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HHS Parent-Teacher Conferences
Hillsboro High School will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 3-9 p.m. There is no need to schedule an appointment to attend the conferences. All teachers will be in their regular classrooms.  Parents will be able to pick up student grade cards from the counselors in the auditeria. Please plan to attend.
Lynchburg Branch Library workshop
The Lynchburg Branch Library will offer a "Color Me Beautiful" workshop on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. This workshop analysis is the process of determining the colors that best suit an individual's natural coloring (think clothes and make-up, ladies!) Please sign up in advance by calling us at 364-2511 or stopping in at 102 S. Main St. Lynchburg. There is no cost!
BooFest Oct. 28
The costume judging contest will be conducted by the "Hillsboro Middle School Junior National Honor Society".  They will be registering kids 0-14 in different categories. They will be registering from 5-5:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Judging will start shortly after. Buckeye Country 105.5 / 1590 BooFest is 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The event is sponsored in part by the Hillsboro Uptown Business Association. Snoopy from Kings Island is schedule to be there. If it rains, they will move activities to the Colony Theatre.
L-Clay FFA
consignment auction
   The Lynchburg-Clay FFA Chapter, Young Farmers and FFA Alumni will be
hosting their Equipment Consignment Auction on Saturday, Nov, 20 at the
Lynchburg-Clay High School. Please notice this is a change of date from
previous years. In order to be included in the advertisement, please
register by Thursday, Oct. 28 by calling the FFA at (937) 364-2250, ext.
11612.
Firefighters Halloween
parade Oct. 26
   The 2010 Firefighters annual Halloween Parade, hosted by Paint Creek
Joint EMS and Firefighters Association, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the McClain High School colonnades on
North 5th Street. Parade will start at 6 p.m. Free hot dogs and drinks will
be provided to participants. There is a $10 parade entry fee for political
participants. Please contact Susan Maynard at (937) 981-3394 or 937-403-3280
with any questions.
AAUW Altrusa Book Sale
   The AAUW Altrusa Book Sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 from 2-8 p.m.;
Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Highland Co. Administration Bldg. Basement, 114 Governor Foraker Place,
Hillsboro. Bestsellers, romance, paperbacks, cookbooks, children’s books,
and political books will be sold.
LCHS hosts
Veterans Day program
   The Lynchburg-Clay Veterans Day Program will be held at the
Lynchburg-Clay High School on Nov. 11. Refreshments and doughnuts will be
served in the library from 8-9 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m.
Parking will be available in the first row of the LCHS staff and student
parking lot. Past and present veterans will be recognized, and the
Lynchburg-Clay High School band will perform.
Haunted Hills open
weekends at Magic Waters
   The Haunted Hills located at Magic Waters Theater off Cave Road is open
weekends through October. Friday and Saturday hours are 7-11 p.m., and
Sunday hours are 7-10 p.m. Call (937) 365-1388 for information or visit
Youth basketball
tournament at WHS
   There will be a 4-6th grade boys and girls elementary school basketball
tournament held the week of Oct. 25 at Whiteoak High School. Entry fee is
$65. All proceeds will go to the WHS baseball program. If interested,
contact Chris Veidt at 442-2241, ext 1122.
Sonner’s Chapel
women host retreat 
   The women of Sonner’s Chapel of Fairfax will host “The Power of His
Love,” a one-day retreat for women of all denominations and faiths,
Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Sonner’s Chapel Methodist
Church, 4329 Sorg Road, Hillsboro. The retreat is facilitated by Pass It On
Ministries. The $10 fee includes conference material, breakfast, and lunch.
Child care will not be available. To register, contact Janice Edingfield at
(937) 695-9963.
New Directions silent auction
   The New Directions silent auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30
p.m. at the Christian Union Campground Dining Hall on North Washington
Street. Call Becky Anderson for more information at (937) 876-9162.
Marshall Community 
Ladies Group meetings
   The Marshall Community Ladies Group meets the last Tuesday of the month,
6:30-8, at the Marshall Firehouse unless otherwise noted. The Marshall
Community Ladies Group Oct. 26 meeting will be held at the Rogers home. For
more information, call (937) 466-2438.
