Wanted: Card players at the senior center

Published 6:01 am Sunday, March 27, 2016

Trump! Trump! Trump! NO, not that one.

We’re talking about one of the words you will hear, along with hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs during a spirited card game at the Mower County Senior Center.

Every weekday afternoon at the senior center one or more card games are being played including 500, bridge, pinochle and cribbage being the most popular.

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Whether you are a beginning player or an old pro we are inviting you to join us. Old friendships can be renewed or new ones made. A schedule of events is included in this article but come early because many players want to play a few practice hands before the scheduled times. This will give you a chance to introduce yourself and observe what’s going on.

A lot of us come early to enjoy a bowl of soup, a sandwich, homemade cake or free freshly popped popcorn. Coffee is available for only 50 cents.

The Austin Recreation Center is only a dream. The Mower County Senior Center recreation center is a reality. Please check the schedule for card playing times. We need you. We want and welcome you. — Ray Schmidt

 Come over for Easter

We had another fun celebration for our St. Patrick’s Day meal. Sorry if you missed it, but you can still join us for an Easter celebration Friday, April 1. We are having a traditional Easter meal of ham for $9.50 or turkey for $8.50. They will come with all the fixings. We will serve you and we will all have a great time. Bring a friend and enjoy the entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the senior center. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having hamburger stroganoff for only $2.

A special Thank You to Endres window cleaning for taking care of the senior center.

 Upcoming events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Coloring Class, 10 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.;

Facebook Class, 6 p.m.; Zumba, 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.;

Hamburger stroganoff, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai chi, 9 a.m., Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Life Long Learners, 2:30 p.m.;

Zumba 6:15 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Easter Meal, noon; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 500), Cards, 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

March 14, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Bob Kraushaar, 4th John Karnes, 5th Millie Seiver

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

March 15, 4.5 tables

1st Bob Kraushaar, 1st Jaynard Johnson;

2nd Joyce Crowe, 2nd Millie Seiver; 3rd Ray Schmidt, 3rd Gail Schmidt, 4th Gene Domino, 4th Larry Crowe; 5th Lorraine Lippert, 5th Russ Vaale

Tuesday 500

March 15, two tables

1st Gene Rauen, 2nd Wayne Chilson

Friday Bridge

March, two tables

1st Bob Kraushaar, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Ann Dvorak, 5th Millie Seiver

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

March 16, four tables

1st Dave Ring, 1st Orrin Roisen; 2nd Joyce Crowe, 2nd Millie Seiver; 3rd Rick Stroup, 3rd Gene Domino; 4th Loren Cleland, 4th Vandy Newman


No Results

Friday Cribbage

March 18, two tables

1st Steve Stoltenberg, 2nd Bernice Scholer, 3rd Val Lavalle

Friday 500

March 18, two tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd Carol Hamilton