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Beacon Booster 4-H

Beacon Booster 4-H

Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Dec. 9 for a Christmas potluck dinner including all members and their families preceding the meeting.

Roll call was answered by naming a favorite Christmas activity. Christina Kendall gave out December birthday treats and led the club in singing "Happy Birthday."

Community leader Keith Strasser announced that the date for the Honor Flight Chili Feed has been changed to Feb. 15, 2014, due to a scheduling conflict with the 3i building.

The club voted for recreation to be the club project. Reed Harp, Lucas Goss and Thomas Turpin thought doing a dodge ball tournament with all the 4-H clubs would be fun.

They will look into getting that organized in 2014. The meeting was adjourned and club members had their gift exchange. Pictures were taken with their gifts and all the canned goods that were donated to give to Emmaus House.

Senior center pinochle

Bob Ellis won high in the three tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Mary Joseph. Maybelle Bowen took third.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club mustered only enough for a small game Dec. 9, playing a 25-board Howell movement. Four slams failed and there was tough competition for the eight suit and three no-trump games that finally emerged. Jon Kempton and Wen Wurst produced a 65 percent game to claim first place. Virginia Enslow and Dorothy Bartlett tied for second/third place with Janet Jenkins and Irene Bryant, producing 55 percent games.

Regular gaames 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 Jon Kempton at 276-2876.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met Dec. 1 with 25 members and three guests present. President Ashlee Mongeau took roll call by asking members what they wanted for Christmas.

The community service committee reported that they delivered a Thanksgiving meal and Dillons gift card to two Holcomb families for the holidays. The committee asked for suggestions for December and January projects. The club voted to purchase Christmas gifts for two or three Holcomb families in December and to host a chili feed during the Holcomb pep rally in January. The chili feed committee will start planning this event. Adison George gave a food project talk on how to make snowmen out of donuts. Kayla George gave a project talk on how to make a shish-kabob Santa out of fruit. Braxton Sizemore was the recreation leader and Andrea Brown provided snacks for the club.

The next meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 in the cafeteria of Holcomb Elementary School.

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