Society news: Nov. 3

Published 6:44 pm Saturday, November 2, 2013

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Oct. 23 with four tables played: first, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins; second, Eunice Michaelis and Warrant Behrends; third, Edna Knobbe and Georgia Bissen; fourth, Lu Schmitt and Loren Cleland.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at noon at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189 for partnership assistance information.

Book signing

Charlotte (Chuck) Keller will be at Evenson’s Hallmark from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, to sign her book on parenting, entitled “Why Not You, Why Not Me.”

Brownsdale Study Club

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The Brownsdale Study Club met at the home of Mildred Johnson on Oct. 16.

President La Vonne Skov opened the meeting with the reading of the collect. Secretary and treasurers reports were read and approved. Roll call: eight members present.

Old business — Send “thank yous” to IBI and Jessie’s House. Rena and Sarah will take care of the gift for Ellen.

No new business; the meeting was adjourned.

Hazel gave the outside reading: Winter is for the birds. Winter can be difficult for some people. Just imagine how much harder it can be for het birds who are smaller, more delicate and lack shelter. To help the birds, they need rich, high-energy foods such as seeds, and suet, black sunflower seeds, unsalted peanuts, white millet, corn, Niger seed and suet.

Fern gave the main topic — The poorhouse: Rural communities provided housing for dependent or needy residents, poorhouses, where residents worked the farms. The farmhouse was the poorhouse. Much of the shopping was done through mail order. Nobody wanted to end up in the poorhouse.