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Chicken, pulled pork meal set

TROY — The Troy Lions Club and the Troy Church of the Brethren will jointly sell chicken barbeque and pulled pork sandwich dinners from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, eat-in or carry-out, at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy.

Dinners include choice of a half chicken or large pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and homemade coleslaw.

Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at the church, from any Troy Lion member or by calling 339-0460.

A selection of desserts will be available for an extra charge. Walk-ins are welcome while the dinners last.

“It’s a nice collaboration between the Church of the Brethren and the Troy Lions Club,” said Mel Ward, a member of both organizations.

Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the church’s youth group and the Troy Lions Club vision health fund.

“We have been holding these joint diners for several years now and it really works well for both groups” he said. “Lots of repeat customers and as the word spread how good the dinners are, the attendance continues to grow.”

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Piqua, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. For more information see the Lions website: or call 335-7345.

For more information, contact Steve Kaplan at 335-7345 or Mel Ward at 339-0460.

Jason M. Myers, son of Diana and Scott Myers of Troy, has been awarded the 2015 American Meteorological Society/Earth Networks — WeatherBug Scholarship.

Myers is a graduate of Troy High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in meteorology at The University of Oklahoma.

The AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship is intended to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the atmosphere and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

The award is $2,500 for a nine-month period ikn the freshman year, and an additional $2,500 for a nine-month period in the sophomore year, based on performance in the first year.

Dixie Highway program planned

TIPP CITY — A Dixie Highway program, “Dixie Highway Centennial — Face, Photos, and Memories,” will be presented by retired educator and entrepreneur LaRee Little at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tipp Center Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive. The program is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Historical Society.

There is no charge and the public is invited to share a fun and interesting evening of information and memories.

By means of more than 200 slides, the 45-minute presentation relates highway facts, routes, photos, and the presenter’s memories of his family’s pre-1960 Dixie Highway trips to Florida and Canada. There will be time for questions.

Hess family reunion planned

PIQUA — Descendants of Uriah and Amina (Pearson) Hess will gather at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Mote Park Building, 635 Gordon St., Piqua, for a potluck dinner.

Bring food to share and your own table service.

In 1860, at the age of 10, Uriah Hess traveled by wagon to Ohio from Uniontown, Md., with his parents John and Barbara Hess. In the 1870’s they settled in the Pleasant Hill area of Miami County. Uriah and Armina had 12 children with nine living to adulthood. Surnames in that generation include Morris, Hoke, Faulknor, Swank, and McClure. Their first reunion was held in 1907.

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