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Highland community 
yard sale June 2-4

    The village of Highland is having a community yard sale, June 2-4 from 9
a.m.-6 p.m. 

Multiple events
set for June 3

Area partners are teaming up to present a Prescription Drug Take-Back,
Shred-A-Thon, Flag Disposal and Community Wellness Day, set for Saturday,
June 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the old firehouse on North High Street in
uptown Hillsboro.
    The event includes an opportunity for the safe disposal of unused,
unneeded or expired medications, including prescriptions, prescription
ointments, pet medications, prescription patches, over-the-counter
medications and vitamins (no liquids or needles).
    Drop off your worn, tattered and/or faded flags, banners or pennants in
anticipation of replacing them prior to Flag Day (June 14).
    The event is being presented by Highland County Veterans Services,
Highland County Community Action Inc., Highland County Suicide Prevention
Coalition, Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition, REACH For
Tomorrow, Highland County Health Department, TRC - The Recovery Council
(formerly FRS) and Highland County Emergency Management Agency, with
sponsorship from Merchants National Bank.

Souls Harvest 
Full Gospel Church

    Souls Harvest Full Gospel Church is inviting the community to check out
their new church. The church is located at 8395 U.S. Highway 62, Hillsboro.
Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Charles Lefevers welcomes all. For more information, call (937)

Judy Mason 
Memorial Cookout
June 16 in Leesburg

    The Leesburg Area Historical Society will host its third annual Judy
Mason Memorial Cookout on Friday, June 16 (rain date Saturday, June 17) from
5-8 p.m. at the Leesburg Depot. On the menu will be a freshly grilled
hamburger or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, chips, cookie and beverage. Dine at
the picnic tables or carry out. Donations toward the depot restoration will
once again be matched by the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Organization. Last year's event, along with a grant from the South Central
Power Foundation, allowed the Society to replace the roof of its historic
depot. This year, the goal is to stabilize the building's foundation, fix
site drainage issues and redo the brick boarding platform.

SATH's KAMP Dovetail
auction, carnival June 21

    On Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. SATH's KAMP Dovetail will host its 14th
annual auction and carnival at Rocky Fork State Park campground. The auction
is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Bring your lawn chairs
and come out and enjoy an evening at KAMP Dovetail.
    Community members are encouraged to make a donation of a craft, homemade
item or any other auction items to be sold at the Auction to help raise
additional funds for KAMP Dovetail.
    Some of the campers will be donating items to be auctioned off. Sports
fans will be delighted with the sports memorabilia items available for sale.
Anyone with items to donate may drop them off at KAMP Dovetail anytime on
June 19, 20 or 21 before 6 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help with this
year¹s KAMP Dovetail.  
    For more information, leave a message for Linda Allen, KAMP Dovetail
director, at (937) 366-6657.

Hillsboro Zoning,
Annexation Committee
to meet June 20

    The Hillsboro Zoning and Annexation Committee and the Planning
Commission will hold a joint meeting June 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the old
firehouse on Governor Trimble Place. The purpose of the meeting is to
discuss zoning map amendments.

Hillsboro Records 
Commission to meet June 27

    The Hillsboro Records Commission will meet Tuesday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at
130 North High St. for their semi-annual meeting.

Fairfield board
to meet June 14

    The Fairfield Local Schools Board of Education will hold a special
meeting Wednesday, June 14 at 4 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.
The meeting has been called for the purpose of discussing the evaluations of
the superintendent and treasurer. The entirety of the meeting will be in
executive session.
    For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at (937) 780-2221.

Coach Veidt's
Commitment Baseball
School June 5-8

    Commitment Baseball School with Coach Chris Veidt will be offered at
Hillsboro's Shaffer Park, June 5-8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. The camp is
open to boys and girls ages 6-14 and is designed to provide each camper with
the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, base running and defense.
    Preregistration (by Sunday, June 5) is $75 ($50 for each additional
sibling) or $125 on site. Registration forms can be downloaded at
    For more information, call (937) 382-3265.

SOESC board
    The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board will have
its regular meeting Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Region 14/Hopewell
Office, 5350 W. New Market Road, Hillsboro. This is a change in date and
location from the previously announced meeting. If you need directions to
this location or have questions, call (937) 382-6921 ext. 1025 or email for more information.