Methodist Church hosts
Fall Harvest Carnival
   The Fall Harvest Carnival at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church
is Sunday, Oct. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. It will be an evening of fun, food, and
games for children of the community. Enjoy games, inflatables, cake walk,
balloons, face paint, and food. The church will be open to the public for
this free, good-time event. The church is located at 133 E. Walnut Street,
Hillsboro.
Highland County 
Homeless Shelter meetings
   The Highland County Homeless Shelter holds monthly meetings every third
Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.
T.E.A. Party meetings
   The Highland County T.E.A. Party meets on the first Monday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.
Open Door free meal
   The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield Methodist Church will be held
on Saturday, Oct. 30. Serving will be from 4-5:30 p.m. The menu is chili,
crackers, PBJ sandwiches and apple sauce.
Sugar Grove church
supper, auction Nov. 6
   Sugar Grove United Methodist Women will host their annual soup
supper/craft auction at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church in Washington
C.H. on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The craft auction will begin at 7:15
p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10. Chili, potato,
and vegetable soups will be served.
Laurel Oaks Grade
Card Fair Nov. 4   
   Laurel Oaks students and their families are invited to the Grade Card
Fair, which will be held on Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the campus. In addition
to receiving their student’s grade card, parents will have the opportunity
to meet lab and academic instructors, gain insight into the job placement
process, learn more about the grading practices and discuss the Laurel Oaks
assessment process and how it impacts the ongoing learning process. For more
information, contact Karie Emery at 937.382.1411 or 800.752.5480.
VFW dinner Oct. 22
   The Men’s Auxiliary to VFW Post 9094 will sponsor a ham and bean dinner
with cornbread, fried potatoes, and a drink for $5 on Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m.
at the VFW Post 9094, located at 1000 West Main Street, Hillsboro.
Countywide curfew 
runs through Oct. 31
   Countywide curfew began Friday, Oct. 1 for all persons under the age of
18. The curfew will run through Oct. 31 and requires all persons under the
age of 18 to be off the streets and in their homes by 10 p.m., Monday
through Thursday, and midnight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The curfew
does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians,
or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school,
or employment activities. Beggar’s night will be Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8
p.m.
VFW fish fry Nov. 6
        The VFW Post 9094 Fish Fry will be held Saturday,
Nov. 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. All the fish you can eat for $7. Includes fries,
slaw, hush puppies, and a soft drink. Open to the public.
St. Mary Catholic School
book program under way
   St. Mary Catholic School is participating in a great program that can
bring free books to our school. It’s called the SunnyD Book Spree, and the
program will donate 20 classroom books to every classroom that sends in 20
SunnyD UPC labels. The container must be larger than 12 ounces. The program
ends Nov. 30. Labels can be dropped off at the school.
David James plays Colony
   David James will be performing at the Colony Theater Oct. 23 at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $8, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Harwood Christian Church
chili supper Oct. 30
   Harwood Christian Church will host a chili supper on Saturday, Oct. 30
from 4-8 p.m. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, coneys, ham, bbq,
potato soup, broccoli-cauliflower salad, cole slaw, lots of desserts,
coffee, tea, and lemonade. Freewill donation; eat-in or carry-out.
The church is located at the crossroads of state Routes 134 and 131 between
Dodsonville and Buford. Everyone welcome. For more information, call (937)
764-1493 or (937) 393-8010.
Highland House Museum
Christmas Shop set to open
   The Highland House Museum staff and volunteers will be accepting
quality, handcrafted consignments for the Christmas Shop on Oct. 22-23 from
1-5 p.m. 
   A 20 percent consignment fee will be applied to all articles sold, and
due to limited space we may not be able to accept all items brought by an
individual.
   This year’s theme will be “A Christmas to Remember,” and the Christmas
Shop will be open every weekend in November and December until Christmas.
Hours are as follow: Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Open house for the Christmas Shop will be Friday, Nov. 5 from 1-5 p.m.
Church Women United meets
   Church Women United will hold a meeting to prepare for World Community
Day on Friday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
   It will be at Resurrected Truth Ministries at 8273 S.R. 73 west.
Lunch will be provided.
   For more information, call Debbie at 393-8070.
New Directions food drive
   New Directions Youth Ministry of Greenfield, Ohio will be going
door-to-door “begging for food” during Greenfield’s annual beggars’ night on
Thursday, Oct. 28. Students and adults from New Directions will be seeking
to collect food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit,
boxed cereal and other non-perishables.
