Several projects were planned at a PRIDE committee meeting Oct. 4. A Christmas open house was scheduled for Dec. 4. Four homes are expected to be on the tour.
The committee is also beginning plans for a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Tampa. It will be combined with a dedication of the new park Memorial Day weekend, 2012. Steady progress is being made at the park.
The Tampa community mourns for George Oborny, who died Oct. 4. He grew up near Tampa and was a lifelong resident of Marion County. He was the brother of John Oborny of this community.
Beginning Oct. 17, the senior center will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. each Monday, so people can come to read and/or borrow the books there.
Kaylee Hall of Herington and Tom and Dee Duggan met Darla Hall of Lee’s Summit, Mo., at Missouri State University, Springfield, over the weekend. It was parents’ weekend. Darla’s son, Adam, is a student there. They toured his fraternity house and attended open house on campus.
Edna Mueller accompanied Adeline Bernhardt to Hillsboro Oct. 5 for appointments and lunch.
Tampa residents enjoyed the first game night of the season Oct. 2.
Georgia Spohn met Lenora Graham and Paulette Zook of Florence Monday morning in Hillsboro and attended the Learning in Retirement session at Tabor College. The speaker was Twig Marston of the University of Nebraska, who talked about agriculture and our food supply.
Adeline Bernhardt and Leona Kleiber visited Terry and Cindy Vinduska on Oct. 2 in Marion. They were joined by Dean and Becky Routh and Danielle and their grandchildren, Easton and Payton Routh, of Augusta; Tim and Amanda Baxa of Wichita; and Daniel and Melissa Stuchlik, Tanner and Allie of Pilsen. They later ate birthday cake, brownies, and ice cream to celebrate Leona’s birthday.
Lucille Kerbs attended a junior varsity volleyball tournament Oct. 1at the high school in Abilene. Her granddaughter, Taylor Thompson, was playing. Others in her cheering section were Doug and Connie Thompson and Jeremy and Allison Sluder.
Frank and Anna Mae Stika attended the James Weber Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament on Oct. 1 in Lincolnville, then went to Hillsboro to shop.
Lynn and Peggy Kleiber of Salina and Nicholas Kleiber of Concordia came to spend the day with Leona Kleiber on Oct. 1 to help her celebrate her birthday. They met Andrea Klenda, Eli and Evan in Lincolnville for Octoberfest and lunch.
That evening, Lynn, Peggy, Nick, and Leona Kleiber joined Dennis and Terry Klenda of Pilsen, Tyler Klenda of Manhattan, and Therese Klenda at the home of Dale and Andrea Klenda, Eli and Evan, for a barbecue supper in celebration of Evan’s first birthday. Later, a teddy bear birthday cake, made and decorated by Andrea and Dale, and ice cream were served. Evan had a small cake with one candle, made just for him.