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Retired teachers meeting

The Highland County Retired Teachers’ Association will hold its regular winter meeting Monday, Feb. 6 at the Hillsboro Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at 155 W. Walnut St. Social time will begin at 11 a.m. and the meal will be served at noon. Following lunch the guest speakers will be Patsi Dick and Darlene Teague of the Pathways to Wellness Program of Highland District Hospital. They will discuss how to deal with depression, loss of loved ones, grief, discouragement and other mental health issues. Dick is the program director and Teague is the unit secretary. The community service project for this meeting is the Highland County Victim/Witness Program. The business meeting will follow the speakers’ presentation. The cost for the meal is $12. Contact treasurer Doris Pulse at 937-981-4149 to make reservations. All retired educators are invited.

No-cost screening mammograms

No-cost screening mammograms will be offered at the Highland County Health Department from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Preregistration is required. Call 937-393-6266. The health department is located at 1487 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro.

Highland County Blood Drive

A Highland County Joint Fire/EMS Blood Drive sponsored by Candle-lite and Midmark will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Community Room, 200 South St., Leesburg. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org —sponsor code: Candle. All donors will be entered to win a free one-night stay at the Columbus East Hilton.

Fall Creek pancake supper

The Fall Creek Friends is inviting everyone to its annual pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The church is located at 11345 Karnes Road. The menu includes pancakes, ham and sausage, white or chocolate milk, water or coffee. The supper will be available for dine-in or drive-through.

Hillsboro Blood Drive

A Hillsboro Community Blood Drive will be held from 12-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at the Marshall Community Center, 11090 S.R. 124, Hillsboro. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org —sponsor code: Hillsboro. All donors will be entered to win a free one-night stay at the Columbus East Hilton.

Amish Blood Drive

An Amish Community Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. Walk-ins are welcome. All donors will be entered to win a free one-night stay at the Columbus East Hilton.

Walk-in Wednesday clinics

The Highland County Health Department holds Walk-in Wednesday’s Flu/COVID-19 Vaccine Clincs are every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office at 1487 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro.

More help for the needy

In response to the increased demand for its services, the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVdP) of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro will begin conducting an additional outreach Session each month. Starting in February, SVdP volunteers will be available to meet with individuals and families on the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Hall, 119 E. Walnut St., Hillsboro. St. Vincent de Paul responds to the needs of the poor of the community and provides help with payment of utility bills, travel expenses, household items and other critical needs. Those seeking help should bring copies of bills that they need help with along with verification of income. Assistance is limited to once per year and is offered without regard to religious beliefs. Dates for upcoming outreach sessions are Saturday, Feb. 11; Wednesday, Feb. 22; Saturday, March 11; Wednesday, March 22; Saturday, April 8; and Wednesday Apr 26. For more information call 937-205-0919.

Tax help at senior center

AARP volunteers will be providing free tax services at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. You must have an appointment. To schedule, call the senior center (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 937-393-4745. Space is limited.

HSWCD board meetings

The Highland Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly board meetings on the second Wednesday of each month in 2023 at 8 a.m. in the Highland SWCD office at 514 Harry Sauner Rd., Hillsboro. The meetings are open to the public. Contact the office at 937-393-1922 ext. 3 to attend. A public notice will be provided via the SWCD website at www.highlandswcd.com if a meeting is altered from the scheduled day.