Senior Citizens Center membership special
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center is offering a membership special for the week of the Highland County Fair, Sept. 5-12. New members or anyone who is not a 2015 member may purchase a 2016 membership and get the rest of 2015 for free. Memberships are as follows, 21-49 years of age $25 per year, 50-89 years of age are $20 per year and 90 years of age and plus are free at any time. All memberships expire on Dec. 31. Call the center for more details at 393-4745. Memberships can be purchased at the senior center on Muntz Street or at the center’s booth at the fair.
Care-A-Van at Shopko
The Care-A-Van Health Assessment Clinic, a cooperative service brought to you by the Highland County Health Department and the Highland District Hospital, will visit Shopko in Greenfield from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Fall Festival of Leaves Scholarship Pageant applications
Applications for the Fall Festival of Leaves Scholarship Pageant are available at the McFadden Pharmacy in Bainbridge, Out West Hair Designs in Bourneville and She Said Yes in Chillicothe. Contestants, ages 15-18 by Sept. 21, 2015, must attend or be a graduate of Adena, Chillicothe, McClain, Hillsboro, Huntington, Paint Valley, Southeastern, Unioto, Western Latham or Zane Trace high schools. The first 25 applications will be accepted. There is a $10 application fee. The pageant will be held Oct. 15 at the Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge.
A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Paint Creek EMS/Fire District on North Washington Street in Greenfield. It is sponsored by Adena Greenfield Medical Center and the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: AdenaGreenfieldMC. Walk-ins on the day of the blood drive will also be accepted.
Public Employees Retirees meeting
The Highland County Chapter of the Public Employees Retirees Inc. meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Shane Olson with Humana Medicare. All members and guest are welcome.
Community Wide Yard Sale
The Greenfield Community Wide Yard Sale is set for Sept. 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. To submit a sale or to find more information, go to the Greenfield Community Wide Yard Sale page on Facebook.
The Dodsonville Community Church on U.S. Route 50 at SR 134 will host a pie eating contest, pie walk and pie auction with pie prizes Saturday, Sept. 12. There will be hot sandwiches, assorted sides and pies to purchase. All donations will benefit the Because He Lives Food Pantry.
Middle school selling Indian Cards
The Hillsboro Middle School eighth grade class will be selling Indian Discount Cards through Sept. 25 to help finance the class trip to Washington, D.C. The cards sell for $10 and can be purchased from any eighth grade student or at the HMS office during school hours. For information call (937) 393-9877.
Holiday Trails Association meeting
The annual meeting of the Holiday Trails Association will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the shelter house. The nominees for election this year are David Chilton and Allen Mills, and there is a vacant seat. If you would like to serve on the board call secretary Jo Ann Trueblood at 365-1243.
Old Timers Days 5K Run/Walk
The Christian Missionary Fellowship Church is again hosting the Old Timers Days 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration begins at 7 am. and the event starts at 8 a.m. at the old Malcom Car Lot, 217 Rarden Rd., Peebles. A $20 entry fee includes a T-shirt and runner and walker categories are based on age ranges. CMF helps build churches in other parts of the world with the money raised.
OVRDC meeting, picnic
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Full Commission Meeting & Picnic will be held Friday, Sept. 25 in Ross County at the Adena Mansion & Gardens, 847 Adena Rd., Chillicothe. Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. The keynote speaker will be David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The OVRDC Full Commission members have received registration information. Anyone planning to attend must RSVP by Monday, Sept. 21. The meeting is open to the public and registration information can be found at www.ovrdc.org. If you have any questions, call 1-800-223-7491 or visit the website. The picnic cost for non-members and/or guests is $25, which must be paid by Thursday, Sept. 24.
‘Christmas Carol’ auditions
The Paxton Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s “Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 The Paxton Theatre, 133 E. Main St., Bainbridge. Auditioners should prepare and memorize a dramatic, one-minute monologue. Those interested on working in available crew positions will be asked to complete an interview during auditions. “Christmas Carol” will be performed Dec. 4 and 5. For more information and to view the rehearsal schedule, visit www.PaxtonTheatre.com.
Deer Hunters Banquet
The Highland County Deer Hunters Banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Wharton Building on the Highland County Fairgrounds. Games, a raffle and social hour begin at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The group’s purpose is to raise funds in support for education, habitat preservation, and preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of whitetail deer and other wildlife. For tickets or more information call Tim Schlater at 937-403-5811, Tim Parry at 937-763-7752, Ben Miller at 740-497-7377, John Kidder at 937-466-2211 or Randy Dyer at 937-205-7747.