Highland County
Historical Society
children's tea party
Sunday, April 14
The Highland County Historical Society will host a children's tea party
Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Highland House Museum, located at 151
East Main Street, Hillsboro. This year, the children will welcome The Snow
Queen, who will be the featured guest. She will provide an autograph card
and photo opportunities for each child and will play a game with guests and
read a story.
A variety of kid-friendly foods and tea will be served. Plan now to
attend this exciting, fun event. Please make reservations early, as seating
is limited to 35. The deadline is March 30. Adult tickets are $10, and
children are $8.
Registration forms may be accessed at hchistoricalsociety@gmail.com. For
more information, contact Vicki Knauff at the Highland House Museum or
Brenda Bradds at (937) 927-5321.

Lynchburg-Clay Board
of Education to meet
Tuesday, Feb. 19
The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lynchburg-Clay
Board of Education building.

Liberty Lions Club
chili cook-off Feb. 25
The Liberty Lions Club will be hosting its first annual chili cook-off dinner from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Frog and Club Restaurant, 451 Danville Pike. The public is invited. Lions members will submit entries, and guests can vote for their favorite chili. You may sample all the entries and have a bowl of your favorite chili. Drinks and peanut butter sandwiches will be provided. Desserts will be available. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Admission is $7.

Farm Bureau
Highland County Farm Bureau is offering one $1,000 scholarship and at
least one $500 scholarship to 2019 high school graduates who are the
children/dependents of Highland County Farm Bureau members. Eligible
students will be entering a two- or four-year college or technical school
and majoring in agriculture. The Farm Bureau will also be awarding a $500
scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college
or technical school with a major in agriculture. Parents or applicants must
be a member of the Highland County Farm Bureau.
If selected, the student must send the Highland County Farm Bureau proof
of full-time enrollment (12 quarter-credit hours or semester equivalent
credit hours) and at least a 2.5 grade point average after either their
first or second college grading period. All grades must be received by April
9, 2020. Checks will be made payable to the college/university.
Applications are available from the Farm Bureau office and school
guidance counselors. Applicants must send a completed application, a copy of
their high school transcript and a wallet-size photo to the Highland County
Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 288, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. All applications must be
received by 4 p.m., March 28. For more information, call (937) 378-2212.

Highland County
Church of Christ
service schedule
The Highland County Church of Christ, 6670 U.S. 50 west, Hillsboro,
hosts Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible study at 5 p.m.; Wednesday
Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; and Recovery Through Christ Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call (937) 402-1805, (937) 509-2858 or (513)
630-5299 and visit the Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp website at

Recovery Through Christ
meets Friday evenings at
Highland County Church of Christ
The Highland County Church of Christ extends a personal invitation for
you to join us on the pathway to peace. We promise not to judge you or even
attempt to “fix” you. Instead, we will do what we can to support you along
the way and offer the tools that are necessary to overcome life’s
controlling struggles. Meetings are 6 p.m. each Friday.
Please feel free to stop by and see if Recovery Through Christ is right
for you. There are no fees and no cost for any materials. Visit our Facebook
page at Recovery Through Christ – Hillsboro, Ohio.
The church is located at 6670 U.S. 50 west, Hillsboro. For more
information, call (937) 402-1805.

Public Employee Retirees
to meet Feb. 14
The Highland County Chapter of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. meeting
will be on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the
Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz Street, Hillsboro.
The speaker will be Ike Hodson, Highland County cerk of courts.
All members and guests are welcome to attend.

SATH Charity Ball Feb. 16
at Roberts Centre
The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization has
the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The 15th annual Valentine’s Sweetheart
Charity Ball will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Roberts Centre in Wilmington.
The evening will begin with appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and
dancing from 8-11 p.m. The attire for the evening is semi-formal/formal. The
featured band is “Different Hats Music” out of Cincinnati.
The cost is $100 per couple, which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing,
a photo of each couple and door prizes. Again this year, child care will be
available. For tickets and information, contact Linda Allen at (937)
366-6657 or (937) 364-6144 or purchase tickets at www.kampdovetail.com.

Appalachian Artisans
Guild presents 16th
Cabin Fever Arts Festival
Folks interested in creative arts and crafts should mark their calendars
for Saturday, March 9. On that day, the Appalachian Artisans Guild will
present its 16th annual Cabin Fever Arts Festival in the Patriot Center on
the central campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.
Admission is free and open to the public, and doors will be open from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m.
The event showcases handcrafted traditional folk art and unique fine art
by juried artists. Over 60 booths will offer an array of quality work,
including quilts, jewelry, pottery, clothing, paintings, metal and
woodworking items, toys, foods and more.
Most items are for sale, giving an opportunity to obtain one-of-a-kind
pieces of art not available in stores. Visitors can also watch some of the
artisans create work in their booths, and all of the artists are happy to
answer questions and discuss details of their particular craft.
Come and visit with Highland County artists, including three Guild
members. Leesburg resident Brenda Armstrong turns vintage wallpapers,
buttons and other treasures into bandboxes and wearable art, and in her
skillful hands, old coats find new life as adorable teddy bears. Another
Highland County resident, Elaine Balsley, enjoys painting a wide variety of
subjects, including classic aircraft for the U.S. Air Force Academy Art
Program. She also does hand-painted images on wood, trays and other unique
surfaces, in addition to hand-quilted items.
Adding to the festivities will be live music, with Steve Free scheduled
to perform. Delicious lunch items can be purchased from Steve’s Ridge Top
BBQ food truck.
For more information, visit www.appartguild.com or email

Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread, a meal program for the Highland County community, is
served Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Robinson Hall,
First United Methodist Church, 133 East Walnut Street, Hillsboro. Donations
are appreciated.

