Published 9:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2017

Duplicate Bridge Club

Six tables played during Duplicate Bridge Club on Feb. 28 at the Senior Center in Austin. Winners were Barb Engebretson and Orrin Roisen, first; Larry Crowe and Bill Momsen, second; Judy Bungum and Dave Solomonson, third; and Gene Muchow and Ron Peters, fourth.

Six tables played Duplicate Bridge on Mar. 1 at the Senior Center in Austin. Winners were Gene Domino and Rick Stroup, first; Tom Flaherty and Stan Schultz, second; Gail and Ray Schmidt, third; Dave Ring and Orrin Roisen, fourth; and Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins, fifth.

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Duplicate Bridge plays at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and at noon every Wednesday at the Austin Senior Center. Players are from Adams, Rose Creek, Austin, Albert Lea and Mason City, Iowa.

Freeborn American Legion Auxiliary

The Freeborn American Legion Auxiliary had its monthly meeting Feb. 18.

President Sandy Anderson called the meeting to order. The pledges were recited. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were given and approved. There were no bills to present. The group received a thank you from Albert Lea Hospice for its donation. A thank you was also received from the ALA Hospital representative for items that were given to them from the unit.

Between the Community Sewing group and Viola Krosgaard’s efforts, there were nine quilts, 17 heart pillows, 13 neck pillows and six comfort kits completed. Anderson thanked Krosgaard for organizing the sewing group. Anderson also thanked the ladies who are helping with the sewing.

Anderson announced that the annual reports would be completed at the March meeting. All members should be gathering their information so that the reports can be completed in a timely manner.

It was decided to leave the group’s annual dues the same as last year. Since both the national and the department dues have stayed the same, there was no reason for the group to raise its dues. They will remain at $20.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. March 18 at the Freeborn Legion Hall.

TOPS MN Chapter 979

TOPS MN Chapter 979 have announced its division winners for the months of January and February.

January division winners were Betty Hanson, Division 2, 2.8 pounds; Lorraine Wallace, Division 3, 7.8 pounds; and Betty Gavle, Division 4, 3.8 pounds.

Weekly biggest losers in January were Katie Koziolek, week one; Rose Rolands, week two; and Wallace, week three.

Wallace was the four-star winner and Sandi Oudekerk was the bingo winner.

February division winners were Hanson, Division 2, 5.2 pounds; Rolands, Division 3, 4.8 pounds; and Lois Goodnature, Division 4, 3 pounds.

Hanson had four weeks of consecutive weight loss.

Weekly biggest losers in February were Hanson, week one; Rolands, week two; Rolands, week three; and Janice Schroader, week four.

Hanson and Rolands were four-star winners.

Valentine contest winners were Hanson, Wallace and Pat Sorenson.

KOPS were Peggy Indrelie and Ardis Bang.

An incentive gift was given to Aisha Heard.

TOPS is a nonprofit weight loss support group. There is no diet plan, but support with others on the journey to health and wellness.

TOPS MN 979 meets at 9 a.m. on Thursdays in the Albert Lea Senior Center in Skyline Plaza to weigh in and learn about healthy lifestyles.