Area briefs


Retired teachers to meet

TROY — The Miami County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16 at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy.

The speaker will be Dr. Robin Rayfield, Executive Director, of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. He will share current news about ORTA and STRS.

If you are interested in your COLA and pension investments, please come as he will also be discussing the findings of the audit ORTA conducted of the State Teachers Retirement System.

Miami County Retired Teachers Association keeps retired teachers informed about important issues at the state and local levels, provides community service opportunities and fellowship. For additional information about MCRTA, contact David Pinkerton at 335-4501.

Please call Connie Keim 937-418-6710 by Aug. 9 with meal reservations.

Oktoberfest announced

PIQUA — The 9th annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 24-25. The Oktoberfest, which takes place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, Piqua, will feature BBQ chicken and authentic cabbage roll dinners, plus a variety of other festival foods. There will be music, raffles, and games, too. Hours are Friday, Sept. 24, from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 25, from 4:30-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Sneakers Walking Club Continues

TIPP CITY — There is still time to earn your free t-shirt. Join the Tipp City Sneakers and get walking. Walking is a form of exercise accessible to just about everyone. It’s safe, simple, and doesn’t require practice or special equipment. Tipp Monroe Community Services has continued and upgraded the walking club that was revived in January. The current goal for participants is to walk 100 miles between June 2 and Aug. 30. Each walker that turns in a completed mileage log will receive a t-shirt and will be automatically entered in a gift basket drawing on Aug. 30. There is no charge to join this club but registration is required. Visit for more information, to register and to print a mileage log. Logs are also available at the TMCS office. Information is also posted on the Tipp City Sneakers Facebook group page.

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