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National Day of Prayer observance May 1 in Hillsboro

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While it has been observed across the country for 63 years, a communitywide National Day of Prayer observance was not held locally until three years ago when Becky Gotherman and others revived a program they believe was last held in 1996.This year’s observance in Hillsboro will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1 on the Highland County Courthouse lawn.“We started it back up because the Lord laid this on my heart,” Gotherman said. “When I found out no one was doing anything for National Day of Prayer … I just think it should be celebrated. I just think it’s a good time to unite and get as involved as we can.”

 

Hillsboro Tennis loses to Chillicothe; Defeats East Clinton

The Hillsboro Tennis team was in action on Thursday of last week against Chillicothe and again on Monday when they played East Clinton. The boys split the games, losing to Chillicothe 2-3 at home and defeating East Clinton 4-1 on their home court as well.The following are the scores for the loss to Chillicothe:Singles1. Alex Rhoads def Paul Luttrell6/2, 6/22. Zack Basford lost to Luke Meares 4/6, 4/63. Michael Gunderman def Marshall Picke...

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Lady ‘Cats rough up Manchester 9-0

The Whiteoak softball team improved to 7-7 overall on the year after Monday night’s defeat of Manchester. The Lady ‘Cats won the game 9-0 and Kiley Sosby recorded 15 strikeouts in the game.“I’m proud of the way my girls played tonight,” Lady ‘Cats coach Trisha Hauke said after the 9-0 win. “They were hitting the ball well and we were able to capitalize on getting girls on base. Kiley was dominant again on the mound with 15 strikeouts, and h...

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Indians lose 12-8 in extras to Amelia

The Hillsboro Indians fought hard on Tuesday night and pushed the game into extra innings, but they didn’t have enough and lost to the Amelia High School Barons 12-8 in eight innings.Things started off good for the Indians as they were the first team on the board when Zach Young came across the plate in the second inning after being walked earlier. The Barons answered with a run of their own in the top of the next inning to even the score but Hillsboro was able to score anoth...

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Hillsboro After Prom will be held for 8th year in a row

More than eight years ago Hillsboro parents concerned with what there was for their students to do after the prom started meeting to develop with new ideas. What resulted was the Hillsboro After Prom, which will be held for the eighth consecutive year Saturday at Hillsboro Elementary.“The whole purpose is to keep our children in a safe environment throughout the evening,” After Prom Committee member Elaine Gilliland said. “The After Prom was started, in part, beca...

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'Start Talking' initiative coming to Greenfield

State and local officials will participate in a program Friday at McClain High School called “Start Talking,” a program which will be a “community conversation” about drug abuse and prevention, according to promotional material. “The goal of the program is to heighten awareness,” said Lori White-Sanders, Legislative Service Commission Fellow and organizer of the event....

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‘What more could you ask for?’

The love and attention that comes with owning a pet is something that affects, not only the animal, but also the person who cares for it.From a medical standpoint, local veterinarian Dr. Rob Sharp said pet owners can recognize and treat serious illnesses and injuries that “in the wild aren’t obvious.” However, protection and care alone are not all animals receive from their owners.“The more time you spend with them, the more benefits you both get....

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Appalachian roots music and fish fry on for Friday

An evening of Appalachian roots music presented by Greenfield’s SPARK! Creative Artspace is coming Friday, April 25, and there’ll be a fish fry, too.Roots in the Field will feature the music of The Gypsy Jug Band and One Damn Man. A silent auction featuring donated guitars, keyboards, handmade art, artisan crafts, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and services donated by local and regional artists, artisans and businesses will benefit SPARK! Creative Artspace....

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April 26 proclaimed YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

The Highland County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 26 as the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. A grand re-opening will also be held on that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additionally on that day, everything offered at the local Y will be free and there will be music, food, games, demonstrations of new equipment, and more, said YMCA Interim Director Mike Lozano. Pictured are commissioner Jeremy Shaffer, YMCA board members Dick Colston and Alan Carroll, commissioner Shane Wilkin, YMCA Interi...

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Buckskin announces students of the month

Buckskin Elementary students of the month for March in grades K-3 are: Tucker Wile, Abi Lester, Ashley Mitchell, Jayona Parr, Kenedi Wise, Natalie Cooper, Chase Williamson, and Cullen Beatty.Buckskin Elementary students of the month for March in grades 4-5 are: Torion Price, Kenedi Wise, Abby Boldman, Elizabeth Spencer, Emily Thompson and RJ Booth.

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Recognition luncheon held for Young Farmer award winners

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation board members hosted a recognition luncheon recently at The Ohio State South Centers in Piketon for the program’s Young Farmer award winners. Those in attendance were provided lunch, presented with a brief slideshow and heard remarks from the staff and local elected officials. State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger and Ryan Smith spoke about current agriculture issues and the influence and impact that agriculture has m...

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Highland House changes name to Bell Gardens Place

Highland House, a provider of assisted living services and care to seniors in the market, has unveiled its new name, Bell Gardens Place, which reflects its refreshed commitment to enriching the life of the residents that it serves.“We are thrilled about our new name, Bell Gardens Place,” said Executive Director Michael Bradford, “because it better reflects our commitment to provide a vibrant environment where our residents thrive each and every day.”...

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Southern State Singers to present April 27 spring concert

The Southern State Singers will present a spring concert 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.The Southern State Singers is a choral group comprised of students of Southern State Community College as well as members of the community. The group is directed by John Glaze; Melanie MacDowell performs as accompanist. For more information, please contact...

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Greenfield Elementary announces honor roll

Greenfield Elementary School has announced the honor roll for the fourth grading period of the 2013-2014 school year.Fourth gradeAll “A”Mr. Bruney - Abigail Everhart, Macey McCune, Cameron Snavely, Jacob TaylorMrs. Gallaugher – Simon Hicks, Hayden Highley, Emily McVay, Evann Mischal, Landan Pointer, Isaac Smith, Braden WrightMrs. Iseman – Trace Everhart, Brooklyn HigginbothamMrs...

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Griffith becomes member of Phi Sigma Theta

Phi Sigma Theta is proud to announce that Amie Griffith, the daughter of Lori Newman of Hillsboro and Mark Griffith of Sabina, has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Ohio State University. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning. Congratulations Amie.

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Take Note

Business After Hours at YMCAThe Highland County Family YMCA will host Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the YMCA, 201 Diamond Drive, Hillsboro. They’ll be giving away a free three-month membership among many other prizes.L-C Board of Ed. meetingThe Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the board of education building.Public...

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Community Calendar

TODAYLynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, 7 p.m.Al-Anon, noon to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church Parlor, 133 East Walnut St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m., Serenity Group, Big Book/12&12 Study, FRS Counseling Inc., 313 Chillicothe Ave. (U.S. 50 East), Hillsboro (use door 4).THURSDAY, APRIL 24Highland Coun...

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Take care with what you have

As I write this column, it is Earth Day.This day of observation to rally against environmental harms and to engage in a much more mindful approach to everyday living has been around for more than 40 years.I haven’t known about Earth Day all that long, a few years maybe. But I love the idea.I am a tree hugger. No matter the stigma that is attached upon making the claim, I make the claim nonetheless.No matter that the label is meant to be deroga...

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