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Velma Lowe won the Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes this month. She is an avid Bingo player and very faithful to United Seniors at 4515 W. Forest Home Avenue in Greenfield. They play Bingo at United Seniors every Monday, Thursday and Friday evening and Friday morning too. Their Progressive Bingo is played once every evening session. Evening games begin at 6:30 PM, there is a short intermission and they resume playing at 8:00 PM. Friday morning games begin at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. They also have Raffles, Pull Tabs a Complete Menu in the kitchen and their doors open 2 hours before play begins. We had a great visit with our winner Velma right at her favorite Bingo place, United Seniors of Wisconsin. She has been playing Bingo for over 40 years and she enters the Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes every month. Velma plays mainly at United Seniors of Wisconsin and sometimes the plays at Elks #46 at 5555 W. Good Hope Rd. In other words, Velma loves Bingo. We asked her, what keeps her coming back to play Bingo? She said, “ The people are so friendly here, the food is so good and I have to say it’s just plain FUN!” She had some nice things to say about the Bingo Bugle as well, “ I love to do the puzzles and read the Poetry Corner every month, I like how the poems match the seasons and holidays. I read the Goods and Services page too”. Velma has some advice for her fellow players, “If you haven’t won in

Above: Velma Lowe (left) receives here Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winnings from LeRoy Apfel (right), Vice President and Executive Secretary of United Seniors of Wisconsin. Velma loves United Seniors Bingo, if you try it, you’ll be a United Seniors Bingo fan too. a while, stay focused and and find out for yourself you will have your day! why Bingo players from all Remember to bring your around the area are ravlucky charms with you to ing about United Seniors Bingo. Set them up and of Wisconsin Bingo. It is a they just might bring you great Bingo Hall and they some luck, it just adds to support community initiatives and Veteran Charithe fun of Bingo.“ ties. So, follow Velma’s lead

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DECEMBER 2019 own affairs; reconsider the urge to tell people what you think they should be doing. Lucky Days: 4 -14 Lucky Numbers: 29 - 30 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): Color outside of the lines. Take chances. In life it’s the chances we remember most. Lucky Days: 7 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 23 - 29

Horoscopes for December 2019 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): Your main challenge this month is to uproot old patterns and habits that undermine your persistence. Lucky Days: 9 - 11 Lucky Numbers: 22 - 29 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): The type of change you long for will always involve a bit of insecurity. Remember, every exit is an entrance into a new place and space. Lucky Days: 4 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 9 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Keep a notebook and pencil next to your bed so you can jot down the ideas flooding your brain during the night. Lucky Days: 5 - 25 Lucky Numbers: 24 - 59 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): You can’t control other people in the same way that you manage your

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): You’ll have plenty of opportunities to go out and play with funny, positive people this month. Welcome them into your circle. Lucky Days: 16 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 3 - 36 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): No one is going to fight for what you want. This is the month to declare, “I know what I want and what I need to do to get it.” Lucky Days: 9- 12 Lucky Numbers: 32 - 49 SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22): If you’ve ever wanted to monetize your keen instincts for getting to the bottom of a mystery, this is the month to do it. Lucky Days: 5 - 26 Lucky Numbers: 52 - 58 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): If you feel a disparity between inspiration and hard work, err on the side of discipline this month. Results will dazzle you. Lucky Days: 8- 28 Lucky Numbers: 45 - 56 CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20): December is the month to lay out

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a grand plan for how you’ll exert your power in the New Year. Lucky Days: 6 - 11 Lucky Numbers: 24 - 39 AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): There’s a lot to be said for big, warm displays of affection. Don’t let your usual reserve hold you back. Your heart needs connection this month. Lucky Days: 23 - 25 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 51 PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20): If you get distracted with trying to solve problems for family and friends, you’ll lose focus on your creative work. Find a way to strike a balance. Lucky Days: 25 - 29 Lucky Numbers: 45 - 60

