Community briefs

Center to host auction fundraiser

WEST MILTON — The West Milton Senior Center and Community Club recently had to replace its leaking, aging roof and now the organization is trying to replace the money spent on the new one. On Saturday, Dec. 2, they will host a quarter auction. The doors will open at 2 p.m. and the auction will begin at 3 p.m. There will be a food concession. There is no need to bring quarters, as the center will sell tickets.

Any questions, please call Carol Garver at (937) 698-7129. Admission is $2 at the door. All proceeds will go to the new roof fund.

TMCS to offer kids yoga

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering a new class called Children’s Yoga for children ages 3-7.

It is filled with games, slow and fast movements, stories, and activities geared towards children. Yoga helps develop body awareness, builds concentration and gives children an alternative to attachment to electronic devices.

The instructor is Kristi Kirinch. The class will begin Thursday, Nov. 30, and run for three weeks from 6:30-7:15 p.m. The cost of the class is $16 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. The classes are held at the TMCS Building located at 3 E Main Street in Tipp City.

To register, stop by the TMCS office or visit If you have any questions, call (937) 667-8631.

Annual gingerbread contest returns

TIPP CITY — Nothing says Christmas like a gingerbread house. TMCS and the Tipp City Area Arts Council will once again host a gingerbread house decorating contest from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The contest will be held at the Monroe Township Building located at 4 E. Main St., Tipp City.

The cost for new entries is $35, which includes the cost of a plastic gingerbread house. Returning teams who already have the ginger bread cottage pay $20. Icing is included, but teams must provide their own candy and edible decorations. No pre-made elements are permitted.

Teams can consist of up to four people. Teams consisting of all children must be accompanied by an adult. Houses will be judges on overall design, originality and Christmas/holiday spirit.

Veterans breakfast upcoming

TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m., will host local attorney Elizabeth Durnell. She will address all concerns and issues in the event of serious accident or illness at any time of life.

Durnell will discuss living wills and health care power of attorney. Durnell will also discuss wills and how living trusts avoid the fees, delay, and publicity of probate, as well as qualifying for veteran’s benefits, specifically Aid and Attendance, a long-term care solution for veterans.

For more information, visit or call (937) 332-8852.

SkillsUSA officers attend conference

COLUMBUS — Miami Valley Career Technology Center SkillsUSA students attended the Fall Leadership Conference on Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Columbus.

Three MVCTC students came home with Regional Officer Positions for the 2017-2018 school year, including Carly Newman, (Dental Assisting/Milton-Union), Vice President. Carly is the daughter of Mark and Julie Newman of West Milton.

Students receive degrees

OXFORD — More than 500 Miami University students earned a degree during Miami University’s summer term.

Local students include John Gaskins, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and Jessica Helman, Bachelor of Arts, both of Tipp City.

Park University announces local grads

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Park University’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio) Campus Center held its commencement ceremony on Nov. 5 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center in Springfield, Ohio. The University had 53 students eligible to participate in the ceremony.

Area students include Eric L. Mixon, Management/Computer Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude, and Mervyn R. Seivwright, Management/Human Resources, Cum Laude, both of Tipp City.