Martha Hood, nee Oliver, celebrates 91st Birthday
L T S group at MRS. MARTHA OLIVER HOOD, who celebrated her 91st birthday Thursday, June 20. FFA Award for Tunnel Hill Youth Robert Schierbaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Schierbaum of Tunnell Hill, is winner of the Illinois FFA State award in the field of soil and water management. This award is presented each year to the outstanding boy in the state of Illinois who had done the most during his high school ca- reer'to conserve and improve the soil in various ways. During young Schierbaum's four years as a member of the Goreville chapter of the FFA, Robert has purchased 74 acres of land in Tunnel Hill township just south of Creal Springs township. To thc 74 acres he has added lime, phosphate and potash and seeded to Ladino, Fescue, Red Clover and orchard grass more than 20 acres. About eleven months ago he and his brother purchased in partnership 190 more acres and have already made extensive improve* ments on it also. Robert had planned to improve 30 more acres this spring but due to heavy rains it will be delayed until fall. Mrs. Martha Hood Celebrates Her 91st Birthday Mrs. Martha Oliver Hood, a known and prominent citizen of Carrier Mills, celebrated her 91st birthday Thursday, June 20. Mrs. Hood was born in Johnson county in 1866, and married William L. Hood in 1883. They moved to New Burnside in 1900 and in 1918 they moved to Carrier Mills. They had seven children, six boys and one girl, of whom Coy Hood, Everett Hood and Hood, all of Harrisburg, are still living. Their daughter, Lula Merrow, died in 1942, and their oldest son, Alta Hood, died in 1955. They had two-sons, Walter Hood and Elmer Hood, to die infancy. She also has eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchil* dren. Mrs. Hood is an active member in the Methodist church of Carrier Mills. She has been a member of the Rebekafcs for 52 years, being chaplain of Carrier Mills degree staff for over 30 years. The Rebekahs are honoring her for her birthday today.