Southwest Community

3/19/2014

RNA Chapter 163

RNA Chapter 163

Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 163 met Feb. 18 for a lunch and business meeting at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Roll call was answered by naming a favorite flower.

Alberta Mouser won the hostess gift. Hope Lehman was the birthday honoree. There were 139 sick calls made.

Ina Mae Delinger was elected as president.

Members played bingo and took items to the Community Day Care Center.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met March 2. Ashley Mongeau, club president, opened the meeting by asking members to share their spring break plans. Thirty-one members, 17 adults and two leaders were present.

Tanner Mongeau gave the treasurer's report. The Honor Flight committee reported that the joint efforts of all Finney County 4-H clubs raised $7,354 at a chili feed and auction for that organization.

Leader Stephanie Hammond reported results from Regional Club Days: Club Senior Skit received a purple ribbon; and Addison and Kayla George received a purple ribbon for their demonstration talk. She also announced that the Finney County Pig and Goat Sale will be April 5 at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

The March Random Act of Kindness project was making ChemoBags for The Cancer Center at St. Catherine Hospital. Club members made 40 fleece bags filled with various food and care items to be given to patients receiving chemotherapy. Kayla and Addison George led a sewing/craft project talk on how to make the fleece bags.

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

Kourageous Kids 4-H

The skit "Hey! Who Moved My Cheese!" was presented by the Kourageous Kids 4-H Club to residents of Homestead Assisted Living Center on March 9. Adapted from the book "Who Moved My Cheese for Kids" by Spencer Johnson, M.D., club members presented their original skit after helping residents make mouse ears to wear during the show.

Afterward, eight members and one guest met for the club's March meeting. Rosemary Colson called the roll with the question being "Who do you admire and why?"

The club recognized two members, Noemi Oshika and Audrey Norquest, who received blue ribbons for their presentations at Regional Club Day in Dodge City on Feb. 22.

Appreciation from CASA was expressed for the Valentine gift bags that were packed last month and also for work done for the Honor Flight chili dinner fundraiser.

The March community service project was collecting books for a classroom library.

Liz Marcy led the club in singing "Happy Birthday" to Noemi and also demonstrated how to "high five." The meeting adjourned to Baskin-Robbins for refreshments.

The next meeting will be April 13 at the 4-H building. The community service project will be bringing stuffed animals to donate to emergency responders.

Senior center double pinochle

Ruth Romesburg won high in the three tables of senior center double pinochle Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County. Maybelle Bowen took second place, and Bob Baker third.

Senior center pitch

Bob Baker won high in the three tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County. Second place went to Donna Preston. Phyllis Loper was third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club held a small game Monday evening with two and a half tables playing a 25-board Howell Movement. Competition produced both a Grand Slam and small slam while games fell to just 10. Despite this, Pat Barber and Faye Anderson tied with May Craig and Jon Kempton for first/second place, both pairs posting a 57.5 percent game.

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.. All bridge players are welcome. For partners, call Jon Kempton at 276-2876.

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