NCB’s Jocelyn Leeth (right) proudly presents a check to members of the Highland County Senior Citizens Center in Hillsboro for $2,500.
March is Red Cross Month. During this month the Red Cross honors the commitment of volunteers and blood and platelet donors to support individuals and families in need. Red Cross Month is the perfect time for first timers to get involved and donate blood. Giving is an easy way to help a patient in need, and new donors will also get a mini physical and learn their blood type.
COLUMBUS – Ohio State Fair officials have announced the first cluster of concerts taking place during the 2023 Ohio State Fair Concert & Event Series. The 12-day Ohio State Fair will feature a total of 13 shows, including two free concerts.
Ohio Farm Bureau members ages 18-34 who are interested in developing their leadership skills and enhancing programming for their peers should apply for the 2024-26 Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee. Application deadline is April 28 at 5 p.m.
The Fairfield FFA in Leesburg will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. The week embraces more than 95 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.
Girl Scout cookies arrived in Highland County on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Local Girl Scouts will have booth sales in several locations in the county.
Work is set to begin on March 1 for a bridge replacement on Straight Creek Road (T.R. 239) in southeastern Highland County. The project is located approximately 0.5 miles west of S.R. 41, and will replace the existing structure over Baker Fork Creek. The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project starting March 6.
The Greenfield Middle School Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 13 in the school library. There were 22 participants in grades 6-8. The first-place finisher was seventh grader Lyla Chamblin (left). The second-place finisher was sixth grader Grayson Jones (right). The third-place finisher was seventh grader Kyleigh Shoemaker (center).
From time to time I find myself reviewing what I have written in times past and wish I could repeat these words. Well, today is a perfect time for that to be accomplished. Valentine’s Day is now history, but, in essence, it is a holiday for sweethearts. And long past all the cards, flowers and chocolates, its impact will not soon be forgotten.
“Something that is holy is set apart as something special,” says Jennifer, 11. “The Israelites took all their gold earrings and jewelry and things like that and made them into a golden calf. Moses was on Mount Sinai so he couldn’t tell them not to. They worshiped the calf and considered it holy.