THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Walthers and
family of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Wert and family of Lima, and Donald
Best were Christmas dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beck and Mrs.
A Christmas dinner was enjoyed at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zim
merman and family. Those present
were: Mrs. Noah Zimmerman, dau
ghter Bernice and son Junior of Bluff
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Zimmerman
and son of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lis Simmons and daughter of Stryker,
Chris Zimmerman of Mich., Mr. and
Mrs. Andy Hochstettler and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Reichenbach and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Orren Zimmer
man and children of Mt. Gilead, Mr.
and Mrs. Verl Reichenbach and fam
ily of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Zim
merman and daughter of Bluffton, Mr.
and Mrs. David Zimmerman and Mrs.
Glen Zimmerman of Columbus Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Yant were din
ner guests Thursday of Mr. and Mrs.
Lester Bierly and family at Lafayette-
Joe Lombard, a student at Interna
tional Business college in Ft. Waye
spent the holidays with his mother,
Mrs. Esther Lombard.
Miss Lulu Mikesell spent the holi
days with her parents at Idaville, Ind.
Raymond Manahan of Lima visited
the past week at the home of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yarger and fam
ily visited the past week with Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Yarger and daughter at
Mrs Carrie Durkee and daughter
Ruth visited several days the past
week with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pratt
and family in Toledo.
Mrs. Edna Robnolte, Miss Martha
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lamb and
son of Findlay, Mr. and Mrs. Daryl
Robenolte and son of Toledo spent
last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Har
mon Downey and family.
The Home Builders class of the
Church of Christ had their Xmas
party at the home of Mrs. Cleda
Gratz. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Amstutz, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Reigle, Mr. and Mrs. Pleyel
Fett, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Van Meter,
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Arnold, Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Yant, Mr. and Mi’s.
Wm. Ellenberger, Jr, Rev. and Mrs.
Gerald Bright and Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Moore of
Lima, Rev. and Mrs Brice Nicholas
and family of Piqua, Mr and Mrs. W.
Custenborder were Christmas day din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Younkman
and family of Clyde were holiday
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Aounk
Mrs. Maude Lenney of Lima and
Mrs. Mae Stewart of Sturgis, Mich.,
were calling on friends here Sunday
W» •*en M. Durkee of Washington,
C. F. spent Sunday with Mrs. Carrie
Durkee and daughter Ruth.
Miss Eileen Amstutz of Columbus
spent Xmas holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. I. J. Amstutz and brother Wen
Herbert Augsburger of Vineland,
N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Dale Augsburger
of Detroit, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Augsburger and son Robert of
Canton were holiday guests of their
mother Mrs Mina Augsburger.
Mrs. 0. K. Bums and family spent
the holidays with relatives at Grover
Miss Ruth Barnum was a Sunday
dinner guest of Miss Eileen Amstutz.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver held
their annual Xmas dinner at their
home. Those enjoying the day were:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conrad, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Conrad ,and son Her
bert of Bluffton, Mr. and Mrs.Harry
Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Benroth
and daughter Patricia, son Richaru,
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Goodman of
Lima, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reppert
Stanley Barber of Ft. Wayne col
lege enjoyed the Christmas vacation,
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Mr. and Mrs. Gid Schaublin of
Bluffton, Bob Schaublin of Marengo,
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Augsburger of Ada
were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs.
Mina Augsburger and Miss Louise
4r. and Mrs. Grant Barber enter
ta. ted the teachers of Bath Township
school in their home on Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Downey and
son Russell were Christmas dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barnes
and son Larrie.
The children of the Primary Dept,
of the Methodist church and the
Church of Christ were entertained
with an Xmas party in the basement
of the churches on Saturday after
noon. After the gift exchange, re
freshments were served by the teach
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE
The annual meeting of the Mennon
ite Mutual Aid society of Putnam, Al
len and Hancock Counties, Ohio, will
be held in the School Building, at Pan
dora, Ohio, an Saturday, January 10,
1942 at 9:30 a. m., for the purpose of
.transacting any business that may
properly come before the meeting.
All members are requested to be pres
37 D. J. Basinger, Secretary,
Henry Arnold was brought home
Saturday from the Bluffton hospital.
He is suffering from a fractured
hip sustained some time ago.
