Program describes New Deal effects on Mower

Published 3:05 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

The New Deal was a collection of programs enacted during the Great Depression by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The aim was to get people back to work. Some of the funds from New Deal programs made their way to Mower County.

So how did the New Deal affect our county’s residents?

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At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, come to the Mower County Senior Center and listen to Mower County Historical Society Executive Director Dustin Heckman discuss the impact of the New Deal on our county.

Learn about the Works Progress Administration projects and other programs that left a lasting impact on Mower County. To sign up for this stop by the front desk or call 433-2370 ext 0. See you there.

Calling all Sportsmen. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Travis Stayton from Home of the Brave outdoors will be with us.

He’s been in business since 2008 and sold at least one lure in each direction of the compass in the United States.

His work has also been recognized by people such as Babe Winkleman, Paul Jr. Designs, and recently by Benny Spies from the TV show “Gun It,” and Shannon “Lefty” Larsen of the NBC Sports Show Lip Em N Rip Em along with their same name radio show found on, which he will be advertising with soon, all based in Colorado.

He’s also picked up Prostaff members along the way: one from Minnesota (Austin), Georgia, Colorado, and California. “I send them lures that are already for sale on my website, along with prototype lures I need tested in different regions of the country,” Travis said.

Three of the four Prostaff members are currently serving in Law Enforcement and the United States Army.

His most popular selling lures now are the Dragon Fly and Special Water Assault Tackle lures.

Travis will have lures with him and will talk about how they are made. He will also have a selection for sale.

Upcoming events
Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; NAPS, 9:30 p.m. cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; movie, 6 p.m.; Facebook lessons, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Hormel Breakfast, 9 p.m.; Exercise w/Evie, 9 a.m.; Ron’s Massge, 10:30 p.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35/7 p.m.
Wednesday: Lure Show, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Macular Degeneration
10:30a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, card Bingo, 1 p.m.; Historical Society Presentation 3 p.m.; Zumba Boot Camp, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, open chess, 1 p.m.; Eyecare Clinic, 3:15 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:35/7 p.m.
Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards, (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results
Monday Bridge
March 24, two tables
1st Carolyne Higgins, 2nd Dale Peters, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Dave Solomonson, 5th Lois Johnson
Tuesday Duplicate Bridge March 25, 4.5 tables
1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Marge Blaser, 2nd Joyce Crowe
3rd Ella Rouhoff, 3rd Carolyn Higgins; 4th Russ Vaale, 4th Mabel Vaale

Tuesday “500”
March 26,five tables
1st Mildred Ballantyne, 2nd Willard Ballantyne, 3rd Dick Davies, 4th Beulah Luthe
Dave Solomonson
Friday Bridge
No Results
Weekly Cribbage
March 27, three tables
1st Barb Dickman, 2nd John Karnes, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Mercedes Nordstrom
Weekly “500”
No Results

Semcac Daily Meals
Monday: Pork chow mein
Tuesday: Meatballs
Wednesday: Ham or turkey slice on lettuce
Thursday: Pork roast
Friday: Soup/tuna wrap