Sue Swords was hostess for the Nov. 5 meeting of the Acorn Club. Ten members answered roll call by naming a favorite First Lady and telling an interesting fact about her.
After a short business meeting, Pat Mayo presented the lesson about the election process and how it has changed over the years. She noted that the most recent amendment to be added to the Constitution about the election was allowing 18-year-olds to vote. Also, prior to the 12th Amendment, the person receiving the second highest electoral votes was vice president. Other facts she shared was that the oldest man ever elected was Ronald Reagan at age 69, the youngest was John Kennedy at age 43, and the first presidential debate was between Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960.
The next meeting will be at the home of Toni Snell.
Senior center pinochle
Betty Schreibvogel and Charles Maxfield tied for high in the four tables of senior center pinochle played Nov. 7 at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Neva Maxfield. Jerry Wallace took third.
The Finney County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the Hutchinson Room at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St.
Carolyn Davis will give the lesson "Slumgullion, Salt Horse and Hell-Fired Stew. Food For All During The Civil War."
Visitors are welcome.
Senior center bridge
Betty Nally won high in the two tables of senior center bridge played Friday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Grace Reimer took second place. Third went to Bernice Stroh.
The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club's session Nov. 4 consisted of 25 boards that produced 24 games, with slam bidding seeing some resurgence as three of five succeeded. The game ended in a tie with Helen Lee and Roberta Renick's 58 percent game knotted with that of Roger and Donna Morris.
On Nov. 5, a S.T.A.C. game via the auspices of the ACBL also produced its share of ties in a close competition. Eight pairs played a 28-board Howell movement and succeeded in 35 games, 60 percent in suits, while slam bids were up from under 3 percent last month to more than 6 percent in early November as four of seven won. Virginia Enslow and Dorothy Bartlett took the top spot with Diane Woolwine and Shirley Klotz second. Faye Anderson and Pat Barber tied with Helen Lee and Irene Bryant, along with May Craig and Jon Kempton, all at 51.2 percent for third through fifth place. Mark and Jody Neuman were one-half point back.
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. on the second, third and fourth Sundays, with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Kempton at 276-2876.
Senior center pitch
Isabel Finch won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Jeanette Taylor. Bob Ellis took third.
The Garden City Piano Teachers League will have a piano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.
Students planning to perform are: Emily Chandler, Katie Chandler, Lauren Jones, Greg Landgraf, Tyler Waltz, Audrey Shepherd, Stephanie Wiebe, Damien Loewen, Rhianna Loewen, Eva Neudorf, Cornelius Neudorf, Tina Teichroeb, Shonsee Loewen, Raven Richter, Palmer Heskett, Emily Heskett, Israel Gonzalez, Anthony Coleman, Grace Yarnall, Janet Ibarra, Rebekah Hutchinson and Amanda Hutchinson.
Their teachers are Linda Rishel, Connie Loewen and Linda Adams.