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Thanks to the Village of Butler Parks and Rec, Bingo Night is returning to the Village. This is great news for all area Bingo lovers. Bingo will start January 18, 2020. The plan is to offer Bingo on selected Saturdays in January, February, March and April. Doors will open at 4:00 PM with the First Session beginning at 5:00 PM with the Second Session starting approximately 6:15 PM. They will be playing on paper sheets and they are priced right. A 3-on for all games in a 10 game session is $6.00, a 6-on 10 game pack is $10.00. Your best value is a 9-on, 10 game pack for only $13.00. That’s a great deal. As usual, 3 card and single sheets will be sold on the floor. The games will follow all Wisconsin Charitable Bingo Rules and Regulations. Like all good Bingo operators, our friends at the Village of Butler strongly encourage you to “Shout Bingo Loudly so the Caller is Alerted to Stop the Game.” In keeping with Bingo regulations there will be no missed Bingos and you must have the last number called.

Dennis David Beaumont

Above: The Community Center at Frontier Park in the Village of Butler, WI 5251 N. 127th Street Butler, WI 53007 is the home of the newest Bingo in the Metro area. Bingo will be played on January 18, February 15, March 14, April 18, 2020. Doors open at 4:00 PM, Session #1 at 5:00 PM, Session #2 at approximately 6:15 PM. Looking for something new? Try playing Bingo at the Village of Butler Park and Rec. See their ad on Page 6 of this Bingo Bugle newspaper. Don’t miss out on your July Parade and offers the chance to play this brand Community Building for new Bingo to win Cash event rental. Prizes. They will also offer You can get in on the a 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes ground floor and play and have Soda and Snacks Bingo at the Community available for purchase. Vil- Building at Frontier Park lage of Butler Park and on January 18th. You’ll be Rec supports Summer and glad you did. Also check Fall Softball and Horse- out their ad on Page 6 of shoe Leagues, The 4th of this Bingo Bugle.

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Nov. 17, 1948 - Dec 11, 2019 At the age of 71, Dennis Beaumont passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Dec. 11, 2019. Three Stripes of Valor was born on Nov. 17, 1948, the son of Phillip, Sr. and Martha Beaumont in Hardin, MT. He was a member of the Greasy Mouth Clan. Dennis grew up in Pryor and was a member of St. Charles Parish. He loved ranching and preserving Crow lands. He was a rodeo participant, calf roper and world travel with his beloved daughter and caretaker Sarah Rose to Rome, Paris, Hawaii and all of North America. He was a proud U.S. Navy vet during the Vietnam war. Survived by children Shane, Michael Thomas, Misty Leight Carter and Sarah Rose Beaumont. Sisters, Edwina Beaumont and Jolene (Richard) White Clay, Latisha, Patleen and Donna Stewart, Loretta Thomas, Rebecca (Calvin) Jefferson, Jr., Colleen Simpson and Sharlyn Do Good. Brothers include Phillip (Vivian), Jr., Ronald (Marcia), Neal, Sr., Pastor Jay (Marilyn), Mike (Laura) Simpson and Irvin Stewart, Jr., Donald Stewart. Ceremonial kin to Charlene James-Duguid, Editor of The Poetry Corner. Entire obituary at: www.tributearchive.com/ obituaries/9605025/Dennis-David-Beaumont

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the life-affirming joy of romance. Lucky Days: 10 - 24 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 16 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): This is the year to discipline yourself so you can experience the full breadth of your talents. It’s time to adjust your high standards. Lucky Days: 1 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 22 - 58

Horoscopes for January 2020 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Meditate on the word power. Power has everything do with your ability to take care of business and get things done. Lucky Days: 2 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 7 - 29 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): You’re ready to rock, roll and rumble and goddess help anyone who gets in your way: full speed ahead. Lucky Days: 18 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 6 -38 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Ask yourself if your goals are your own or have you inherited them from your family? It’s time to be totally yourself. Lucky Days: 3 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 33 - 36 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): There is a longing in your heart to connect, share and, yes, rediscover

