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Schafer: Many in Mower County were affected during WWII

Published 4:06pm Saturday, November 16, 2013

At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the historical society will give a World War II presentation at the Senior Center, focusing on how it affected Mower County and how it wasn’t just soldiers who were fighting the war.

The people back home also contributed to the war effort. We are also looking for lots of personal stories to include in a new WWII exhibit that will be opening at the historical society next summer. If time permits we would love to hear you share your stories. Please register by stopping by the front desk or calling the Senior Center.

The holiday season can be a joy filled time but for those who have suffered a great loss, especially the death of a loved one, the holidays can be difficult. But the holidays do not necessarily have to be entirely sad.

Join us at the Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Wednesday as Mary Kittelson discusses ways to cope with your grief and give new meaning to the holiday season. There will be refreshments, so please sign up in advance by stopping by the Senior Center front desk or calling 433-2370, extension 0.

We are starting to think about the holidays. Get your holiday party booked. Dates are filling up fast and we would love to host your party.

Upcoming Events

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

Movie, 6 p.m.; Facebook class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Spaghetti hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.;

World War II presentation, 2 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi 9:30 a.m.;

cards (Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.;

Surviving the Holidays, 2 p.m.; Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Hearing aid check, 3:15 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba/Zumba Toning, 5:15/6:35 p.m.; Yoga, 7:40 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Nov. 4, three tables

first Jaynard Johnson, second Bud Higgins, third Harriet Oldenburg, fourth Lois Johnson, fifth Arnie Lang

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Nov. 5, five tables

first Bud Higgins, first Jim Fisher; second Ron Peters, second Gene Muchow; third Larry Crowe, third Dick Hansen; fourth Joyce Crowe; fourth Teresa Bauldus

Tuesday “500”

first Betty Fisher, second Dorothy Stern, third Willard Ballantyne, fourth Patty Andrews


Hilton Henschen

Friday Bridge

Nov. 11, three tables

first Betty Jorgenson, second Lois Johnson, third Arnie Lang, fourth Jaynard Johnson, fifth Ella Rouhoff

Weekly Cribbage

Nov. 6, 3 1/4 tables

first Hilton Henschen, second Barb Dickman, third Jaynard Johnson, fourth John Karnes

Weekly “500”


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