HCCAO Governing Board
meetings announced
The Highland County Community Action Organization Governing Board will
meet in 2020 on the following dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 28,
May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

Adena Health System
Women’s Board hosts
Giving Hearts Dance
Tickets for the Giving Hearts Dance, hosted by the Adena Health System
Women’s Board, are now available for purchase.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Adena Health Foundation’s
Scholarship Fund and the Survivor Support Fund. The Survivor Support Fund
aids those who have been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or
human trafficking.
Individual tickets may be purchased for $35 per person, or reserve a
table for eight for $350. Dress for event is party attire.
The dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the
PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Road, Chillicothe 45601. Bring
your valentine, friends or loved ones to this annual, fun-filled night of
romance, dancing, food and entertainment. Included are hors d’oeuvres, a
cash bar, a live auction and music from DJ Alex Foster with Soundtastic
For more information, visit www.adena.org/events.

OVRDC county
caucus meeting Feb. 5
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is holding its
annual county caucus reorganization meeting for Highland County on
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners' office of the
Administration Building.
Major items on the agenda of this meeting, which is open to the public,
include: review and revise caucus membership, selection of executive
committee members, and selection of a project review committee member. Other
subjects covered in the meeting include: discussion of Appalachian Regional
Commission and Economic Development Administration project development,
project eligibility, and program changes; and status of OVRDC’s new Regional
Transportation Planning Organization efforts.

VFW Post 9094
fish fry Feb. 1
VFW Post 9094 will host a fish fry Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Meals are $9 and include all the fish you can eat, fries, slaw, hush puppies
and a soft drink. The event is open to the public.

FGBMFI dinner meeting Feb. 8
Hillsboro Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI)
will host a dinner meeting Saturday, Feb. 8 at Common Ground Community
Church, 7406 Mad River Road, Hillsboro.
The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Dinner is $9, and the meeting is free. First-time visitors can also enjoy a
free dinner. Dinner reservations are requested in advance by calling (937)
768-8801. Ladies are welcome to attend.
Praise and worship will be led by Sim Jones and Mike Gast, and the guest
speaker will be Pastor Phil Fulton.
Fulton is a man of God known for his fiery anointing and his heart for
both the people of God and the community. At the age of 18, he was hit with
138,000 volts of electricity while working for an electrical contractor.
Fulton was 30-40 feet in the air without a harness. Over 30 percent of his
body was severely burned. He was unsaved at the time, but God miraculously
spared his life.
Fulton has served the Union Hill Church in Peebles as pastor since 1975.
He also serves the community in many ways. He was a member of the Adams
County for Ten Commandments Committee and was the first pastor in America to
be arrested for his stand against the removal of the Ten Commandments at the
high schools in Adams County. He is also the founder and leader of ACCV
(Adams County for Christians Values) as well as the director of Reformers
Unanimous Addiction Program.
Fulton is also a member of the Chaplain Advisory Board and a volunteer
chaplain at Adams County Regional Medical Center.
Fulton was born in Peebles and is a graduate of Franklin Local School.
He and his wife, Sharon, have two grown children. He is retired from General

Highland Metropolitan
Housing Authority to meet Jan. 27
The Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority will hold a special meeting
at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Hillsboro at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. The
Highland Housing Authority wait lists are open for applications until
further notice at www.fayette-co-oh.com. Visit the website or call for
For low-income disabled individuals between the age of 18-61, please
apply for the disabled wait list.

Retired Teachers Association
to meet Monday, Feb. 3
The Highland County Retired Teachers Association will meet Monday, Feb.
3 at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro. The meal will begin at noon,
and the program will follow. The guest speaker will be Hillsboro Police
Chief Eric Daniels. Chief Daniels will discuss local school safety plans and
other issues related to school and community safety. The regular HCRTA
business session will follow his presentation.
For meal reservations, please call Treasurer Doris Pulse at (937)
981-4149. All retired educators are invited to attend.

SOPC fundraising
banquet March 27
The Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center’s annual fundraising banquet will be
Friday, March 27 in the atrium of Good News Gathering (6250 U.S. 62 S,
Hillsboro). Dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. An opportunity to
make a financial gift will be extended. Reservations are required. Dinner is
complimentary. Sunday attire is requested. Adults only, please, as seating
is limited.
Pro-life Christian comedian Gordon Douglas will be the featured speaker.
Call the Center for more information at (937) 393-2990.

Fall Creek Friends Church
pancake supper Feb. 8
The Fall Creek Friends Church invites the community to their annual
pancake supper, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 from 4:30-7 p.m. The
church is located at 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro. The supper includes
pancakes, waffles, ham and sausage, with milk and coffee to drink. Everyone
is welcome to come enjoy the food, fun and fellowship.

