Enhancement committee meeting
The Hillsboro City Council Community Enhancement Committee will meet Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room at 204 N. East St. to discuss citywide yard sales. The meeting is open to the public.
SSCC Board of Trustees meeting
The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Room 184 on the college’s central campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The board will enter executive session for the purpose of discussing the sale and acquisition of property. The meeting is open to the public.
Lynchburg Lions pancake breakfast
The Lynchburg Lions Club will have its monthly pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, May 3, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club building on Sharpsville Road. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. It will feature an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items like 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.
Leesburg Lions Club Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The inaugural Leesburg Lions Club Bicycle Safety Rodeo will be held from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 (rain date is May 10) at the Fairfield Local Schools elementary parking lot. Free helmets will be given away by Highland District Hospital while supplies last. One boy and one girl will win a bike donated by the Leesburg Free Masons. There will also be a bicycle inspection, helmet fitting, and bicycle safety course. Everyone is invited to the free event.
Hee Haw show at Senior Center
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s Hee Haw Gang will presents its popular Hee Haw show with new material Saturday, May 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and food will be available for purchase at Granny’s Rodent Roadhouse. The community is invited. Advance tickets and at-door tickets are available. Call the center at 393-4745 for more details.
HC Poultry Association flea market
The Highland County Poultry Association will be holding its annual flea market on May 3 and 4 at the Highland County Fairgrounds. Many spots will be available for all types of vendors. Food will be sold by the Highland County Poultry Association but other food items may be sold. All spots are 10x12. Cost inside is $30 and outside is $15. For more information or to reserve a spot contact Janie Angles at 393-2357.
Fairfield High School scholastic achievement recognition program
The Fairfield High School Scholastic Achievement Recognition Program and Reception will be held on Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairfield High School gymnasium.
Students to be recognized include student council members, class officers, Academy of Scholars, honor roll, President’s Educational Award, National Merit finalist, Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete, “It’s Academic” Team, National Honor Society, journalism, Fairfield news team and webmasters, and senior high art awards.
There will be musical selections performed by the high school choir.
Refreshments will be provided by the high school student council and will be served following the program.
The senior high art show may be viewed prior to the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited!
HC Retired Teachers Association to hold May meeting
The Highland County Retired Teachers Association will hold their May meeting and luncheon at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro, on Monday the 5th of May. Social hour begins at 11 a.m.; lunch ($8) is served at noon. All retired teachers are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 393-4591 by Thursday, April 24. The program will feature Cathy Griffith, Director of Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center.
Utilities committee to meet
The Hillsboro City Council Utilities Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 in the Firehouse Community Room, 204 N. East St., Hillsboro, to discuss and review sewer rates. The meeting is open to the public.
County caucus meeting
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission’s Second Round Highland County Caucus meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the commissioners office in the Highland County Administration Building, 114 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro. The commission will discuss and rank projects submitted to OVRDC for possible funding consideration through the Appalachian Regional Commission. Identification of potential Economic Development Administration projects will also occur. Updated information will be presented on the status of the ARC and EDA programs as well as status of OVRDC’s designation as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
The meeting is open to the public. For further information, contact Kara Willis at the OVRDC office in Waverly at (800) 223-7491 or (740) 947- 2853.
Mother’s Day Dinner
A Mother’s Day Dinner will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Brushcreek Community Center (Sinking Spring Gym). The menu will consist of baked steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salads, homemade desserts, pop, coffee and water. Serving starts at 5 p.m. Your freewill donation for the meal helps with the upkeep and improvements for our community center. Thanks for your support!
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.
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.
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.
Summer activities at the Hillsboro Public Library
Readers of all ages are invited to the Hillsboro Public Library this summer for Fizz, Boom, Read. The library has a whole summer of special events planned, including science experiments, art contests, haunted Ohio spirits, the Pennington Clowns, and the Indoor Dome Theater.
It all starts Saturday, May 31. Register and take part in science experiments, enjoy treats, and get messy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Then visit us each week for a special program in June and July. The finale will be an appearance by Ronald McDonald.
All events are free and everyone is invited. For more information call 937-393-3114 or visit www.highlandco.org.
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.