Tampa residents will celebrate the city’s quasquicentennial Saturday with the theme “125 Years on the Trail.” Events get moving with the rut run at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the senior center. The parade starts at 10 a.m. from the church corner. Entries should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. A tractor rodeo/show is scheduled for 11 a.m. Ladies will model wedding dresses at the senior center at 11:30 a.m. Centre High School FFA will serve lunch at the new park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Musical entertainment will be offered at the senior center in the afternoon featuring Alice Thomas at 2 and the Alex Stuchlik Polka Band at 3:30. Sisters of Hope will perform on the outdoor stage at 6 p.m. The first clue for the medallion hunt will be given after the parade. Duck soup ball games will be going on all day at the James Clemmer Memorial Ball Field. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament starts after the parade at the new park. A horseshoe tournament is set for 3 p.m., also at the new park; registration is at 2:30. Children’s games are at 4 p.m. Food and beverages will be available all day, along with craft vendors and old-fashioned photos. An information booth will be open. Tampa State Bank will begin serving its hog roast at 6 p.m., followed by a street dance featuring Justus. Prizes will be awarded for parade entries and the medallion hunt, and door prizes will be drawn throughout the day.
The city council has posted a reminder at the mailboxes regarding the importance of keeping dogs confined on quasquicentennial day. Of course, there is a city ordinance requiring dogs to be confined at all times, but it is particularly vital that the ordinance be obeyed on that day, because there will be horses in the parade and mules offering rides throughout the day. A loose dog could be in danger and pose a danger to others.
Tom and Dee Duggan visited Warren and Paula Fike on Aug. 14.
Sunflower Senior Citizens met Aug. 14 for dinner followed by a program and business meeting at the senior center. Betty Mueller and Shirley Zaideman were hostesses. Richard Dirks entertained with harmonica music and humor. The parade committee reported on the parade float. Others present included Kathy Dirks, Phyllis Mueller, Edna Backhus, Georgia Spohn, Kathy Davis, Gary and Carole Spohn, Leo and Sue Yanda, Ray and Janet Bielefeld, Tom and Dee Duggan, Mary Clemmer, Adeline Bernhardt, Leona Kleiber, Tillie Hein, and Jane Vajnar.
Glenn Kerbs of Dodge City was an Aug. 11 supper and overnight guest of his mother, Lucille Kerbs. On Aug. 12 he took her to Salina, where they attended the Kerbs family reunion. Tim Kerbs of Salina brought her home.
Tom and Dee Duggan attended a hamburger fry, ice cream social, and swim party Aug. 12 at the park in Herington. The event was sponsored by the Herington, Hope, Tampa and Elmo Knights of Columbus.
Delores Siggs of Goddard visited Adeline Bernhardt on Aug. 12.
Mike and Jennifer Jay and Cody of Hillsboro, Bev and Tom Reid of Marion, Paul and Edna Backhus, Brad Backhus, Jason Backhus and Alisha Barney had dinner Aug. 12 in Abilene. After dinner they came to Paul and Edna’s home for birthday cake and ice cream in celebration of Paul’s birthday and watched him open his gifts. Paul was also pleased to receive birthday phone calls from his siblings.
Kaylee Hall of Herington spent Aug. 9 through 12 with her grandmother, Dee Duggan, while Tom Duggan was in Missouri helping Adam Hall move. They went to Abilene on Aug. 10 and Salina on Aug. 12 for school shopping.
Anna Weber was an Aug. 11 visitor of her grandparents, Frank and Anna Mae Stika.
Leona Kleiber and her grandson, Nick Kleiber of Salina, enjoyed dinner Aug. 10 followed by visiting at Leona’s home.
Lucille Kerbs went to Abilene on Aug. 9, and her daughter, Connie Thompson, took her to Salina for a doctor’s appointment. Afterward, they enjoyed eating together.
Gary and Carole Spohn and Georgia Spohn met Ryan Spohn, Adam, and Lauren in Abilene on Aug. 8 for dinner.