Sinking Spring School
alumni celebration

    The annual Sinking Spring School alumni celebration will be held
Saturday, June 10. All graduates, attending students, former teachers,
cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers and anyone else who contribute to
the outstanding education students received at their beloved school are
invited to attend.
    The social hour is from 4-6 p.m. Dinner will be a catered buffet served
at 6:30 p.m. 
    The cost of the meal will be $12 per person, and reservations may be
sent to Nina Couser, 2479 state Route 41, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 or to the
Sinking Spring Alumni Association, Box 5, Sinking Spring, Ohio 45172.
    Reservations need to be sent in by June 8. Please call Couser at (937)
588-3484 and leave a message if you are running late.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
    The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Hillsboro will be offering two
Outreach Days during the month of May at the St. Mary's Catholic Church
Parish Hall at 119 E. Walnut St in Hillsboro. The Outreach Days provide an
opportunity for individuals and families who are seeking assistance to meet
with SVdP volunteers to discuss their issues and needs. The Outreach Days
will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and on Wednesday, May
24 from 6-7:30 p.m.
    Outreach Days are held at these times every month on the second Saturday
and the fourth Wednesday. Individuals/families are seen on a first-come,
first-serve basis. For more information, call SVdP at (937) 205-0919 or

Aralyn's Turtley 
Awesome Event

    Aralyn's Turtley Awesome Event, a benefit for Aralyn's Alliance, will be
held June 2 from 6-11 p.m. at the Lake View Loft, located at 10215 Jones
Road, Hillsboro. All proceeds will go to the family of Aralyn Slack, a
10-year-old from Lynchburg who is fighting DIPG, a terminal, aggressive form
of brain cancer.
    The event will include catered food with a cash donation bar; split the
pot and raffle items; and a silent auction including a quarter beef, Yeti
cooler filled with liquor, a gun raffle and more. There will also be a
bouncy house, dunk a trucker dunk tank and face painting. A concert
featuring Filo Beddoe will begin at 8 p.m.
    There will be a semi truck parade from Hillsboro to the Lake View Loft,
with Aralyn arriving in Pinky 1 at 7:45 p.m. For questions or donations,
contact Emily Hall, (937) 509-5033; Ashley Campbell, (937) 205-8509; or Kim
Case, (937) 402-6933.

Altrusa of Highland County
sponsoring golf tournament

    Altrusa of Highland County is sponsoring a golf tournament in memory of
longtime club member Nancy Graves. 
    It will be held on Saturday, June 3 at Buckeye Hills Golf Course and
Country Club. Altrusa is an international nonprofit organization which
focuses on making our communities better through leadership and service with
goals to enhance literacy for everyone. This one-time golf tournament will
help Altrusa raise the funds needed to continue the literacy projects that
Graves felt so strongly about. Any support you can give would be greatly
appreciated. If you have any questions or would like to enter a team and/or
be a hole sponsor, call club president Mary Stanforth at (937) 402-0653.

Quilt show July 14-15
    Country Quilters are planning their annual quilt show, Quilts of
Highland County, July 14-15 at Hillsboro High School, U.S. Route 62 South,
Hillsboro. For more information, contact Connie at (937) 763-7650 or Andrea
at (937) 402-6507, or follow Country Quilters on Facebook.

HUBA meetings
    The Hillsboro Uptown Business Association (HUBA) is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization with a mission statement of nurturing and assisting
the growth, improvement and expansion of both existing and new businesses
and services offered in the general uptown Hillsboro area, with a main focus
of bringing merchants into uptown Hillsboro. HUBA meetings are held at 8:30
a.m. at the Highland County Administration Building in the basement room.
The dates for the 2023 meetings are: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12,
Oct. 10 and Nov. 14. Anyone who has a business or is interested in starting
a business is welcome to join HUBA at a meeting.

Senior food donations
    The Highland County Church of Christ is giving out senior food boxes on
the third Friday of each month. These are boxes of canned and shelf-stable
items, plus cheese. To qualify, you must be age 60 or older; submit an
income form (to be filled out one time); and pick up your food box between
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at 6670 U.S. Route 50 West,
    For more information, call (937) 763-8311.

