Area briefs

Student compete in contests

CASSTOWN — Recently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team competed in the District 5 Contests hosted by Anna High School.

In the Food Science and Technology Contest contestants included Emma Linn, Kelsey Kirchner, Zach Kronenberger, Emily Thimmes, Alyssa Westgerdes, Hunter Sharp, Katie Bodenmiller and Katie Bendickson.

Miami East students placed fourth out of 52 teams. The highest placing individuals from Miami East was Emma Linn, who third overall in the contest. There were more than 200 individuals in the contest.

During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package. Also they completed an aroma identification section, took a written test, responded to mock customer complaint scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test and flavor identification.

Card club winners named

MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon winners for October include:

Bridge winners:

Group 1:

First — Jean Shaneyfelt and Arlene Ehlers

Second — Marsha Simpson and Penny Dye

Third — Sandy Haack and Ruth Treon

Group 2:

First — Tom and Sue Gagnon

Second — Art and Joanne Disbrow

Third — Terry and Louretta Gaston

Group 3:

First — Lou Holter and Judy Logan

Second — Joyce Fraas and Ruth Jenkins

Third — Barbara Wilson and Penny Dye

Group 4:

First — Sue Gagnon

Second — Laury Braby

Third — Beth Earhart

Group 5:

First — Mary Jo Lyons

Second — Jane Athey

Third — Alice Schlemmer

Group 7:

First — Tim and Sally Adams

Second — Dr. Robert Allen and Dave Weaver

Group 8:

First — Julia Routson

Second — Beth Earhart

Third — Nancy Nims

Group 9:

First — Jan Wise and Mary Ann Heckman

Second — Betty Hatfield and Pauline Tate

Third — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter

Group 10:

First — Sandy Czajka

Second — Cindy Wingert

Third — Laury Braby and Ruth Treon.