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What I have received are many, many letters from people who “think” it is dangerous and “believe” it is bad for kids to play Bingo. Please believe me, I do not in any way wish to minimize the seriousness of any form of addiction. I’m just hard-pressed to believe that a 7-year-old’s Bingo outing with Mom will trigger it. — Aunt Bingo

Kids and Bingo Dear Aunt Bingo: I was looking through the Bingo Bugle online and saw the letter that “Concerned Adult, Arizona” wrote to you about children at Bingo. Having been involved with Bingo both as a player and as a worker in three different states, I’ve seen where in two states (Michigan and California) you have to be 18 to be in the hall to play Bingo, while in Texas, some Bingo halls allow kids as long as they are quiet and play Bingo. (Some places I know in Dallas have what they call “kid packs” that they sell.) I have brought my son with me a few times here in Texas (one night he won twice!) and he was always on his best behavior. I say so long as they behave and if it is allowed, let kids go to Bingo and have fun with their mom and dad. Some parents love to show off their kids! —Dan in Texas Dear Dan: I’m with you! The push to ban kids from Bingo continues to gather steam and is the policy at an ever-increasing number of Bingo halls throughout North America. As far as I have been able to determine, none of these decisions has anything to do with children being noisy or disruptive. The thinking is that Bingo is gambling and that by being exposed to Bingo, children may develop addictive gambling behavior. It’s a difficult topic to debate when the opening response you get is: “Oh, so you don’t care if your children become gambling addicts?” Interestingly, in all my years writing this column, I have never received a letter from a victim of gambling addiction who claimed that a trip to the local Bingo hall as a child triggered that addiction.

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Dear Aunt Bingo: Parents who want to bring their well-behaved children to Bingo are welcome at my hall anytime! That is, they were welcome, until they changed the law and banned children under the age of 18 from playing! I have enjoyed playing Bingo for years, and honestly cannot remember the last time—or anytime—that small children disrupted the games for any reason. Frankly, I think it is adorable to see little kids barely big enough to see over the top of the table, sitting in their folding chairs studying their Bingo cards and searching for the last number called, then marking it excitedly with a dauber that’s half the length of their arm. So cute! Now, apparently, I need to sneak across state lines to see a young family playing Bingo together. What weird times we are living in! —Meg G., New York Dear Meg: See my earlier comments. Interestingly, there has been some pushback on minors being banned from Bingo in your home state of New York. Earlier this year, state Sen. Timothy Kennedy (D-Buffalo) introduced legislation that would permit minors to play Bingo so long as they are accompanied by an adult. Kennedy said he wanted to ensure that children get the opportunity to participate in the “decades-old tradition of playing Bingo.” My understanding is that the bill passed the State Assembly 61-1 and was unanimously approved by the state Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee. I’m guessing that means it is now on its way to the governor’s desk. —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.

Man Dupes VA, Collects Dead Sister’s Benefits A man on the East Coast pretended to be his deceased sister for over two years, taking veterans disability benefits that continued to be deposited in her bank account... except it was more complicated than just spending the money that appeared in her account. Two and a half years after the sister’s death, the Department of Veterans Affairs figured out that she was deceased and stopped the direct deposit. The man called the VA, pretending to be his sister, and informed them that she wasn’t actually dead. The VA immediately restarted the deposits and even sent back payments. Seven months later, the VA again realized that the sister had died and called the phone number where she used to live. Her brother

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Stuber (R) — How far would you go for a five-star rating? Stu (Kumail Nanjani) — an Uber driver, hence the “Stuber” — will go pretty dang far. He’s a timid, keep-the-boat steady type who’s desperate to keep his rating in the clear. Stu picks up a fare in the form of physically intimidating but unfortunately visually impaired cop Vic (Dave Bautista). He’s furiously running down a killer, but can’t do the driving himself. So naturally, he blackmails Stu into being his wingman using that coveted driver rating — and if you ask me, the results were hilarious. Where Stu is apprehensive and uptight, Vic is brash and ballsy — and the foil works. Director Michael Dowse’s idea of humor is a two-by-four to the face, so expect limits to be pushed. Crawl (R) — Haley (Kay Scodelario) is a small-town Florida girl sitting in the track of a monster hurricane. She goes to check in on her dad (Barry Pepper) under evacuation orders and finds him trapped in the crawlspace of his home. Injured and vulnerable, the rising waters threaten their lives — but that’s not even the worst thing. There, in the brackish