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Your aim this year is to slow down and remember that a power larger than your perfectionist’s mind exercises ultimate control. Lucky Days: 8 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 32 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): The full moon on the 10th reveals a key player on the job front who can help you get ahead. Align yourself with winners. Lucky Days: 6 - 27 Lucky Numbers: 41 - 51 SCORPIO (OCT 24th-NOV nd 22 ): Increase your vocabulary. When your mind has new words (concepts) to work with your potential for success increases. Lucky Days: 10 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 15 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23rd-DEC 21st): It wouldn’t hurt to work with a financial adviser who can help you with any false notions you have about money. Lucky Days: 9 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 33 CAPRICORN




20th): What is natural and pure— not colored by the fake or false? That’s the distinction to make this month. Lucky Days: 7 - 14 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 55 AQUARIUS (JAN 21st-FEB 19th): Time to cut loose from emotional shackles that compromise your freedom. Start with rearranging how you invest time with others. Lucky Days: 5 - 17 Lucky Numbers: 34 - 46 PISCES (FEB 20th-MAR 20th): When you can make sense of past problems you’re ready to progress into the New Year with joy. Lucky Days: 4 - 21 Lucky Numbers: 33 - 49

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JANUARY 2020 else who a person can contact if they have a complaint. —Amy Y., via email

Who’s In Charge? Dear Aunt Bingo: I have gotten a little frustrated by how a local Indian Nation Bingo is operated. I’m not saying that there’s anything fishy going on— no cheating or anything like that— but I do feel that the games could be operated better, the staff could be more involved, and the people who run it could make more of an effort to make the games an enjoyable, professional, organized experience. I remember reading in one of your articles about someone complaining about the rules not being enforced, or looking like they are being enforced for some players and not others, and you said that the games are monitored by the state’s gaming commission or gambling board or something like that. Having such a regulator strikes me as a very good idea, because we are talking about games and money being exchanged and such a thing really requires monitoring. But I believe Indian Nations are considered separate from the states where they are located and for the most part govern themselves. I would like to know, therefore, if Indian casinos are regulated by a commission or board or someone

Dear Amy: According to the National Congress of American Indians, there are 566 federally recognized Indian Nations in the United States. The U.S. Constitution recognizes that Indian Nations are sovereign governments and possess the inherent powers of self-government. Treaties and laws have created a fundamental contract between Indian Nations and the United States: Indian Nations ceded millions of acres of land that made the United States what it is today, and in return received, among other guarantees, the right of continued selfgovernment on their own lands. Tribal self-government serves the same purpose today as it always has: ensuring that Indian Nations remain viable as distinct groups of people. Tribal cultures enrich American life, and tribal economies provide opportunities where few would otherwise exist. Tribal governments also provide basic infrastructure, including roads, bridges and public buildings and a broad range of governmental services on tribal lands, including education, law enforcement, judicial systems and environmental protection. I assume that Bingo and other gaming on Indian Nation lands falls within this same area of selfgovernment and self-regulation. As such, I believe that any complaints or concerns about their operation would have to be directed to the management team of the facility and to the leaders of the Nation. —Aunt Bingo Share your views! Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email her at STENGL456@aol. com. Be sure to include your name and address (you can request that your name not be published), as typically she will not include anonymous letters in her columns.

Get VA Medical Info on Your iPhone The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Apple to let us access our health records right from our iPhone. This information will include not only the health care we get from the VA, but from other medical providers as well. If you’ve ever looked at the Health app on your iPhone, you’ve seen that it’s comprehensive. With the VA partnership with Apple, you’ll be able to look up lab results and check prescriptions, shot records and more, right on your phone. It will work with third-party apps to keep track of every healthy (or unhealthy) thing you do. It will remind you to take your pills or check your glucose. It will track your sleep cycles and wake you with an alarm. The phone app can even hook up with an Apple smartwatch and let you know if