HCCAO Board meeting dates announced
    The Highland County Community Action Organization Governing Board will
meet in 2023 on the following dates: June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26,
Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26.

Brushcreek Township
trustees' meetings

    The Highland County Brushcreek Township Trustees will hold the 2023
meetings for the entire fiscal year on the first and third Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at 7 N.
Chestnut Street, Sinking Spring 45172.

HDH Board meetings
    The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors meetings for 2023 will
be held on the last Wednesday of each month, January-November, at 7 p.m. in
the Education Room at Highland District Hospital. Meeting schedules for
specific committees can be obtained by contacting Melinda Russell at (937)

Hillsboro meetings
    The City of Hillsboro has issued the following meeting schedule for
    • City Council meets the Thursday after the second Monday of the month
at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Courtroom.
    • The Planning Commission meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30
p.m. in the old firehouse on Governor Trimble Place.
    • The Revolving Loan Fund committee has quarterly meetings scheduled for
the following dates: Aug. 16 and Nov. 15. Meetings are held at the City
Building at 10 a.m.
    • The Community Improvement Corporation meets the second Wednesday of
the month at 9 a.m. at the City Building.
    • Meetings for the Records Commission and Civil Service Commission are
    Changes in schedule or special meetings must be published a minimum of
24 hours prior to meeting time.

Reformers Unanimous
    Reformers Unanimous offers Christian support for all types of addiction
every Friday from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held at Greenfield Area Christian
Center, located at 912 North Fifth Street in Greenfield. Call (937) 515-6748
or (937) 876-9868 for more information.

Peace Lutheran Church
    Peace Lutheran Church continues to serve as the location for AA, NA and
AlAnon. There is also a model train group which sets up at the Highland
County Fair and has their meetings at the church. Call Peace Lutheran at
(937) 393-1837 with any questions.

Lynchburg Historical Society
    The Lynchburg Historical Society will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. The Society is located at 151 S. Main Street near the police office.

New Life Church & Ministries
resumes food giveaway

    New Life Church & Ministries, located at 6101 S.R. 247 in Hillsboro, has
resumed its weekly food giveaway. The food pantry will be offered every
Friday from 1-4 p.m. Individuals are asked to wait until after 10 a.m. at
the absolute earliest to get in line for the food giveaways.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
    The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro
will conduct outreach sessions on the second Saturday of each month at St.
Mary Parish Hall, 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro from 10 a.m.-noon.
Volunteers will be available to meet with neighbors seeking assistance on a
first-come, first-serve basis. SVdP will no longer be holding the additional
outreach day at Samaritan Outreach each month. Please bring proof of income
and utility bills with you. For more information, contact SVdP at (937)

Hillsboro kindergarten
    Children living in Hillsboro City School District who will be 5 years of
age on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Children who
will be 6 years of age on or before Aug. 1 must be enrolled in school under
Ohio law. Hillsboro's kindergarten is an all-day program. The registration
process begins with entering all information on Final Forms prior to June 7.
Please go to and then click Final Forms to get started.
Items that need to be uploaded to the Final Forms platform include:
certified copy of the child's birth certificate, child's Social Security
card, proof of residence (current utility bill with name and address),
parent's driver's license and custody papers, if applicable. Completing
online registration forms prior to June 7 will expedite the registration
process. However, if you are unable to complete online registration, please
bring all documentation on June 7.
    State law requires that no pupil shall be admitted to school at the time
of initial entry unless the child has been immunized against polio,
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), hepatitis
B and varicella (chickenpox). All students entering kindergarten must
receive two doses of the varicella vaccine or present written documentation
by a doctor or parent stating when the child had the disease. In-person
registration will be Wednesday, June 7 at Hillsboro Elementary School.
Registration will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. to register those children whose
last name begins with letters A-L and from 1-3:30 p.m. with last names
beginning with the letters M-Z. In-person registration includes dental,
vision, speech and hearing evaluations and the Health Department to provide
    If you have any questions, call Hillsboro Elementary Early Childhood
Center at (937) 393-3132.

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