Medicare help at senior center
The Ohio Department of Insurance will be at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 to provide the community with a discussion on Medicare 101. For additional assistance with Medicare questions, an appointment may be made with an Ohio Department of Insurance counselor after the discussion at the senior center. Call the center at 393-4745 to make your appointment and for additional info. Lunch will be available.
Marshall Fall Fun-Fest
The Marshall School Committee wil host a Fall Fun-Fest at the Marshall School Gymnasium from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be a variety of carnival games, grocery bingo, popcorn and cake walks. Game tickets will be 25 cents each or five for $1. Refreshments of sloppy joes, coney dogs, chicken and noodles, macaroni and cheese and homemade pies will be available. A costume contest will be held at 6 p.m. Registration is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and upkeep of the Marshall School Gymnasium. For more information contact Kristi Grover at 466-2882 or Karen Sheeley at 466-2124.
Pet adoption event
The Ventura Feed & Country Store, Highland County Humane Society and Homer will host a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 402 N. West St., Hillsboro. There will be reduced adoption fees, games, a bake slake, prizes and a raffle for assorted dog items and an American Girl Doll.
Dodsonville Wild Game Dinner
The Dodsonville Community Church will hold its fifth annual Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1810 U.S. Route 50, Lynchburg. There will be adult raffles for two guns and a kids raffle for a youth gun. There will door prizes, home cooked wild game plus other menu items, and Tom Coogan will be the guest speaker. Donations will benefit the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center. For more information call Matt at 937-402-0838 or Vanessa at 937-763-7132.
New Hope Baptist Youth Day
The New Hope Baptist Church, 128 E. Beech St., Hillsboro, will celebrate Youth Day on Sunday, Oct. 16. The guest speaker will be Brent Burns from the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton. The worship begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Historial society meal
The Highland County Historical Society invites the public to join it for a meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. This meal will recreate the weekly Sunday meal that June Doorley hosted beginning back in 1949 when she took over the Highland House Inn, where she was proprietress until 1964. Doorley’s bountiful table was famous throughout the county. The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, and biscuits. Dessert will be white cake or date nut pudding. Doorley’s own recipes will be used to recreate her delicious meal. Although Doorley’s meal tickets were a bargain at 50 cents, a donation of $10 for this meal will be requested. This meal will be by reservation only by calling the Highland House Museum at 393-3392. No reservations will be taken after Friday, Oct. 14.
Fairfield Concert Choir
The Fairfield Local High School Concert Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the high school. Admission to the concert will be one non-perishable food item. The food items will be donated to the Leesburg Community Center Food Pantry.
Meal preparation class
The monthly class in meal preparation will be held at the Greenfield Area Christian Center Community Room, 910 N. Fifth St., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Participants will take home their prepared dish along with recipes and the ingredients for another dish. Call 937-981-7176 to reserve your space.
Rocky Fork Community Alliance
The next meeting of the Rocky Fork Community Alliance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Activity Center near North Beach. The guest speakers will be Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin and Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.
Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion
The Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion, classes 1980-1990, will held held Saturday, Oct. 22 at the AmVets Campground at Rocky Fork Lake. The campground has been rented and is available for use for $10 for the night. For more information visit the Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Class of 1980-1990 Facebook page.
SOESC Records Commission
The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Records Commission will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, to review records retention and disposal matters.
Humane Society annual meeting
The Highland County Humane Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the basement of the Highland County Administration Building, 119 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro.
Nazarene Trunk or Treat
The Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene is hosting More Than a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You are invited to join in the night of fun and candy. Activities will include trunk or treating, carnival games and refreshments. Businesses, individuals and candidates for elected offices who are interested in setting up a trunk should contact the church office at 937-393-3545.
Soup’s On free meal
The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise are at 4:30 p.m. ande dinner is served 5-6 p.m. The menu will feature: chicken BBQ on a bun, mac and cheese, vegetable medley, assorted drinks and desserts. The meal is served eat-in only.
Hillsboro FFA hosting 5K
The Hillsboro FFA Chapter will hold a 5K race on Oct. 29 at Rocky Fork State Park (9800 North Shore Drive). Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The fee is $25; however, if you preregister by Oct. 14, the fee is $20 and includes a free T-shirt. To preregister, pick up a form in the main office or ag department at Hillsboro High School. The forms are also available online at hcs-k12.org. All proceeds go toward Adopt-A-Family, helping provide Christmas gifts to local families in need.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Serving will be from 4 until 4:30 p.m. The menu will be chili, crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and applesauce. Everyone is welcome.
GACC Showcase Open House
The Greenfield Area Christian Center will host a Ministry Showcase Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The community is invited to stop by and come see the center and learn about the work the various ministries are doing in the community.
Altrusa Book Sale
Altrusa of Highland County is preparing for the annual Altrusa/AAUW book sale. Barrels for the collection of gently used books have been placed in the Hillsboro, Greenfield, Lynchburg and Leesburg public libraries in addition to Kroger and the Community Markets in Hillsboro and Greenfield. No magazines, encyclopedias, texts or condensed books, please. The book sale will be held at the Giovanni Pizza/Rent 2 Own shopping mall on North High Street in Hillsboro on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will provide local scholarships and literacy projects.
Highland County Retired Teachers
The Highland County Retired Teachers Association will hold its November meeting and luncheon at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro, on Monday, Nov. 7. Social hour begins at 11 a.m.; lunch ($8) is served at noon. The program will feature Hope Short, an STRS health care representative. Reservations may be made by calling 937-981-4149 by Saturday, Oct. 29.
Veterans Appreciation Night
The fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Night and Open House, hosted by the Highland County Veterans Service Office, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Hi-TEC Center Conference Rooms, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. Light refreshments will be served.