The Garden City Telegram
11/21/2013
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Southwest Community

Wide-Awake 4-H

The Wide-Awake 4-H Club met Nov. 11 at Plymell School. Devotions were given by Grace Selee. The parliamentary tip was given by Cooper Kleysteuber. Campbell Woodbury gave current event information about the typhoon in the Philippines.

The joke of the day was given by Chase McGraw. Club members sang "Home on the Range." For recreation, they played "Blob Tag." The club voted to buy T-shirts for all members.

Project talks were given by Peyton Wessels, who spoke about room improvement; John Vanatta, who talked about leather; and Ellie Gerber, who focused on sheep. Collin Kleysteuber asked everyone to bring boxes of macaroni and cheese or cookie mix to the next meeting to be given to Emmaus House.

The next meeting will be Dec. 9 at Plymell School and will include the Christmas party.

Senior center double pinochle

Carol Bradford won high in the four tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Mary Joseph. Jerry Wallace took third.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

Twenty-four members and their families were in attendance at the Nov. 3 meeting of the Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club.

The meeting was led by the parents/relatives of the officers. Filling in as president was Michael Burch who led roll call by asking members what they are thankful for. Acting Secretary Duane Roth read the minutes from the October meeting. Jennifer Mongeau provided the treasurer's report. A parliamentarian tip was provided by Stephanie Hammond.

Grace Roth reported that her family donated pumpkins for the club to sale. She presented the club with a check for $1,240 to be used for community service and club activities. A committee was created to organize service projects for the next several months. In November, the club will donate several turkey dinners to families in need.

The promotions committee reported that they will be staying after the meeting to decorate a window cubby at the elementary school to display projects and encourage new members.

After the meeting was adjourned, a potluck dinner was enjoyed by members and their families.

The next meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 in the cafeteria of Holcomb Elementary School.

Senior center pitch

Jerry Wallace won high in the three tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Juanita Crotty took second place. Third went to Pat Bird.

Phi Sigma Alpha

Nine members of Phi Sigma Alpha sorority met Nov. 14 at SplatterWorks, where each member painted a ceramic piece of their choice. Hostesses were Nancy Garhart and Norma Nolte.

The group's Christmas project will be providing hats, scarves and gloves to Family Crisis Center. These items are to be brought to the next meeting, Dec. 12. Each member present picked from the menu for the Christmas meal, being held at Sunnyland at 6 p.m. The cost is $28 per person.

Members were to meet this morning at Ellen Eichhorn's home to prepare fruit bags to take to Garden Valley Retirement Village. Each member will provide 10 apples, 10 bananas and 0 oranges, with one person providing grapes; the bags and ties (ribbon, twine, etc.) were provided. The fruit bags are to be delivered after lunch. An invitation to "Women of Faith Christmas" was provided. First Christian Church is acting as host for the simulcast of an evening of hope and joy.

Speakers will include Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh and Lisa Harper, with musical guest Francesca Battistelli. The program is open to the public and is free of charge. A Secret Sister gift exchange completed the afternoon.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club hosted a sanctioned local championship game Monday using a 28-board Howell movement. Eight pairs entered the fray of competition and found the boards offered no incentive for any slam try and gave up only 29 games bid and made, one-third in no-trump.

More than half of the field scored above 52 percent, but it was Gerry Schultz and Jerry Soldner who prevailed, their 58.3 percent game securing first place. Jon Craig and Wen Wurst took second place, one-half board behind. Ron Patrick and Dorothy Bartlett were in third.

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.