answered and said he was the sister, still alive, and the VA kept sending the money. The following month he left a voicemail at the VA and said to only communicate by fax or email, and he helpfully provided a new street address. Eventually he was caught and pleaded guilty to one count of stealing government property. It was over 30 months before the VA first noticed the sister was dead and stopped the payments. Three times the man impersonated his sister and lied to the VA on the phone. He forged her signature. He stole money. For this he was sentenced to six measly months in prison. It could have been 10 years. Yes, he has to pay the money back. Yes, he’s going to have two years of supervised release once he gets out. But where is the incentive to other would-be crooks to stay clear of this kind of activity? His sister died (and he started taking the money) in January 2015. As of this writing he still hasn’t been required to report to prison. maelstrom, lurk giant alligators. You’d think a movie about being trapped in a crawlspace with gruesome gators on the front lines of a Cat 5 hurricane would be camp, a la Snakes on a Plane. But no. This rousing creature horror has forever scarred this Southern lady, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The Art of Self-Defense (R) — Another quirky comedy notch in Jesse Eisenberg’s belt, The Art of Self-Defense centers around an aggressively macho karate dojo to which extreme beta male Casey (Eisenberg) turns after being bullied and brutally beaten in the streets. At the dojo, Casey’s confidence increases, and he steps up to attend the rawer, more violent night classes. Here, he is enveloped in a downward spiral of belligerence and mayhem alongside other students, including Imogene Poots as the lone female fighter, Anna. Night Hunter (R) — Henry Cavill stars as detective Walter Marshall, who is investigating the disappearance and death of some young women, suspected to be a part of a human trafficking scheme. Michael Cooper (Ben Kingsley) is a former judge turned vigilante who lures pedophiles to their own castration by working with a young partner. When their stories intersect with a psychopathic killer named Simon (Brendan Fletcher), whose depraved reach seems to extend beyond the interrogation room, it leads them all to a massive set of cliches that are both ludicrous and predictable.


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Of Trees and Men We had two trees in our yard that were diseased and needed to be taken down, so when we had two dry days in a row, a crew came to remove them. Kate and I were fascinated watching them work. First one young man, chain saw attached, went up a tree, cutting limbs as he went. These were picked up and put in the truck by another member of the crew. Then the boss appeared, “I sure wouldn’t mind finding him in my Christmas stocking,” I said. Kate nodded agreement. We watched as the crew worked steadily, not taking any breaks. We ate lunch watching them work and suddenly realized it was time for Bingo and we had to go. Bingo that day was exciting, offering big payouts in view of the Christmas season. Kate won a hundred dollars

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DECEMBER 2019 on the first blackout and I could see she was already spending it on that new snow blower she has been wanting. We don’t get much snow here in the Puget Sound area so a snow blower would be a real extravagance. We headed for home knowing an interesting time awaited us as the crew prepared to take down the main body of the tree. It came down with a huge crash, shaking the foundation of the house. Then the crew was immediately at work cutting slabs and pitching them aside for the firewood we wanted. We would have to get more help cutting them up, I thought grimly. More expense. When they moved to the second tree, Kate and I went into the back bedroom so we could continue watching and were constantly amazed at the ease and skill of the workmen. It was growing dusk as they picked up the last of the branches, all climbed into the truck and prepared to leave. “I will see you later,” the crew chief said to me and gave me a significant look. “O lordy, what have I done now?” I wondered. It was soon made clear as the crew chief reappeared with what looked like a stocking wrapped around his body and huge grin on his face. “You weren’t supposed to overhear that remark!” I said. But then I guess all is fair in the tree felling game.

“O lordy, what have I done now?”

