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Hillsboro FFA strawberry sale

The Hillsboro FFA chapter is holding a strawberry sale. The strawberries are packed eight pints to a flat that weigh 7-8 pounds. Each flat costs $18. All orders are due Friday, Feb. 24 and can be picked up the week of March 13. You will be notified about the specific delivery date. All orders must be picked up or delivered the same day of arrival. Make checks payable to Hillsboro FFA. Each sale helps all chapter activities that occur throughout the year.

Sinking Spring soup supper

The Sinking Spring Community Church Men’s Group will have its annual soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the fellowship hall. The menu will include various types of soup (chili, potato, vegetable); ham, beans and cornbread; peanut butter and pimento cheese sandwiches; hot dogs; vegetable trays; a variety of desserts; and iced tea, lemonade and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted.

First Presbyterian dinner

The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield will serve dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 in the church dining room. The menu will be beef brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or corn, a variety of salads, rolls, desserts and drinks. The cost of the meal is a suggested donation of $8. Children 12 and under are free. Carry-out will be available.

No immunization clinic

The Highland County Health Department will not have an immunization clinic on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

North Joint Board of Trustees

The Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 200 South St., Leesburg, on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Roger Grimsley, discal officer, at 937-780-6909 x103.

Cardinal Land Conservancy

The next meeting of the Eastern Council of the Cardinal Land Conservancy will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 109 East Grant Ave., Georgetown, the law office of Rachel Triplett. The council serves Adams, Brown and Highland counties and is the successor to the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association. The Cardinal Land Conservancy is the local land trust whose mission is to preserve natural habitats, waterways, and productive lands in southwest Ohio by working with individuals, families and communities. For further information, call Pat Hornschemeier at 513-752-0647.

Care-A-Van schedule

The Care-A-Van, a cooperative service of the Highland County Health Department and Highland District Hospital, will visit the senior citizen parking lot in Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to noon and the Kmart parking lot in Hillsboro from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Lynchburg-Clay Blood Drive

The Lynchburg-Clay FFA Chapter will host its annual Hoxworth Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the high school. If you are interested in donating and being a hero by saving lives, contact the FFA at 937-364-2250 ext. 11209 or email at stacie.rhonemus@lclsd.org.

Mowrystown Farm Toy Show

The Mowrystown FFA Alumni and Mowrystown FFA, endorsed by the Southwestern Ohio Farm Toy Collector Club, will hold a Farm Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown. Tables are available for display areas for $12 each. A $2 admission fee includes a raffle ticket for an FFA tractor. Concessions will be available. All funds raised benefit the Mowrystown FFA. For more information call Gary Arledge at 937-763-2714, Milt Simmons at 937-763-8805 or Brian DeAtley at 937-763-0169.

House of Worship chili supper

The Hillsboro House of Worship will have a chili supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Highland County Homeless Shelter. The menu will include chili and white chili, hot dogs, sandwiches, pies, cake, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and water. The shelter will be served at the church fellowship hall, 8395 U.S. Route 62 at the north edge of Hillsboro. Everyone is invited.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On free meal will be Saturday, Feb. 25 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North Streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served 5-6 p.m. The menu will be chili mac and cheese, tossed salad, assorted drinks and desserts.

Hope over Heroin meeting

Hope over Heroin, a collaborative outreach ministry of area churches united to see those bound in addiction free, has been joined by local church pastors, community leaders, agencies and volunteers to fight the heroin epidemic in Highland County. If you or anyone you know would like to become involved in bringing this ministry to to the county the next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the the Highland County Justice Center, 130 Homestead Dr., Hillsboro (located behind Southern State). The speaker will be Rosalie Canfield, operations manager for Hope over Heroin. The group will discuss more in detail about the upcoming event scheduled for June 16-17 and will be giving the definite location of this event.

Paint Creek board meeting

The Paint Creek EMS/Fire District will hold a board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 204 N. East St., Hillsboro.

Knights Lenten Fish Fry

The second annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry will be held at Hillsboro VFW Post 9094, 1000 W. Main St. (behind Dairy Queen), from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on the seven consecutive Fridays of Lent: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14. Serving time is until 8 p.m., if fish supply holds out. All proceeds support local and international charities.

EC presents ‘Rock of Ages’

East Clinton High School will present “Rock Of Ages” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington. Reserved tickets can be purchased at Eat Clinton High School or at the door the night of the performance. They are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Reserved box seats are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eastclinton.org with a $1 service fee per tickets assessed. The doors open at 6 p.m. Call 937-584-2774 for more information.

Hillsboro VFW fish fry

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 (behind Dairy Queen) will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4. It is open to the public. The cost is $8 per person.

Fruitdale pancake/sausage dinner

The Fruitdale United Methodist Church is having its annual pancake/sausage supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday March 4. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, desserts, carrot sticks and celery, coffee, milk or orange juice. A freewill offering will be accepted. The church is located on SR 41, south of Greenfield. Everyone is welcome.

Brush Creek benefit canceled

The annual Brush Creek Life Squad Benefit scheduled for March 4 has been canceled for this year.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch

The Highland County Historical Society will host a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19. The menu will include potatoes O’Brien, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, pastries and drinks. Reservations can be made by calling 937-393-3392 by Monday, March 13. Leave your name, phone number and the number of reservations being requested.

Elvis at senior center

A Decade Dance of the ’50s & ’60s: Featuring Tyler Christopher as Elvis Presley is Saturday, March 25 at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a dinner, show, then a 1950s and 1960s dance until 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the center or online at highlandseniors.com. At-door tickets are $18 while supplies last. Call 393-4745 for more details.

Open Door free meal closed

The monthly Open Door free meal at the Greenfield First United Methodist Church will no longer be held.

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.

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