Sunday dinner guests at the Anna
Koontz home were: Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Koontz and son Robert,
Ortho Stratton was an afternoon
caller. Evening guests in the same
home were: Mrs. Emmaline Non
namaker, Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Bas
inger, daughter Jeanette, son Gareth,
and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stauffer,
Miss Betty Bish, of Bluffton spent
Christmas at her parents home, Mr.
and Mrs. Evened Bish.
Prayer services Thursday evening
at the Bethesda church at 7:30.
Election of Sunday school officers
will follow prayer meeting.
Mrs. J. R. Fisher returned from
Marion Saturday, after visiting at
her daughter’s home, Mrs. Walter
Gallant. She was accompanied home
by Jimmie and June Gallant, who
will spend some time here.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burris, son
Douglas, of Alger Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Crates, of Jenera Miss
Mary Koontz, of Bluffton, and J. O.
Koontz, of Findlay, were entertained
Christmas day at the Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Dray home.
The Triplett employes returned to
work Monday after enjoying several
days’ Christmas vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Williamson,
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Marshall were
among those from here attending
the funeral services for John Jack
son, of Lima, Wednesday of last
week. Mrs. Jackson was formerly
Alba Williamson of this place.
Christmas day guests at the M. J.
Stratton home were Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Christman and family, of Find
lay Bernard Christman and friend,
of Mischawakee, Ind. Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Klingler and family and D. J.
Clymer. Evening supper guests in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Russell Strat
ton and family and Ralph Stratton,
of West Jefferson, and the B. J.
Mrs. Lendon Basinger, daughter
Jeanette and son Gareth spent Wed
nesday afternoon with Mrs. Ami
D. D. Williamson and wife spent
the week-end with the Herbert Gra
ham family of Rushsylvania.
Christmas dinner guests Thursday
evening at the Emmaline Nonna
maker and Lendon Basinger home
were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Non
namaker, daughter Kaye and son
Roderick and Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Stauffer of Bluffton. Callers thru
out the day were Misses Lilas and
Marcella Basinger and Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Basinger, of Bluffton.
Supper guests Christmas night at
the Anna Koontz home were Rolland
Koontz, wife and daughter Martha,
Mrs. Ruth Steinman, of Bluffton
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz, son
Robert, Jack Koontz and J. O.
Koontz, of Findlay. Harry Edinger
of Portage was an afternoon caller.
Mrs. Koontz at this time w’ishes
to thank all her friends, who sent
gifts, plants, fruit, candy and cards
to help cheer her holiday season.
She has been confined to her home
by illness since the latter part of
Mrs. Emmaline Nonnamaker, Mr.
and Mrs. Lendon Basinger, Jeanette
and Gareth spent Sunday in Toledo
at the M. B. Weihey home.
Christmas dinner was enjoyed at
the Edward and Charles Nonna
maker home by Mr. and Mrs. Jont
Agin, of Bluffton Mr. and Mrs.
Ami Nonnamaker, Glenn and Faery
Nonnamaker, Mrs. Lucinda Koontz
and Cliff Koontz.
Over Christmas guests of Dow
Scoles and son Allen were: Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Ream, of Gary, Ind.
Gerald Scoles, of Ft. Benning, Ga.
and Gale Scoles, of Chicago, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall and
family are spending a couple of
days at the W. I. Moore home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grismore and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hart
man and children took Christmas
dinner at the O. P. Hartman home,
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Montgomery
and family took Sunday dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bell and family
of near Columbus Grove.
Those that took Christmas dinner
with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosa
fros and Geo. Boedicker- were Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Stuart and daughter
Fern, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Masner, of
Lima, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kriss,
Glen Owens, of Norwich, N. Y., is
spending his Christmas vacation
with his sisters, Clarabel Owens and
Sarah Oates and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Dale Owens and son of Lima, and
Mrs. Tullis were Christmas dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosafros
took Sunday dinner with Mrs.
Elizabeth Hosafros of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Huber of
Mansfield called at the Owens home
Christmas dinner guests at the
Carl McCafferty home were Mrs.
Amy Berringer, Maxine Friedly,
Margaret Guider and Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Guider and daughter-
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore and
Raymond Tuttle spent Christmas
Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Beagle and family of Allen
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler took
Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Klingler and son of Findlay.
Christmas dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Wilkins and
family, of Arlington Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. E. Coldiron, of Dearborn, Mich.,
and Miss June Ream, of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Moore, of De
troit, Mich., spent Christmas with
the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Zimmerly, and called at the W. I.
