Local FFA to pick up

used Christmas trees

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will be picking up discarded Christmas trees again this year.

Hillsboro residents wishing to take advantage of the service should leave their old trees curbside by 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 3. The trees will be picked up from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Residents also can drop off their old trees any time at the designated area at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Those trees also will be picked up Jan. 3.

NDS honors Schafers

during staff event

Kelley Schafers of Marion was honored for five years of service with Northview Developmental Services Inc. of Newton at a Dec. 11 Christmas staff event.

The all-staff training, recognition and annual Christmas celebration was held at Newton Red Coach Restaurant. NDS staff employed three, five, 10 and 15 years with the company were honored.

Trash pick-up days

on holiday schedule

The city of Hillsboro reminds residents of changes in the trash pick-up during the Christmas holiday as follows:

—  Wednesday, Dec. 24-trash pick-up will be from 8 a.m. to noon.

— Thursday, Dec. 25-trash will not be picked up.

— Friday, Dec. 26-Thursday’s trash will be picked up.

The city also announces that city offices will close at noon, Dec. 24 and remain closed Thursday, Dec. 25.

County offices

close Dec. 24, 25

All Marion County offices, including the transfer station, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday by the order of the Marion County Commission.

Tabor announces

holiday hours

Tabor college announces holiday hours as follows:

— The Tabor College campus will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 1.

— The Tabor Library and Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies closed on Dec. 22 and will remain closed through Friday, Jan. 2.

— The Campus Recreation Center closed Dec. 19 and will remain closed through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Hillsboro Post Office

sets holiday hours

Hillsboro Post Office announces holiday hours as follows: During the day, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

Local Legion dance

on New Year’s Eve

The Hillsboro American Legion will hold a New Year’s Eve Dance from 8: 30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 405 Floral Drive.

The evening entertainment will include a disc jockey and karaoke.

Tickets are $6 per person. Advance tickets are available at the Legion and at Hillsboro True Value Hardware. Members and guests must by 21.

Christmas bucks

draws area winners

Chris Combs, Lincolnville, won the $400 grand prize in the Christmas Gift Guide promotion sponsored by the Hillsboro Free Press and 23 Marion County merchants. The Christmas bucks are redeemable at participating stores.

n Winners for week six-Lynette Penner and Jim Moore, both of Hillsboro; Robert Reznicek of Lincolnville and Jess Randall of Mound City.

n Grand-prize winners-$50 winner Pam Bartel of Hillsboro, $150 winner Cindy Baize of Hillsboro, and $400 winner Chris Combs of Lincolnville.

Mueller celebrates

100th birthday

Adam Mueller of North Newton will celebrate his 100th birthday at an open-house reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, at Bethel College Church in North Newton.

The reception will be hosted by his children and their families.

Mueller was married to Amelia Mueller of Halstead. In the past, he was the first director of Camp Mennoscah, served on the faculty and staff at Bethel College and was manager of the General Conference Mennonite Headquarters in Newton. He retired from the faculty of Southeast Missouri University.

Displays and exhibits honoring his past accomplishments will be featured at the reception.

The family requests no gifts. For those who wish to honor the occasion of his 100th birthday, the Adam Mueller fund has been established as a gift to Bethel College.

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