just one week, they collected over 400 pounds of food. They made their first delivery of donations on Sept. 21, which was exciting for the shelter employees.

The Kiwanis Club of Troy serves the children in Miami County, as well as the children around the world. Kiwanis members volunteer their services, time and money to support many projects for the children, for families and the community.

The Troy Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Troy Country Club.

Local animals headed to expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Deborah Bell of Casstown has entered six head of sheep in the Wool division of the 42nd annual Northern American International Livestock Exposition.

Mark Bell of Casstown also has entered 16 head of sheep in the Open and Junior Natural Colored Polled Dorset division.

The event is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with nearly 30,000 entries and $750,000 in prizes and awards.

Scheduled for Nov. 7-20, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.

5K run to benefit community

TROY — The Elks Share, Elks Care 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18 near the Gazebo on the levee by Hobart Arena, Troy.

Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each category.

Registration is $20 with a dry fit shirt if registered by Oct. 4; $15 without a T-shirt; and $25 for a late entry fee (same day) with shirt if available.

Raffle prizes and awards will be given immediately following the race.

Register online at or make checks out to Troy Elks 5K and mail to Maggie Vance, 917 Wheeler St., Troy, OH 45373. Include your name, birthday, age, address, phone, gender or youth, email, shirt size up to 2XL and emergency contact and phone number.

Proceeds will benefit area charities, including Needy Kids Christmas in Miami County, veterans programs, Elks National Foundation youth scholarships, Cerebral Palsy and Old Home Restorations.