Society news: March 29

Published 5:33 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for March 18, four tables played: First place, Eunice Michaels and Warren Behrends; second place, Connie Johnson and Vandy Newman; third place, Romelle Enderson and Marilyn Gesme; fourth place, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins.

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.

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 The Brownsdale Study Club

The Brownsdale Study Club were welcomed to the home of Shelley Vogel on March 18.

President Beryl Sprung welcomed members calling the meeting to order and reading the collect.

Nine members answered roll call by introducing themselves to our newest member, Shelley.

For new business Rena thanked Sarah for the assorted greeting cards. We need to keep on hand a copy of our monthly events booklet for the club’s records.

Roll call subjects are needed for August and September. Our next meeting on April 15. We will be at the home of Beryl Sprung.

Beryl had the main topic on “Hometown Heroes” and “Prescription for a Dying Town.”

Gary Linderman, 53, continues to count pills and filled prescriptions at Ole Miners Pharmacy. Gary began his career in Miami, Oklahoma, and in 1980 accepted a job in Picher, Oklahoma. In 1997, he built and opened Ole Miners Pharmacy in Picher.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been bumping out the town’s residents in the past two years. Half of the 1640 residents have accepted offers.

Gary vows to keep the drug store open until the last resident has left. He still drives his 1996 Jeep with 215,000 miles on it to deliver to low-income, elderly and to those who no longer drive. He enjoys visiting with his customer visiting with his customer or celebrating a birthday too.

The former lead mine has left the town contaminated and cave-ins have left the town of Picher, Oklahoma unsafe.