Published 9:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Church Women

The Trinity Lutheran Church Women Heritage Luncheon was at noon June 7. The luncheon was open to all Trinity women. Women 80 and older were honored. Dori Schou played the piano as people arrived. Co-president LeAnn Juveland welcomed everyone.

Devotions were given by Juveland. Devotions were based on John 15: 12-15, “My commandment is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” God is an underlying part of their lives. If lonely, ask God to lead you to someone you can serve.

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Schou played the piano as the people present sang the table prayer and a luncheon followed. The Elizabeth and Mary Circles served the luncheon, with Juveland, Donna Oliva, Phyllis Tavis and Mary Ann Martinson as chairwoman. Shorty Jensen and Greg Anderson assisted the circles.

Following the luncheon, Jan Drews introduced the program, “A Musical Presentation” by Carol Purdy and Jan Reshetar. During the program Carol Purdy played the guitar and banjo. Reshetar played the mandolin and sang. Songs were chosen that would be familiar to the people present, including “Mockingbird Hill,” “Come Out and Play With Me,” Patsy Cline’s “I Go to Pieces,” and “Catch a Falling Star,” among others. Everyone there enjoyed the program.

Juveland gave some announcements. She reminded the ladies that circles were combined in July and August. Also, the TLCW board will be serving morning coffee and lunch at the July Sewing Day. Undie Sunday will be the last Sunday in July and first Sunday in August this year.

The offering basket was by the door. The meeting closed with praying the Lord’s Prayer.

Duplicate Bridge

Eight tables played Duplicate Bridge on July 11. Winners were Gene Muchow and Ron Peters, first place; Quentin Fiala and Jim Fisher, second place; Loren Cleland and Dave Ring, third place; John Liesen and Rick Stroup, fourth place; Larry Crowe and Bill Momsen, fifth place; Edna Knobbe and Kathy Liesen, sixth place; and Lorraine Lippert and Russ Valle, seventh place.

Six tables played Duplicate Bridge on July 12. Winners were Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins, first place; Barb Engebretson and Gene Muchow and Vandy Newman and Ron Peters, tied for second place; Dave Ring and Orrin Roisen, fourth place; Edna Knobbe and Cleo Osmundson, fifth place; and Larry Crowe and Jim Fisher, sixth place.

Players came from Austin, Adams, Albert Lea, Rose Creek, Northwood and Mason City, Iowa.    Duplicate Bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and noon on Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Austin. The group encourages all bridge players to come and play. Those who need a partner can call 437-2750.

Clarks Grove Area Heritage Society

The Clarks Grove Area Heritage Society met July 13 in the museum with 22 in attendance.  President Melodee Mattson introduced the speaker Victor Mrotz, owner of the Hope Creamery, who spoke on the history of making butter at the site.

The museum is open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Many new items are on display.

Election of officers took place in June. Those elected include Melodee Mattson, president; vice-president, Tom Mattson, vice president; and Kathy Jensen, secretary/treasurer.