Take Note


Board of Elections closed

The Highland County Board of Elections will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Nov. 23 to observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

No Soup’s On Free Meal

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will not be a Soup’s On Free Meal this month at St Mary’s Episcopal Church Saturday, Nov. 24.

SOESC Governing Board

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board will have its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Region 14/Hopewell Center, 5350 W. New Market Rd., Hillsboro.

Bright Local Board of Ed

The next regular meeting of the Bright Local Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at WhiteoakJr./Sr. High School.

Market steer, heifer tag-in

Highland County Junior Fair exhibitors planning to take a market steer or market heifer to the 2019 Highland County Fair are reminded that tag-in and weigh-in will be Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8-10 a.m. at Union Stockyards in Hillsboro. This will be the only day market steers and market heifers can be tagged. Hair samples will be taken for DNA testing on both steers and heifers. County bred and born exhibitors will need birth date of steers/heifers and the breeder’s name. Market heifers will be pregnancy checked before the fair. You will be allowed to tag in a total of four market animals in any combination of market steer and market heifer, show two and sell one. Tags cost $2 per animal. Bring correct change. In case of extremely bad weather, listen to Buckeye Country after 6 a.m. the morning of the weigh-in or check the Jr. Fair Board Facebook page. Call Union Stockyards at 937-393-1958 or Jana Holbrook at 937-402-6219 after 7 a.m. if you have any questions Saturday, Dec. 1.

VFW fish fry

The public is invited to attend a fish fry at the VFW Post 9094 behind Dairy Queen from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. All-you-can-eat fish for $8. Meal includes fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drink.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Highland County Emergency Management Agency is conducting a five-year update to the Highland County All Hazard National Mitigation Plan. These plans are intended to identify hazards that pose a genuine risk to property and life, and to identify solutions which will mitigate the impacts of natural disasters (flooding, high winds, severe winter or summer storms, earthquakes, etc.) For a county or any of its local jurisdictions to qualify for federal disaster recovery or mitigation assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requires communities to update their Hazard Mitigation Plans every five years. Highland County will hold a Hazard Mitigation Plan update committee meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Highland County Administration Building in the basement conference room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact David Bushelman, Highland County EMA director, at dbushelman@highlandcoso.com or at 937-393-5880.

Baby Boomer Planning

A free Lunch & Learn: Baby Boomer Planning program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro.