Dropout Recovery Program
The Dropout Recovery Program available through OhioMeansJobs/Highland County offers all local residents who have dropped out or otherwise not completed high school help in earning their diploma or GED. For more information contact Patty Ryan at 937-402-5060 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lynchburg Firefighters fish fry
The Lynchburg Firefighters will be holding a fish fry on Friday, April 4, 5-8 p.m., at Station 1, 8123 State Route 135, Lynchburg. Drive thru meals and kids meals will be available.
Tree seedling order pick-up
The Highland Soil and Water Conservation District’s tree seedling orders will be ready for pick-up from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Liberty Township Building, located on Moore Road across from Seal-Tite. The building will only be open during these times only. There are a few tree packets still available on a first-come, first-serveg basis. If you are interested, stop by the Liberty Township building during the pick-up times or contact the Highland SWCD office at 393-1922 ext. 3.
US Food Show
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro, will host a US Food Show on Friday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring new foods for all-you-can-eat at the admission price of $4. All proceeds go to the senior center. The community is welcome. Call the center at 393-4745 for more details.
Lynchburg Lions to have pancake breakfast
The Lynchburg Lions Club will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, April 5, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg. The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will feature an “all-you-can-eat” pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited to come and enjoy the meal and support the Lions Club in its many community service projects.
A Pancake Extravaganza with the Easter Bunny will be held at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5. The menu includes: scrambled eggs, sausage and various flavors of pancakes and toppings. There will be an indoor Easter egg hunt for all children in four age divisions, coloring Easter eggs, one included 4x6 photo with the Easter Bunny, a bunny hop and chicken dance with life-sized Easter bunny and Easter chick, and more. Admission is $5 for children and adults and $3 for children 2. Homemade Easter candy will be sold at the event. Call the center for more details at 393-4745.
Spaghetti dinner at Brushcreek Community Center
There will be a spaghetti dinner at the Brushcreek Community Center (Sinking Spring Gym) on Saturday, April 5. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salads, rolls and homemade desserts. Cost is freewill donation. Everyone is welcome.
The Good Shepherd Church, 12920 SR 28, Greenfield, will host a spring fling with the Easter bunny from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The Easter bunny will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, crafts, candy, hair bows and products from name brands.
Chatfield College open house
Chatfield College will hold an open house at its St. Martin Campus on Saturday, April 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m., tours at 10 a.m., a cookout lunch at noon and placement testing at 1 p.m.
All-you-can-eat fish fry
A fish fry sponsored by VFW Post 9094 will be held April 5 from 4:30-7 p.m. The all the fish you can eat menu includes fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drink at a cost of $8. The post is located behind the Dairy Queen and the event is open to the public.
Italian Night Fundraiser
The Leesburg Lions Club will be holding an “Italian Night Fundraiser” on Saturday, April 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the Leesburg Firehouse Community Room. The menu for the evening includes lasagna (meat and meatless), spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and desserts. Freewill donations will be appreciated. If you have any questions, call 937/780-7611.
Greenfield Elementary Spring Carnival
The Greenfield Elementary Spring Carnival will be held April 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. The carnival will be held in the multipurpose room and will include food, games, prizes, Chinese raffle, silent auction and fun for kids of all ages. This year there will be clowns doing free face painting and balloon animals. Raffle prizes include a the new iPad Air.
Relay for Life auction
Highland County Relay For Life will hold a quarter auction at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Alley 21 in Hillsboro. For more information call April Flowers at 937-364-6143 or Janie Angles at 937-393-2357.
St. Mary’s special Lenten concert
St. Mary’s concerts will resume with a special Lenten concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6. This concert features the musicians of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church: John Glaze, organ; Jennie Harner, flute; and Lynn Lowell, piano presenting the music of the Lenten season. This program, which will last about an hour, is open to the public and presented at no charge.
On Monday, April 7, there will be a clinic only for immunizations held at the Highland County Health Department, 1487 North High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro. Times are from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-6 p.m.
The Care-A-Van Health Assessment Clinic, a cooperative service brought to you by the Highland County Health Department and Highland District Hospital, will visit the following site in Greenfield on Tuesday, April 8: Shopko, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This service is provided to Highland County residents of all ages and is being brought to all areas in an effort to provide basic preventive health assistance at the local level.
