Bernadette Austin to celebrate 80th birthday

A card shower is planned for Bernadette Austin’s 80th birthday.

Friends and family are invited to send cards to her at 519 N. 12th St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Mrs. Austin was born Dec. 19, 1937.

Senior center cards

John Bunnell won high in the two tables of pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Albert Spor. Wayne Scott took third place.

In the two tables of pinochle played Monday, Carol Bradford won high, Bob Baker took second and Bunnell placed third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club hosted eight pairs on Monday, with everybody bringing snacks to share at the holiday fete. Twenty-eight boards were played and a single slam failed but competition produced 35 games, 15 being in no-trump. A new pairing won as Mark Neuman and Roger Morris were three points ahead of Virginia Enslow and Dorothy Bartlett in second with Gerry Schultz and Irene Bryant in third. 

On Nov. 27, four tables played a 28-board Howell movement. While two of three slam tries failed, 29 games succeeded, seven in no-trump. A record for the club was set when winners Wen Wurst and Jon Craig posted a 73 percent game. Jody and Mark Neuman held second, a point ahead of May Craig and Jon Kempton in third. 

The session on Dec. 4 was small, with a single slam and just 11 games bid and made. Enslow and Bartlett won first place with Schultz and Diane Woolwine holding second place.

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. Sunday, with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Kempton at (620) 276-2876.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

The Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met Dec. 3 at Holcomb Elementary School, with 28 members and their parents in attendance. Emma Mangles read the minutes from the November meeting and other officer reports were given.

Members were reminded to get enrolled online by Friday for the 2017-18 4-H year. They then discussed monthly community service projects. This month’s project was to choose two names off the angel tree and buy blankets for children in the hospital. In January the club plans to do something for the humane society and in February it plans to make valentines for the nursing homes.

The members decided to have a bowling party at the club meeting on Jan. 7, 2018.

Members were informed of the Kansas Honor Flight date, discussed 4-H Club Days to be held on Feb. 3, 2018, and officer members were told to stay after the meeting for officer training.

The club then celebrated December birthdays and collected cans for Emmaus House. Recreation leaders led the group in a game of “Santa Says.” Payton Soukup gave a project talk on showing her rabbit.