HCA monthly donation lunch
The Hillsboro Christian Academy will hold its monthly donation lunch Sunday, Jan. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. It will be serving beef and noodles. Everyone is invited. A donation of $5 per meal is suggested. The lunch will be served in the annex of the Church of the Nazarene, 8230 U.S. Route 50.
HC Board of Elections hours
The Highland County Board of Elections will be closed Jan. 14 through Jan. 17 so the staff may attend the Secretary of State Winter Conference.
The office will also be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Normal office hours will resume Jan. 21.
Bright Local Board of Ed. meeting
The Bright Local Board of Education will hold its annual tax budget hearing, organizational meting and regular meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Whiteoak High School.
Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility site open
The city of Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility site will be open from noon to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. It will be accepting yard waste and Christmas trees. You must present identification on site to prove you are a resident of the city. This will be the last day the facility will be open until the spring of 2014.
Second annual Holiday Bazaar and Snowflake Pageant
The second annual Holiday Bazaar and Snowflake Pageant will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Vendors will be open from 10 a.m. until end of pageant in the administration building.
A holiday beauty pageant will begin at 11 a.m. for age groups 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-24 months, 2-3 year olds and 4-6 year olds for each gender. New this year will be a pageant for older girls with age groups 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-18 years. For pageant registration and information, contact Angie Reid at 937-725-4596.
Benefit for Scott Purdin
Alley 21 Benefit will be held for Scott Purdin on Jan. 19 from 12-4 p.m. Blue Steel will be playing along with a silent auction, raffles and lots more. The auction starts at 12 p.m. with closing bids at 4 p.m. There will be good food, good people and good fun. Donations are needed for the auction. Contact Pam Bailey 937-661-1572, Dawn Purdin 937-606-0636, Rob Purdin 937-509-0306 or Alley 21 937-840-0200 (ask for Faye or Russ). Donations can be made to all NCB Banks to the Scott Purdin Benefit Fund, treasurer Pam Bailey, NCB Bank, 139 S. High St., Hillsboro.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. The menu will be potato soup, hot dogs, crackers, cookies and fruit. Everyone is welcome.
Buy Local Foods Seminar
On Sunday, Jan. 26, Catholic Rural Life and the OK River Valley Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will sponsor the 7th annual Buy Local Foods Seminar. Kristin Gangwer, manager of the Our Harvest Cooperative Food Hub Project in Cincinnati, will give the keynote speech about her food hub which is creating jobs, training farmers and getting more local produce into area institutions, grocery stores and restaurants. Gangwer will also lead a discussion telling local producers and consumers about the nuts and bolts of Our Harvest.
In addition, there will be other workshops and discussions on topics such as raising sheep, gardening through different times in one’s life span, the state of local food in the central Ohio River Valley, maple syrup production, farm to school, and intensive gardening on a small lot.
The seminar will be held at St. George Parish Hall, 509 E. State St., (SR 125) Georgetown 1:45 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Julie Kline at 937-392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier 937-378-4769 (day); (937) 378-4560 (evening). There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m., the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Know the 10 Warning Signs” at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center in Hillsboro. For more information, please call 937-779-6990.
Wednesday, March 5, 1 p.m. the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Making Nursing Home Visits More Meaningful” at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center in Hillsboro. For more information, please call 937-779-6990.
Applications available for Altrusa scholarships
Altrusa International of Highland County is accepting applications for educational scholarships ranging from $250-$500. Applications may be obtained from any branch of the Highland County District Library, Chatfield College, Shawnee State University, Southern State Community College or Wilmington College.
To be eligible to receive the scholarship applicants must have been a Highland County resident for a minimum of two years, must be at least 25 years of age, currently enrolled or re-entering an accredited institution and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in an accredited institution. Deadline for submitting the application is Feb. 1, 2014.
Best of the Best Basketball tournaments
Best of the Best Basketball will be hosting several basketball tournaments in Tiffin for boys and girls in grades four through eight. The Tiffin University Spring Shootout will be March 8-9. the Heidelberg Tournament will be played on March 22 and 23 and the Dragon Shootout will be held on May 17-18. Details about all three tournaments along with online registration form and a pay pal link can be found at www.bestofthbestbasketball.com or by contacting Brad Lonsway at 419-443-5440.
Ohio Farm Bureau cruise
The Ohio Farm Bureau South Region will host its 7th annual member only cruise Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, 2014. The Carnival Elation will sail from New Orleans, La. and head toward Mexico on a six-day cruise with two ports of call – Cozumel, Mexico and Progresso, Yucatan. The is for Farm Bureau members only and the cost is as low as $316 per person (based on two per room). Onboard gratuities will be an additional $11.50 per person/per day. Book your cabin by March 31 and receive a $50 onboard credit per stateroom. For information, call Clermont Cruise & Travel (Dan and Kim Horgan) at 513-826-1949, (toll free 1-888-49-CRUISE), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today.