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Rita Zerr to celebrate 80th

Rita Burkhart Zerr will celebrate her 80th birthday today, Nov. 14, 2013.

She grew up in Hanston, moving to Garden City in 1953 when she started her teaching career at St. Mary's Catholic Grade School.

She married Martin Zerr in 1954 and started her family, raising eight children: Steve, Tina, Kathy, Carol, Martha, Mike, Mary and Suzy. She was involved in their school and multiple sports activities. She also dedicated more than 38 years as an organist at St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Dominic Catholic Church, playing for many weddings and funerals.

Mrs. Zerr was in business with her husband as owners of Zerr Canvas Shop and Zerr Construction Company. She also was an independent Jafra makeup consultant for many years. She was later employed at H & R Block, Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels and Tatro Plumbing.

She will be joining her eight children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren next month as they gather in Colorado for their annual "Thankmas" holiday.

Greetings may be sent to her at 1112 Pearl St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Genealogical Society

The Finney County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas Room at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. Jan Coulter will give the program "Caring For Your Family Treasurers."

Visitors are welcome.

Extension election

The following are the results of the Finney County Extension Council elections from Nov. 5. Those listed received the most votes cast from the list of candidates on the ballot and will fill the three positions for each committee.

Agriculture Program Development Committee: Aaron Anderson, Doug Mai and Randy Palkowitsh; Family and Consumer Sciences Program Development Committee: Kim Hendricks, Sondra Simmons and Elizabeth Vondrak; 4-H Program Development Committee: Jill George, Christine Lightner and Tara York; Economic Development Program Development Committee: Barbara Jensen, Billy Myatt and Lora Norquest.

Each of these committee persons will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014, for the 2014-15 program years. Tabulated results are available for viewing upon request.

Piano recital

The Garden City Piano Teachers League will present a piano recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

Students planning to perform are: Abby Oller, Landon Garcia, Damien Loewen, Mason McGregor, Ileana Neufeld, Jentry Foskuhl, Rhianna Loewen, Elena Neufeld, Tina Teichroeb, Shonsee Loewen, Emily Chandler, Paige Jones, Katie Chandler, Lauren Jones, Taylor Terpstra, Brayden Bicket, Gregory Landgraf, Tyler Waltz and Audrey Shepherd.

Their teachers are Laurel Reynolds, Connie Loewen and Linda Rishel.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a 25-board Howell movement Monday, with no-trump games prevailing two-to-one over suit games while only one of three slams succeeded. Jon Kempton and May Craig posted a 64 percent game for first place, while Dorothy Bartlett and Virginia Enslow were in second, one point behind.

Sunday's game was another flighted game but less contentious, producing four successful slams, yet only 18 games two-to-one in suits. Kempton and Irene Bryant were in first place. Janet Jenkins and Bartlett held second by one point over Pat Barber and Enslow.

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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