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CORRESPONDENTS: Northwest of Durham

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Clayton and Betty Wiebe met their daughter Loretta in Chicago Sept. 9 and went to Africa. They visited their son Wayne and Loralee Wiebe and sons in Kyekye, Ghana, where they are doing mission work. They live where it is fairly remote, with very bumpy and dirt roads. So travel when it rains is not too good. It also is pretty hot and humid year-round. Sixty degrees is cold. They also visited their niece and family, Orin and Rosaline Koehn, in Ukraine, then spent a little time in Samara and Alexandrou, Russia. This was where Clayton and Berry did some service work some years ago. They returned home Oct. 1.

Sunday dinner guests of Jarold and Rhonda Koehn were Clayton and Betty Wiebe, Melvin and Vera Dirks, Mitch and Carol Unruh and family, and Travis and Sharon Koehn.

The Roxbury Bank celebrated its 100th year of being in business on Sunday. They had an open house at the bank and a supper at the Roxbury church. Many patrons from this community attended.

The Richard Wiebes had Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, Warren and Jane Unruh, Irvin Isaac, Henry Redger and Mike Reese of Hope as their Sunday dinner guests.

Frank and Karen Unruh of California, houseguests of Ransom and Lillian Wiebe, left for their home on Thursday. One Tuesday, they and Kendall and Susie Wiebe, Anthony and Beth Wiebe, and Brian and Rebecca Thomas and family were supper guests in the Merlin Wiebe home. During the day, Tuesday, Ransoms, the Thomas family, and Frank and Karen spent the day at the zoo in Wichita.

Mark and Barb Unruh’s recent houseguest was Barb’s brother, Dwight Stutzman of Pennslvania. He came also to visit his son, Teal, a student at Tabor College. On Saturday, Barb, Sarah, and Dwight went to the Tabor football game. Evening guests of the Unruhs were Dwight, Teal, Amy Kaufman of Haven, a niece, Brent and Tonja Kroeker and family of Oklahoma, and Chad and Hilary Stutzman and son of Hutchinson.

The Clayton Wiebe family got together Sunday evening at the Nelson Wiebe home for supper and to hear about their trip to Africa.

Ranson and Lillian Wiebe went to the Moundridge Manor Sunday evening to listen to a program and visit Helen Wiebe and Dianne Penner. They took refreshments along to enjoy with them and visit at the coffee house in the manor.

Guests for Sunday dinner at the home of Roy and Nadine Davis were Marcel and Wendy Unruh and family, Dalton and Lorna Wiebe and Kyran, Jana Wiebe, Katie Stutzman, Sarah Peachy, and Beth Koehn.

Larry and Wanda Koehn hosted a wiener roast in their pasture last Monday evening in honor of the eighth birthday of their grandson, Seth Koehn. Guests were the Travis Koehn, Tim Koehn, and Dalton Wiebe families, Carol Unruh and the teachers. It was a lovely evening for a picnic outside.

Marcella Unruh’s granddaughter, Molly Schroeder, from Arizona visited her the weekend of Sept. 28 and attended church with her on Sunday.

Ron and Dora Unruh attended the Rosary for Irma Reznicek Tuesday evening at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen.

Last modified Oct. 15, 2008