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Tree seedling, wildflower sale

Now is the perfect time to start planning for your spring plantings by ordering tree seedlings through the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Tree Seedling Sale. This year’s sale will offer hardy seedlings, as well as wildflower seed packets and white vinyl flags. There will be a variety of tree seedling packets offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Order forms can be picked up at the Highland SWCD office, 514 Harry Sauner Rd., Ste. 2, Hillsboro, by calling 937-393-1922, ext. 3 or downloaded at www.highlandswcd.com.

Special Hillsboro board meeting

The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education will meet in special session at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at the board office, 39 Willettsville Pike. The purpose is approval of a public bid and possible executive session/

World Day of Prayer in Marshall

World Day of Prayer 2016 will be observed on March 4 at the Marshall United Methodist Church, 10968 SR 124. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Since 1920, people around the world have gathered to collectively worship on the first Friday in March. Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service, interpreting scripture within their cultural context. For 2016, this country is Cuba. For more information, call Valeta Doorneweerd at 937-393-5099 or visit www.wdp-usa.org.

Addiction series at Peace Lutheran

A free seven-part “Baffled By Addiction” educational series presented my Ed Hughes, and Ronald Turner, M.D., will presented on Thursdays, Feb. 4 to March 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 231 Harry Sauner Road, Hillsboro. The series will provide education, help and hope to loved ones of addicted persons. Topics to be covered include: The Disease of Addiction, The Progression, Hitting Bottom – How Alcoholic/Addict Decides to get Help, Then Ways You Can Help, The Recovery Process, and Real Stories of Hope. For more information call 937-393-9584.

Board of elections meetings

The Highland County Board of Elections will hold a reorganizational meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5 in the board office. It will also hold the Public Logic and Accuracy test that same day at l a.m. in the board office. The public is welcome to attend both of these meetings.

Lynchburg Lions breakfast

The Lynchburg Lions Club will have its monthly pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday, March 5, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg frokm 8-11 a.m. It feature an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited.

Hillsboro VFW fish dinner

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 will hold an all-you-can-eat fish dinner that includes fries, slaw, hush puppies and a soft drink from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The cost is $8. The dinner is open to the public.

Brushcreek Life Squad supper

The Brushcreek Life Squad will be hold its annual pancake and sausage supper on Saturday, March 5 at the Brushcreek Community Center in Sinking Spring. Supper begins at 5 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. The menu includes sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, pop, juice and milk. Proceeds benefit the life squad.

GHS Sunday Dinner

The Greenfield Historical Society will hold its last Sunday dinner of the year Sunday, March 6 at the Grain & Hay building and the menu will be smoked ham, cheesy potatoes, choice of vegetable, pineapple upside down cake, bread and drinks. Waiters and waitresses will serve guests from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on real plates, silverware and linen. The cost is $10 and no tipping is requested.

Spark, McClain Band Boosters team up

The McClain Band Boosters is teaming up with Spark on Sunday, March 6 for a fundraiser to help earn money for the band’s trip to New York City. Spark’s Cathy Rivas will be the instructor and the event will take place from 2-4 p.m. at 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield. A field of flowers will be the subject of the canvas event. Costs will be $35 a person and includes a stretched canvas, all paints and brushes, use of Spark’s equipment, a cup of coffee and something to nibble on. Coffee and Canvas is opened to high school students in grades 9-12 and all adults. The size is limited to 35 students and everyone will leave the building with their own artistic piece. Reservations may be made by submittting a contact form to make reservation along with a personal check to: Spark Creative Artspace, P.O. Box 325, Greenfield, Ohio 45123; oregister and pay online using Spark’s Eventbrite Page.

Give Back to School Night

A “Give Back to School Night” fundraiser for the Greenfield Middle School Eighth Grade choir will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Subway in Greenfield. Ten percent of all sales at Subway that day will be donated back to the choir.

HDH, health department meeting

The Joint Township Hospital District Trustees and the Highland County Health Department will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 9 in the boardroom at Highland District Hospital.

Highland County PERI meeting

The Highland County Chapter of Public Employee Retirees, Inc. meeting will be Thursday, March 10 at 10m a.m. at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St. Hillsboro. The speaker will be Ashley Grazilla, a registed dietician specialist at Highland District Hospital. All members and guests are welcome.

