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Senior center pinochle

Senior center pinochle

Isabel Finch won high in the three tables of senior center pinochle played March 26 at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Jeanette Taylor took second place. Third went to Bob Ellis.

Kourageous Kids 4-H

Kourageous Kids 4-H Club members recently participated in the 2014 Finney County 4-H Club Days. Club Days is an event where the 4-H members volunteer to perform a number of different public presentations. Members are divided into a Senior Division, which is age 12 and older, and Junior Division for the younger members.

The 4-H'ers participating in events at 4-H Day are judged against a standard rather than being compared to a fellow 4-H'er. Each 4-H'er receives a ribbon on how their presentations are given and the judges' evaluation can help to improve future work.

A White Ribbon indicates the presentation is fully qualified, of average quality. Red Ribbon indicates above average; a member should feel proud with a red ribbon. Blue Ribbon indicates excellent quality work, far above average. And a 4-H'er earning a Top Blue Ribbon will represent Finney County 4-H at Regional 4-H Day.

The club members and the awards they earned are as follows:

Annalise York, Top Blue on a Show Tell presentation and Blue on a Jr. Piano Solo; Audrey Norquest, Top Blue on a Jr. Digital Presentation; Noemi Oshika, Top Blue on a Sr. Digital Presentation; and Jessa York, Blue on a Jr. Reading and Blue on a Jr. Piano Solo. The club members received a Blue for their skit based on the book "Who Moved My Cheese."

At Regional Club Days, Audrey Norquest received a Blue on a Jr. Digital Presentation; and Noemi Oshika received a Blue on a Sr. Digital Presentation.

The Kansas 4-H Program has played a leadership role in identifying the five life skills most needed to help young people. They credit planning, organization and public speaking skills as essential to their success. These skills include a positive self-concept, an inquiring mind, a concern for the community, healthy interpersonal relationships and sound decision making.

Senior center double pinochle

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

Acorn Club

Sue Swords was the hostess for the spring luncheon March 17 for members of the Acorn Club. Co-hostess Toni Snell served salads and desserts. A business meeting followed, with members planning the programs and events for the next club year.

At the March 10 meeting, members met at the Finney County Museum, where Johnetta Hebrlee served as guide for a tour of the museum. Members enjoyed sharing memories of events they remembered of Garden City's earlier years. The afternoon concluded with a short meeting, with Jeanette Parks serving coffee, tea and cakes.

Leah Martinek was hostess for the Feb. 17 meeting, where members answered roll with a fact about Rachel Jackson. After a short business meeting, Sue Swords gave the program on Abigale Adams, the first woman to live in the White House and whose family was traced back to European royalty.

The next meeting, on Oct. 6, will include installation of officers.

Senior center pitch

Wayne Scott won high in the three tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Vi Fry took second place. Third went to Georgia Stipp Rapp.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club hosted a large Sunday game for 20 players expanding competition and widening the scoring spread to 11 points just between the four leading pairs. Out of 37 games bid and made during the 27-board Howell Movement, 16 were in no-trump while four out of five slams bid succeeded. Roger and Donna Morris won first place by an unprecedented 8 1/2 point margin. In second were Ron Patrick and Dorothy Bartlett, one-half point over Jon Kempton and Jon Craig. Fourth went to Jody Neuman and Irene Bryant.

Monday's regular game still mustered four full tables playing a 28-board Howell, but produced only 16 games total, with two slams failing. Wen Wurst and Jon Craig held first place after an original tie with Virginia Enslow and Bartlett, now second place. May Craig and Kempton found themselves in third after a scoring error was corrected.

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 Jon Kempton at 276-2876.

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