   All items collected will be donated to the Greenfield Area Christian
Center Food Pantry. Give a real treat on beggars’ night. Help area families
in need.
   For more information, please contact New Directions Director Mike
Anderson at (937) 876-9868.
Election day dinner at
Sinking Spring United Methodist Church
   Sinking Spring United Methodist Church will be holding an election day
dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The dinner will begin at 11 a.m. and continue
until 7 p.m. or sold out.
   The event is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
   The menu will include, beans and cornbread, chicken and noodles, chili,
beef BBQ, hot dogs, sloppy joes, cole slaw, assorted homemade desserts and
beverages.  
   The supper is being held in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist
Church in Sinking Spring.
Election day dinner
at Masonic temple  
   An election day bean dinner will be served at the Masonic Temple at 136
1/2 North High Street in Hillsboro from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Beans and cornbread,
chicken and dumplings, slaw, pie and cake, and tea and
coffee will be served for $5 per person.
Hog roast Oct. 23
at county airport
   The public is invited to a hog roast at the Highland County Airport at
500 North Shore Drive. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 23. The menu will consist of pulled pork, baked beans, potato
salad, cole slaw, and refreshments. Donations will be accepted for airport
improvements.
Sunnyside Church of Christ
meets at Grange Building
   The sermon for Sunday morning at the Sunnyside Church of Christ will be
"the Narrow Way" from Matthew 7:13-14.  Services are at the Grange Building
of the Highland County Fairgrounds at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study and at 10:30
a.m. for the worship service every Sunday morning.
Tim Carl, TNT Band 
to play in Ash Ridge
   Tim Carl and the TNT Band will appear from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
30 at the Ash Ridge School, located on U.S. 62. Chili, hot dogs, cookies,
chips, and soft drinks will be served. Door prizes and split the pot.
Admission is $8. Call (937) 377-1508 for more information.
Coat donations accepted
at W&W Cleaners
   Donations of defect-free coats for needy families are being accepted at
W&W Cleaners, 128 S. High Street
Hillsboro through Nov. 9. Last year, more than 250 coats were collected.
   For more information, call (937) 466-2222.
HHS Parent-Teacher Conferences
Hillsboro High School will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 3-9 p.m. There is no need to schedule an appointment to attend the conferences. All teachers will be in their regular classrooms.  Parents will be able to pick up student grade cards from the counselors in the auditeria. Please plan to attend.
Lynchburg Branch Library workshop
The Lynchburg Branch Library will offer a "Color Me Beautiful" workshop on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. This workshop analysis is the process of determining the colors that best suit an individual's natural coloring (think clothes and make-up, ladies!) Please sign up in advance by calling us at 364-2511 or stopping in at 102 S. Main St. Lynchburg. There is no cost!
BooFest Oct. 28
The costume judging contest will be conducted by the "Hillsboro Middle School Junior National Honor Society".  They will be registering kids 0-14 in different categories. They will be registering from 5-5:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Judging will start shortly after. Buckeye Country 105.5 / 1590 BooFest is 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The event is sponsored in part by the Hillsboro Uptown Business Association. Snoopy from Kings Island is schedule to be there. If it rains, they will move activities to the Colony Theatre.
L-Clay FFA
consignment auction
   The Lynchburg-Clay FFA Chapter, Young Farmers and FFA Alumni will be
hosting their Equipment Consignment Auction on Saturday, Nov, 20 at the
Lynchburg-Clay High School. Please notice this is a change of date from
previous years. In order to be included in the advertisement, please
register by Thursday, Oct. 28 by calling the FFA at (937) 364-2250, ext.
11612.
Firefighters Halloween
parade Oct. 26
   The 2010 Firefighters annual Halloween Parade, hosted by Paint Creek
Joint EMS and Firefighters Association, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the McClain High School colonnades on
North 5th Street. Parade will start at 6 p.m. Free hot dogs and drinks will
be provided to participants. There is a $10 parade entry fee for political
participants. Please contact Susan Maynard at (937) 981-3394 or 937-403-3280
with any questions.
AAUW Altrusa Book Sale
   The AAUW Altrusa Book Sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 from 2-8 p.m.;
Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Highland Co. Administration Bldg. Basement, 114 Governor Foraker Place,
Hillsboro. Bestsellers, romance, paperbacks, cookbooks, children’s books,
and political books will be sold.
