Strike Out Homelessness
The Highland County Homeless Shelter invites the community to the sixth annual Strike Out Homelessness fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 8, at Highland Lanes from noon to 4 p.m. (please RSVP). The cost is $50 per lane for two hours, (shoes included) great family fun for less than $9 a bowler and a pizza special $9 large one item pizza and a pitcher of pop. If you are unavailable to bowl, lane sponsors are still needed. There will be a silent auction, raffles, and a 50/50 drawing. All donations will benefit the Highland County Homeless Shelter and the many programs offered to the clients.
Holiness Church bake sale
The Danville Pike Holiness Church will hold at rummage/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at 115 E. Josie Ave., Hillsboro. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Funds will go toward an upstairs restroom.
Lynchburg Fall Car Show
The annual Lynchburg Fall Car Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Lynchburg Lions Club Park on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg. The show is sponsored by the Lynchburg Lions Club and the Martinsville IOOF Lodge. Registration be from 9 a.m. until noon. The top twenty awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Contact Eddie Smart at 937-685-4825 or Roger Pence at 937-302-0937 for more information. The first 50 cars will receive dash plaques. Food will be served throughout the day by the Lions Club. The Southern Ohio Antique Tractor Pullers’ Association will have an official pull at the Lions Club Park Track the same day. Registration for the tractors will begin at 11 a.m. and the pull will begin at noon. Both events are free and open to the public.
Cookies With Characters
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center 2nd annual Cookies With Characters fundraising event is Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cookie decorating, crafts, games and more with all your favorite characters. Admission is $5 for all, except those who are 23 months and younger are $3. Admission includes lunch and activities. Advance tickets are on sale now. Call the center at 393-4745 for details. UDF ice cream will be for sale in various flavors.
Presidential Debate Watch Party
The Highland County Republicans will host a Presidential Debate Watch Party starting at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at their headquarters located at 200 W. Main St., Hillsboro. All are welcome to attend. Snacks will be served.
Shorter Chapel 176th anniversary
Shorter Chapel AME Church will celebrate its 176th anniversary in Greenfield at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. It is inviting family and friends, as well as other churches. The church was first organized in 1840 and has continued to serve this community throughout the years. The speaker will be the Rev. Timothy White and his congregation from the First Church of God in Washington C.H. will be on hand along with the church’s praise dancers. Matt Prichard from the South Salem Methodist Church and Barbara Rose from the AME church in Wilmington both will be singing.
No immunization clinic
The Highland County Health Department will not have an immunization clinic on Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day.
Board of Elections meeting
The Highland County Board of Elections will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the board office. The public is welcome to attend.
Paint Creek EMS/Fire District
The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will be in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 640 N. Washington St., Greenfield.
Maintenance, restoration committee
The Hillsboro Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Hillsboro Municipal Court, 130 Homestead Drive, Hillsboro, to review a request for a sign variance. The meeting is open to the public.
Health department open Tuesday
The Highland County Health Department Care-A-Van will not run as regularly scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 11. The health department will provide services in its office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1487 N. High Street, Suite 400, Hillsboro. If you have any questions, call the health department at 937-393-1941.
Highland County OPWC
The Highland County Ohio Public Works Commission District 15 Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Highland County Engineer’s Office. This meeting is being held in order to approve Highland County’s Round 31 Project Package. Questions or comments regarding this meeting may be addressed to Dean Otworth, Highland County Engineer, by calling 937-393-3496,
SSCC Board of Trustees
The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Community Room on the college’s Brown County Campus, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab.
Bright Local special meeting
The Bright Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting/work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Whiteoak High School Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to review the five-year forecast.
Rosenberger in Hillsboro
Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) will hold district office hours in Highland County next week. The office hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Highland County District Library, 10 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro.
Highland SWCD Annual Meeting
The Highland Soil & Water Conservation District 74rd Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 13 at the Highland County Training & Employment Center (Hi-Tec), 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro from 5:30-7 p.m. The Highland SWCD will be hosting a social gathering with light refreshments. Program highlights include the supervisor election from 5:30–6:30 p.m. and the presentation of awards at 6:30 p.m. Two supervisors will be elected to serve a three-year term. Jim Carr, Kyle Mustard and Alex Walker are the candidates. You may vote on the evening of the meeting or by requesting an absentee ballot in writing no later than three days prior to the election. Requests should be mailed to the Highland SWCD office at 514 Harry Sauner Rd. Suite 2 Hillsboro. Reservations are not required to attend the annual meeting.
Southern Ohio Genealogical Society
The History of American Immigration and Naturalization will be the topic of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the North High Business Center, 1487 N. High St., Hillsboro, in the Community Room. The public is welcome. Mel Haines will present a Power Point presentation on how our ancestors immigrated to America and became naturalized citizens. He will also cover tips on how to determine when and where they landed in this new country.
