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James and Tara Luna gave information about the opening of the café. La Luna will open June 14. The Lunas will feature Mexican food, but there will be other selections available. Hours and menu may change depending on the demand. La Luna will be open five days a week. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Everett and Rhea Kolling of Herington, Joyce Cox and Dixie Kracke of Abilene, and Tom and Dee Duggan attended the matinee performance of “Hillbilly Hotshot” at the Great Plains Theater May 15 in Abilene. Lucille Kerbs saw the play May 12 with Doug and Connie Thompson and Jerry and Allison Sluder. After the play, Taylor Thompson and Brooklyn Sluder joined them for dinner.

Sunflower Senior Citizens met May 14 at the senior center for a catered dinner, business meeting, and program. Sue Yanda acting was the hostess.

Others present at the meeting were Raymond and Janet Bielefeld, Tom and Dee Duggan, Betty Mueller, Mary Clemmer, Shirley Zaideman, Gary and Carole Spohn, Barbara Svoboda, Connie McMahan, Adeline Bernhardt, Leona Kleiber, Kathy Kroupa, Edna Backhus, Phyllis Mueller, Don and Ramona Beisel, and Jane Vajnar.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended the Herington Middle School eighth-grade recognition ceremony May 14. Their granddaughter, Kaylee Hall, was one of the students honored. Others present in support of Kaylee included Deb Hall, Rhea Kolling, Jessica Sjodal, her friend, and her daughter Jossilyn.

Jerry and Jeanne Rzhia spent Mother’s Day weekend at the home of Barney and Linda Bernhardt of Wichita. Those helping Joy Martin celebrate her first birthday and an early Mother’s Day on Saturday with a cookout in the backyard included Carl and Kathy Hubbard of Wellington, John Haynes and Heather and Jim Haynes of Wichita, and a number of other relatives and friends. After the cookout, they enjoyed decorated cupcakes and cake balls on a stick. After dessert, Joy opened gifts.

On Sunday, Barney and his mother, Adeline, attended morning worship at Grace Lutheran Church, and Barney took his mother out for dinner.

Guests of Steve and Sheri Spohn for mother’s Day dinner out in Abilene were Leo and Sue Yanda, Gary and Carole Spohn, and Georgia Spohn.

Nikki Stenzel of Abilene, Lori Moldenhauer, Ronnie and Lisa Hanschu, Anna Weber, and Shelby Deines gathered at the home of Frank and Anna Mae Stika for Mother’s Day dinner.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended Abi Dillon’s graduation party May 12 at the Catholic parish hall in Hope.

Lucille Kerbs accompanied Russ and Julie Kerbs May 12 to Hillsboro, where Rustyn Kerbs of Hillsboro and Jesse and Ashton Smith joined them for dinner out. Lucille also received Mother’s Day greeting by phone from Glenn Kerbs and Tim Kerbs.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with dinner in Wichita were Mike and Jennifer Jay and Cody of Hillsboro, Bev and Tom Reid of Marion, Paul and Edna Backhus and Brad Backhus. Mother’s Day evening visitors of Paul and Edna were Jason Backhus and Alisha Barney.

Terry and Cindy Vinduska of Marion, Lynn Kleiber of Salina, Dean and Becky Routh, Allison, Melody, and Danielle of Augusta, and Daniel and Melissa Stuchlik, Tanner and Allie of Pilsen, brought desserts to Leona Kleiber’s home May 12 in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Irma Benda visited Frank and Anna Mae Stika May 11.

Ron and Jody Heath and Tyler of Salina were May 11 hosts in celebration of Danielle Heath’s graduation. Attendees included Bev and Tom Reid of Marion, Mike and Jennifer Jay and Cody of Hillsboro, Jason Backhus, Alisha Barney, Paul and Edna Backhus, Phyllis Mueller, Rod Mueller, and other relatives and friends.

Tom and Dee Duggan attended Wiley Lundy’s graduation party May 11 at the Marion Country Club.

Lucille Kerbs visited Connie Thompson and Taylor May 11 in Abilene. Jeremy and Allison Sluder and Brookyln joined them for dinner.

Lucille Kerbs accompanied Julie Kerbs to a track meet May 10 in Abilene to watch Lucille’s granddaughter, Taylor Thompson, compete. Others in Taylor’s cheering section were Doug and Connie Thompson and Jeremy and Allison Sluder and Brooklyn.

Mike and Jennifer Jay of Hillsboro, Peggy Jay of Goessel, Tom and Bev Reid of Marion, Jason Backhus, Alisha Barney. Brad Backhus, and Paul and Edna Backhus were among those attending the Kids’ Connection Preschool’s graduation May 10 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Cody Jay was one of the graduates. A reception followed the ceremony.

Lori Moldenhauer and Anna Mae Stika attended a meeting of the Tabitha Society May 8 in Herington. Lisa Hanschu kept her father, Frank Stika, company while they were gone.

Tampa women attending a May 8 women’s salad supper at the Durham Baptist Church included Laveta Meyer, Maura Meyer, Myrna Hamm, Morganne Hamm, Lucille Kerbs, and Jane Vajnar. The program included a devotion, group singing, and a parody of fashion shows.

Dinner guests of Jim and Kris Srajer, Grant and Cole on May 5 were Linda and Gary Mellot of Winter Park, Fla., and Tillie Hein.

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