FFA to pick up local Christmas trees

The Hillsboro FFA will hold its annual Christmas tree pickup on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Hillsboro residents are asked to place their tree next to the street by 8 a.m. that day.

For people located outside the Hillsboro area, a collection area has been established at the Marion County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. that day.

Participants are asked to remove all decorations and tinsel from trees and make sure the trees are not placed in bags.

Farmerettes to meet Monday, Jan. 6

The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, in the home of Elizabeth Unruh in Newton.

The program will include the presentation of a Larry Hatteberg video.

Veterans’ rep coming to Marion Jan. 7, 21

Richard Hayward, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled to be at the Marion County Health Department from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 21, at the courthouse in Marion.

Any veteran, their dependents or survivors, who have received an eligibility-verification report or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Hawyward for assistance.

If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.

Quilt guild to meet Jan. 6 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The program will be presented by Donna McQueen and Barbara Martin of the Sibling Rivalry Pattern Co. in Augusta. They will present a trunk show featuring some of their personal quilts and quilts made from their company patterns.

Patterns for beginners and experienced quilters will be offered for sale at the gathering.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

MCRW holds meeting in December

The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women was held Dec. 18 at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant in Marion.

Members discussed Kansas Day activities and voted to pay $10 for the cost of the luncheon for up to five members. They also agreed to pay $15 for transportation. Elizabeth Dole is scheduled to be the featured speaker at Kansas Day in Topeka.

Future membership, meeting places and times were also discussed by the group. Suggestions will be included in the membership survey and questionaire mailed to the full membership in January.

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