Dora and The Lost City of Gold (PG) — While her parents seek an ancient city, Dora (Isabel Moner) is shipped off to a modern U.S. city school. After a lifetime in the jungle, she’s way out of her comfort zone. But not for long. Along with a couple of high school archetypes, Dora and cousin Diego are whisked back to the bush by some jungle bad guys. They’ll need to escape and find her parents to save the day. It must have been difficult to retain the exuberant innocence of the cartoon and resist the urge to stray into sarcasm. After all, Dora is in high school. But Moner carries the torch beautifully, taking the best from the wholesome child explorer and weaving her into a fish out of water adventure-nerd, all the while serving self-aware inside jokes wrapped in a can-do attitude. Blinded by the Light (PG) — For anyone who’s ever had a song, or an artist, speak to you, you will see yourself in this middleclass Pakistani youth. Javed (Viveik Kalra) is an unassuming and poetic teen who lives in

your heart rate is too fast. So why does this make me nervous? Let me count the ways. * You’ll need an iPhone to access the Health app. At this writing, the cheapest one is $450, for an iPhone 8. * The software will periodically connect your phone to the various medical servers and bring in any new records. * To keep your medical data safe, you’ll need to use Face ID, a passcode or Touch ID, whether or not you want it. Are you certain that no one else knows your passcode? * The app includes an unencrypted emergency Medical ID card that EMTs (and anyone else) can use to check your health info. * We don’t know that third-party provider apps are safe. Check your iPhone if you have one. The default setting is to track your walking distance, flights climbed and steps taken. You might have years of data on your phone without knowing it. a culturally claustrophobic household — his immigrant family is deeply traditional, but he yearns for something more. When he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, his worldview is turned upside down as he sees the Boss’s message as a personal mission statement. He is born to run, indeed. American Dreamer (R) — Jim Gaffigan stars in this dark thriller as a hard-luck case who turns from deadbeat to deadly. Cam (Gaffigan) lost his job and his family. He’s behind on his child support, with no good prospects in sight. Making ends meet as a rideshare driver, Cam picks up drug-dealer Mazz (Robbie Jones), who sees Cam’s nondescript car as the perfect cover. In his desperation, Cam sees more than a five-star rating or a tip in Mazz. If you think it’s going to be funny because Gaffigan’s a comedian, you’re dead wrong. Cold War (R) — Director Pawel Pawlikowski paints a gorgeously lush picture of the lifelong love story of Zula (Joanna Kulig) and Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a singer and band director who meet in postwar Poland and whose romantic saga is played out in waves that are tempered by the politics of the time. The stunningly crisp and evocative black and white film underscores the magnetic passion of Zula and Wiktor, who despite all odds, keep finding each other again and again. It’s lovely and heartbreaking. (Polish, with subtitles.)


Bingo Connections “It’s time for Kate to have a little romance in her life,” said my good friend Nancy. “And I don’t mean with that dull-witted Cliff. She needs somebody new and really interesting.” “I’ll think on it,” I said and that I did. Nancy and I took off for Bingo for what was advertised as a very special series of games with good prizes and great chances to win. We settled in with all our paraphernalia and right away I knew it was Nancy’s lucky day. She was on for the very first game, but unfortunately did not win. The second game was a winner for her and we were ready to celebrate. About then I noticed a man sitting by himself at the next table. He was good looking in a rough sort of way and looked around him as if wishing someone would show up. I said, “Hi,” and he smiled. When intermission rolled around, he


JANUARY 2020 came over to lean against the table and talk to me. “I’m Paul,” he said. “I’m Reva,” I replied. “I’m glad to meet you. You look like an interesting person.” I realized I sounded stupid, but couldn’t seem to manage anything better. He rescued me with “Can I buy you a cup of coffee?” and that’s all it took for us to get acquainted. Turns out he was fairly recently divorced and was coming to Bingo “just to have something to do.” “But then I found I really like it. So it has become my new hobby. Do you come here often?” “Practically every day,” I admitted. “I really am hooked on Bingo.” “Isn’t it expensive?” he asked. “I break even I think,” I said. “Some days it’s a big win and other days a bust. But the main thing is that I love it and I nearly always have a good friend with me to help me enjoy.” “And do you meet people you become good friends with?” he asked. “Sometimes. And I have a sister who is loads of fun, too.” We had finally gotten around to Kate. “I’d like you to meet her. She is also a Bingo nut, but had other things to attend to today. Ordinarily she wouldn’t miss a chance to be here with us. She loves the fun and the excitement as much as I do. ” So we made a date for the very next day to get together at the casino and have lunch. The next day was wonderful. Kate and Paul liked each other and I won Bonanza.