LCHS hosts
Veterans Day program
   The Lynchburg-Clay Veterans Day Program will be held at the
Lynchburg-Clay High School on Nov. 11. Refreshments and doughnuts will be
served in the library from 8-9 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m.
Parking will be available in the first row of the LCHS staff and student
parking lot. Past and present veterans will be recognized, and the
Lynchburg-Clay High School band will perform.
Haunted Hills open
weekends at Magic Waters
   The Haunted Hills located at Magic Waters Theater off Cave Road is open
weekends through October. Friday and Saturday hours are 7-11 p.m., and
Sunday hours are 7-10 p.m. Call (937) 365-1388 for information or visit
Youth basketball
tournament at WHS
   There will be a 4-6th grade boys and girls elementary school basketball
tournament held the week of Oct. 25 at Whiteoak High School. Entry fee is
$65. All proceeds will go to the WHS baseball program. If interested,
contact Chris Veidt at 442-2241, ext 1122.
Sonner’s Chapel
women host retreat 
   The women of Sonner’s Chapel of Fairfax will host “The Power of His
Love,” a one-day retreat for women of all denominations and faiths,
Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Sonner’s Chapel Methodist
Church, 4329 Sorg Road, Hillsboro. The retreat is facilitated by Pass It On
Ministries. The $10 fee includes conference material, breakfast, and lunch.
Child care will not be available. To register, contact Janice Edingfield at
(937) 695-9963.
New Directions silent auction
   The New Directions silent auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30
p.m. at the Christian Union Campground Dining Hall on North Washington
Street. Call Becky Anderson for more information at (937) 876-9162.
Marshall Community 
Ladies Group meetings
   The Marshall Community Ladies Group meets the last Tuesday of the month,
6:30-8, at the Marshall Firehouse unless otherwise noted. The Marshall
Community Ladies Group Oct. 26 meeting will be held at the Rogers home. For
more information, call (937) 466-2438.
Methodist Church hosts
Fall Harvest Carnival
   The Fall Harvest Carnival at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church
is Sunday, Oct. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. It will be an evening of fun, food, and
games for children of the community. Enjoy games, inflatables, cake walk,
balloons, face paint, and food. The church will be open to the public for
this free, good-time event. The church is located at 133 E. Walnut Street,
Hillsboro.
Highland County 
Homeless Shelter meetings
   The Highland County Homeless Shelter holds monthly meetings every third
Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.
T.E.A. Party meetings
   The Highland County T.E.A. Party meets on the first Monday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Hi-TEC Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.
Open Door free meal
   The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield Methodist Church will be held
on Saturday, Oct. 30. Serving will be from 4-5:30 p.m. The menu is chili,
crackers, PBJ sandwiches and apple sauce.
Sugar Grove church
supper, auction Nov. 6
   Sugar Grove United Methodist Women will host their annual soup
supper/craft auction at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church in Washington
C.H. on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The craft auction will begin at 7:15
p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10. Chili, potato,
and vegetable soups will be served.
Laurel Oaks Grade
Card Fair Nov. 4   
   Laurel Oaks students and their families are invited to the Grade Card
Fair, which will be held on Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the campus. In addition
to receiving their student’s grade card, parents will have the opportunity
to meet lab and academic instructors, gain insight into the job placement
process, learn more about the grading practices and discuss the Laurel Oaks
assessment process and how it impacts the ongoing learning process. For more
information, contact Karie Emery at 937.382.1411 or 800.752.5480.
VFW dinner Oct. 22
   The Men’s Auxiliary to VFW Post 9094 will sponsor a ham and bean dinner
with cornbread, fried potatoes, and a drink for $5 on Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m.
at the VFW Post 9094, located at 1000 West Main Street, Hillsboro.
Countywide curfew 
runs through Oct. 31
   Countywide curfew began Friday, Oct. 1 for all persons under the age of
18. The curfew will run through Oct. 31 and requires all persons under the
age of 18 to be off the streets and in their homes by 10 p.m., Monday
through Thursday, and midnight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The curfew
does not apply where children are accompanied by parents, legal guardians,
or custodians. Exception is also made for children attending church, school,
or employment activities. Beggar’s night will be Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8
p.m.
VFW fish fry Nov. 6
        The VFW Post 9094 Fish Fry will be held Saturday,
Nov. 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. All the fish you can eat for $7. Includes fries,
slaw, hush puppies, and a soft drink. Open to the public.