AA meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Hillsboro, on
Fridays at 8 p.m.

Rocky Fork Lake Alliance
The Rocky Fork Lake Community Alliance meets on the third Thursday of
each month at 7 p.m. at the Activities Center off North Shore Drive. The
meetings are open to the public.

HART meetings
Heroin Addiction Recovery Time (HART) is hosted by First Presbyterian
Church of Greenfield every Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. This is a support group
for those struggling with addictions and their family members. Meetings are
held in the fellowship room of the church (use administrative office
entrance on east side of the building), located at 457 Jefferson Street in
Greenfield. For more information, call Ricketta Shoemaker at (937) 981-2373.

Immunization clinic
The Highland County Health Department will hold an immunization clinic
from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month and from
1-4 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The office
is located at 1487 North High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro. For information,
call (937) 393-1941.
• The Highland County Health Department Care-A-Van will be located at
the Greenfield Shopko parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second Tuesday
of the month and at the Rocky Fork Truck Stop in Rainsboro from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. If the Care-A-Van does not run as
regularly scheduled, an immunization clinic will be held at the Health
Department on that day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pet food donations
accepted at RFL
The Rocky Fork Lake mobile food pantry is accepting donations of dog and
cat food for a pet food pantry. The mobile food pantry is offered on the
fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (dates subject to change
due to holidays).
For more information on the food pantry, call Angie Mustard at (937)
393-3458. To donate pet food, call Mustard or contact Holiday Cottages at
(937) 365-1331.

Whiteoak Valley Grange
The Whiteoak Valley Grange, 19 E. Main St., Mowrystown hosts monthly
card parties at 6 p.m. on the third Saturday night of each month. The cost
is $1.50 per person to play. For information, call (937) 446-2070 or (937)

Sweats for Survivors
Highland County Victim Witness has created “Sweats for Survivors,” to
have new T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts and athletic pants
available in sizes small to 4XL, for men and women. Donations can be dropped
off at the Victim Witness office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Greenfield Area
Christian Center ministries
The Greenfield Area Christian Center food and clothing ministries will
be open to clients on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. Hours are 1:30-4 p.m.

Highland County Veterans
Service Commission
The Highland County Veterans Service Commission meets on the second and
fourth Monday of the month at 5 p.m. Their office is located at 1575 N. High
St., Suite 400, Hillsboro.

DAV Chapter 123 meetings
The Disabled American Veterans Lloyd C. Ludwick Chapter 123 meets the
fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center conference
rooms, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.

American Legion Post 129
The community is invited to join American Legion Post 129.
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the
Hi-TEC building, 1575 North High Street, Hillsboro. For more information,
call commander Letcher Langston at (937) 393-6706.

FFA Chapter hosts blood drive
The Lynchburg-Clay FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual Hoxworth Blood
Drive Thursday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lynchburg-Clay High School.
If you are interested in donating and being a hero by saving lives, contact
the FFA at (937) 364-2250 ext. 11209 or email stacie.rhonemus@lclsd.org.

Square dancing
in Marshall Feb. 16
A winter hoedown sponsored by the Marshall and Rainsboro United Methodist
churches will be held Feb. 16 at the Marshall Gym Community Center.
Square and line dancing will be featured, with no experience necessary. A
meal will be served at 5 p.m., with dancing from 6-8 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come join the fun.

BLSD board meeting
The Bright Local Board of Education has changed the time for its next
regular meeting. The board will be meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.

SATH charity auction
SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped), a non-profit
organization that provides leisure time activities for children with
disabilities, will be holding their 20th annual charity auction March 2 at
10 a.m. in the Wharton Building at the Highland County Fairgrounds in

Hess Auction Co., LLC will be assisting SATH with the auction. All proceeds
will be used for children with special needs in Adams, Brown, Clinton,
Fayette, Highland and surrounding counties.

Lots of interesting items will be auctioned off. Some of the items include:
brand-new TV, new toys, dollhouse, computers, Thirty One Bags, Boyd Bears,
John Deere items, Christmas decorations, wall hangings, baskets, tools and
lots of miscellaneous furniture. Also being auctioned are numerous filled
gift baskets and gift certificates for items such as Cincinnati Reds
tickets, Snow Hill Country Club golf, eye exams, free massages, beauty
salons, bowling, oil changes, food and much, much more. There will also be
homemade pies and cakes.

SATH appreciates your past support and is in need of donations to help with
this fundraiser. Any items that you would like to contribute to this
worthwhile cause would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Linda Allen at
(937) 366-6657 to make arrangements to pick up your donation, or you can
drop them off at the Fairgrounds on Feb. 28 and March 1 from 9 a.m. till 6
p.m. or bring them the day of the auction.

The community is invited to come out for the day. The charity auction will
begin at 10 a.m., and SATH volunteers will be serving lunch.