Area briefs


City offices to close

• PIQUA — Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, to allow city employees to observe Memorial Day.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, May 31.

Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, June 5, for Friday’s collection.

City staff urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

• TROY — All Troy City offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday.

City refuse collection and curbside recycling will be collected on Memorial Day and will be on schedule all week.

The Dye Mill Road Compost Facility will be closed on Memorial Day.

Motor pool to visit communities

MIAMI COUNTY — On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, the Ohio Motor Pool will convoy through various communities in the county. The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will host the convoy in observance of Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for lost loved ones and those fallen heroes who died while serving our country.

The convoy will travel from community to community in the region, and at approximately 1 p.m. will arrive at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy. The public is encouraged to welcome the convoy at the museum and to greet the convoy members. The museum, located at 2245 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Allow time to view the displays, including an authentic World War II Wooden Higgin’s (LCVP) Boat. At 2 p.m., a short memorial service will be held to honor those lost in service to our country.

Dinners available

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill VFW No. 6557 will offer a dinner on the following weekends for dine-in or carry-out.

Friday June 4 — Chicken fry with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 5 — Grilled or fried tenderloin sandwich and homemade french fries for $7 from 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 12 — Three pieces of fish with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $8 from 5-7 p.m.

Saturday June 19 — Marinated pork chop (non-marinated available) with baked potato and vegetable for $10 from 5-7 p.m.

Friday June 25 — Choice of three pieces of fish for $8, 21 pieces of shrimp for $8 or a combination of one piece of fish and 21 pieces of shrimp for $9. Froglegs will be available for $12. All served with french fries and coleslaw from 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday June 26 — T-Bone steak with baked potato, salad and a roll for $15 from 5-5 p.m.

FA members honored

BRADFORD — The May member of the month for the Bradford FFA Chapter goes to Justin Bryan, the single senior in the Bradford FFA chapter this year. Bryan has served on the Bradford FFA officer team as secretary and parliamentarian in various years. He has operated a time-intensive SAE for four years by managing a garden and making salsa with some of the products when everything is ready. He has remained heavily involved in the chapter while attending culinary arts at the Upper Valley Career Center. He competed in several Career Development Events (CDE’s) throughout his years in the FFA. He attended camps, national conventions and state conventions. He was named Star Senior this past year, and in years before was named Star Greenhand and Star Chapter member. After high school, Bryan plans to attend Sinclair Community College to further his education in culinary arts.

The May SAE Spotlight is Isabella Hamilton, a sophomore officer in the Bradford-UVCC chapter. Hamilton has been raising, working with and showing pigs for three years. She spends about an hour a day with them but will start to spend more time with them during the summer in preparation for showing. She has to clean pens, feed and water the pigs, and walks them in the yard with a whip almost every day. She uses different pigs every year because they get butchered after the fair. Hamilton has dedicated a lot of time and effort into her SAE while maintaining a 4.0 and playing sports year-round. She is vice president in the FFA chapter, president of the student council, is class president, a member of the NHS, and is in Spanish Club.

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