August 16, 1989

An article on the front page tells how Claudine Dixon and Mary Margaret McGhay quit their jobs in 1943 and went to Kansas City to join the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, later named the Women’s Army Corps. Now 47 years later, Dixon-Hunt is getting ready to attend the first WAC reunion to be held in October in Des Moines, Iowa.

Family reunions reported in this issue included the 71st annual gathering of the Hett family and the 55th annual reunion of the Blankley family.

Adam Collett and Chuck Maggard brought in a 1 pound, 9½-inch carrot for this week’s Produce Derby. It came from Grandma Maggard’s garden, they said.

Michelle Taylor is pictured wearing a T-shirt bearing autographs from citizens of 13 different countries. She collected them July 22-27 at the International Presbyterian Youth Triennium held at Purdue University.

The cast has been set for a melodrama to be performed during Old Settlers’ weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Members are Jacqueline Cusik, Vicki Hartley, Shannon Connell, Patty McLinden, Dale Heidebrecht, and Mike Connell. Understudies are Ashley Loomis and Phoebe Janzen, who will also serve as stage manager.

Tampa State Bank this week invites the public to a free hog roast and street dance to be held Aug. 26.

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