Moore home in the evening.
Howard Howell of Buffalo, N. Y.
spent his Christmas vacation with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Howell and daughter Ruby.
Mrs. Emma Carr, of Mt. Vernon,
visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Carr and family last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Krautter are
visiting relatives in Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. Gamble of Paines
ville spent last week with her
brother Kenneth Krautter.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Williamson,
of Mt. Cory Mr. and Mrs. E. Y.
Frantz and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Frantz and daughter Carol Jean
were guests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Leland Frantz and sons, Sat
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freeh and
children, of Rawson and Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Keller, of Findlay,
spent Christmas evening in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Habeg
ger and son Gamie.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zimerman
and family of Defiance Miss Mar
garet Habegger, of Lima and Mr.
and Mrs. Oren Doty and daughter
spent Christmas Day with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ha
begger and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wilson of
Bluffton spent Christmas evening
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Waltz and family.
The Girls Christian Service So
ciety of the Benton Ridge Methodist
church met in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Dontfld Harris Friday evening.
Members of the Wynkoop family
enjoyed a family dinner with their
mother, Mrs. L. M.« Wynkoop and
daughter Mildred, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Reichenbach
spent Christmas evening in the
home of his father Henry Reichen
bach and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sutter of
Toledo and Mrs. Arietta Rickly
spent Sunday with Alva Rickly at
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Gratz and sons
Arthur and Alan left last Sunday for
Creston, Iowa, to visit the John Nis
wander family and Marjorie Gratz.
They intend to return home Thursday.
Mrs. Ida Minor, formerly of Toledo
has accepted a civil service position
at Washington, D. C. She left Dec.
8 to take up her new duties.
Sunday evening supper guests of
Noah Hochstettler and family were:
Mr. and Mrs. David Rich, Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Lloyd and daughter Patty
of Woodburn, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. O. V.
Bauserman and son Jerry of Kala
mazoo, Mich, and Mr. and Mrs. Mar
The registered Guernsey herd of
Levi Welty placed second in butterfat
production for the month of Novem
ber in the Wood-Lucas-Hancock Dairy
Herd Improvement association.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wenger and
family and Roland Flythe returned
Sunday evening from North Carolina
where they spent several days with
relatives and friends.
The Christmas Pageant at the St.
John church was well attended by an
The local Mennonite churches are
having their annual congregational
meetings on New Year’s day.
John Kinsinger has removed the
porch from the house and is doing
Mr. and Mrs. N. N. Basinger have
been numbered among the sick for
Oliver Schumacher and son, Dona
vin are members of the Toledo Sym
phony orchestra and play with the
organization every two weeks.
William Cox, son-in-lavr of Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse F. Steiner submitted to an
operation for appendicitis recently.
P. A. Basinger sold his property in
Pandora to John Reichenbach. The
home has beep occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Enos Suter and family for some
Emmet Augsburger has been in
disposed for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller and family
and David Wenger were Sunday vl
itors in Van Wert in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbert Miller and. family.
Mrs. N. N. Soldner and daughter,
Mary Margaret have spent the past
week in Berne, Ind., with her mother.
Classes are to be resumed at Bluff
ton college on Tuesday, January 6th.
Albert Schutz is again doing his
custom butchering at his farm some
each Tuesday of the winter months.
Lester King of Dearborn, Mich.,
spent several days with his home
folks this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Steiner of
Winfield, Kansas, visited the first of
the week with his sisters, Susan and
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Mr. and Mrs. John Hirschfield and
son Billy and Ray Hirschfeld were
Wednesday evening supper guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and sons.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gerber and
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerber and
family spent Friday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burkholder.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stenry and
family of Berne, Ind., and Mr. and
Mrs. Arron Messinger and son spent
Friday evening at the Amos and
Robert Gerber home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ffancis Gratz and
*amily, of Piqua Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Gratz and son, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilford Gratz and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Reno Gratz and daughter
were Christmas dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz and Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Core and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz and
daughter spent Sunday evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and son spent Christmas at the
Clinton Moorehead home.
