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Sunflower Senior Citizens met March 12 at Tampa Senior Center for a potluck dinner, meeting, and program with Mary Clemmer and Leona Kleiber as hosts. Alex Stuchlik played accordion for entertainment.

Others present were Connie McMahon, Tom and Dee Duggan, Gary and Carole Spohn Betty Mueller, Lucille Kerbs, Adeline Bernhardt, Jane Vajnar, Tillie Hein, Edna Backhus, Barbara Svoboda and Leo and Sue Yanda.

Cecilia Rziha of Dallas arrived March 13 to spend spring break with her parents, Jerry and Jeanne Rziha.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended a Marion County Senior Citizens transportation meeting March 13 at Marion Senior Center. They then went on to Hillsboro, where they ate dinner.

Anna Mae Stika and Lori Moldenhauer attended a Lenten church service and a meeting of the Tabitha Society March 13 in Herington. Lisa Hanschu kept her father, Frank Stika, company while they were gone.

A meeting of Rural Water District No. 1 was held at the senior center March 11. Scott David and Julie Jantz were reelected to the board.

Dinner guests of Paul and Edna Backhus on March 10 were Bev and Tom Reid of Marion, Mike and Jennifer Jay and Cody of Hillsboro, Brad Backhus, Jason Backhus, and Alisha Barney.

Tom and Dee Duggan were among those attending a Saint Patrick’s Day party March 9 at the home of David and Catarina Rziha and family. Dee took first prize for her costume, and Carla Hajek took second.

Visitors of Frank and Anna Mae Stika on March 10 were Lori Moldenhauer and Anna Weber.

Russ and Julie Kerbs and Lucille Kerbs met Rustyn Kerbs in Hillsboro on March 10.

Many Tampa people attended the funeral service for Helen Costello March 8 at Holy Redeemer Church. She was a longtime resident of Tampa before moving to Mulvane and Derby and was highly respected in the community.

Lynn and Peggy Kleiber of Salina visited his mother, Leona Kleiber, March 9. They also spent some time with their daughter and family, Dale and Andrea Klenda, Elijah, Evan, and Silas of Lincolnville.

Everett and Rhea Kolling of Herington and Tom Dee Duggan attended the Knights of Columbus fish fry in Herington on March 8. After the meal, they went to the Kolling home for games.

Members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and guests enjoyed a salad supper March 7 at St. John’s fellowship hall followed by a World Day of Prayer service. Joyce Medley gave a devotion and led the service with others taking part. Pastor Clark Davis had opening and closing prayers. Phyllis Mueller and Joyce Medley were hosts. Others present were Michele Berens and Addie, Janet Bielefeld, Sharon Mueller, Loretta Sutton, Edna Backhus, Kathy Davis, Gertie Monnich, Leona Kleiber, Adeline Bernhardt, Frieda Bentz, Leona Deines, Paula Morgan, Lucille Kerbs, and Betty Mueller.

Linda Ihde was a morning visitor of Adeline Bernhardt on March 9.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended the Herington Middle School production of “Unhappily Ever After” on March 7. Their granddaughter, Kaylee Hall, had a leading role.

Georgia Spohn attended a Lifelong Learning presentation March 8 at Tabor College. Larry Nickel was the featured speaker and Jane Brokenicky sang.

Jane Vajaner went to Ellsworth March 7 to attend the graveside service for Martha Rott, followed by a gathering of family and friends. Root’s daughter, Patricia Evans, was Vajnar’s roommate in their college days. En route home, Vajnar visited Albert Vanek of Cameiro.

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