Lynchburg fish fry

The Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11 and Friday, March 25 at Lynchburg Station 1, 8123 SR 135. the menu for both days: fish, shrimp, French fries, hot dogs, homemade hush puppies and cole slaw, coffee, tea, lemonade and water. It will also accept donations of deserts that will be part of the meals. All of the proceeds from these events will be used to support the Lynchburg Area Fire and Ambulance District.

The members of the Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District would like to dedicate these fish fries to the memory of Captain Sharon Higgins, who succumbed to her fight with pancreatic cancer on March 5, 2015. Higgins dedicated 30 years to the Lynchburg community serving as a firefighter, EMT, and paramedic with the Lynchburg Area Fire and EMS services. She also served 23 years with the University of Cincinnati Air and Mobile Care. She was a great friend, mentor and co-worker.

Greenfield Methodist concert

The Greenfield First United Methodist Church, 405 South St., will host The McKeameys at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11. A freewill offering will be taken. Please bring a nonperishable food items for the Greenfield Area Christian Center Food Pantry.

Ham Bingo at senior center

Ham Bingo at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center is Saturday, March 12. From noon to 1 p.m. there will be cake walks and dining. Bingo is from 1-4 p.m. Food is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the senior center. Games are 25 center per card, per game. The community is invited. Must be 18 or older to play. Call 393-4745 for details.

Music At St. Mary’s

The Music At St. Mary’s concert series will continue at 3 p.m. March 13 with the annual Lenten Concert. This will feature music focusing on the Lenten season presented on piano, flute and organ. Performing will be Lynn Lowell, Jennie Harner and John Glaze. Future concerts will include The Voices of Ohio and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir. The Music At St. Mary’s Concert Series program is presented at no cost; however, donations are received following each concert. Concerts begin at 3 p.m., last about an hour and are followed by a reception in Lacy Hall. The church is located at 234 N. High St. in Hillsboro.

Fast Times 4-H Club meeting

The Fast Times 4-H Club will hold its first meeting for the year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the McCoy Farm, 7482 Overman Rd., Hillsboro. Fast Times focuses on roping and gymkhana (speed) events which include ground roping, dummy roping, barrel racing and pole bending. The club has grown over the past few years and would welcome new members interested in learning more about these types of events. You can join the club even if you belong to another one. Meetings are typically held every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. Call Seth McCoy at 937-763-7877 with any questions.

Rainsboro Election Day Dinner

The Rainsboro United Methodist Church will have an Election Day Lunch & Dinner on March 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church basement. A freewill offering will be accepted. The menu: chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, bean soup and cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, sandwiches, drinks, and lots of pies and cakes.

St. Mary Quarter Raffle

St. Mary School will have its Spring Quarter Raffle on Tuesday, March 15. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each classroom will provide baskets for the raffle along with products from the vendors and local businesses. If you are a vendor and would like to participate, contact the school at 840-9932. The school is located at 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro.

Lunch With the Easter Bunny

SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will sponsore Lunch With the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Hopewell Center at 5350 West New Market Rd. The children will have lunch, make an Easter craft, decorate eggs, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and at 12:30 there will be an Easter egg hunt. Bring a basket or container for the eggs you find at the hunt. The cost is $8 per child and $5 for adults. To make a reservation contact Linda Allen at 937-366-6657 daytime or Mary Kamphaus at 937-393-8550 evenings. The deadline for registering is March 17. If you would like to make a reservation and pay online go to www.kampdovetail.com.

OVRDC officers election

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Full Commission Meeting & Election of Officers will be held Friday, March 18 at the UC Clermont College Student Activity Center, 100 Clermont College Dr., Batavia. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Dan Neff of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The meeting is open to the public and registration information can be found at www.ovrdc.org. If you have questions, call 1-800-223-7491. The cost for non-members and/or guests is $20, which must be paid by Thursday, March 17.

Palm Sunday Service

A community Palm Sunday Service will be held at the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson St., on Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited.

SOESC Governing Board

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington.

More Than an Easter Egg Hunt

More Than an Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Everyone is welcome. There will be age appropriate egg hunts, coloring, caterpillar-train ride, cookie decorating, lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt schedule is: 11:45 a.m. – Age 0-2; Noon – Age 3-5; 12:15 p.m. – Age 6-8; 12:30 p.m. – Age 9-12. For more information contact Tami Combs.

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