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McCray 95th birthday

A 95th open house birthday celebration for Major Mac McCray will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. No gifts are requested.

Hillsboro Rotary dinner

The annual Hillsboro Rotary Club Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Hillsboro High School cafeteria before a Hillsboro vs. McClain basketball game. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the door.

Dodsonville Chrismon Service

The Dodsonville Community Church Chrismon Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at 1810 U.S. Route 50. They will be decorating a Christmas cross with Chrismon symbols, listening to program specials, singing and joining together for a candle light song. Refreshments will be served.

A St. Mary’s Christmas

The musicians of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will present a program of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music At St. Mary’s Concert Series. Organist John M. Glaze, along with flutist Jennie Harner and pianist Lynn Lowell, will present the program, along with high school students, Bella Haines and Olivia Haines of McClain High School and Ethan Neal of Georgetown High School. Music At St. Mary’s concerts are presented without admission cost; however, donations are accepted. Following the program there will be a reception in Lacy Hall.

‘Soup and More’ at New Beginnings

There will be an open-door “Soup and More” kitchen Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at New Beginnings Church at Sugar Tree Ridge on State Route 136. Pastor Jim Brock invites everyone out from 5 to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve for food, fellowship, music and fun. The church will serve soup, BBQ, chips and hot dogs free for everyone.

Health Dept. closed Dec. 24-25

The Highland County Health Department will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Therefore, there will be no clinic on Monday, Dec. 24 and no Care-A-Van on Tuesday, Dec. 25. And, on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31 the health department nursing division will only have a nurse available from 8 a.m. to noon.

Election board closing

The Highland County Board of Elections will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the holidays. The office will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Free Christmas Day Dinner

The sixth annual “A Feast For A King” Christmas Day Dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25 at the Hillsboro First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 127 S. West St. Home delivery will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For delivery reservations, call 937-393-1473 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Highland North Joint

The Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at 200 South St., Leesburg.

Soup’s On Free Meal

The Soup’s On Free Meal will be held Saturday, Dec. 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets in Hillsboro. Prayer and praise is at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be Texas sweet chili, tossed salad, peanut butter sandwiches, and assorted drinks and desserts.

Buckskin Township Trustees

The Buckskin Township Trustees meeting for Monday, Dec. 31 time has been changed to 3 p.m.

Lynchburg, Hillsboro candy sales

The Lynchburg Lions Club is selling bulk candy through December at Southern Hills Commumnity Bank and Lukas Pharmacy in Lynchburg; and Downtown Drug at 119 S. High St. in Hillsboro. Candy will be sold at all three stores will during regular business hours. Nearly 30 varieties of candy are available.

VFW fish fry

There will be a fish fry at the VFW Post 9094 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. $8 buys all the fish you can eat, plus fries, slaw, hush puppies and a soft drink. The event is open to the public. The VFW post is located off West Main Street behind Dairy Queen.