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Allesandra reveals your lucky days for December 2019 1st thru 6th… Slap down RED 5th-6th$$ 7th thru 12th… Keep it up 10th-11th! 13th thru 18th… All eyes on you 15th-16th! 19th thru 24th… PURPLE pays the 19th-20th 25th thru 31st… Worth your time (28th)

Lucky Predictions for December 2019 ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Surprise, surprise the 1st! 7th thru 12th… GREEN card luck the 10th$ 13th thru 18th… You need RED 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… Play to WIN 23rd-24th$$ 25th thru 31st… Believe it again the 28th! TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… SO sweet 3rd-4th! 7th thru 12th… Get right to it 8th-9th$$ 13th thru 18th… You can do it! (13th & 17th) 19th thru 24th… Not worth it 25th thru 31st… Got what it takes 25th-27th! GEMINI: May 21 to June 21

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… BLUE becomes you 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… GREEN is grand 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Outsmart them 17th-18th 19th thru 24th… Be discreet 21st-22nd$ 25th thru 31st… Wait ‘til the 30th LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Could be really nice 5th-6th! 7th thru 12th… GOLDEN luck 10th-11th$ 13th thru 18th… Step up the 15th$ 19th thru 24th… You’re HOT 23rd-24th! 25th thru 31st… Really should wait VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Yikes (no) 7th thru 12th… Sure win 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Holy smokes 13th-14th! 19th thru 24th… Slide in & win 21st-22nd$$ 25th thru 31st…

You’ve really got it 25th-27th!

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… In the lead the 1st$$ 7th thru 12th… PURPLE’s a plus the 10th! 13th thru 18th… Win big on RED 15th-16th 19th thru 24th… Your play is GOLDEN 23rd-24th 25th thru 31st… Cash in, it’s yours 28th-29th$$ SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… True BLUE wins the 3rd! 7th thru 12th… Wait ‘til the 12th 13th thru 18th… Keep on goin’ 17th-18th$ 19th thru 24th… Multiple chances 21st-22nd$! 25th thru 31st… Fine tune it 26th & 30th$$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… You know best 1st & 6th! 7th thru 12th… Wait it out 13th thru 18th… Makes you proud 15th-16th$ 19th thru 24th… PURPLE luck the 19th$ 25th thru 31st… Bring friends & win 28th! CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Listen well & win 3rd-4th 7th thru 12th… Done deal 8th-9th$! 13th thru 18th… GREEN does the trick 17th-18th!

19th thru 24th… Winning’s a pleasure 21st-22nd$ 25th thru 31st… All week, not bad :-) AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 1st thru 6th… Pull out RED 5th-6th$ 7th thru 12th… GREEN cards 10th-11th 13th thru 18th… Not willing to test it 19th thru 24th… Got it goin’ on 19th & 23rd! 25th thru 31st… Try your luck the 28th$ PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 1st thru 6th… Best to skip it 7th thru 12th… Mighty fine chances 8th-9th! 13th thru 18th… Worth a shot 13th-14th 19th thru 24th… GREEN’s in your pocket 21st22nd$$ 25th thru 31st… Hard card luck 25th-26th!

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A Final Farewell These are the last messages I received regarding our dear writer, Beverly Garges, who passed away September 27, 2019. From a friend who worked at the shelter she founded: “Hello. I’m writing on behalf of Beverly Garges.  She would like me to relay that she is not able to continue to write articles  for you.  She is requesting  that you write a farewell  message to her readers.  She wants you to know she loves you.” And just days later, the worst kind of email arrived. “Bev died. She is now in the arms of Jesus just where she wanted to be.” Let me start by saying that I wish with all my heart Bev could have stayed with us longer, forever in fact, but God only has so much patience, and he’d been waiting a good long time to have fireside chats with his faithful servant, Bev. Such grace and humor, love and faith in one person is rare indeed. And while her life was full, and rich in stories, many of which we were blessed to have her share with us over these past thirty-five years, as a final column, rather than try to tell the story of her life, which would take a whole newspaper, at least, I wanted to share a sweet email that she sent me several months ago. For some reason, I had rattled on to her about how I had studied ballet when I was young, and that I started taking classes again after a thirty-year break. Bev took the time to kindly write back and say how interesting she found my email (doubtful) and to share some of her dance background as well, which I did not know about. Here is what she wrote to me.