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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for January 2020 1st thru 6th… In the groove 2nd-3rd! 7th thru 12th… Unlimited potential 11th-12th$$ 13th thru 18th… PURPLE pays 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… Your best bet the 24th$ 25th thru 31st… Get ‘er done 25th & 29th

Lucky Predictions for January 2020 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Not worth trying 7th thru 12th… Luckiest 7th & 11th$$ 13th thru 18th… Time is right the 15th$ 19th thru 24th… RED finds a way 19th-20th! 25th thru 31st… Poised 4 winning 25th & 30th$! TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Last & best chance the 4th$! 7th thru 12th… Put ‘er on BLUE 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… Made 4 you 13th-14th! 19th thru 24th… Hard card luck 22nd-23rd$ 25th thru 31st… Magical 27th-28th$$ GEMINI: May 21 to June 21

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… Ladies’ night the 4th! 7th thru 12th… Better luck next time 13th thru 18th… Good hunch hits it 17th-18th$ 19th thru 24th… Best to wait 25th thru 31st… Attainable dream 27th-28th$$ LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Up & at ‘em 2nd-3rd$! 7th thru 12th… Your call 7th-8th$ 13th thru 18th… Good advice 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… RED brings it home 20th-21st$ 25th thru 31st… Lots of chances 29th-31st! VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Good fortune 4th-5th$ 7th thru 12th… BLUE rewards 9th-10th$$ 13th thru 18th… All fabulous 13th, 17th & 18th! 19th thru 24th… Winning’s yr destiny 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st…

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LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… Try your luck next time 7th thru 12th… All good 7th-8th & 11th-12th! 13th thru 18th… Fair (not great) 17th 19th thru 24th… Watch $$ grow the 20th 25th thru 31st… YELLOW highlights a win 25th$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Quick (B4 it’s gone) the 1st! 7th thru 12th… Scrape it together & win 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… You R Golden 13th & 18th$$ 19th thru 24th… Up 2 you entirely 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st… Good & easy 27th-28th$$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Best bet on the 3rd$ 7th thru 12th… Luck’s in yr corner 11th-12th! 13th thru 18th… Friend steers you right 16th$ 19th thru 24th… Start the week off right (20th) 25th thru 31st… Target RED 29th-30th$ CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Later the 4th is best$ 7th thru 12th… Sit it out 13th thru 18th… Incredible 13th-14th, 17th-18th! 19th thru 24th…

Believe in YOU 22nd-23rd$! 25th thru 31st… Bet on BLUE 27th-28th$$

AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Totally possible the 3rd$! 7th thru 12th… Chances are good 7th-8th$ 13th thru 18th… Luck’s holdin’ 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… RED’s on fire the 20th$$ 25th thru 31st… Give it a shot 25th & 29th PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Amazing luck 4th-5th! 7th thru 12th… GREEN wins 9th-10th$ 13th thru 18th… Great start the 17th! 19th thru 24th… A sure windfall 22nd-23rd 25th thru 31st… Much in store 27th-28th$$ Color associations refer to lucky objects, daubers, cards, machines, clothing/jewels you wear, or a dominant color in the room.




BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore Bob Builds His Own Bingo Barn

Q: If a pet gets released into the wild, can it survive on its own? A: Some domesticated pets can survive for a while outdoors, hunting or scavenging for food. But they have a much shorter lifespan and can easily fall prey to injury, sickness or other predators. Dogs, for example, have been domesticated for so long that they’ve lost many of the key skills required of a wolf or a truly wild dog. This may be because pet dogs are trained to expect food at certain times of day, and do not have to hunt for it — so they’ve never really had to think about how to solve certain problems. And while cats are noted for their independence and hunting skills, a cat abandoned in the wild may not fare very well, and may become prey for larger predators or even feral cats. The same goes for other domesticated pets. Rabbits? There’s a good chance Flopsy will just sit there in the field where you abandoned him until a hawk spots him and swoops in. Parrots? They’ll have trouble finding food they can eat, and except for the very southernmost parts of the U.S., winter temperatures will stress their systems fatally. My point is that releasing pets into the wild is utterly cruel and downright cowardly. A pet is a responsibility, one you’ve taken on. If you’re having trouble taking care of a pet, resources are available in your local community, from shelters to pet charities. Ask for help. Don’t just abandon your pets.

