Things you can get in Hillsboro

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.

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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.

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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.

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