***Children’s immunizations are $5 per shot or must bring Medicaid Card if applicable.
***Lipid Profiles – $30.
*** Cholesterol testing – $10.
***Additional laboratory testing also available – contact the Health Department at 393-1941 for more information.
Please listen to WSRW and WVNU for cancellations.
Spaghetti dinner and quarter auction
St. Mary Catholic School is having a spaghetti dinner and quarter auction Tuesday, April 8. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the auction at 6:30 p.m. Quarter auctions are a type of raffle where people bid on items using quarters and a pre-paid paddle. Quarters will be available for purchase that evening at the school. The cost of the dinner will be $6 for adults and $4 for children. The meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad and drink. Desserts will be available ,but not included with the meal. Paddles for the auction are $1 each. The school is located at 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro.
For more information, call Mary Stanforth at 840-9932.
Tornado sirens test
The Highland County Sheriff’s Office will test the Hillsboro tornado sirens at noon Wednesday, April 9. Beginning May 7, the sirens will be tested on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 393-5219.
SSCC Board of Trustees meeting
The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 for a tour of the Mt. Orab campus, followed by a 5:30 p.m. regular meeting at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. The meeting is open to the public.
Revival at Elmville Church of Christ in Christian Union
Elmville Church of Christ in Christian Union will be holding a revival April 9-12 at 7 p.m. Evangelist will be Danny Campbell with singers: Wednesday and Thursday, Wayne McLaughlin; Friday, the Lawrence Family; and Saturday, Blood Bought. Pastor Jeff Adams and the congregation welcome you.
Local author book signing
The Hillsboro Public Library will host a book signing for local author G. William Ryan on April 10 from 6-7 p.m.
A resident of Peebles, Ryan graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in chemistry and biology. After working for many companies in the plastics field he started his own consulting business in 1974. He is presently the owner of the Ryan Development Corporation and serves as pastor of the Missionary Evangelical Church of Christ in Peebles.
“The Little Donkey - a Palm Sunday/Easter Story for All Ages” is written for the entire family to share. Ryan will share how the book came to be written and will have copies of his book for purchase.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Relay for Life Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo
A Relay for Life Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo will be held Friday, April 11 at the Job and Family Services building, 1574 N. High St., Hillsboro. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for a donation of $5 for those 12 and older and $3 for those under 12. Bingo will follow. All donations will go to Relay For Life. For more information contact Summer Howard at 937-218-0491.
The ‘Terry Lee Show’
Southern Ohio Opry will be presenting the “Terry Lee Show” on April 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show time at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at $12. The Opry is located five miles west of Lucasville off State Route 348 on Henley Deemer Road. For information call: Tom, 740/259-4085; Doug, 740/259-5351; and Homer, 740/634-2275.
Dinner at Marshall School Gymnasium
The Marshall School Committee will hold a Roast Pork, Baked Steak and Chicken Dinner at the Marshall School Gymnasium, Saturday, April 12 from 4-7 p.m. The menu will also include mashed potatoes, green beans, salad bar, rolls, desserts and drinks. A freewill donation will be accepted. A theme-basket silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and upkeep of the Marshall School Gymnasium. For more information contact Kristi Grover, 466-2882 or Karen Sheeley, 466-2124.
Presbyterian Women’s Tasting Luncheon
Simply Homemade is the theme of this year’s Presbyterian Women’s Tasting Luncheon. The event will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12 in the First Presbyterian Church, 457 Jefferson St., Greenfield. Adult tickets are $10; children under 12 are $3. Tickets will be available at the door and include a taste of more than 40 recipes and a cookbook. Everyone is welcome to attend. Proceeds go to church missions. Call the church office at 937-981-3735 for more information.
The 2nd Annual Fire Department Bunny Bingo will be held Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m., at the Leesburg Fire Dept. Community Room. Come on out and try your luck at winning a ham just in time for Easter! Money raised goes into the Public Safety account which helps fund some of our programs such as Fire Prevention Education for the children at the school and library. The event is sponsored by the Leesburg Fairfield Township Volunteer Fire/EMS Association, Inc.
