SOPC Walk for Life,
Bike for Life Sept. 14
The Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life
Saturday, Sept. 14. The two-mile walk will begin and end at the Center (135
West Walnut, Hillsboro). Registration for walkers begins at 8:30 a.m., and
the walk will start at 9 a.m.
Those who cannot participate in person may donate money to be a "virtual
participant." For more information and to receive a Walk Brochure, contact
the Center at (937) 393-2990.
The annual Bike for Life (motorcycles) will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 14.
Bikers will leave from the Center for a two-hour ride.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the fee for registration will
be a donation to the SOPC. For more information, please contact the SOPC at
(937) 393-2990 or Brian Robinson at (937) 402-0353.

Jack Park to speak
at Leesburg festival
The community is invited to spend an hour with legendary Ohio State
University Football radio & TV commentator Jack Park as he entertains the
crowd with OSU football stories and reflections. The event will be held Aug.
10 from 2-3 p.m. during the Leesburg Festival.
After Park’s presentation, autographed copies of Park’s books will be
available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting the Leesburg Area
Historical Society's Train Depot Restoration Project.
This presentation is free to attend and will be in the air-conditioned
room that adjoins the Leesburg fire station.

Twilight Glow Run
Aug. 9 in Leesburg
The fifth annual Twilight Glow Run (5K, one mile and kiddie dash) will
be held Friday, Aug. 9 at the Highland County North Joint Fire & Ambulance
Station, located on 200 South Street in Leesburg.
Preregister by July 27 at or
<> . For onsite registration, check-in begins at 8
p.m., with the one-mile race at 9:30 p.m. and 5k Race at 10 p.m. The cost is
$25 for advance registration (through July 27 at 6 p.m.) and $30 after that.
All proceeds benefit Fairfield cross-country teams.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each race and age
category, as well as the brightest runner in each race. Runners will also
receive a glow T-shirt and necklace for registering by July 27 at 6 p.m.
Everyone is encouraged to wear additional items that glow in the dark.
There will also be a kiddie dash around the block for ages 5 and under.
This will kick off at 9 p.m. and will cost $5 (no preregistration required).
New this year, the Glow Run is part of the Leesburg Festival
( Food and entertainment will be
available. Plan to come a little early and enjoy the entire evening in
This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be issued. If there is
severe weather (lightning), the event will be rescheduled.
LC Elementary hosts
Everything Under
the Sun Sale
Lynchburg-Clay Elementary will host their annual “Everything Under the
Sun Sale” Aug. 2 and 3. The school is located at 6762 S.R. 134, Lynchburg.
See for more information.

Peaces officers
poker run July 27
The Highland County Peace Officers Association will be having a poker
run Saturday, July 27. The event will begin at Liberty Park with
registration from 10 a.m. until noon. First bike out will be at 10:30 a.m.,
last bike out at noon.
All street legal vehicles, including motorcycles, jeeps, trucks and
cars, are welcome to participate. Entry fee is $20 per bike/car, additional
entries may be purchased. Vehicles will be making stops at police
departments throughout Highland County to pick up their cards, then return
to Liberty Park.
The day will conclude with prizes, food and more fun. Proceeds will
benefit Shop with a Cop day in December. For more information, call (937)
763-0030 or go to Shop with a Cop Highland Co on Facebook.

HHS class of 1955
reunion July 27
The Hillsboro High School class of 1955 will be holding its class
reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in

St. Mary Catholic School
celebrates 20 years
A kickoff for the 20th-year celebration for St. Mary Catholic School
will be held Sunday, Aug. 11.
Bishop Binzer will be celebrating Mass at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic
Church. All those who had the vision for the school and the tremendous
amount of faith and determination to see it to fruition will be recognized.
Former and present students, staff and administration are encouraged to
attend the celebration marking the beginning of the school’s 20th year.
Refreshments will be served in the hall after Mass. RSVP by calling
(937) 840-9932.