Q: Is the cast of Friends reuniting in the form of a new series, like Will & Grace did? If so, will it be on network TV or something like Netflix? — C.I. A: The rumor of an onscreen Friends reboot began surfacing when Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel on the show, joined Instagram and posted a picture of herself with her former co-stars. Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc were all smiling in the group selfie, as close as ever. Even more promising to fans was an exclusive story by The Hollywood Reporter that the cast was in talks with HBO Max about possibly reuniting for an “unscripted special.” It’s not known if that means Aniston, et al. will be improvising scenes as their characters, or if they’ll simply be sharing a couch, reminiscing about the show. We’ll just have to wait and see. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com.

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Are you ready for a little “Let’s Pretend?” I had a dream the other night that I built my own Bingo parlor. It’s one way to have things MY way, from now on. I am calling the place BOB’S BINGO BARN. It will be a huge barn-like structure with the world’s sixth-largest parking lot. At MY Bingo hall, I will have a few very basic rules. Here they are: R U L E O N E : Everyone will play with ONE card for each game. Not a six-on, but a single card with 24 numbers and a Free Space. The single cards will be priced at four different levels, so “high rollers” can still feel as if they are spending “top dollar” to play. God did not intend for people to play more than one card. He also played no part in the invention of the electronic machine. That invention is devilish. RULE TWO: If you do not SCREAM the word “Bingo” at the top of your lungs when you win, you will not get paid. If you doubt your ability to scream that loudly, bring along a hatpin to assist you. If you need to bring someone with you to scream “Bingo,” they play for free. If a person has a winning card and only mumbles “Bingo,” as is the case with 99% of players today, the winnings will be given

to charity. RULE THREE: All players will be encouraged to talk as they play. If they are sitting alone, then they must talk to themselves. Remember, I am building a Bingo parlor, NOT a library. RULE FOUR: All my callers will be given special training before they are allowed to call numbers. All callers will call numbers in this manner: “Your next number is I-19. That is I-one-9. I-19.” Callers will be asked to pretend that they are “on the air” when calling. Additionally, there will be 20 seconds between the start of each call. All callers will use the word “fewer” instead of “less” when referring to numbers. RULE FIVE: If a person Bingos more than once in the evening, the other players must derisively yell, “SAME WINNERS!” each time. RULE SIX: The uttering of the following words and phrases, “Validation,” “Dual Dab,” “Dual Daub,” “Large Rainbow” and “Free Blue Pack” will not be tolerated in my hall. RULE SEVEN: All players at Bob’s Bingo Barn must bring a new person with them each week. We need to expand the audience for Bingo. RULE EIGHT: Repeat Rule Number One. Your comments are welcome at: bobonbingo@earthlink.net. Well, that’s it. I should have the new Bingo hall finished by 2036. Next time around: A woman tells me I am ANNOYING.


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Counting Peas and Doing Nothing Never catch snowflakes with your tongue until you’re sure all the birds have gone south for the winter. Think about it. —Anonymous How many of you took the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day? That’s when shivering dumb people strip off their clothes and wearing nothing but gigantic goose bumps jump into freezing cold water. The reason? So they can say they did it. I can say I did not. My idea of a polar bear plunge is watching polar bears on TV while sipping a chocolate covered cherry hot drink lovingly prepared by my husband. Oh well, to each his own at the start of this brand-new month and year. Growing up, our family’s tradition on New Year’s Day was eating sauerkraut and pork for good luck in the following year. We all loved sauerkraut and pork so no problem except the gaseous kind. Pork is considered lucky because pigs root forward so those who eat pork will be moving forward to a prosperous future. Another lucky food is blackeyed peas. Some say you should cook the peas with a new dime or penny. Whoever gets the coin in their serving will be extra lucky the next year. Warning. Each serving should contain exactly 365 peas because any extra peas over 365 will bring a day of bad luck for each pea over that number.

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