Homing Pigeons

The Flying For Fun Homing Pigeon Club will have homing pigeons and a portable pigeon loft on display next weekend in Garden City.

A club member will be present to answer questions and provide information about the sport of flying homing pigeons. Kids will even be able to pet the pigeons.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16 and 17 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 18 inside Orscheln’s Farm and Home, 1309 N. Taylor Ave.


Sherlock Strivers 4-H

The Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met Sunday at Holcomb Elementary School, with 24 members and 10 adults in attendance as officers gave their reports.

The club discussed its community service projects. For March, it will collect used ink and toner cartridges to benefit Magic’s HOPE Therapeutic Horsemanship. In April, it will provide baked goods to the Holcomb USD 363 Board of Education.

Five members went to the recent Regional Club Days in Dodge City, and all received purple and blue ribbons. 

Members were reminded of upcoming dates, including Beef Tagging on Saturday, a Rabbit Show on March 17, a Pig and Lamb Sale on March 23, a Goat Sale on March 31, Livestock Quality Assurance on April 12 and 21, a rabbit club meeting on April 15, livestock clinic and tagging on April 21 and a Shooting Sports match on April 28. 

The next meeting is planned for April 8 at Holcomb Elementary School.


Senior center cards

Jerry Wallace 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 Carol Klaus. Alva Burch took third.

In the two tables of double pinochle played Monday, Maybelle Bowen won high, Shirley Howell was second, and Bob Baker placed third.

Baker won high in the two tables of pinochle played Feb. 28. Bowen took second, while Donna Preston was third.


Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club continued competing through February. 

On Feb. 12, three full tables vied for honors playing a 25-board Howell movement. They produced four slams, 20 suit games and five in no-trump. Virginia Enslow and Irene Bryant handily took first place with a 56 percent game. Mark and Jody Neuman's 50 percent game narrowly held second by one-half point ahead of Jon Kempton and May Craig, who were tied by Linda Adams and Faye Anderson. 

The small game on Feb. 26 proved to be tight as all pairs scored within a point of each other. No-trump edged suit games in the 15 made, and three of four slams bid were successful. Jon Craig and Wen Wurst tied with Jon Kempton and May Craig for first, each with a 52.5 percent game. The last-place tie was only a single point off.

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.