History program examines internment camps of the 1940s

Published 10:12 am Saturday, November 18, 2017

The incarceration of Japanese Americans is the best-known effect of Executive Order 9066, the rule signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, and for good reason.

The suffering and punishment placed upon innocent Japanese-Americans was a dark chapter in American history, but the full extent of the government order is largely unknown.

In addition to forcibly evacuating 120,000 Americans of Japanese background from their homes on the west coast to barbed- wire encircled camps, EO 9066 called for  the compulsory relocation of more than 10,000 Italian- Americans and restricted the movements of more than 600,000 Italian- Americans nationwide.

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Now, the order has resurfaced in the public conversation about immigration. Find out what happened, told by historian John A Haymond.

The senior center will be closed Thursday and Friday this week. Happy Thanksgiving, see you on Monday.

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Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders,  9 a.m.; Walking Club,  9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; History presentation 2:00pm

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

Walking Club, 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.

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Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

Nov. 6, two tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Carolyn Higgins, 3rd Millie Seiver, 4th Dave Solomonson

Tuesday Bridge

Nov. 7, six tables

1st Vandy Newman, 1st Bud Higgins; 2nd Rick Stroup, 2nd John Liesen; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Joyce Crowe; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt; 5th Ron Peters, 5th Dave Solomonson

Tuesday 500

Nov. 7, one table

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Dorran Rickert

Friday 500

No Results

Wednesday Bridge

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Friday Bridge

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Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

Nov. 8, two tables

1st Stan Schultz, 1st Tom Flaharty; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd John Liesen, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Dave Ring, 4th John Laurie.