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2/26/2014

Senior center double pinochle

Senior center double pinochle

Bob Ellis won high in the two tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Bob Baker took second place. Third went to Peggy Phipps.

DAR meeting

The William Wilson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Feb. 19 at Garden Valley Retirement Village.

Ellen Eichhorn gave the program "The Life And Legacy Of Lady Bird Johnson." Scripture and prayer were given by Cathaleen Cooper.

The President General's message was given by Dixie Drake. The National Defense report consisted of a group discussion. The January 2014 minutes were approved as read.

Carley Hazelton, chapter regent, reported on State Regent Denise Doring Van Buren. She also shared information about the cemetery markers, which are Scott Dunagan's Eagle Scout project. She also reported on Wendy Dunagan's 3.5 GPA on the dean's honor roll at Sterling College online.

Members discussed the regent for 2015 and the bylaws amendments.

The State Conference is set for May 1 to 3 at the Capital Plaza in Topeka. Delegates are Hazelton, Dunagan, Cooper and Drake.

Hazelton announced that Dixie and Kayla Drake took part in the Polar Plunge Special Olympics fundraiser "The Plunging Penguins." It also was announced that Frances O'Brate had the oldest antique, "1860s Tintype Photo," at the recent antique fair.

The next meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. March 19 at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

Senior center pitch

Mary Skipton won high in the three tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Verne Wilson. Lois Towns took third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club had a small game Feb. 16, with five pairs playing 25 boards. While 21 games were bid and made, a grand slam failed, but yet everyone scored within a single point. In first place, Jon Kempton and Irene Bryant tied with Diane and Therin Woolwine, one point over a last-place tie.

The game on Feb. 17 was nearly double with nine teams producing 39 games, 26 percent in no-trump with no slam bids. Scoring intervals expanded while Jon Craig and Wen Wurst cornered first place with a 60 percent game. Helen Lee and Ron Patrick were second. Mark and Jody Neuman surged into third place, while Virginia Enslow and Dorothy Bartlett held fourth.

On Sunday, the game showed a 30-point spread, with only 19 games bid and made. Roger and Donna Morris claimed first place with a 62 percent game, one point ahead of Patrick and Bryant.

A big game Monday saw four full tables produce 24 suit games and 24 more in no-trump. Slams returned but only one suited and one in no-trump. A 61 percent game put Diane Woolwine and Shirley Klotz in first place. Enslow and Bartlett were second, while Patrick and Bryant held 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 Kempton at 276-2876.

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