The Garden City Telegram

Southwest Community

Happy Hustlers 4-H

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met Jan. 5 at the Finney County 4-H building, with nine members answering roll call by naming something new they would like to do in 2014.

The club voted to donate money to the Finney County 4-H Foundation and to the Honor Flight Chili Feed scheduled for Feb. 15.

For the program, Corrine Bergstrom gave a talk on the clarinet that she plays in band. Wyatt Gigot and Tristan Clark led the club in playing a cotton ball relay. Meara Bergstrom was the birthday honoree.

The next meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the 4-H building.

Senior center pinochle

Brenda Myers won high in the four tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Bob Ellis took second place. Third went to Mary Joseph.

Senior center double pinochle

Carol Bradford won high in the two tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Charlotte Kimsey. Mary Ann Binns took third.

Flying For Fun

The Flying For Fun Homing Pigeon Club met Friday, with nine members in attendance.

Items discussed included the need for a trailer, the price increase for bands, flying directions, distance and cost per loft.

Concerning a trailer, members want to have an all-aluminum one with all waters to be on the outside of each crate. The construction and material costs will be studied.

The band increase is now at 45 cents each, or $45 per 100. That's a 10-cent increase from last year.

The flying directions will be from the south/southwest and will be from 150 to 600 miles, with 19 races. Races will begin on April 19.

The club expects to have 10 lofts from its club and Dodge City will have seven lofts, which means about 1,200 birds for the first and second race.

For more information, call Daryl Hopkins at 276-2587.

Senior center pitch

Maybelle Bowen won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Elvin Hazen took second place. Third went to Donna Preston.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a regular game Jan. 19, with three full tables playing a 25-board Howell movement. Though only 13 games were bid and made, all six slams succeeded. Faye Anderson and Pat Barber won first place with a 66 percent game. Dorothy Bartlett and Virginia Enslow took second place.

On Jan. 20, a 28-board game produced 23 games, most in no-trump, while a sole slam failed but Bartlett and Enslow roared back with a 75 percent game to claim their first-place spot, 10 points ahead of Diane Woolwine and Irene Bryant.

This week, the club welcomed Bill and Carolyn Simpson to the game on Sunday. No slams were bid but 29 games succeeded. Bartlett and Enslow again held first place, but Mark Neuman and Wen Wurst challenged and held second place.

On Monday, four tables produced 25 games and one of two slams succeeded. Helen Lee and Ron Patrick took over first place with a 63 percent game. Bartlett and Enslow took second place.

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