and then sat on a bench and watched all the classes all day on Saturdays. When I was disobedient once my punishment was, “NO MORE DANCE LESSONS!” When I told my dance teacher I couldn’t get any more quarters she let me sweep the three flights of stairs for my lessons.  I never missed one lesson. My parents missed my recitals. LOL. After I left the convent, I took a job in a Good Shepherd Home.  I taught about one hundred girls ballet for free (and eighth grade). The nuns were so thrilled to see their little programs.  The girls were there by court order so it was a good thing for them.  I went back to the convent and left again and began to study dance again. Eventually, I passed Dance Masters of America and NADA and opened my own studio. I hired a baton teacher, and guitar teacher who worked on commission. After about twelve years I wanted to start a homeless shelter...and sold my dance business. The Shelter is now fifty years old next year and going strong. I, too, love music—particularly classical. I love to watch dance, but can’t even walk now without walker. I wrote all my life as second career.” What a fitting farewell this lovely email makes. All the goodness and humor and tenacity of Bev wrapped into a few perfect paragraphs. My mom, who passed away earlier this year, wrote to me once, “Those who dance dance forever.” And this I know: Bev will dance forever, both in our hearts, and in heaven. — Tara Snowden, President, The Bingo Bugle

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BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore Some Holiday Memories

If you remember, several years ago I went back to my hometown in southwestern Indiana and played Bingo in the same hall where I first played the game we all love back in 1957. Well, recently I went home again and again played Bingo. In the mid-1950s, the pastor of my parish started a fundraiser to get the money to build a new grade school. Up until that time—since the late 1800s— grade school students attended class in rooms that were part of a huge, three-story convent building. It was obvious by the mid-1950s that the building was not adequate or safe anymore. Our pastor’s plan was to have a regular kind of fundraiser, but also to have Bingo, on Wednesday nights, in the cafeteria of the new school. At that time, things were rather primitive. I remember that we didn’t daub our Bingo cards, we marked the squares with kernels of corn. But, as a grade school student, I thought it was very exciting. Often my grandmother went along. It became a family affair. So, move ahead a lot of decades to 2019…sixty-two years. Here I am, sitting nearly at the same

place in the same room where I first played Bingo. It was easy to close my eyes and imagine my mother and my grandmother sitting there. But, when I opened my eyes, I found that it was only a memory. Everything was up-todate now. I was using real daubers on real Bingo cards. The hall even had an electronic board, just as they do all over today. The wave of nostalgia that came over me was incredible. I am an emotional kind of guy and nearly started to cry. If there is any moral to this story, it is that some things never really change. The game was the same as it was back in 1957, only the methods and materials were different. And, as we end this year, I need to say for the millionth time, Bingo IS more fun in a small hall in a small town. Now, this is not a criticism of large Bingo halls all over the nation. But, as much fun as people DO have in those halls, most are quiet as a library and no one shouts “Bingo” when they win. Again, as I say all the time: “If they don’t scream, don’t pay them!” Let me know about your Bingo experiences. Write to:  bobonbingo@earthlink.net. I hope you can continue to play Bingo in the coming year. But, one way to guarantee that our Bingo hall WILL be around in the coming months is to play often. Well, there goes another year. My best to you in 2020.

