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9/5/2013

Florence Butt to celebrate 100th

Florence Butt to celebrate 100th

Florence M. Butt of Scott City will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Born Florence Ridpath in Saline County, Neb., her early years were spent in Nebraska and Colorado. She married George Butt on Sept. 26, 1931, in St. Francis. They moved to Scott City in the early 1950s. He died July 30, 1979.

In addition to being a homemaker, Florence was food service director for the Scott City School District for many years. She enjoys quilting and crocheting and has made a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren for their wedding or high school graduation. Her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren enjoy the afghans she has crocheted just for them.

Her children and families are: Kenneth and Phyllis Butts of Minneola; Marilyn and Charles Speer of Modoc; Karen and Mike Huskamp of Wichita; and Kaye and Floyd Gruver of Wichita. She has 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Florence would enjoy a card shower. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at 602 Russell St., Scott City, KS 67871.

Senior center pitch

Maybelle Bowen won high in the three tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Jerry Wallace took second place. Third went to Robert Loper.

Beacon Booster 4-H

The Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Aug. 12, with 11 members answering roll call by naming their favorite fair activity. LaRae Boldin read June and July's minutes and they were approved as read. Christina Kendall gave the reporter's report and said she had submitted June and July's articles to the newspaper.

Keith Strasser announced that the club should start getting its record books completed. He also announced that the club won for having the best baton at Relay for Life. Abby Bahl made a motion to approve the treasurer's report and it passed. Alicia Harp showed the club members some of her son's Self-Determined Project posters.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a 25-board Howell movement Monday, with 23 games bid and made, with no slams available. Dorothy Bartlett and Virginia Enslow claimed first place with a 59 percent game. Helen Lee and Diane Woolwine took second place in the last round, edging past May Craig and Jon Kempton by a single point.

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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