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Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, Jan. 28. Eat-in serving will be from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. The menu will be potato soup, crackers, hot dogs, cookies and fruit. Everyone is welcome.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On Free Meal will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and Praise will be at 4:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be chili soup and crackers, peanut butter sandwiches, veggies and dip, assorted desserts and drinks.

Reformation Tailgate Party

The Peace Lutheran Church in Hillsboro will host a Reformation Tailgate Party on Sunday, Jan. 29 with social time starting at 2 p.m. and a short program at 3 p.m.

SOACDF scholarships

The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation is again offering an opportunity for college students with scholarships of $7,500. The deadline for application is Jan. 31, 2017. For details go to http://soacdf.net or call (937)393-2700.

OVRDC county caucus

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is holding its annual Highland County caucus reorganization meeting for at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in the commissioners office at the Highland County Administration Building. Major items on the agenda, which is open to the public, include: review and revise caucus membership, selection of executive committee members, and selection of a project review committee member. Other subjects covered in the meeting include: discussion of Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration project development, project eligibility, and program changes; and status of OVRDC’s new Regional Transportation Planning Organization efforts. The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission is a regional planning and economic development agency which coordinates federal, state and local resources to encourage development in 12 southern Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. For more information, call John Hemmings at 1-800-223-7491.

HDH Board meetings

The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors meets in 2017 on the last Wednesday of each month, January to November, in the boardroom at hospital at 7 p.m. Meeting schedules for specific committees can be obtained by contacting Melinda Russell at 937-393-6101.

Free lipid profiles

The Highland County Health Department is offering free lipid profile screens throughout the month of February to residents of Highland County who are 45 years or older. This screening requires that you fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 12 hours before the test. For more information or to schedule your free screening, contact the Highland County Health Department at 937-393-1941.

Hillsboro VFW fish fry

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 (behind the Dairy Queen) will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The cost is $8. The menu includes fries, slaw, fish, hush puppies and a soft drink. The dinner is open to the public.

Hillsboro FGBMFI

The Hillsboro Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International will hold a dinner meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Common Ground Community Church, 7406 Mad River Rd., Hillsboro. The guest speaker will be retired teacher Steve Austin. Praise and worship by Hearts of Worship. The 7:45 p.m. meeting is free. The dinner buffet is $9. Please make dinner reservations in advance by calling 937-764-2044.

Immunization clinic

A clinic for immunizations only will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at the Highland County Health Department, 1487 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro.

Fairfield School Board

The Fairfield Local School Board of Education will hold a work session on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the district office conference Room. No action will be taken. The public is invited to attend. For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221.

Care-A-Van schedule

The Care-A-Van Health Assessment Clinic, a cooperative service provided by the Highland County Health Department and Highland District Hospital, will visit the Walmart parking lot in Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Catholic Rural Life

On Feb. 9 the Catholic Rural Life of the St. Martin Deanery will hold its regular meeting. On the agenda is planning for the Buy Local Foods seminar to be held Feb. 19 at St. George Church. The meetings are open to anyone who shares the goals of bringing a Christian perspective to life in rural areas, preserving rural heritage and working to promote dialogue between rural and urban leaders. The meeting will be held at St. Mary’s church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. For directions or more information, call Pat Hornschemeier at 513-752-0647 (day) or 937-378-4560 (evening).

Fall Creek pancake supper

The Fall Creek Friends Church would like to invite everyone to its annual pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro. The church will serve pancakes or waffles, ham or sausage, and milk or coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Harriett Church

The Harriett Church, 3895 Harriett Rd., Hillsboro, has Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., a Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m., a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The preacher is Gary Whitley.

Brush Creek benefit canceled

The annual Brush Creek Life Squad Benefit scheduled for March 4 has been canceled for this year.