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Giving May Be Regulated Hi Guy, The volunteers at the Bingo I attend sometimes give gift cards on holidays to the players. A ticket is given to each player and a drawing is held for prizes. It is a nice gesture on their part. Also, I collect money from players to give gift cards to the volunteers for Christmas. If they didn’t volunteer every week, we wouldn’t be able to play Bingo. No one has ever done anything like that and it was appreciated. MJB, Illinois Hi MJB, You’ll have to forgive the delay in running your letter, but it seemed appropriate to hold onto it for a few months and publish it in December—the season of gift giving! As I’m sure you are aware, all of us at the Bingo Bugle are HUGE fans of charitable Bingo volunteers. They give their time and effort free-of-charge to make sure the hundreds of Bingo games across the country are available week after week so that players can

enjoy the games, while charities benefit from the dollars taken in. When so much of what is happening in our country and around the world seems to be motived by selfishness and greed, it’s gratifying to know that there are people out there willing to give of themselves for no other reason than to help others. Bingo volunteers are quiet heroes. With that in mind, I was very impressed to hear that the Bingo volunteers where you play give away tickets for prize drawings for players. It was also kind of you to take up a collection and buy gift cards for the volunteers. Clearly, everyone’s heart is in the right place. That said—and I hate to say more—but I fear that these activities may both be in violation of Bingo regulations. As we’ve noted numerous times in these pages, Bingo is gambling and is strictly regulated by various government entities of the states in which Bingo gaming is offered. Because Bingo is gaming and regulated, my understanding is that the only exchange of any form of gift or prize must be through the approved games themselves. Volunteers buying and giving away gift cards to players on the Bingo hall premises through free raffle tickets would fall outside of regulated Bingo prizes and would likely be a violation. Players buying gift cards and giving them to volunteers would also be the exchange of something of monetary value outside of regulated Bingo prizes and would also likely be a violation. Before this gift card swap goes

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any further, I strongly suggest that you or someone in charge contact the Illinois Revenue Department (217-785-5864) which I believe regulates charity gaming in the state, and ask if these exchanges are OK. I absolutely understand that those involved in these gift card exchanges mean well, and I am confident no one involved wants to open the Bingo hall to a violation, fine, or worse. Please drop me a line and let us know what regulators say about this matter. I welcome the opportunity to share your findings in this column and have no problem with getting a slap on the wrist for being completely wrong in my concerns. Good luck! —Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to: Guy’s Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, WA 98070, or email Guy directly at Tonder22@aol.com. Be sure to include your name and address (you may request that your name not be published), as typically Guy will not include anonymous letters in his columns.

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RENO GAMING REBOUND “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, reports that it is rising from a slump of visitors and is on the mend. There had been concern about potential competition coming from more than $1 billion of Indian casino development in Northern California. But, according to Reno media, that has not caused many Reno gaming operators to lose sleep. One gaming operator, David Farahi, was quoted as saying that “California is now saturated.” Amid all of this, three new Reno casinos are in the works.   VEGAS ‘WALK’ GETS NEW STARS Most people know about the Walk of Stars in downtown Hollywood. But, did you know that Las Vegas has its own “walk?” Well, it does. And  Donny and Marie Osmond are the latest recipients of a star. In Vegas the walk is called the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. The duo’s star was placed in the sidewalk in front of the Flamingo. The brothersister act has performed more than 1,700 times at the Flamingo. Their run will end before the year is over.   COULD A’S MOVE TO VEGAS? The city of Oakland, California, current home of the A’s Major League Baseball team has been told by baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred that unless it drops its lawsuit blocking the sale of

Oakland Coliseum to the A’s, baseball will put the franchise in another city. In making the statement, Manfred specifically mentioned Las Vegas. Were the A’s to move to Vegas, it would mean two former Oakland-based teams would have relocated there. BIG BOY HITS VEGAS Recently, the world’s largest steam locomotive, the Union Pacific’s Big Boy Number 4014, chugged its way into downtown Las Vegas. The engine is being taken to cities in the west to help celebrate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad 150 years go. The massive engine— weighing more than 600 tons— was only used by the Union Pacific Railroad and pulled trains over the Rockies and Sierras. Only twentyfive of the monster engines were built. The engine that visited Las Vegas is the only fully operational Big Boy still running.   VEGAS ROAD RE-DOS CONTINUE City officials in Las Vegas report that a $15 million pedestriansafety and road-improvement project is now underway in Old Town. The project will mean upgrades for Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Several historic neon signs, now located in the medians, will be relocated. The construction will continue for about a year, slowing auto and pedestrian traffic during the project.


