Community briefs

Lunch and Learn program set

WEST MILTON – Do you have more piles than files? Do you keep papers just in case? Do you dread collecting tax records? Olive Wagar, the Compassionate Organizer, may have a solution in “Keep or Toss? Overcoming Paper Procrastination” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Milton-Union Public Library.

Wagar will be sharing tips and strategies for making difficult paper decisions in this next installment of the library’s “Lunch and Learn” series.

For more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515, visit or

Tax assistance available

WEST MILTON – If you are a senior or of low income and get overwhelmed by tax filing, AARP can help. The AARP Tax Aide volunteers are returning to the Milton-Union Public Library for their annual tax assistance program from now until April 14.

The volunteers will work with filers on a first come, first serve basis every Thursday from when the library opens at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the second Monday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m. No sign-up is required. All personal paperwork should be brought with you.

For more information, call 937-698-5515. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

TMCS addresses growing heroin epidemic.

TIPP CITY — This class will provide insight into the growing heroin epidemic in our area and the influences on our community. Signs of use, trends, driving under the influence, uses, and the topic of narcan will be discussed. This class is for parents and/or teenagers or any-one in the community who would like more information about heroin use. Officers of the Tipp City Police Department, instructors. Class will be Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Government Center. Registration is required. Please call for more information or go to

UVMC Heart Month health fair set

MIAMI COUNTY — Upper Valley Medical Center will host its annual Heart Month Health Fair for the community Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UVMC Lower Level Conference Rooms.

Free cholesterol/blood sugar/blood pressure screenings will be offered. UVMC clinicians and cardiology professionals will be on hand to provide additional health testing and helpful information.

Appointments are required to help reduce wait times at this event. To register for a time, please call CareFinders at 1-866-608-3463.

Scholarships available

MIAMI COUNTY — The Troy Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 scholarship season. More than $300,000 is available for high school seniors in Miami County and surrounding counties.

Our scholarships are made possible by the generosity of individuals, families, organizations and businesses that believe in the power of continued education.

Each scholarship is unique and has specific criteria set up by each of the donors when the fund was established. While most of our scholarships are available to high school seniors, we have a few for post high school graduates majoring in a specific area of study.

For available scholarship information, seniors may contact their high school guidance department, visit the foundation’s website at look under scholarships and the high school you attend or call the Troy Foundation office at (937) 339-8935 with questions. The deadline for most scholarships is March 18.

Purses sought for auction

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is looking for new or gently used purses, scarves and jewelry for the fourth annual Purse Auction on March 19.

TMCS will be hosting the Purse Auction and luncheon Saturday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tipp City United Methodist Church.

Cost of a ticket is $20. Proceeds will go to the Lunch on Us Program which served 5,355 lunches during the summer of 2015. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 15 at TMCS office at 3 E. Main Street, during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Call 667-8631 for more information.

Please bring items for donation to the TMCS office by Feb. 29.