Weather spotter training Feb. 5
A weather spotter training program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in
the Highland County Administration Building basement conference room, 119
Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro.
Trained weather spotters perform an invaluable service for the National
Weather Service.
Real-time observations of tornadoes, hail, wind and significant cloud
formations provide a truly reliable information base for severe weather
detection and verification. The class is led by a National Weather Service
meteorologist who will discuss techniques and safety for severe weather
spotting. Once you attend this class, you become an officially trained
spotter and can report severe weather to your NWS office. Preregistration is
required. To register, please email dbushelman@highlandcoso.com or call
(937) 393-5880.

Hillsboro city meetings
The city of Hillsboro has announced the meeting schedule for City
Council, the Planning Commission, the Revolving Loan Fund Committee and the
Design Review Board for 2020.
• City Council meets the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise
noted) at 7 p.m. at Hillsboro Municipal Court. Meeting dates include:
Monday, Feb. 10; Monday, March 9; Monday, April 13; Monday, May 11; Monday,
June 8; Monday, July 13; Monday, Aug. 10; Monday, Sept. 14; Tuesday, Oct.
13; Monday, Nov. 9; and Monday, Dec. 14.
• The Planning Commission meets the third Monday of the month (unless
otherwise noted) at 5:30 p.m. in the County Administration building’s
basement conference room. Meeting dates include: Tuesday, Jan. 28; Monday,
Feb. 24; Monday, March 16; Monday, April 20; Monday, May 18; Monday, June
Monday, July 20; Monday, Aug. 17; Monday, Sept. 21; Monday, Oct. 19; Monday,
Nov. 16; and Monday, Dec. 21.
• Revolving Loan Fund Committee meetings are held the fourth Monday of
the month at 10 a.m. at the city building, 130 North High Street. Meeting
dates include: Monday, Jan. 27; Monday, Feb. 24; Monday, March 23; Monday,
April 27; Monday, May 25; Monday, June 22; Monday, July 27; Monday, Aug. 24;
Monday, Sept. 28; Monday, Oct. 26; Monday, Nov. 23; and Monday, Dec. 28.
• The Design Review Board meets the first and third Wednesday of the
month (unless otherwise noted) at 8:45 a.m. at the city building, 130 North
High Street. Meeting dates include: Wednesday, Jan. 15; Wednesday, Feb. 5;
Wednesday, Feb. 19; Wednesday, March 4; Wednesday, March 18; Wednesday,
April 1; Wednesday, April 15; Wednesday, May 6; Wednesday, May 20;
Wednesday, June 3; Wednesday, June 17; Wednesday, July 1; Wednesday, July
15; Wednesday, Aug. 5; Wednesday, Aug. 19; Wednesday, Sept. 2; Wednesday,
Sept. 16; Wednesday, Oct. 7; Wednesday, Oct. 21; Wednesday, Nov. 4;
Wednesday, Nov. 18; Wednesday, Dec. 2; and Wednesday, Dec. 16.

SATH Charity
Ball Feb. 15
The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization has
the perfect Valentine’s gift. SATH will be hosting their 16th annual
Valentine’s Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the 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
The cost is $125 per couple, which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing,
a photo of each couple and door prizes. Again this year, child care will be
available. If you’re looking for a gift for that person who is hard to buy
for, or you want to treat your sweetheart to a special evening and help
support SATH, give them a ticket to the Charity Ball. If you are unable to
attend but would like to support the Charity Ball, SATH is still in need of
table sponsors for this event.
For tickets and information, contact Linda Allen, at (937) 366-6657 or
(937) 364-6144, or visit www.kampdovetail.com.

Brown County Christian
Academy hosts parents’
seminar Jan. 27
Brown County Christian Academy in Sardinia will be hosting a parents’
seminar on Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The title of the talk is Digital Trends
2019-20 – Equipping Kids to Thrive in an Increasingly Hostile Online World.
The seminar is being presented by Doug Crawford from “Protect Young
Eyes,” an organization located in the Grand Rapids area that presents at
hundreds of organizations annually on issues related to smartphone use. The
seminar is free of charge, and a question and answer period will be offered
when the presentation concludes. For more information, visit the
organization’s website, protectyoungeyes.com or the school’s website at

Benefit supper
Feb. 4 at LCHS
A “Gabe’s Fight Club” benefit supper will be held Feb. 4 from 4-8 p.m.
at Lynchburg-Clay High School during the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs vs.
Whiteoak Wildcats basketball games. Wear orange to show your support for
Gabe Allen, an LC freshman battling T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
A silent auction and raffle will be conducted from 4 p.m. until halftime
of the varsity game. No admission is required for the supper and auction,
and takeout options will be available. All proceeds will go directly to Gabe
and his family.

AmVets Post 61 events
AmVets Post 61 is open to the public Thursdays at 7 p.m. for bingo,
including progressive jackpots, pull tabs, door prizes and concessions. The
post also opens for breakfast Saturdays and Sundays from 9-11 a.m. Hall
rentals are available. Amvets Post 61 is located at 11541 North Shore Drive,
Hillsboro. For more information on any of these events, call (937) 393-2900.

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 4:30 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.

Free ride ministry
Herb Lenzer has restarted his free ride service. For a free ride within
the city of Hillsboro, call (937) 971-1532.