Take Note

Engineer’s office moving to 4-day weeks

Effective April 4 through Oct. 6, the Highland County Engineer’s Office and Highland County Highway Department will be working four 10—hour days Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All business should be conducted during those hours. The office and highway garage will be closed all day Friday effective with the above dates. After hours emergencies will continue to be handled by calling the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421.

Rape Culture & Rape Myth

Southern State Community College will host a special presentation on Rape Culture & Rape Myth by Chanda Valentine, an Alternatives to Violence speaker, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on the central campus in Hillsboro. The event is free and open to the public. Alternatives to Violence is a counseling and mental health agency located in Hillsboro. The agency provides crisis intervention services for victims; intervention in the form of group education for perpetrators of violence; and support and individual sessions for children who witness or perpetrate violence. Call 1-800-339-5066 for more information.

Hillsboro School Board

The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the board of office, 39 Willettsville Pike.

HDH special personnel meeting

The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors will hold a special meeting in executive session at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 16 at the HDH board room to discuss personnel matters.

SSCC trustees to meet March 17-18

The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, and 9 a.m. Friday, March 18, at the offices of Ohio Association of Community Colleges, 175 S. Third St., Suite 560, Columbus. The board will enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing compensation and employment of public officials (Thursday), and for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining (Friday). The next board meeting will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Community Room on Brown County Campus, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab. Visit www.sscc.edu for more information.

Spark St. Patrick’s fundraiser

Spark is teaming up with Three Spoons Diner for a Saint Patrick’s Day fundraiser dinner on March 17. Three Spoons will offer its entire regular menu, but also a special menu of Irish favorites. This will be a bring your own bottle event, but you’ll have to also bring along whatever you require to enjoy your beverage. Spark hosts will be present to welcome and seat you, and everyone will receive a St. Paddy’s Day gift and the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 drawing. The special St. Patrick’s Day menu will include: corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, bangers and colcannon, Guinness fish and chips, cream of potato soup, Guinness Stout bread, and Irish green velvet layer cake. The special menu will be served from 4-8 p.m.

Cabin Fever Arts Festival

The Appalachian Artisans Guild presents its 13th consecutive Cabin Fever Arts Festival on Saturday, March 19th at the Southern State Community College Patriot Center in Hillsboro. The event will showcase handcrafted traditional folk art and one-of-a-kind fine art by juried artists. Over 60 booths will offer unique craft and art creations, including quilts, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, clothing, paintings, metal and woodworking items, and more. Besides crafts and artwork, there will be live music and food concessions. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Lunch With the Easter Bunny

SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will sponsor Lunch With the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Hopewell Center at 5350 West New Market Rd. The children will have lunch, make an Easter craft, decorate eggs, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and at 12:30 there will be an Easter egg hunt. Bring a basket or container for the eggs you find at the hunt. The cost is $8 per child and $5 for adults. To make a reservation contact Linda Allen at 937-366-6657 daytime or Mary Kamphaus at 937-393-8550 evenings. The deadline for registering is March 17. If you would like to make a reservation and pay online go to www.kampdovetail.com.

OVRDC officers election

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Full Commission Meeting & Election of Officers will be held Friday, March 18 at the UC Clermont College Student Activity Center, 100 Clermont College Dr., Batavia. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Dan Neff of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The meeting is open to the public and registration information can be found at www.ovrdc.org. If you have questions, call 1-800-223-7491. The cost for non-members and/or guests is $20, which must be paid by Thursday, March 17.

Easter egg hunt in Highland

Leesburg American Legion Post 568 will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Highland ball field next to the community park.

‘The Legacy’ at Bainbridge church

The Bainbridge Assembly of God’s production of “The Legacy” will take place at 7 p.m. March 19 and 20 at 5173 U.S. Route 50, Bainbridge. Refreshments will be served. Call 740-634-2064 for more information.

Palm Sunday Service

A community Palm Sunday Service will be held at the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson St., on Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited.

SOESC Governing Board

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington.

Lynchburg school board

The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 a the Board of Education Building.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On free meal will be servied Saturday March, 26 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and Praise is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served 5-6 p.m. The menu will be sausage gravy and biscuits, mixed vegetables, assorted desserts and drinks.

New Sons of the American Revolution

A meeting of the newly formed Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution of Highland, Adams and Brown counties will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Eagles Lodge, 126 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro. Any patriot who lives in the area or any male who can prove his lineage back to a Revolutionary patriot is invited. For additional information contact Erin Chaney at 513-508-6534.

More Than an Easter Egg Hunt

More Than an Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Everyone is welcome. There will be age appropriate egg hunts, coloring, caterpillar-train ride, cookie decorating, lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt schedule is: 11:45 a.m. – Age 0-2; Noon – Age 3-5; 12:15 p.m. – Age 6-8; 12:30 p.m. – Age 9-12. For more information contact Tami Combs.

Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 26. Serving will be from 4 until 4:30 p.m. The menu is chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas and apple sauce. Everyone is welcome.

Board of DD Provider Fair

On March 31, there will be a Provider Fair at the Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 8919 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, from 1-3 p.m. It is open to the public and will focus on services available in Highland County for adults and children with developmental disabilities. There willbe exhibits, snacks and door prizes. An art contest of art by individuals with developmental disabilities will be held with prizes of Walmart gift cards. For more information, go to www.highdd.org under Trainings and Events or call Susan Riley at 937-393-4237.

HCA benefit dinner

The Hillsboro Christian Academy will hold its annual benefit dinner Friday, April 1 at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, 8080 SR 124, Hillsboro. Admission is $5 per person with children 10 and under admitted for $3. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5-6:30 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., program at 6:45 p.m. and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Call 937-393-8422 for more information.

Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility

The city of Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility will be open Friday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Beginning Friday, April 8 , the facility will be open every Friday from noon to 3:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. The site is located on Selph Road, 0.35 miles from U.S. Route 62 North. The rules of the Yard Waste Facility are as follows: You must present a valid driver’s license at the gate, only yard waste will be accepted, only yard waste from city properties will be accepted.

Hillsboro VFW fish dinner

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The menu includes fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drink for $8. The event is open to the public.

‘The Little Mermaid’ at PVHS

Paint Valley High School will present “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the high school gym. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 740-634-3582 ext. 14327 for details.

The local Red Hat Society will host its annual Hillsboro Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The event is for Red Hat members only, but if you are interested in becoming a member you can register at the door for $20. For more information call 937-403-6424.