Published 9:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

Duplicate Bridge Club

Duplicate Bridge Club played May 23 at the Senior Center in Austin. Winners were Jim Fisher and Dave Ring, first place; Theresa Baldus and Dave Solomonson, second place; Gail and Ray Schmidt, third place; Joyce Crowe and Millie Seiver, fourth place; Vandy Newman and Bud Higgins, fifth place; and Larry Crowe and Bill Momsen, sixth place.

Duplicate Bridge played May 24 at the Senior Center in Austin. Winners were                          Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins, first place; Gail and Ray Schmidt, second place; Carolyne Higgins and Connie Johnson, third place; Barb Engebretson and Gene Muchow, fourth place; and Dave Ring and Orrin Roisen, fifth place.

Duplicate Bridge plays at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and noon every Wednesday at the Senior Center in Austin. Players come from Adams, Rose Creek, Albert Lea and Austin. All bridge players are welcome. Those who would like to play but need a partner can call 437-2750.

TOPS Minnesota Chapter No. 979

The TOPS Minnesota Chapter 979 announced its March and April winners.

March division winners were Betty Hanson, 1.8 pounds; and Janice Schroader, 1.8 pounds, both of Division 2; Barb Solberg, 3.6 pounds, Division 3; and Pat Sorenson, 2 pounds, Division 4.

Frieda Johannsen had four weeks of consecutive weight loss.

Weekly best losers were Johannsen, week one; Aiesha Heard, week two; Barb Soper, week three; Laureen Hohansee, week four; and Lorraine Wallace, week five.

Four-star winners were Johannsen and Hohansee.

Quarterly division winners were Betty Hanson, 16.4 pounds, Division 2; Wallace, 5.4 pounds, Division 3; and Sorenson, 4.2 pounds, Division 4.

KOPS in Black were Ardis Bang, Peggy Indrelie and Nancy Jenson.

April division winners were Mary Louise Wirkus, 10.2 pounds, Division 2; Shirley Schuster, 9 pounds, Division 3; and Betty Gavle, 4.6 pounds, Division 4.

Johannsen and Schuster had four consecutive weeks of weight loss.

Weekly best losers were Johnson, week one; Wirkus, week two; Schuster, week three; and LeAnn Jones, week four.

Four star winners were Johannsen and Hohansee.

Life saver game winners were Johannesen, $5; Nancy Jenson, $2; and Betty Hanson, most weight lost, $5.

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

Ladies Aid

The Ladies Aid of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Albert Lea met May 11 in Luther Hall. Hostesses were Kathy Halvorson and Verna Tuttle.

Rev. James Kassera led the devotions on Psalm 23:1. Members joined in singing “Beautiful Savior,” and closed with the Lord’s Prayer. Betty Knutson served as pianist.

President Maren Ring presided over the business meeting. She thanked all those who brought cakes and served at the funeral for Ronald and Barbara Hagen. She also thanked everyone who helped make the salad luncheon a success, which included those who took care of advertising, delivered posters, brought salads or bars, and worked in the kitchen and dining room.

The secretary’s report was given by Knutson and the treasurer’s report was given by Angie Nelson. They were approved as read.

A motion was made by Halvorson and seconded by Nelson to have the fall bazaar on Sept. 8.

The meeting was closed with a prayer.