The Garden City Telegram

Southwest Community

Phi Sigma Alpha

Ten members of Phi Sigma Alpha sorority met for a Christmas meal Dec. 12 at Sunnyland Bed & Breakfast. After the meal, Ma Non Evans read devotions titled "Loved Squared And A Garbage Can Christmas" from the devotional book "Chicken Soup For Christmas Magic." Joanne Harder read the Christmas story from the Book of Luke.

Secret Sister gifts were exchanged. Gloves, hats and scarves were collected to deliver to Family Crisis Center. The evening ended with the singing of Christmas carols.

The next meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the home of Sandy Rodgers.

Senior center pinochle

Betty Schreibvogel won high in the three tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Brenda Myers. Jerry Wallace took third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a 25-board Howell movement Dec. 16. The average spread was well under two points, producing a small surprise as games in no-trump and suits tied at 15 each and one slam was made while one failed. Gerry Schultz and Jerry Soldner claimed first place by one point over Dorothy Bartlett and Virginia Enslow.

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.

Senior center bridge

Pat Bird won high in the two tables of senior center bridge played Dec. 13 at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Betty Harsh took second place. Third went to Grace Reimer.

Acorn Club

Pat Mayo, president of the Acorn Club, was hostess for the Dec. 16 meeting. "Santa Memories" was the topic for roll call.

It was announced that Jeanette Parks, Ann Hotz and Leah Martinek will be on the nominating committee for the 2014-15 officers.

Mayo introduced the guest speaker, Ann Myers, who gave the program "Celebration Of Christmas And The Christ Of Christmas." She shared a story about the birth of Jesus and had Acorn members share their memories of Christmas long past.

At the Dec. 9 meeting, Kitty Caldwell was hostess. Roll was answered by a fact about the First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Caldwell gave the program about Margaret Taylor, the First Lady in 1849 and 1850. A thank-you from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was read, thanking the club for stocking caps.

The next meeting will be Jan. 6.