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Herb and Trudy Pankratz of Abilene and Andrew Pankratz, a student at Tabor College, were supper guests Nov. 22 of Paul and Arlene Pankratz. Evening visitors Nov. 22 were Gus and Mildred Hamm of Tampa. Visitors Nov. 23 were Tim and Donna Diener of Hillsboro.

Justin and Amy Friesen of Salina were dinner guests Nov. 22 of Wayne Friesen and family.

Duane and Shirley Hamm attended a play Nov. 20 at McPherson Middle School. Their granddaughter, Whitney Thiessen, had the lead part.

Von and Norma Pschigoda of Hope and Rod and Mary Riffel of Bel Aire took Wilbur and Florence Hett out for supper Nov. 22 in Newton. The group celebrated Florence’s birthday.

James Goertz of Wichita was a luncheon guest Nov. 21 of Duwane Miller and family.

Virgil and Jean Oblander were weekend guests Nov. 21 and 22 of Don and Judy Engelthaler at Shell Knob, Mo.

Durham Baptist Kings Daughters met Nov. 12 at the church fellowship hall. Valera Hamm presented the lesson “What if We Missed the Signal,” Arlene Pankratz gave the devotional, and Frances Unruh gave the mission report. An election was held and the new officers are Ruth Hamm, president; Valera Hamm, vice president; Debbie Owens, secretary; and Shirley Hamm, treasurer. Hosting were Marcella Mohn and Lois Nuss.

Marilyn Bartel and her mother, Jean Beauchamp, took friends Joyce Barkman, Rachel Winter, and Tamara Hinerman for a day out Nov. 14 in Kansas City.

Duane and Shirley Hamm attended the play “Monster in my Closet,” Nov. 15 at the McPherson Community Center. Their granddaughter, Whitney Thiesses, was one of the participants.

Leonard and Hazel Hein attended a birthday party Nov. 15 for Grace Hein at the home of her parents, Tony and Brandi Hein, in Newton.

Elgin and Rubena Bartel hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 15. Attendees included Ron and Loretta Paxton, Tyler and Diane Ewert and Andrea, John and Deidra Cramer, and Ryan Reed of Wichita; and Milford and Janell Klaassen, Angela and Michael, of Hillsboro.

Helen Unruh of Fairview, Okla., was a Nov. 13 and 14 guest at the home of Oliver Unruh. On Nov. 14, the Unruhs and Beverly Elliott attended a birthday party for Brandon Unruh at the home of Sid Unruh in Newton.

Mike and Nancy Kutzle of Fountain Valley, Calif., visited in the Hillsboro and Ramona areas during the week of Nov. 9. Pearl Koch and Rachel Epp were their supper guests in Ramona on Nov. 12. The Kutzles and Epp were afternoon visitors Nov. 15 of Koch.

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