I did a little mental exercise over the weekend because when you think about it, Hillsboro has a lot to offer. If I left something out I apologize in advance. Here is my almost-complete list of what?s available here:
Accounting service; Airport, hard surfaced; ALANON; Aluminum gutters; American Legion; Animal health center; Antiques; Appliance repair; Appliances; Aquatic center; Attorney; Auction service; Auto body shop; Auto detailing and painting; Auto parts; Auto repair; Autos, new; Autos, used; Bakery; Banks/Financial institutions; Barbershop; Bed and Breakfast; Bookstore; Bowling alley; Builder and construction; Carpet; Carpet cleaning; Catering; Cell phone sales and service; Chamber of Commerce; Chiropractor; Churches; Clothing; Coffee Shop; Color copying service; Compost collection area; Computer equipment and supplies; Computer networking; Computer repair; Concrete; Convenience store; Crop service;
Dentist; Discount store; Driving range; Electrical contractor; Electronics; Emergency Medical Services; Engine rebuilding; Excavating and hauling; Eye care; Fabrics; Fair grounds; Family medical clinic; Farm management; Farmer?s market; Fast food; Feed dealer; Fertilizer application; Financial planning; Fire and water damage restoration; Flowers; Food bank; Funeral home; Furniture;
Gasoline full service; Gasoline self service; Gifts and collectibles; Golf course; Grain marketing; Grain storage; Greenhouse and garden center; Hair salon; Hardware; Heating and air; Hospital; Implements; Insurance; Internet service; Landscape service; Laundromat; Lawn maintenance; Libraries; Liquor; Lodging; Lumber; Machine shop; Main Street ministries; Manufacturing; Medical specialties clinic; Mental health services; Monuments; Movie rental; Museums; Music entertainment; Musical productions; Nursing home;
Oil producer; Orchard; Painting classes; Personal fitness trainer; Pharmacy; Photographer; Picture framing; Plumber; Printing, books; Printing, full service; Publishing, newspaper; Quilts and Quilting; Radiator service; Radio ministry; Real estate services; Replacement windows; Retirement living; Roofing contractor;
Screen printing, T-shirts and caps; Senior center; Siding contractor; Sit-down food; Small engine repair; Soil testing; Spas; Sports complex; Storage units; Supermarket; Tabor College; Tanning; Telephone service; Tennis courts; Theater productions; Thrift store; Tire sales and repair; Toys; Tours and travel; USD 410; Veterinarian; Volunteer Fire Department; Welding; Wellness center; Woodworking.
The in-town option is an excellent place to start when you need something. In many instances there is more than one choice, too.
The drumline that performed during halftime at the Hillsboro-Marion football game had a really neat idea. I don?t know where they came up with it but using chairs was unique.
I made the comment that maybe they had to get rid of all of the drums due to district-wide cuts, but that isn?t the case. They probably have more chairs than drums.
I participated in the second annual Great Pumpkin Race on Saturday. My place was dead last but at least I am still alive. Hats off to the organizers.