Retired Teachers Association

The Highland County Retired Teachers Association (HCRTA) will meet at noon Monday, May 2 at the Hillsboro City Schools Administrative Offices at 39 Willettsville Pike. All retired educators are invited. The meal will feature box lunches provided by KFC and the cost is $6 per person. The program will be presented by two certified officials on the subject of home defense training and protecting your home. The service project will be the Highland County Society for Children and Adults. Scholarship and other donations, meal reservations, and any dues payments should be sent to Doris Pulse, treasurer, at 11740 S.R. 753, Greenfield, Ohio 45123.

Leesburg hydrant flushing

During the week of May 2 to May 6, the village of Leesburg will conduct fire hydrant flushing. Residents’ water may appear rusty and people should avoid washing light-colored clothes.

Finance/Civil Service committees

The Hillsboro Finance and Civil Service /Employee Relations committees will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at 130 N. High Street. The purpose of the meeting is to review the wage and pay scale for city employees.

Diehl Park Cleanup

The Mowrystown Lions Club invites everyone to help with the annual Diehl Park Cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 (rain date is May 14). They will be mowing and raking grass, planting flowers, mulching around trees, raking sand in the volleyball court, etc. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, mowers, trimmers, etc.

Altrusa puzzle contest

Altrusa of Highland County will hold a jigsaw puzzle contest on Thursday, May 12, at the Leesburg Fire Department Community Room. First place is $100, second place $75, and third place $50. The registration form and other information is available on the Altrusa of Highland County Facebook page.

Hillsboro Planning Commission

The Hillsboro Planning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16 at the old firehouse, 108 Gov. Trimble Place.

VSO seeking eligible veterans

The Highland County Veteran Service Commission is seeking Highland County Veterans who have never been in its office before. Eligible veterans can receive a $25 Kroger gift card just by bringing in a recorded copy of their DD214 to the office. Eligible dependents of deceased veterans can also participate in this incentive program. Call Cailin Hoskins or Tim Hazelwood for details. Staff will verify eligibility. Those applying must: Must have never previously brought in discharge paperwork; be a current Highland County resident (bring ID or current utility bill to verify; have an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge; be recorded with a county recorder. The office is located at 1575 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m. The office can be reached at 937-393-8686.

St. Mary’s outreach

The St. Mary’s of Hillsboro chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society is now conducting two outreach sessions each month to assist individuals and families in need. Volunteers are available on the second Saturday of each month at the parish hall; 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro, and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Samaritan Outreach Services, 537 N. East St. in Hillsboro. St. Vincent DePaul members will meet with clients between 10 a.m. to noon on both days, on a first-come, first-served basis.