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St. Benignus Church
provides Christmas dinner
    St. Benignus Church in Greenfield will offer free Christmas dinners to
those in need on Christmas Day from noon-2 p.m. 
    Dinners can be picked up at the church at 218 S. 2nd St. or delivered
anywhere in the Greenfield school district. 
    Call Corner Health Mart Pharmacy with your order, or if you have
questions, at (937) 981-2454.

Peace Lutheran Church
45th anniversary
    Peace Lutheran Church celebrated their 45th anniversary with a German
traditional Oktoberfest.
    They were honored by an afternoon of country and rock and roll given to
the church by the Blue Steel band. The band played for three hours as a gift
to the congregation.
    For the 2023 advent season, St. Paul and Peace Lutheran Churches of
Lynchburg and Hillsboro are observing the following events. The community is
    • Dec. 10, Second Sunday of Advent: 9 a.m. at Peace (Christmas
Decorating) and 11 a.m. at St. Paul.
    • Dec. 17, Third Sunday of Advent: 9 a.m. at Peace (Cloth in the Cradle)
and 11 a.m. at St. Paul.
    • Dec. 24, Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve: Shared worship at
10 a.m. at St. Paul and at 7 p.m. at Peace. Both services will include the
bell choir, with fellowship time following worship.
    • Dec. 25, Christmas Day: No services held at either congregation.
    • Dec. 31, First Sunday of Christmas and New Year¹s Eve: 9 a.m. at
Peace, 11 a.m. at Paul.
    • Shared mid-week gatherings will take place Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at Peace
and will include an Advent gathering with study, worship and prayer at 3
p.m.; a soup supper at 6 p.m.; and a Holden Evening Prayer at 7 p.m.
    St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 502 Pearl St., Lynchburg. Peace
Lutheran Church is located at 231 Harry Sauner Road, Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Records Commission
    The Hillsboro Records Commission will meet on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at 130
N. High Street for their semi-annual meeting.

SATH Sweetheart 
Charity Ball Feb. 10
    The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization has
the perfect Christmas gift. We will be hosting our 20th annual Valentine¹s
Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Roberts Centre in
    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 will be the Blue Water Kings Band out of Cincinnati.  
    The cost is $125 per couple which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing,
photo of each couple and door prizes. Again this year, child care will be
    If you¹re 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.
    SATH is a nonprofit organization that assists children with disabilities
by sponsoring programs that enhance the quality of their life. 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, SATH Executive
Director, at (937) 366-6657 or (937) 364-6144, or visit to purchase tickets.

Lynchburg Lions Club
candy sale underway
    The Lynchburg Lions Club is having their annual candy sale noe through
Dec. 31. There will be 40 different varieties of candy for sale. Candy will
be available in Hillsboro at the Highland County Republican Headquarters at
200 West Main Street. It will also be available at the Southern Hills
Community Bank in Lynchburg.
    The location in Lynchburg will be open during regular bank business
hours. The location in Hillsboro will be open Monday through Friday from 10
a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    Additional orders can be placed at any time by calling (937) 288-2235,
(937) 364-6101 or (937) 509-3042. Churches and other charitable groups will
receive a discount.

Knights of Pythias Lodge
Christmas party Dec. 16
    The Knights of Pythias Lodge 696 will hold their annual Christmas party
Saturday, Dec. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a dinner at 6:15 p.m. (bring
a covered dish).
    The lodge is located at 1879 state Route 73 in Belfast.
    Santa will arrive at 7:30 p.m. There will be drawings, door prizes,
50/50 drawings, fun, food, prizes and games.
    Gifts are donated by local merchants, friends and families. The lodge
members thank all those who participated in last year and are looking
forward to this year's party.
    If you would like to make a donation or need more information, call
(937) 708-9561, (937) 313-6291 or (937) 231-6920.

Wreaths Across America
Day Dec. 16
    National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) and the Waw-wil-a-way
Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be joining in the
mission to Remember, Honor, Teach by placing wreaths on the graves at the
official location of the Hillsboro Cemetery for 2023.This is the first year
that the Hillsboro Cemetery will participate in this national program.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown
into a national, yearlong movement of dedicated volunteers and communities
coming together to not only remember the nation's fallen and honor their
service, but to teach the next generation about the value of freedom.
    The goal for the Hillsboro Cemetery is to raise enough funds to place
500 sponsored veterans wreaths on the headstones of local heroes laid to
rest. Unfortunately, this is only a small few, as there are approximately
1,127 veterans laid to rest. Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths
Across America or sponsoring a wreath ($17) for the Hillsboro Cemetery may
    National Wreaths Across America Day, observed Saturday, Dec. 16, is a
free community event open to all people. The ceremony will begin at noon,
with the wreath placement immediately following.

Hillsboro meetings
    The 2024 City of Hillsboro meeting schedule is as follows.
    • City Council meets the Thursday after the second Monday of the month
at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom.
    • Planning Commission meets the third Monday of the month at
the old firehouse on Governor Trimble Place.
    • The Revolving Loan Fund Committee holds quarterly meetings at 10 a.m.
in the City Building. Scheduled dates are: Jan. 17, May 22, Aug. 21 and Nov.
    • Records Commission meetings are TBA.
    • Civil Service Commission meetings are TBA.
    • The Community Improvement Corporation meets the second Wednesday of
the month at 9 a.m. at the City Building.
    Changes in schedule or special meetings must be published a minimum of
24 hours prior to meeting time.

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,
Hillsboro. For more information, call (937) 763-8311.

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.

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