Mr. and M^s. Noah Steiner and
family spent Sunday evening at the
Amos Gerber home.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wil
ford Gratz were Wednesday evening
supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Schaublin and daughter Rachel.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Alderfer and
daughter Shirley, of Lancaster, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Donavin Gratz, of
Souderton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Stevens, of Upper Sandusky Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Rhoads and daughter
Jean and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Amstutz
were Saturday evening supper
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Gratz and family.
Mrs. Otto Schrogg and daughter,
of Mich. Mrs. Linda Fett, Mrs.
Christine Stotts called Friday after
noon at the Amos Basinger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart and
son Melvin spent Sunday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Russell Leiber
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharp and
son Jimmy of Norwalk spent Christ
mas at the Amos Luginbuhl home.
Jimmy remained here to spend the
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Burkholder and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huber,
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Niswander and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Badert
scher and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight
Frantz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilmer Badertscher and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
were Christmas dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Burkholder
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaublin
and daughter Rachel were Sunday
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Schaublin and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz spent
Sunday afternoon at the Howard
Mr. and Mrs. John Habegger and
daughter spent Monday evening at
the Amos Gerber home.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Long of
Lafayette Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Zimmerman and family, of Defiance
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zimmerman and
daughter and Mr. H. P. Zimmerman
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman and
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lehman and
son of Toledo Mrs. S. C. Dailey, of
Findlay Rev. and Mrs. J. Norman
King, of Dayton Mrs. Dwight
Dailey. Mrs. Harry Clouser, Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Core and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gratz were
Friday callers at the Otto Amstutz
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Niswander
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dill
man, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillman,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Yerks, and
Jimmy Sharp were Friday evening
supper guests at the Amos Lugin
Friday afternoon callers at the
Amos Gerber home were: Mrs. Della
Slingerline, Mrs. Elizabeth Schrogg,
Mrs. Willa Osbon, Mrs. Linda Fett
and Mrs. Floyd Harris.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Boutwell, Jose
phine and Russell Boutwell of Ada
Mrs. Etta Frick, Edward and Mar
garet Frick of Lima Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Kimmel, Raymond and Marie
Kimmel, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potts,
Mr. and Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and son
Lynn Ray, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Bout
well and son Byron Leo and Emerson
Lugibuhl spent Christmas day with
Mrs. Elizabeth Boutwell and grand
Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels, Mrs.
Emma Isham of Kenton, Mr. and Mrs.
Will Stager took dinner recently with
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stager.
Donald Criblez, Byron Leo Bout
well spent Sunday afternoon with
Harold and Dean Nonnamaker.
Mrs. Ruth Heldman of Kenton, Mrs.
Mary Heldman, Mr. and Mrs. 0. J.
Gallant, Mrs. Ilo Agin and son and
Jim Amstutz called in the B. J. Bout
well home the past week.
Mrs. Rayon Boutwell and son Lynn
Ray spent Friday with Mrs. Eli Am
stutz and family of Bluffton.
Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Zimmerman
and children of Mt. Gilead spent the
past week in the J. A, Gallant home.
News want ads bring quick results.
Township Trustee Is
Honored As Term Ends
Marking the close of eight years’
service as a member of the Richland
Township board of trustees, D. C.
McCafferty was honored with an in
formal reception held in the town
ship room last Saturday night.
The affair, which came as a sur
prise to McCafferty, followed the
final meeting of the present board
Sandwiches, coffee and holiday
candies were served by Mrs. W. E.
Marshall, Mrs. Allen Grismore and
Mrs. McCafferty, wives of the
trustees and Mrs. N. W. Basinger,
whose husband is township clerk.
McCafferty was not a candidate
for re-election last November and
Fred Badertscher, who was elected
to fill the vacancy will be inducted
as a member of the board of trustees
at the organization meeting to be
held, Thursday afternoon.
Happy New Year to all.
Mr. and Mrs. David Bixler of
Bluffton visited Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Bixler Sunday afternoon.
Richard rantz’s received first
prize in the Christmas lighting con
test sponsored by the Pandora Times.
C. D. Steiner received second and
David Culps, third.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Hatfield who
recently moved to Mt. Pleasant,
Michigan, spent Christmas in the
Diehl and Hatfield homes.
The children of Mrs. P. P. Lugi
bihl and their families had Sunday
dinner with Vilas Burrys and Mrs.
