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SATH Celebrity Golf
Classic April 29 at SHCC
    SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will be hosting the
32nd annual Celebrity Golf Classic Monday, April 29 at Snow Hill Country
Club in New Vienna. John and Andrea Holt of the Hillsboro Ponderosa
Steakhouse are proud to be sponsoring this event again this year.
    The tournament will consist of 25 foursomes and one celebrity on each
team. The cost will be $200 per player or $800 per team. Individual and team
sponsors are welcome. Each team will draw for their celebrity player at 9
a.m. the morning of the tournament. The shotgun start for the tournament is
set for 10 a.m.
    Prizes will be given for the top three place teams. Lunch will be
served, and Pepsi will be providing the drinks for the day. A sports
memorabilia auction will take place in the afternoon after the tournament.
We have some great autographed items from the Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State
and the Cincinnati Reds. The public is welcome.
    SATH is in need of hole sponsors at $100 each. The sponsor is given the
sign autographed by each celebrity after the event.
    Interested parties may contact Linda Allen at (937) 366-6657 or (937)
364-6144 after 5 p.m. 

Greenfield First 
Presbyterian Church
dinner March 24
    The Greenfield First Presbyterian Church will host a community dinner
Sunday, March 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    The church is located at 457 Jefferson Street, Greenfield.
    The menu will include ham loaf, potato casserole, green beans/corn,
pasta salad, muffins, a variety of desserts, coffee, tea and lemonade.
Carryout will be available.
    Meals are offered for a suggested donation of $12. Children 6 and under
eat free. Everyone is welcome.

St. Patrick's Day 
Brunch March 17
    It's time for the annual St. Patrick's Day Brunch with the Highland
County Historical Society. Wear your green and join the Society Sunday,
March 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Highland House Museum, 151 E. Main St.,
Hillsboro 45133.
    Meals are by donation, and the menu includes ham, egg casserole,
biscuits and gravy, Irish potatoes, dessert and drinks.
    Please call (937) 393-3392 to make reservations.
    Your generous donations help support Historical Society activities and
to help their mission of preserving Highland County history.

HCNJFA District
Board meets March 19
    The Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of
Trustees meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at 200 South St.,
Leesburg. For information, contact Roger Grimsley, fiscal officer, at (937)
780-6909 ext. 103.

Leesburg Planning 
Commission meets March 21
    The Leesburg Planning Commission will hold an organizational meeting
March 21 at 5:45 p.m. at 57 S. Fairfield St., Leesburg.

National Vietnam War
Veterans Day program
March 29 at FOE 1161
    A program commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be held
Friday, March 29 at noon at the Hillsboro Eagles Aerie 1161. Retired U.S.
Air Force Col. Ronald Sampson, a local Vietnam War veteran, will be one of
the guest speakers.
    The event is open to the public. Any Vietnam War veterans who wish to
bring memorabilia for display are welcome to do so. The "Fallen Sons of
Highland County" book and plaque memorializing those killed in the war will
also be on display at the Eagles.
    Following the program (weather permitting), those in attendance are
invited to walk over to the Veterans Memorial outside the Highland County
Courthouse, where the Highland County Honor Guard will perform a ceremony in
memory of the local soldiers killed during the Vietnam War.
    For more information, contact event organizer Gerold ³Buzzard² Wilkin. 