Good News Gathering
Good News Gathering would like to inform the community of a time change
to their previously announced worship service at the Highland County Fair.
The service will begin Sunday, Sept. 1 at 9:30 a.m., with the band starting
at 9:10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Building. Every year, Good News Gathering
packs up and brings their whole worship service to the Highland County Fair
for one day. This includes GNG’s complete Worship Band, which will play
before and during the service. Everyone is invited to attend. For more
information on GNG, visit

St. Vincent de Paul
rummage sale,
fundraiser Aug. 2-3
A St. Vincent de Paul rummage sale and fundraiser will be held Friday,
Aug. 2 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St.
Mary Catholic School Hall, 119 E. Walnut St., Hillsboro. Donations may be
dropped off from 5-8 p.m. July 31 and from 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 1.
They will not accept televisions, computers, monitors or computer

Hardins Creek Friends
ice cream social
Hardins Creek Friends will host their annual ice cream social Saturday,
July 20 beginning at 5 p.m. The church is located on the corner of state
Route 771 and Hardins Creek Road. Come enjoy all the homemade foods,
including noodles, chicken, barbecue pork, sloppy joes, coneys, ham
sandwiches, a variety of salads and your choice of pies and cakes topped off
with delicious homemade ice cream. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Everyone is invited to join the fellowship.

Christian Assembly revival
The Christian Assembly at 6733 Inverness Court, Hillsboro will host a
church revival July 22-24 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The revival will include evangelist Tim Case and pastor Keith Perkins.
Entertainment will be provided by Paul James Sound on Monday and Tim and
Cindy Case on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as local singers.

HHS class of 1969 reunion
The Hillsboro High School class of 1969 is planning its 50th reunion,
with two events taking place.
On Friday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m., a get-together will be held at the Scott
House before the first high school football game of the season. A dinner
will be held at the old Ponderosa building Saturday, Aug. 31.
Classmates who are interested can request more information from Glenn
Roush by emailing

First Fridays Kids Church
Cornerstone Assembly of God Church hosts First Fridays Kids Church on
the first Friday of each month. The event is free and open to all kids in
kindergarten through sixth grade. Games, snacks, music, prizes, a lesson and
more will be offered. The church is located at 8343 state Route 73,
Hillsboro. For more information, call (937) 393-5188 or visit the church’s
Facebook page.

Peace Lutheran Church
hosts free hot dog lunch
Peace Lutheran Church will host its annual free hot dog lunch, “Weenie
Wednesday,” this summer. Lunch will be available after the free Wednesday
movie ends at Star Cinemas next door on Harry Sauner Road. Everyone is
welcome to attend for a free hot dog lunch with chips and a drink. The
church will also be raffling a quilt during the weeks of Weenie Wednesday.
Peace Lutheran Church is located at 231 Harry Sauner Road. For more
information, call 393-1837.

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

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.

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 from 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.

Adena sexual assault
advocates host support group
Adena’s Sexual Assault Survivor Advocates will host “Helping Other
Women” (HOW), a peer-to-peer women’s support group for victims of sexual and
domestic violence. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m on Thursdays through
Dec. 19 at Hope Clinic of Ross County, 610 Central Center, Chillicothe.
Registration is encouraged by simply sending an email to
For information, call (740) 779-7263.

'Gentle yoga' class
Now through Aug. 28, a donation-based “Gentle Yoga” class will be
offered Sundays at 6 p.m. at Naturally By Nature, located at 8249 state
Route 73, Hillsboro. Those participating in the class are suggested to
bring the following items to make the class a more comfortable experience: a
yoga mat; a beach towel; yoga blocks; a pillow and blanket; a water bottle;
bug spray; and an open mind.
Spaces are limitless and open to everyone. This class will be
weather-dependent, since it is held outdoors. Please check the Facebook page
at NaturallyByNature or call (937) 402-4908 to see if classes are canceled
due to weather.