Miss Rachel Criblez, commercial
instructor of the Pandora High
school, gave a party to the staff
members of the school paper at her
home south of Bluffton Monday
Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Radabaugh
of Toledo, spent the week-end in the
Dr. H. Neiswander home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Welty of
Flint, Michigan, spent the holiday
season with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Steiner and family.
Miss Mary Ellen Hews returned
last week from Texas where she vis
ited Leotus Suter who is in military
A large number of people attended
the Christmas pageant given by the
St. John Mennonite church Christ
Miss Melvena Basinger of the
Ft. ayne Bible Institute spent sev
eral days last week with her mother,
Mrs. Barbara Basinger.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schlink of
Boston, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Welsh and son of Detroit, Mich., and
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Leightner and
son of Ft. Wayne, Ind., spent the
week-end in the Ed Leightner home.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Roth and
family of Detroit spent Christmas
in the J. J. Schumacher home.
A shower was given for Mr. and
Mrs. Winston Bucher in the Lennis
Steiner home last Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reichenbach
purchased the Peter Basinger prop
erty where Enos Suters are now liv
Mrs. Ben Leightner, age 92, who
broke her hip several weeks ago, died
at the Bluffton hospital last Wednes
day evening. She is survived by her
husband, Ben Leightner, a daughter,
Mrs. Alvin Lehman, and three sons,
Ben, Ed and John Leightner, a sis
ter, Judith Lehman and a brother
Joel Lehman. The funeral was held
in the Missionary church Saturday
afternoon. Burial took place in
Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
Noah Bixel and daughter Ruth
had as Sunday dinner guests Mrs.
P. C. Steiner, son Haydn and daug
ters Stella, Irma, Celina and Lil
lian. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Steiner
and family were afternoon callers.
Mrs. Raymond Miller and sons of
Smithville, Ohio, were week-end
Mr. and Mrs. Gayloard Lehman of
Fleetwood, Pa., attended the fun
eral of his grandmother Mrs. Leight
ner and spent the week-end in the
Alvin Lehman home.
Miss Mary Ellen Gerber entertain
ed Miss Henrietta Schneck, Leia
Steiner, Arvilla Geiger, Ruth Bixel,
Loren Hostettler, Anita Steiner and
Ruth and Lucille Geiger at her home,
Ohio poultrymen are asked to pro
duce 7 per cent more eggs in 1942
than were produced in 1941.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio,
Allen County, ss.
Estate of Menno Badertscher, Deceased.
A. D. Grata, of Bluffton. Ohio, has been
appointed and qualified as administrator de
bonis non of the estate of Menno Badertscher,
late of Allen county, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 24th day of December, 1941.
RAYMOND P. SMITH,
38 Probate Judge.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio,
Allen County, s».
Estate of Noah Moeer, Deceased.
Clair C. Moser, of Columbus Grove. Ohio,
has been appointed and qualified as adminis
trator of the estate of Noah Moser, late of
Allen County, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 24th day of December, 1941.
RAYMOND P. SMITH,
38 Probate Judge.
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
The State of Ohio,
Allen County, as.
Estate of Hiram S. Locher. Decease
Ruth Anne Locher, of 1532 Ansel Road,
Cleveland, Ohio, has been appointed and qual
ified as administratrix of the estate of Hiram
S. Locher, late of Allen County. Ohio, de-
Dated this 24th day of December. 1941,
RAYMOND P. SMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. Banks Shievely spent
Christmas day in Greenwich, Ohio,
and took dinner with Mrs. Shievely’s
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bachtal and fam
D. W. Cross spent Christmas day
with friends at Lorain.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis King and dau
ghter Judith Lee of McComb were
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. E.
Wolfrom and daughter Shirley.
Mrs. La re n a Guin returned home
after a five day visit in Lima with
friends and relatives. She also at
tended a birthday dinner on Sunday
given in honor of her sister, Mrs. B.
Seitz in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Seitz and Mrs. Hover.
Miss Betty Balister is spending her
Christmas vacation with her mother,
Mrs. Ethel Ballister.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Reiter gave a
Christmas dinner on Sunday. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Reiter and family, Harry Reiter,
Glennamae Reiter, Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Reiter and daughter Sandra, Mr.
and Mrs. Lehr Green and daughter
Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Light.
Miss Ruth Ghaster called on Mrs.
Samuel Light, Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jones attended a
birthday party Saturday on Ed Hen
derson. The dinner was held in the
home of his son Clyde Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nonnamaker
and daughter Eileen and Loretta May
were Sunday callers on Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Kramer.