St. Mary Catholic School
book program under way
   St. Mary Catholic School is participating in a great program that can
bring free books to our school. It’s called the SunnyD Book Spree, and the
program will donate 20 classroom books to every classroom that sends in 20
SunnyD UPC labels. The container must be larger than 12 ounces. The program
ends Nov. 30. Labels can be dropped off at the school.
David James plays Colony
   David James will be performing at the Colony Theater Oct. 23 at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $8, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Harwood Christian Church
chili supper Oct. 30
   Harwood Christian Church will host a chili supper on Saturday, Oct. 30
from 4-8 p.m. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, coneys, ham, bbq,
potato soup, broccoli-cauliflower salad, cole slaw, lots of desserts,
coffee, tea, and lemonade. Freewill donation; eat-in or carry-out.
The church is located at the crossroads of state Routes 134 and 131 between
Dodsonville and Buford. Everyone welcome. For more information, call (937)
764-1493 or (937) 393-8010.
Highland House Museum
Christmas Shop set to open
   The Highland House Museum staff and volunteers will be accepting
quality, handcrafted consignments for the Christmas Shop on Oct. 22-23 from
1-5 p.m. 
   A 20 percent consignment fee will be applied to all articles sold, and
due to limited space we may not be able to accept all items brought by an
individual.
   This year’s theme will be “A Christmas to Remember,” and the Christmas
Shop will be open every weekend in November and December until Christmas.
Hours are as follow: Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Open house for the Christmas Shop will be Friday, Nov. 5 from 1-5 p.m.
Church Women United meets
   Church Women United will hold a meeting to prepare for World Community
Day on Friday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m.
   It will be at Resurrected Truth Ministries at 8273 S.R. 73 west.
Lunch will be provided.
   For more information, call Debbie at 393-8070.
New Directions food drive
   New Directions Youth Ministry of Greenfield, Ohio will be going
door-to-door “begging for food” during Greenfield’s annual beggars’ night on
Thursday, Oct. 28. Students and adults from New Directions will be seeking
to collect food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit,
boxed cereal and other non-perishables.
   All items collected will be donated to the Greenfield Area Christian
Center Food Pantry. Give a real treat on beggars’ night. Help area families
in need.
   For more information, please contact New Directions Director Mike
Anderson at (937) 876-9868.
Election day dinner at
Sinking Spring United Methodist Church
   Sinking Spring United Methodist Church will be holding an election day
dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The dinner will begin at 11 a.m. and continue
until 7 p.m. or sold out.
   The event is being sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
   The menu will include, beans and cornbread, chicken and noodles, chili,
beef BBQ, hot dogs, sloppy joes, cole slaw, assorted homemade desserts and
beverages.  
   The supper is being held in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist
Church in Sinking Spring.
Election day dinner
at Masonic temple  
   An election day bean dinner will be served at the Masonic Temple at 136
1/2 North High Street in Hillsboro from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Beans and cornbread,
chicken and dumplings, slaw, pie and cake, and tea and
coffee will be served for $5 per person.
Hog roast Oct. 23
at county airport
   The public is invited to a hog roast at the Highland County Airport at
500 North Shore Drive. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 23. The menu will consist of pulled pork, baked beans, potato
salad, cole slaw, and refreshments. Donations will be accepted for airport
improvements.
Sunnyside Church of Christ
meets at Grange Building
   The sermon for Sunday morning at the Sunnyside Church of Christ will be
"the Narrow Way" from Matthew 7:13-14.  Services are at the Grange Building
of the Highland County Fairgrounds at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study and at 10:30
a.m. for the worship service every Sunday morning.
Tim Carl, TNT Band 
to play in Ash Ridge
   Tim Carl and the TNT Band will appear from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
30 at the Ash Ridge School, located on U.S. 62. Chili, hot dogs, cookies,
chips, and soft drinks will be served. Door prizes and split the pot.
Admission is $8. Call (937) 377-1508 for more information.
Coat donations accepted
at W&W Cleaners
   Donations of defect-free coats for needy families are being accepted at
W&W Cleaners, 138 W. Beech Street, Hillsboro, through Nov. 9. Last year, more than 250 coats were collected.
   For more information, call (937) 466-2222.
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