Highland County PERI
The Highland County Chapter of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. be Oct. 13 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz, St. Hillsboro. The speaker will be Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger. All members and guest are welcome.
Medicare help at senior center
The Ohio Department of Insurance will be at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 to provide the community with a discussion on Medicare 101. For additional assistance with Medicare questions, an appointment may be made with an Ohio Department of Insurance counselor after the discussion at the senior center. Call the center at 393-4745 to make your appointment and for additional info. Lunch will be available.
Marshall Fall Fun-Fest
The Marshall School Committee wil host a Fall Fun-Fest at the Marshall School Gymnasium from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be a variety of carnival games, grocery bingo, popcorn and cake walks. Game tickets will be 25 cents each or five for $1. Refreshments of sloppy joes, coney dogs, chicken and noodles, macaroni and cheese and homemade pies will be available. A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. Registration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and upkeep of the Marshall School Gymnasium. For more information contact Kristi Grover at 466-2882 or Karen Sheeley at 466-2124.
Dodsonville Wild Game Dinner
The Dodsonville Community Church will hold its fifth annual Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1810 U.S. Route 50, Lynchburg. There will be adult raffles for two guns and a kids raffle for a youth gun. There will door prizes, home cooked wild game plus other menu items, and Tom Coogan will be the guest speaker. Donations will benefit the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center. For more information call Matt at 937-402-0838 or Vanessa at 937-763-7132.
New Hope Baptist Youth Day
The New Hope Baptist Church, 128 E. Beech St., Hillsboro, will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Oct. 16. The guest speaker will be Brent Burns from the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton. The worship begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Historial society meal
The Highland County Historical Society invites the public to join it for a meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. This meal will recreate the weekly Sunday meal that June Doorley hosted beginning back in 1949 when she took over the Highland House Inn, where she was proprietress until 1964. Doorley’s bountiful table was famous throughout the county. The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, and biscuits. Dessert will be white cake or date nut pudding. Doorley’s own recipes will be used to recreate her delicious meal. Although Doorley’s meal tickets were a bargain at 50 cents, a donation of $10 for this meal will be requested. This meal will be by reservation only by calling the Highland House Museum at 393-3392. No reservations will be taken after Friday, Oct. 14.
Meal preparation class
The monthly class in meal preparation will be held at the Greenfield Area Christian Center Community Room, 910 N. Fifth St., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Participants will take home their prepared dish along with recipes and the ingredients for another dish. Call 937-981-7176 to reserve your space.
Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion
The Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion, classes 1980-1990, will held held Saturday, Oct. 22 at the AmVets Campground at Rocky Fork Lake. The campground has been rented and is available for use for $10 for the night. For more information visit the Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Class of 1980-1990 Facebook page.
SOESC Records Commission
The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Records Commission will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, to review records retention and disposal matters.
Humane Society annual meeting
The Highland County Humane Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the basement of the Highland County Administration Building, 119 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro.
Nazarene Trunk or Treat
The Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene is hosting More Than a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You are invited to join in the night of fun and candy. Activities will include trunk or treating, carnival games and refreshments. Businesses, individuals and candidates for elected offices who are interested in setting up a trunk should contact the church office at 937-393-3545.
Hillsboro FFA hosting 5K
The Hillsboro FFA Chapter will hold a 5K race on Oct. 29 at Rocky Fork State Park (9800 North Shore Drive). Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The fee is $25; however, if you preregister by Oct. 14, the fee is $20 and includes a free T-shirt. To preregister, pick up a form in the main office or ag department at Hillsboro High School. The forms are also available online at hcs-k12.org. All proceeds go toward Adopt-A-Family, helping provide Christmas gifts to local families in need.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Serving will be from 4 until 4:30 p.m. The menu will be chili, crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and applesauce. Everyone is welcome.
GACC Showcase Open House
The Greenfield Area Christian Center will host a Ministry Showcase Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The community is invited to stop by and come see the center and learn about the work the various ministries are doing in the community.
Altrusa Book Sale
Altrusa of Highland County is preparing for the annual Altrusa/AAUW book sale. Barrels for the collection of gently used books have been placed in the Hillsboro, Greenfield, Lynchburg and Leesburg public libraries in addition to Kroger and the Community Markets in Hillsboro and Greenfield. No magazines, encyclopedias, texts or condensed books, please. The book sale will be held at the Giovanni Pizza/Rent 2 Own shopping mall on North High Street in Hillsboro on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will provide local scholarships and literacy projects.
Veterans Appreciation Night
The fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Night and Open House, hosted by the Highland County Veterans Service Office, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Hi-TEC Center Conference Rooms, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. Light refreshments will be served.