Eileen Nonnamaker w*as a Monday
dinner guest of her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Kramer.
Mrs. Anna Keel, of Mt. Cory enter
tained with a tureen dinner Christ
mas day for the following guests: Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Light and daughter
Myrtle Leno re, Miss Grace Keel,
Butch ,Eugene and Norman Light.
Jerry Keel, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Huysman and son Ronald, Mrs. Tre
va Hartman and sons, Marion and
Robert, all of Findlay. Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Sutton and daughter Norma.
The afternoon was spent in exchang
ing gifts and visiting.
Miss Ruth Ghaster was a Christmas
day dinner guest in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Gail Griffith, Jr. and son
Kevin Kay Pitzene of Ada and Mrs.
Nettie Pitzene of Lima, also were
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer were
Christmas day dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Stratton and fam
Miss Betty Balister of Davidson,
Michigan, was a supper guest recently
of her aunt, Mrs. Bessie Guin.
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Nonnamaker
and daughter Joyce of Bluffton and
Mr. and Mrs. Avis Gantz of Lima
were callers Christmas night on Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Kramer.
A Christmas eve supper was held in
the L. B. Ghaster home in honor of
two birthdays: T. B. Ghaster and J.
E. ,Jones were the ones honored. It
was also the wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Jones. A large decorat
birthday cake centered the table and
the home was in gay holiday colors.
There also was an exchange of gifts.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kram
I er, Mrs. Jennie Ghaster, Ruth Ghaster
and Mr and Mrs. T. B. Ghaster, the
host and hostess.
Gail Griffith, Jr. was an over night
guest of his great grandfather, Chas.
Shrieve, Christmas night at Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Henderson of Col
umbus Grove were Wednesday dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones
Mr and Mrs. Clarence Jones enter
tained with a Christmas dinner on
Sunday. Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. .E. Jones Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Dukes and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Jones and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Jones and family of Orr
A Christmas eve party was held by
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Griffith, Jr., and
son Kevin. Those present were: Mrs.
Ruth Wilbert of Lima Kay Pitzene of
Ada Mrs. Nettie Pitzene of Lima.
There was a gift exchange.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ghaster and
daughter Ruth attended the funeral of
uncle, Phil Spinker in Toledo, Tues
Annual meeting of stockholders of
the Citizens National Bank, Bluffton,
Ohio, will be held at the office of said
bank on Tuesday, January’ 13, 1942 at
7 p. m. for election of directors and
transaction of other business which
may come before the meeting.
E. C. Romey, Sec.
TUESDAY EVE. JAN. 13 at 8:30 P.
Rites For Father
Of Bluffton Man
Funeral services for George W.
Shrider, 81, formerly of Lafayette
and father of Harry Shrider, Sr.,
filling station proprietor, were held
at the Zion Luthern church in La
fayette Saturday morning. Mr.
Shrider, who had been in failing
health for a number of years, passed
away at a Toledo hospital Thursday
morning at 1:30 o’clock.
Mr. Shrider was bom in Jackson
township on Feb. 19, 1860, the son
of Daniel and Catherine (Stam
baugh) Shrider. He was married in
1882 to Clara Greenwait who pre
ceded him in death in 1917.
Surviving are three sons, Harry of
Bluffton Ray of Lima and Lester of
Kenton one daughter, Mrs. Elmer
Burkholder of Jenera two brothers,
Joseph of Glendale, Calif. and
Charles of Long Pine, Nebraska.
One son and one daughter died.
Officiating at the service was Rev.
Stager, pastor. Burial was in the
I wish to thank all the neighbors
and friends for their aid and sympa
thy extended in the illness and death
of my husband, Jesse Mohler also
Rev. Bright, who officiated at the fu
neral and all those sending flowers.
Mrs. Jesse Mohler.
Consider these advantages:
Farm Bureau Insurance provides
full protection at reasonable rates
and the best possible service to
Farm Bureau Insurance
Paul E. Whitmer, Agent
245 W. Grove St.—Phone 350-W
Residents of Hancock
County may purchase dog
tags for the year 1942
from Zelma Ingalls at the
Community Market in
Male Dog $1.00
Female Dog $3.00
No Fee for Registration
Frank H. Huffman
Auditor Hancock County
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