Right Worshipful Brother Steve Argast, Englewood Lodge No. 743, was recently inducted into the Dayton-area Softball Hall of Fame. He has played softball for some 50 years, including seasons with the West Milton Eagles and the Dayton Legends. Right Worshipful Brother Argast recently turned 70 and plans to keep playing ball as long as he can.
“I started playing in the Dayton Industrial AA League when I began my apprenticeship at GM,” explained Argast. “Now I’m playing in the AAA league for the 70 to 74 year old bracket. The senior leagues are currently the largest leagues in the Dayton area.”
Among the 2017 inductees into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame was Brother Jim Buchy, Greenville Lodge No. 143. He was recognized for his service on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee during his 22 years as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He was also the assistant director in the Ohio Department of Agriculture
Buchy worked with his fellow legislators to promote a better understanding of the importance of agriculture and to bring 4-H and FFA programs to students in urban areas.