Tree seedlings
    It's time to order your tree seedlings through the Highland Soil and
Water Conservation District¹s Annual Tree Seedling Sale.
    This year's sale will offer a variety of tree seedling packets on a
first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to get your order in early. Order
forms can be downloaded from the Highland SWCD website at or picked up at the Highland SWCD office located at 514
Harry Sauner Road, Ste. 2, in Hillsboro.
    Contact the SWCD office at (937) 393-1922, ext. 3 for more information. 
Fairfield open
enrollment meeting
    Parents of students who are interested in enrollment at Fairfield Local
Schools for the first time under the ³Open Enrollment² policy for the
2024-25 school year are invited to attend an informal meeting to be
held Wednesday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room,
11611 S.R. 771, Leesburg. 
    The open enrollment policy will be explained, questions answered, and
applications will be available. Board policy establishes a limit for the
number of students enrolled in each grade level. Due to those limits and
current enrollment, some grade levels may have limited or no openings for
the 2024-25 school year.  
    Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2024.
    Attendance at this meeting is not required. Please contact Amy
Buddelmeyer at the District Office at (937) 780-2221 if you have any
questions or to request information. Parents of current open enrollment
students will receive an application via email or mail.

Hillsboro Global 
Methodist Church
Lenten Concert
    The Hillsboro Global Methodist Church¹s chancel and bell choir will be
presenting the 42nd annual Lenten Concert on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
Soloists and choirs will be singing inspirational Lenten music, which will
inspire you to prepare your hearts for Easter and the resurrection of the
Lord. All are invited.
    A dinner by the church's youth will follow.

Hillsboro First 
Presbyterian Church
Easter egg hunt
    The Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church, located at 201 East Main St.,
will host an Easter egg hunt Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m.
    Join the church on Palm Sunday after the 10 a.m. service for the Easter
egg hunt. The event is open to the public.

Cabin Fever Arts 
Festival April 6
    The Cabin Fever Arts Festival, hosted by the Appalachian Artisans Guild
with a grant from The Ohio Arts Council, will be held Saturday, April 6 from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Patriot Center on Southern State Community College¹s
central campus.  
    The festival will feature over 60 artists and crafters, live music all
day, and a food truck and coffee truck. Admission is free.

Lenten services announced
    The congregations of Peace Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church
invite the community to join them during Lent as they prepare for Easter.
St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 502 Pearl St., Lynchburg, and Peace
Lutheran Church is at 231 Harry Sauner Road, Hillsboro. Regular worship
services are held at 9 a.m. at Peace and at 11 a.m. at St. Paul on Sundays.
    • March 17, Fifth Sunday in Lent, and March 20, Mid-Week V at St. Paul
at 6 p.m.
    • March 24, Palm/Passion Sunday.
    • March 28, Maundy Thursday service at St. Paul at 7 p.m.
    • March 29, Good Friday service at Peace at 7 p.m.
    • March 31, Easter Sunday: Peace 9 a.m., St. Paul 11 a.m.

HCCAO Board meetings
    The Highland County Community Action Organization Governing Board will
meet in 2024 on the following dates: March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25,
July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 and Dec. 24.

Brushcreek Township
Trustees' meetings
    The Board of Brushcreek Township Trustees, Highland County, will hold
their public meetings on the first and third Monday of each month for the
entirety of the year 2024. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Brushcreek
Township Fire Department, 7 N. Chestnut St, Sinking Spring.

HDH Board of
Governors meetings
    The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors will meet in 2024 on
the last Wednesday of each month, January-November, at 7 p.m. in the
Education Room, located on the first floor at Highland District Hospital.
Meeting schedules for specific committees can be obtained by contacting
Melinda Russell at (937) 393-6101.

Hillsboro meetings
The City of Hillsboro has released the following revised 2024 meeting
    • City Council meets the Thursday after the second Monday of the month
at 7 p.m. at 130 North High St. Scheduled meeting dates include: April 11,
May 16, June 13, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.
    • Planning Commission meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
at 130 North High St. Scheduled meeting dates include: March 18, April 15,
May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
    • The Revolving Loan Fund Committee holds quarterly meetings at 10 a.m.
at at 130 North High St. Scheduled dates are: May 22, Aug. 21 and Nov. 20.
    • The Community Improvement Corporation meets the second Wednesday of
the month at 9 a.m. at 130 North High St. Scheduled meeting dates are: April
10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

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.

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 earliest to get in line for the food giveaways.

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