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July 4 a time to celebrate our independence

Published 12:57pm Saturday, June 29, 2013

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and democracy in our country was born.

Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American dream.

July 4 has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the traditions of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies, then fighting in the revolutionary struggle, weighed a resolution that would declare their independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 until the present day, July 4 has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.

The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual barbecues, picnics and family gatherings.

Whatever you and your family decide to do for the holiday we wish you a great time and safe travels.


Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Yoga 6:10 p.m.; Zumba 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed


Weekly card results

Monday Bridge

June 17, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 1st Mary Johnsen, 3rd Betty Jorgenson, 4th Jaynard Johnson, 5th Pat Swenson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

June 18, six tables

1st Ray Schmidt, 1st Gail Schmidt; 2nd Ella Rouhoff,

2nd Carolyne Higgins; 3rd Loren Cleland, 3rd Dave Ring; 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Joyce Crowe; 5th Rick Stroup, 5th Gene Domino

Tuesday “500”

June 18, four tables

1st Betty Fisher, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Hilton Henschen, 4th Lois Anderson


David Solomonson

Loretta Nelson

Hilton Henschen

Friday Bridge

June 21, three tables

1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Quentin Fiala, 3rd Russ Vaale, 4th Carolyn Higgins,

5th John Karnes

Weekly Cribbage

June 19, 3 3/4 tables

1st Val LaVallie, 2nd Bernice Scholer, 3rd Loretta Nelson, 4th John Karnes

Weekly “500”

June 21, four tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Dorothy Stern, 3rd Beulah Luthe, 4th Eddie Hall

Semcac daily meals

Monday: Onion small beef steak

Tuesday: Grilled chicken salad

Wednesday: Sweet pepper steak

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

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