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Farm Mass near Hillsboro

To celebrate rural Catholic heritage, the St. Martin Deanery Farm Mass, with Archbishop Schnurr as principal celebrant, will be held at the home of Tim and Lori Leibreich at 5517 Franklin Rd., Hillsboro, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. This mass is a prayer support for farmers, gardeners, rural folks and rural businesses. The mass will be held rain or shine. You are asked to bring a chair and a snack to share. If you have questions, contact Patrick Hornschemeier, chair of southern Catholic Rural Life at 513-752-0647.

Leesburg police incentives

Leesburg Village Council Safety, Police and Fire Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the village office building to discuss police incentives.

SOGS gravemarkers program

The cemetery restoration group FOG (Friends of Greenwood) will present a program on the cleaning and restoration of headstones at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Hillsboro Cemetery. FOG volunteers John Glaze and John Willis will present a hands-on program on the techniques and care of headstones, especially the older ones. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes and bring gloves and a folding chair. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call 937-393-3392.

Free cholesteroal screenings

The Highland County Health Department is offering free cholesterol screenings during the month of September. Call 937-393-1941 or visit highlandcountyhealth.org to schedule an appointment. About 38% of Americans have high cholesterol levels, which can lead to an increased risk for stroke and heart disease.

Hillsboro auditor sought

The Highland County Republican Party is accepting applications for someone to fill the Hillsboro city auditor’s position when current auditor Alex Butler moves on to the county auditor position. Butler is running unopposed for county auditor in November’s general election. Anyone appointed to replace Butler would have to run for the position next year. Anyone interested should leave a message at the Republican headquarters at 937-393-1067.

HHS class looking for grads

The Hillsboro High School class of 1972 is planning 50th class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Backroom Paradise near New Market. The class has 11 people it can’t find addresses for. Those 11 people are Ann Badgley, Joe Crabtree, Miles Gilbert, Bob Moon, Joyce Musser, Joyce Prater, Becky Pyle, Deborrah Ray, Debby Shelton, John Shorten and Crystal Walker. If anyone knows how those people can be reached they can email Sue Golden Boatman at [email protected] or send it snail mail to her at 327 W. Walnut St., Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.

Leesburg Friends celebration

The Leesburg Friends Church will hold a rededication and celebrate renovations to the sanctuary and fellowship hall on Sunday, Oct. 2. Worship is at 10 a.m., a carry-in lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a program and church video at 1 p.m. The church is located at 149 South St., Leesburg.

Hillsboro Finance Committee

The Hillsboro City Council Finance Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at 130 N High St. The purpose is to discuss the 2023 budget and Hillsboro Swim Organization.

HCHS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Highland County Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Highland House. Note the change of venue from the past several years. Candidates for board of trustees, president and vice president of the society will be introduced, a list of proposed changes to by-laws will be explained, and reports will be given.

New ‘Lincoln School’ debut

Ohio Humanities and the Highland County Historical Society will host an open house on from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Highland House to debut the updated version of the documentary “The Lincoln School Story,” which tells the story of 55 mothers and children who fought for school integration in Hillsboro in the 1950s.

Blood drive at Fall Creek

The American Red Cross will hold an Amish Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

Fairfield School Board

The Fairfield Local Board of Education will hold a finance work session at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the District Office Conference Room. The regular board meeting will immediately follow at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221.

Hillsboro trick or treat

The city of Hillsboro has announced that trick or treat will be observed from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the village.