Acorn Club

Dorothy Vannaman was the hostess for the October meeting of the Acorn Club. She and Elaine Fox gave studies of the wives of Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.

The next meeting will be at Toni Snell’s home.


Happy Hustlers 4-H

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met Oct. 1 for Parent’s Night. Parents answered roll call by sharing symbols of Halloween. They also gave all of the officer reports.

Sara Gleason gave a demonstration about how to make inexpensive Halloween decorations. Lindsey Clark spoke about her years in 4-H, what she learned from 4-H and how important those lessons have been to her.

The parents installed new officers for the coming 4-H year.

For recreation, a Halloween trivia game was played.

The next meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5.


Senior center cards

Alva Burch won high in the three tables of pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Jerry Wallace. Juanita Crotty took third.

In the two tables of double-deck pinochle played Monday, Dawn Thiel won high, Bob Ellis was second and Maybelle Bowen placed third.

John Bunnell won high in the two tables of pinochle played Oct. 18. Second place went to Donna Preston. Shirley Howell was third.


Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club hosted a small game Oct. 15, playing a 25-board Howell movement. As five pairs mustered 10 suit games, seven no-trump games and the two slams bid both succeeded. In first place was Jon Kempton and Pat Barber, followed in second by Shirley Klotz and Irene Bryant. 

On Sunday, five pairs produced 14 games and just one of three slams succeeded as the top players slid to the bottom. Virginia Enslow and Dorothy Bartlett took first, with Roger and Donna Morris holding second. 

On Oct. 16, seven pairs gathered to play a 28-board movement and over half posted above average games. Bidding 28 games, 11 were in no-trump, and half the six slams bid succeeded. Enslow and Bartlett held on to first place, Gerry Schultz and Diane Woolwine surged to second, and Klotz and Bryant made third by one point over May Craig and Kempton. 

On Monday, eight pairs came to compete. Their combined efforts failed to uncover a single slam, but they managed 26 games. Enslow and Bartlett again held first place, Craig and Kempton squeezed into second as Linda Adams and Bill Gregg bounced up to third. 

Regular games begin at 7 p.m. Monday and 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., plus sanctioned games begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Kempton at (620) 276-2876.


Phi Sigma Alpha

Phi Sigma Alpha members met Oct. 12 at the Finney County Historical Museum, with Marilyn Wadel and Cindy Dial as hostesses.

Steve Quakenbush told of the museum’s history and its many functions, including educational school visits and cemetery tours, preservation that includes storing documents and 19,000 artifacts, various exhibits, and its research library where up to about 17,000 inquiries are answered yearly.

He led the group on a tour of the exhibit storage area, which includes Garden City’s first fire engine, the last telephone switchboard used in Garden City, the original lighted sign for the Finnup Park entrance, and vintage uniforms, clothing and accessories.

He noted that the museum’s library soon will be expanded when genealogy materials are transferred from the Finney County Public Library.