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AUSTIN EDITION SENIOR CALENDAR Ooops, the Hormel breakfast is this week

Have you ever had one of those weeks? Well, first off I would like to apologize for the error in my column last week. I write this on Wednesday of the week prior to publication and was not feeling well as I was writing my last article. That nasty flu bug hit me and my mind was kind of foggy, so I made a mistake about the Hormel Retirees Breakfast.

The breakfast is this Tuesday. Only a few showed up last week and they just bought their tickets for this week. I just attributed it to a "senior moment" and was forgiven. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. with the menu being hashbrown casserole, ham, fruit cup, muffin, orange juice and coffee. Sheriff Teresa Amazi will be the speaker. Tickets are $4 in advance, but will be $5 at the door.

Many have asked about how the cuts in state funding will affect the senior center. We get outside funding from Mower County, the city of Austin and the United Way. The funding from Mower County and the United Way for 2003 is the same as last year. The city has yet to determine what our funding will be for this year. If it is less than last year, we will be looking for ways to increase our income from other sources. One way to help out would be for our membership to increase to offset any funding shortfalls. If you are not a member, please consider joining us and see what we are all about.

Myrtle P's Unique Boutique is planning a bag sale on March 20 and 21. This is all the clothing you can place in a bag for $1. She has some very nice things. I encourage you to come in and see what might work for you.

Make sure you reserve your spot on the bus for the trip to the Plymouth Playhouse for chicken dinner and the play "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!" on April 10. I have room for 44 people (need at least 30 people to go) or I will have to cancel and I don't want do to that. The cutoff date is March 20. Call 433-2370 for more information and to register.

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Semcac Dining has delicious, nutritious meals every day at 11:30 a.m. The cost is a $2.50 donation for those 60 years of age and older and $4.25 for those under age 60. The meals are open to the public. Although menus are subject to change, here's what's scheduled for the week ahead.

Monday: Chicken Alfredo.

Tuesday: Tator tot hotdish.

Wednesday: Hot roast beef sandwich.

Thursday: Baked ham or beef steak.

Friday: Tuna seashore dish.

March 17: Beef stew with vegetables.

Card tournament results

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Friday cibbage: First, Liz Ramlo; second, Clifton Vick; third, Marge Williamson; fourth, Clayton Kearns; door prize, Leo Bushlack.

Daily pinochle winners: Jaynard Johnson, Ron Peters, David Solomonson, Dorothy Schloo, Willard Ballantyne.

Monday bridge: First, Nellie Evenson; second, Dick Hansen; third, Betty Jorgenson, door prize, ; Vandy Newman.

Weekly whist: First, Laverne Leidal; second, Clifton Vick; third, Omer Wangen.

Tuesday night 500: First, Bernice Thompson; second, Jaynard Johnson; third, Nina Ingvalson; ; fourth, Virginia Christiensen.

Tuesday night bridge: First, Gail Schmidt; second, Dick Titus; third, Nellie Evenson.

Weekly 500: First, Betty West; second, Lucille Hanson; third, Willard Ballantyne; door prize, ; Nina Engvalson.  

; Weekly cribbage: First (perfect score), Millie James; second, Donna Wickstom; third, Clayton Kearns; fourth, Liz Ramlo; door prize, Dale Ramlo. 

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; Friday bridge: First, Dick Hansen; second, Doris Hemmer; third, Ron Peters; fourth, Dave Solomonson; door prize, John Allen.

Paulette Anderson is director of the Mower County Senior Center.

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