Edwin E. Boots will celebrate his 80th birthday on Aug. 24 with extended family. Cards may be sent to him at 614 Terrace Drive, Pratt, KS 67124.

He was born Aug. 27, 1933, in Pratt. He married Shirley J. Boots on Feb. 11, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Isabel.

They farmed in rural Finney County, where Boots was inducted into the Master Farmer Class of 1992. He served on the Garden City USD 457 Board of Education from 1971-75, was a volunteer for the Garfield Fire Department for 37 years and Garfield Township clerk for 22 years. He is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees for the First United Methodist Church in Pratt.

Their children are Diana and Jerry Nixon, Wichita, Brad and Alicia Boots and Brian and Angelia Boots, all of Kansas City. They have six grandchildren.