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Spiders, Pigs, and Mistletoe No matter how old you are, an empty Christmas wrapping paper tube is still a fun thing with which to bonk someone over the head. – LoveThisPic.com I have always loved December festivities. Maybe, it’s because yours truly was born on December 18th, exactly one week before Christmas. Or, maybe it’s because my mother loved Christmas and all it entailed. My siblings and I were fortunate in that Santa always stopped by our house with toys and goodies that we gleefully claimed on Christmas morning. Our grandma lived with us and we would all gather round the tree in our too small living room and open presents one by one so we could ooh and ahh. Our tree was a real one that we cut ourselves in the surrounding woods and it filled the house with the scent of pine. Fast forward several decades and traditions have changed. Many homes, including ours, celebrate with artificial trees. Ah, fake trees, what would my granny say? The first artificial trees originated in Germany in the 1800s. For many years, it had been the custom there to harvest only the tops of large fir trees and leave the remainders of them to die. This mass destruction decimated their forests so the solution was to make Christmas trees out of goose feathers dyed green. This

idea caught on and in the early 1900s an American company, Addis Brush, used their toilet brush model to develop a version that could hold more weight and subsequently more ornaments. The 1960s brought us silver aluminum trees with revolving color changing wheels for special effects. Remember those? Today there are a plethora (I love that word, it means myriad, or lots) of artificial trees of every size and variety. A family can erect a ten-foot tree in their living room without a single dropped needle on the floor. And if they miss the real smell of an actual tree, they can buy a can of pine-scented spray. Fun fact. It doesn’t matter if you have a fake or real tree when it comes to luck. The important thing is to make sure your tree has a spider or spider web on it to summon good luck. Full disclosure, I don’t like spiders so there will be none on our tree. Instead, our tree topper is an angel Miss Piggy complete with wings and halo. I’ve read that pigs bring good luck, but ours is there just because we think it’s cute. There are other reasons, besides my birthday, why I love December. First, December 4th is Free Hugs Day. Hug your honey, family, friends, other bingo players, or complete strangers. Wait. Ask first, so you don’t get arrested. That also goes for kissing under the mistletoe. Ask first. The word mistletoe comes from the AngloSaxon mistletan, meaning little dung twig. That’s because the plant spreads through bird droppings. Eek! Second, December is National Bingo Month. We should attend bingo every single day this month to honor our favorite game. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. You can e-mail homemailbox@ roadrunner.com to wish me happy birthday or to wish me Joyeux Noël; FroheWeinachten; or Feliz Navidad. However you say it, Merry Christmas to all. Be blessed with the love of family and friends as you celebrate this glorious month.

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BINGO SUNDAY’S NOON tUESDAY’S 6:30 PM THURSDAY’S 6:30 PM

$6000 WEEKLY $1,100 EARLY BIRD $1,150 REGULAR PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT’S All Bingo Played on Paper Sheets Food * Parking* Handicap Accessible ATM * 50/50 Raffle Tue/Thurs Special Dinner $5.00 Sunday Special Lunch $5.00

No children under 10 allowed. “Strictly Enforced” Hours & prizes subject to change

ELK’S #46 LODGE FEATURES

JIMBO’S LODGE CATERING FRIDAY FISH FRY 4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

PIZZA & BROASTED CHICKEN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET 1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

HALL’S AVAILABLE FOR RENT 25-300 BOWLING PARTIES

$1.00 OFF FISH FRY COUPON

JIMBO’S LODGE CATERING LIMIT 1 PER TABLE EXPIRES 1/31/20

COUPON

$1.00 OFF PIZZA & CHICKEN BUFFET COUPON

JIMBO’S LODGE CATERING LIMIT 1 PER TABLE EXPIRES 1/8/20

COUPON

WISCONSIN EDITION

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