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.

Taylor celebrates 95th birthday

Harold Taylor will celebrate his 95th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, at Hillsboro Senior Center.

He was born Jan. 2, 1909, to B.L. and Jane (Wurtzel) Taylor in Hagerman, N.M. At the age of 1, he moved with his parents to a farm northwest of Peabody where he lived for 84 years before moving to Hillsboro.

On Dec. 15, 1934, he was married to Adele Unruh, who died in 1988. On June 16, 1989, he was married to Yunietta Russel Geis.

In addition to farming, he drove a school bus for the Peabody-Burns School District for 30 years and was on the board of directors for Flint Hills R.E.C.A. for 35 years.

His children are Virginia de Laval and husband Fulvio of Morro Bay, Calif.; Jane O’Neil and husband Gene of Lindsborg; Warren Taylor of Midland, Texas; step-daughter Aleta Ashlock and husband Kenneth of Canton; step-son Russell Geis of Great Bend; two granddaughters, two step-granddaughters, one step-grandson and eight step-great-

Birthday cards may be sent to him at 706 West A St., Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Taylor requests no gifts, and family and friends are invited to the open house.

Evening MOPS to meet Jan. 6

Evening Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the basement of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The guest speaker will be Denise Goertzen, pastor’s wife, business owner and mother of two. She will talk about bridging the generational gap by passing spirituality on.

Refreshments will be served. New mothers are welcome to attend free of charge for their first visit. Childcare is provided for mothers who attend the sessions.

For more information, call Sherry Soyez at 620-382-2861.

Quilt guild to meet Jan. 5 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The program will be presented by Betty Ensz and Laura Quint representing Applique Graphics of Hutchinson. They will also show their original line of applique patterns.

Guests are welcome. The cost for non-guild members to attend the presentation is $2.

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