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Adena Greenfield blood drive

Adena Greenfield Medical Center will hold a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Greenfield Life Squad building on North Washington Street. The Red Cross has notified the hospital of a critical shortage of blood and the need for extra volunteers to give blood. An appointment can be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code AdenaGreenfieldMC.

SSCC trustees meet Jan. 25

The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet 12 noon Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the community room of the college’s Fayette Campus, 1270 U.S. Route 62 SW, Washington C.H. The trustees’ 2017 schedule includes meetings on March 23-24, April 19, May 5, June 21, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, and Nov. 15. Visit www.sscc.edu/about/board-trustees.shtml for more information.

Bright Local meeting canceled

A special Bright Local Board of Education meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 has been canceled.

Paint Creek CPR class

The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will offer a free CardioPulmonary Resuscitation class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the former Hillsboro Fire House Community Room, 201 N. East St., Hillsboro. For more information about it and other educational programs, call 937-981-3394, ext. 846.

Country Quilters moving

The Country Quilters will move to a meeting place at Good News Gathering on U.S. Route 62 just south of Hillsboro for a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Jan. 26. All members need to attend as changes are to be made after the sudden loss of the club leader, Darlene Prosek.

Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, Jan. 28. Eat-in serving will be from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. The menu will be potato soup, crackers, hot dogs, cookies and fruit. Everyone is welcome.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On Free Meal will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and Praise will be at 4:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be chili soup and crackers, peanut butter sandwiches, veggies and dip, assorted desserts and drinks.

Reformation Tailgate Party

The Peace Lutheran Church in Hillsboro will host a Reformation Tailgate Party on Sunday, Jan. 29 with social time starting at 2 p.m. and a short program at 3 p.m.

OVRDC county caucus

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is holding its annual Highland County caucus reorganization meeting for at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in the commissioners office at the Highland County Administration Building. Major items on the agenda, which is open to the public, include: review and revise caucus membership, selection of executive committee members, and selection of a project review committee member. Other subjects covered in the meeting include: discussion of Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration project development, project eligibility, and program changes; and status of OVRDC’s new Regional Transportation Planning Organization efforts. The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission is a regional planning and economic development agency which coordinates federal, state and local resources to encourage development in 12 southern Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. For more information, call John Hemmings at 1-800-223-7491.

HDH Board meetings

The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors meets in 2017 on the last Wednesday of each month, January to November, in the boardroom at hospital at 7 p.m. Meeting schedules for specific committees can be obtained by contacting Melinda Russell at 937-393-6101.

Free lipid profiles

The Highland County Health Department is offering free lipid profile screens throughout the month of February to residents of Highland County who are 45 years or older. This screening requires that you fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 12 hours before the test. For more information or to schedule your free screening, contact the Highland County Health Department at 937-393-1941.

Hillsboro VFW fish fry

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 (behind the Dairy Queen) will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cost is $8. The menu includes fries, slaw, fish, hush puppies and a soft drink. The dinner is open to the public.

Hillsboro FGBMFI

The Hillsboro Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International will hold a dinner meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Common Ground Community Church, 7406 Mad River Rd., Hillsboro. The guest speaker will be retired teacher Steve Austin. Praise and worship by Hearts of Worship. The 7:45 p.m. meeting is free. The dinner buffet is $9. Please make dinner reservations in advance by calling 937-764-2044.

Fairfield board of ed.

The Fairfield Local School Board of Education will hold a work session on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the district office conference Room. No action will be taken. The public is invited to attend. For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221.

Catholic Rural Life

On Feb. 9 the Catholic Rural Life of the St. Martin Deanery will hold its regular meeting. On the agenda is planning for the Buy Local Foods seminar to be held Feb. 19 at St. George Church. The meetings are open to anyone who shares the goals of bringing a Christian perspective to life in rural areas, preserving rural heritage and working to promote dialogue between rural and urban leaders. The meeting will be held at St. Mary’s church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. For directions or more information, call Pat Hornschemeier at 513-752-0647 (day) or 937-378-4560 (evening).

Fall Creek pancake supper

The Fall Creek Friends Church would like to invite everyone to its annual pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro. The church will serve pancakes or waffles, ham or sausage, and milk or coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Harriett Church

The Harriett Church, 3895 Harriett Rd., Hillsboro, has Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., a Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m., a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The preacher is Gary Whitley.

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