Take Note

Official election count Nov. 19

The Highland County Board of Elections has set the date for the General Election Official Count for 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the board office. The public is welcome to attend.

City finance committee meets Thursday

The Hillsboro Finance Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the City Building conference room, 130 N. High St., to discuss the proposed 2016 budget. The meeting is open to the public.

Prospect Bulk Foods grand opening

Prospect Bulk Foods will hold a grand opening on Nov. 21. The business specializes in natural sweetness and non-GMO flour, and is located at 10711 E. Prospect Rd., Hillsboro. Call 937-466-2368 for more information.

Benefit dinner, auction

A benefit dinner and auction for Caitlin Adkins, a 23-year-old 2010 graduate of Hillsboro High School, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the former Marshall school. Adkins was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in May.

Paint Creek board meeting

The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will hold a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Station No. 1, 640 N. Washington St., Greenfield.

Soup’s On Free Meal

The Soup’s On Free Meal will be held Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise starts at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served 5-6 p.m. The menu will be a Thanksgiving special featuring turkey, dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin pie. There will be no meal served in December.

Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Eat-in serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. The menu will be chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas, and dessert. Everyone is welcome.

HCA dinner theatre

The Hillsboro Christian Academy will present “The Summoning of Everyman” in a dinner theatre setting Dec. 3 and 4 at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, 8080 SR 124. Tickets in advance are $12 for non-students and $8 for students. T-shirts are also available with reservations for $15. Tickets at the door will be $15. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the play begins at 6 p.m. For more information call the school at 937-393-8422.

Festival of Trees

Bells Gardens Place will be hold its first Festival of Trees from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the facility at 251 Harry Sauner Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Highland County. Refreshments will be provided. Relay is asking Highland County businesses and individuals to decorate and donate Christmas trees no taller than 5 feet to be auctioned off. If you would like to donate a tree, contact Ida Juillerat at 937-393-8830.

Steer tagging, weigh-in Dec. 5

Highland County Junior Fair exhibitors planning to take a steer to the Highland County Fair in 2016 are reminded that the steer tagging and weigh-in will be Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8-10 a.m. at Union Stockyards in Hillsboro.

This will be the only day steers can be tagged for the 2016 Highland County Fair. Nose prints will be taken for identification. County Bred and Born exhibitors will need the birth date of steers, and breeder’s name, address and phone number.

Tags cost $2 per animal. In case of extremely bad weather, listen to Buckeye Country after 6 a.m. the morning of the weigh-in as well as watch the Jr. Fair Board Facebook page. Call the Union Stockyards at 393-1958 or Jana Holbrook, Junior Fair coordinator, at 937-402-6219 after 7 a.m. if you have any questions on that Saturday.

Christmas Bazaar

St. Mary Catholic School will have its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school hall at 119 E. Walnut St., Hillsboro. Food will be provided by the St. Mary Youth Group. Any crafters or vendors who would like to set can call the school at 840-9932. Tables are $25 each.

Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, North High Street, Mowrystown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Lunch will be served. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks. Santa will make an appearance following the holiday parade which will begin at Crop Production (West Main Street) at 1 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken. Vendor spaces are still available. Call 937-442-4704 or 937-446-2070 for more information or if you would like a space.