Community briefs

Bethel Middle School to perform first musical

BETHEL TOWNSHIP — Bethel Middle School will present its first musical: Seussical Jr. on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by the general public for $3 beginning Tuesday, November 10th in the auditorium from 2:45-4 p.m.

Tickets will also be available for purchase prior to each performance. For more information, contact Director Lara Wolford at

Last Milton Memories scheduled

WEST MILTON — The last fall Milfton Memories recording session will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the West Milton Municipal Building on S. Miami St.

The panel will be made up of members of the M-U Class of ‘61. Each one will cover a different topic. The panel members are: Judy Cool Lecklider, Judy Battson Butts, Myra Foster Hutchinson, Roy Steele, Sharon Hughes Steele, Marvin Rue, Sharon Kauffman Hastings, Susie Miller Cummins, Kay Ditmer Baker, Russell Honeyman.

The public is invited and audience participation is welcome. For further information call Barb at (937-698-6559) or Susie at (937-698-6798).

Roller Mill to host Muleskinner Band

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Roller Mill’s Thursday night concert series welcomes back the Muleskinner Band on Thursday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. This band seems a natural for the Roller Mill, which was originally a gristmill on Canal Lock 15 of the Miami Erie Canal. The band derives its name from the drivers, or muleskinners, of the mule teams that pulled the canal boats.

Bill Purk, playing guitar and mandolin, leads this Urbana-based band. Other musicians include Kenny Hunuska on guitar and Floyd Alexander on bass and vocals. For 30 years audiences have enjoyed their bluegrass, country, and gospel music in an easy-listening style.

The theater is located at 225 East Main Street in the historic district of downtown Tipp City. The Thursday Night Concert Series are held on the second and fourth Thursday’s of each month June through Dec. 10. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students K – 6. For more information or reservations call 937-667-3696 or

Holiday show set

TIPP CITY — The annual Christmas Holiday Show — now the 47th year — is once again happening on Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s Winter Yuletide Gathering. This show features local artists with their handmade items including items in wood, fiber arts of all kinds, glass, polymer clay, photography and many others. The show is held in the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5p.m. Eloquence Catering is handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and snacks while visiting the show. Come see the show, and enter your name in fhe door prize drawing.

Author signing event offered

ENGLEWOOD — New & Olde Pages Book Shoppe’s annual Holiday Open House will be on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an Author Signing Event the same day from 1-5 p.m. New holiday books, puzzles, and gift items will be featured, plus a free goody bag and refreshments served throughout the day.

Eight established authors will be previewing and discussing their latest novels. Attending will be Patricia A. Rasey, Brian Forschner, Greg Enslen, C. W. Tullis, Scott Trostel, Marla Cross, Saundra Staats McLemore and Edson B. Waite, Jr. They will be offering a wide-range of novels from cozy mysteries, historical fiction, page-turning thrillers, ghosts and the paranormal, inspirational fiction, pictorial children’s music books and hunting adventures.

The Book Shoppe is located at 856 Union Boulevard in Englewood across from Kroger. For more information call 832-3022.

Craft show planned

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the church activity center (one block west of St. Rt. 48).

The event will feature 20+ booths offering a wide variety of items, including jewelry, wood crafted items, candles accessory items for infants and tots, baked goods and more. The Methodist Women will also offer their homemade mince meat by the quart or pint and their homemade, ready to cook, pot pie.

The Hoffman Cafe’ will provide coffee and donuts, pop, sandwiches, homemade chicken corn soup, vegetable soup, and a variety of pie. For more information or details, call Jean at 837-698-5541.

Fingerprinting services moved

MIAMI COUNTY — Starting Monday, Nov. 9, all web, fingerprint, and background checks will be completed at the Incarceration Facility, 2042 N. County Road 25A, Troy, instead of the main Sheriff’s Office in the Safety building.

More and more occupations are requiring candidates be fingerprinted prior to employment. M.C.S.O. averages five to seven web/fingerprint checks per day per week. Due to the limited and congested parking conditions around the Safety Building Sheriff Cox has opted to move all web/fingerprint checks to the Incarceration Facility which is centrally located in the county and has ample parking. This will serve the public much more quickly and efficiently.