Hillsboro Christian Academy lunch
The Hillsboro Christian Academy will hold a Sunday lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. The menu will include chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, drink and dessert. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. For more information, call the school office at 937-393-8422.
Easter season at Greenfield Church of Christ
The Greenfield Church of Christ will be hosting several special events during the upcoming Easter season, including: Easter Choir Cantata: “O What A Savior”, Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. during Sunday morning worship; Soul’d Out Quartet, Good Friday concert, April 18 at 7 p.m. featuring Greenfield native Dusty Barrett ,concert is Freel; and annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday. April 19 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. There will be a snack and short Easter story before the big egg hunt.
The Greenfield Church of Christ is located at 955 Jefferson St. For any other info, call 937-981-2484.
Teatime Tootsies Red Hat Event
Elvis impersonator Mike Albert will be the featured entertainer when the annual Teatime Tootsies Red Hat Event celebrates its 10th anniversary April 14 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center in Hillsboro.
The doors open at 10 a.m. and a plate lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $35 per person. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and Jolene’s Fashions by the event vendor, MIke Carter. Albert will perform after the lunch.
Tickets can be purchased in advance only by contacting Andrea Schneider at 947-466-9595.
Blood drive in Lynchburg
The Lynchburg Area Joint Fire & Ambulance District has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center to host a community blood drive Monday, April 14 from 1:30 7:30 p.m. in the community room, 8123 SR 135, Lynchburg. To schedule an appointment, visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/lynchburg or call Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.
Alzheimer’s Association meetings
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be holding a family forum in Greenfield. The forums will be meeting at Edgewood Manor, 850 Nellie St., Greenfield, and presented by Ramona Farley, LSW, Alzheimer Association of Cincinnati.
Tuesday, April 15, 3-4 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Disease: A Brief Overview.
Thursday, May 15, 3-4 p.m. – Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.
Tuesday, June 10, 3-4 p.m. – Alzheimer’s, Getting a Diagnosis.
A Community Education/Discussion will be held at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro.
Tuesday, April 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Alzheimer’s: Getting a Diagnosis.
Thursday, May 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.
Thursday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Caregiver Stress: Signs to WAtch for, Steps to Take.
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter is located at 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 and can be reached at 513-721-4284 or 1-800-272-3900. Their website is loated at www.alz.org./cincinnati. Ms. Farley can be reached at 937-779-6990.
Lynchburg Historical Society bake sale
The Lynchburg Historical Society is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19 at the Lynchburg City Building on Main Street.
Easter Luncheon and Egg Hunt
The Pricetown Church of Christ will hold a Easter Luncheon and Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Registration and goodie bag giveout is from 11 to 11:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to noon, activities (Easter tattoos, crafts, games and pictures) from noon to 1 p.m., Easter story from 1 to 1:15 p.m., and an egg hunt (preK to fifth grade) from 1:15 to 2 p.m.
Preregister by calling 937-288-2418 before April 13 so the church knows how many will be attending for lunch.
Easter Sunday services
The Southside Praise & Worship Center, 621 S. East St., Hillsboro, will have the following services on Easter Sunday, April 20: 7:30 a.m. sunrise service, 8:30 a.m. breakfast served, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship. Everyone is welcome.
Hospice volunteer classes
Community Care Hospice is offering a new volunteer training class. There are several opportunities that await you: visit patients, caregiver relief, deliver supplies, run errands, assist office staff, fundraising activities. They are looking for applicants in both Clinton and Highland counties. Prospective volunteers must attend three classes on Saturday April 26, May 3 and May 10. For more information, contact Michelle Hudson at Community Care Hospice (937) 382-5400 or (877) 903-5400.
Applications available for AAUW scholarships
The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for educational scholarships for 2014. Eligibility requirements are: Current resident of the Highland County area; applicant must be 21 years of age by July 1, 2014 and must be attending an accredited college or university and give evidence of being enrolled in a degree program.
Applications may be obtained from the libraries in Hillsboro, Lynchburg, Greenfield and Leesburg and Southern State Community College. Deadline for submitting the application is July 1. For any questions or information call 393-8347.