Southern Ohio
Pregnancy Center’s
fundraising banquet April 6
The Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center’s annual fundraising banquet will be
Friday, April 6 in the atrium of Good News Gathering (6250 U.S. 62 south,
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, and
dinner is complimentary. Sunday attire is requested. Adults only, please, as
seating is limited. Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation will be the
featured speaker. For more information, call (937) 393-2990.

Highland Amateur
Radio Association course
The local Highland Amateur Radio Association will conduct a multi-week
course preparing students to take the entry-level technician license
examination. The course, held at the Hillsboro Methodist Church, will start
Sunday, Feb. 11 and run each Sunday through March 18, with a review on March
25. Each class session will start at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately two
On Sunday, April 8, the Clinton County Amateur Radio Club’s Volunteer
Examiner Team will give a Federal Communications Commission examination at
the church. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
CCARA Examination Coordinator Mike Boyle says that besides those
students sitting for their technician license, examinations for the general
and amateur extra licenses will be available to anyone with an existing
amateur license to attempt to upgrade their current license. Federal
regulations state a test session is open to the public, and attendance at
the class is not needed to take an examination. Examinations through the
Clinton County ARA VE Team are free of charge. According to HARA president
Jeff Collins, over 30 people attended the recent “Introduction to Amateur
Radio” presentation sponsored by the club. Collins reported approximately 25
of those individuals have signed up to take the course. Lead instructor Lee
Bishop said the weather was such that some people were unable to attend, but
the club will still accept those wishing to take the course.
Anyone wishing to sign up should contact Bishop at (937) 393-1627. The
course is free, but students are required to obtain the ARRL License Manual
for use in the class. The cost of the manual is $25 and may be ordered
through the club or various online sources.
More information concerning the class is available from Collins at (937)
393-6579 or Bishop at (937) 393-1627. Questions regarding the test session
may be directed to Boyle at (937) 685-2031.

Clinton County Farmers
Market needs vendors
The 2018 Clinton County Farmers Market is recruiting new vendors.
In 2017, the Clinton County Farmers Market more than doubled its revenue
from the previous year. The friendly local market is growing, and the market
management is hoping to offer even more products, events and activities this
year. If you are a producer of locally homegrown, farm-raised or homemade
products and are interested in selling your items at a fun, local venue, the
Market wants to hear from you. The 2018 Clinton County Farmers Market takes
place March-December. The Spring Market kicks off the season on the first
and third Saturdays in March, April and May in its toasty indoor location,
the Wilmington Municipal Building. Beginning the first Saturday in June and
continuing through September, the Summer Market is held every Saturday on
Mulberry Street in downtown Wilmington between Main and Locust streets. The
Winter Market takes place October-December on the first and third Saturdays,
returning to the Wilmington Municipal Building. Interested vendors must
reside in Clinton or any of its adjacent counties: Brown, Clermont, Fayette,
Greene, Highland and Warren.
For information, contact Kaity Stuckert at

Board of Education
The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session on
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education

Immunization clinics
Immunization clinics will be held at the Highland County Health
Department, 1487 North High Street, suite 400, Hillsboro, on the following
dates and times: Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m.; and Feb. 26 from 1-4 p.m.
Shot records and insurance cards are required for the immunization
clinic. The Care-A-Van Health Assessment Clinic, a cooperative service
presented by the Highland County Health Department and Highland District
Hospital, will visit the following sites in February: Greenfield former
Shopko parking lot, Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Rocky Fork
Truck Stop on U.S. 50 in Rainsboro, Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Board of Health meetings
The Highland County Board of Health meets monthly in the Highland County
Health Department Board Room.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. If the
meeting date falls on a holiday, meetings will be held on the following day
or following Tuesday as approved by the board. The 2018 meeting dates are
scheduled for: Feb. 20; March 20; April 17; May 15; June 19; July 17; Aug.
21; Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; and Dec. 18.

Academy Preschool of
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
accepting registrations
The Academy Preschool of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at the
corner of North High Street and East North Street in Hillsboro, has opened
its doors. New registrations are welcome. This is an enrichment preschool
program where each child will strive to reach their potential before going
into kindergarten. There are easy payment plans, and subsidized students are
welcome. Contact Joellen Bradford at (937) 402-4047 to enroll your child.

Heroin Addiction
Recovery Time (HART)
meets Wednesdays
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, contact Ricketta Shoemaker at (937)

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.

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.

TEA Party meetings
The Highland County TEA Party will meet on the third Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center on N. High Street in Hillsboro.

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.

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

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 open will stay
the same: 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.

Lions Club meetings
The Mowrystown Lions Club meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30
p.m. at the Old Y restaurant. Everyone is invited to attend.

Community Action meetings
Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the Highland County Community Action
Organization, Inc. are open to the public. Meetings are held on the fourth
Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. with considerations made for June, July and
December. These meetings will be held at the North High Business Center,
1487 North High Street in Hillsboro. Please note the following meeting dates
and times for 2018 are subject to change: Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, May
22, June 26 (to be determined), July 24 (to be determined), Aug. 28, Sept.
25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27 and Dec. 25 (closed for holiday).

Farm Bureau
membership drive
Highland County Farm Bureau will kick off their 2018 membership drive
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. This year’s “Together with Farmers Membership
Kickoff” will be held at The Elk House Restaurant in Hillsboro.
The goals for increasing Farm Bureau membership in the county, as well
as exciting prizes and other incentives you can earn by helping with the
drive, will be explained. Dinner and drinks will be served during the event.
For more information, call 937-378-2212.

Farm Bureau scholarships
Highland County Farm Bureau is offering one $1,000 scholarship and at
least one $500 scholarship to 2018 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 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
11, 2019. Checks will be made payable to the college/university.
Applications are available from the Farm Bureau office or Facebook
webpage 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, PO Box 288, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. All applications must be
received by 4 p.m., March 29, 2018. For information, call 937-378-2212.

SOESC board meetings
The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board announced
their 2018 meeting dates, which will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each
month with the exception of the March and December meetings.
The meetings will be held at the Southern Ohio Educational Service
Center, 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington, with the exception of the March and
December meetings. The March 20 meeting will be held at Laurel Oaks, 300 Oak
Drive, Wilmington.
The remaining meeting dates for 2018 are: Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.; March 20
at 5:30 p.m.; April 24 at 7 p.m.; May 22 at 7 p.m.; June 26 at 7 p.m.; July
24 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.; Nov.
27 at 6:30 p.m.; and Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
For information, call 937-382-6921 ext. #1025 or email

Hillsboro Planning
Commission meets Feb. 20
The Hillsboro Planning Commission is rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the firehouse, located at 204 North East Street.
The meeting is open to the public.

Hillsboro City School
Board of Education
meets Feb. 12
The Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education will meet in special
session at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Hillsboro Board of Education
Office, 39 Willettsville Pike. The purpose includes a board work session,
capital projects and a possible executive session.

Highland North Joint Fire and
Ambulance District Board of Trustees meeting
The Highland North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 200 South St., Leesburg, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. For further information, contact Roger Grimsley, Fiscal Officer, at 937-780-6909 x103.

Fall Creek Friends Church
supper Feb. 10
The Fall Creek Friends Church would like to invite everyone to their
annual pancake supper, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 4:30-7 p.m.
The church is located at 11345 Karnes Road, Hillsboro. The supper will
include pancakes or waffles, ham or sausage and milk or coffee to drink.
Everyone is welcome.