Southwest Community

3/7/2013

FFF Club

FFF Club

The Flying For Fun Homing Pigeon Club met Feb. 25, with 10 members in attendance.

Members voted on this year's race course, which will consist of 18 races from distances of 100 to 600 miles. The direction will be through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and into southeast Arizona. There is an expected 20 people and their race teams for each race this year. Members also elected to help the SWK Dodge City club financially, by including them in FFF races.

The club has also purchased a new club clock.

Anyone interested in joining the club or for more information is encouraged to call D. Hopkins at 276-2587.

Beacon Booster 4-H

The Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Feb. 11 with roll call answered by members telling what their favorite Valentine gift is. Kourtney Goss gave the treasurer's report and said there were no deposits. Christina Kendall gave the reporter's report and said that she had submitted the January notes to the newspaper.

Keith Strasser announced that the club received a blue ribbon for the skit that was done for club days. Tyler Cloud got a blue ribbon for his musical solo, Emily Scott got a ribbon for Junior Reading, Abby Spexarth got a ribbon for her Show Tell, Elizabeth Cox got a red ribbon for the piano, and Christina Kendall and Jensen Strasser got a blue ribbon for their demonstration on bowling.

Senior center double pinochle

Donna Preston and Carol Bradford tied for high in the three tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Maybelle Bowen took second place. Third went to Mary Joseph.

Happy Hustlers 4-H

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met Feb. 10 at Community Congressional Church. Eleven members answered roll call, which was to name someone they admire. Reports of officers were given by the treasurer, reporter and club leader. Club leader Barbara Goss announced that the club's skit received top blue at club days.

For the program, Wyatt Gigot talked about cows and showed a cow skull. Lexi Hogan gave a speech about allowing plastic surgery in beauty pageants. Abby Murrell gave a citizenship tip about saying thank you through a letter.

During new business, the club decided to go to regional 4-H Club Days with the play, "The Very Ugly Woodpecker." The club also voted to have a potato bar at the March meeting. The club will buy the potatoes and families will provide toppings or desserts.

Senior center pitch

Walley Unruh 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 Juanita Crotty. Cindy Horney took third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club held a small game Sunday, with one of two slams succeeding. Roger Morris and Dorothy Bartlett placed first, one point ahead of Betty Nally and Pat Barber.

On Monday, the club played a 28-board Howell movement teeming with slam potential and vigorous competition. Of the 20 games made, suits were favored about 2-to-1 over no-trump. Of the nine slams bid, including a defensive Grand Slam, five succeeded. Barber and Faye Anderson claimed first place. Diane Woolwine and Klotz took second, one point ahead of Wen Wurst and Jon Craig.

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 start at 2 p.m. Sunday, with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Jon Kempton at 276-2876.

Acorn Club

Eight members of the Acorn Club attended Monday's meeting at the home of Jeanette Parks. Roll call was answered by naming a migratory animal or bird. Parks gave the program "Miraculous Migration," noting that the journey of the Monarch Butterfly is one of nature's most phenomenal cycles. She said that thousands of people are working to preserve the migration, thanks to Monarch Watch, a program launched in 1992 by a professor at the University of Kansas.

Plans for the spring luncheon at the home of Pat Mayo were announced. The group also decided to meet twice a month for coffee during the summer.

At the Feb. 18 meeting at the home of Orvillene Williams, the guest speaker was Stesha Rathbun who works for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. She said that the majority of the children served by CASA volunteers are in the court system due to abuse and neglect, adding that these children are victims who have suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of the very people who should protect them, their parents.

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