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You may have heard about the fictional character named Dora the Explorer. She travels the world and visits interesting and exotic lands with her monkey companion named Boots. Our sweepstakes winner, Dora Scott is an explorer too. She explores the goodness and kindness of the people she meets every day. Dora Scott is a real “People Person” if there ever was one. She is a member of the Eastern Star, volunteers at the V.A. Medical Center and serves lunch at the Walkathon. Dora works for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee as a Clerical Assistant. She told us that they provide information to older adult about resources that are available to them. Students from U.W.M. help with these efforts. Whether on the job or off, we see that Dora is always involved with helping others. What does she do for a little recreation? She plays Bingo. Dora Scott loves to play Bingo at Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46 at 5555 West Good Hope Rd. (414)3532900. We asked Dora if she had any Bingo tips for us , she said, “ Come play Bingo at Elks Lodge #46. It is a nice atmosphere, they have good food, great people and all in all it is excellent entertainment. The two ladies who sell the Bingo cards are some of my favorite people”. We had a chance to talk to them and we found out why Dora is so fond

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BEANS THE BEAR BINGO CONTEST Above: Dora Scott (center) receives her sweeptakes winnings during a pleasant visit with Darlene Seidner (left) and Kevin Lonien (right). Darlene is a Bingo Chairman and Kevin is the Lodge Secretary at Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46 at 5555 West Good Hope Rd. where they play Bingo every Sunday at Noon and every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 PM. Sales start about 5:30 PM. Everybody who plays there loves it. You should join them and give it a try, you’ll be glad you did. See their complete ad with all their information on Page 2 of this Bingo Bugle Newspaper. “Quickest Place to Win Progressive” of them. Their names are Lynn Reeves and Marion Barkow, they are sweet, wonderful people. We also had the opportunity to meet Bryan Johnson who volunteers at the lodge. He is a Special Olympian who has competed in the games for 28 years and has won 42 Gold, 34 Silver and 30 Bronze Medals. He is an interesting fellow with a strong competitive spirit. Every time we visit The Elks Lodge #46 we make a special point to talk to Dave DeRosier who is a Bingo Chairman along with Darlene Seidner who is seen in the photograph above.

Dave always has some words of wisdom for us. This time, he gave us the “Word of the Day”. Dave said, “Kindness is the ‘Word of the Day’, Kindness and Respect for your fellow Bingo Players will greatly enhance your Bingo Experience”. Well, Dave never disappoints, there is nothing better that we can practice than kindness and respect for everyone. Thanks Dave for your Pearls of Wisdom and a big thanks to Dora Scott. She really puts Dave’s words into action every day. Why not join Dora , Dave and the gang at Elks #46.

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JULY 2018 bringing your best qualities out into the world— your empathetic and sensitive nature. Lucky Days: 2 - 25 Lucky Numbers: 41 - 54 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): You’re preparing to exit a particularly sluggish phase, and building up force to break into a period of newfound creativity. The 12th marks a turning point! Lucky Days: 8 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 35 - 43

Horoscopes for July 2018 ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): If you are sitting on the egg of a great idea, it’s time to apply heat and hatch your project. We’re all waiting to be inspired by you. Lucky Days: 3 - 9 Lucky Numbers: 32 - 48 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): It’s an odd paradox that when we embrace impermanence we will feel the most secure. Try to adopt this Zen meditation into your new philosophy of life. Lucky Days: 11 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 6 - 31 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): This month it’s important that you listen more intently to your ‘small, inner voice.’ Key insights are ready to be delivered. Lucky Days: 20 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 18 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): To get what you need now, to clear up financial challenges, means

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Cheating: Not As Easy as People Think Dear Aunt Bingo: As a Bingo Bugle reader, Bingo worker and Bingo player, I continue to be amazed by people who think that wives, husbands, and other relatives of hall workers, and workers who also play Bingo in their free time, somehow have some kind of “in” and win more than anyone else. What is this magical power they think we have? Bingo paper is printed and distributed by independent vendors. The numbers on the Bingo paper are random. So are the numbers that the caller calls. The caller is sitting on a stage where everyone in the room can see him or her. The balls are tumbled in a sealed glass chamber that everyone can see into. There are monitors connected to cameras that show each ball as it comes up. The whole Bingo gaming process is quite fair, random, and easy for everyone in the room to “supervise.” Why, then, do I see letters in yours and other writers’ columns from readers who think there is cheating going on, particularly with family members and Bingo workers who sometimes play? And it’s not just letters: I have experienced firsthand accusations of somehow cheating when I win, and so have other Bingo workers I have heard stories from and people we are related to. Just this week I was playing Bingo at a hall where I am not a worker. There were many players there who I recognized from the hall where I do work, and they recognized me. I had a lucky night and managed to Bingo on one of the games. When I did, a woman sitting at the table across from me gives me a dirty look and says, “Figures.” A woman sitting with her gives me a dirty look as well and says, “Yeah, right?” Obviously this bothered me (and not for the first time), and I decided to say something. “Excuse me?” I said. “Do you have a problem with me winning?” Without hesitation, the first woman said: “It’s really interesting how often I see Bingo workers win. It happens all the time.” “It’s fishy,” her companion added. “You have got to be kidding,” I said, and proceeded to rattle off the list of facts I mentioned earlier in this letter about the randomness of Bingo, and that I

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JULY 2018 didn’t appreciate their attempts to spoil my enjoyment of winning or insinuating that I had somehow magically cheated my way to a split $150 jackpot. My accusers just sat there silently, with no apology or even an acknowledgment of what I’d said. Fortunately, I did get quite a few smiles and nods from other players who heard me, plus a nice pat on the shoulder from the Bingo worker who brought me my winnings. Aunt Bingo, please ask your readers to be a little more thoughtful about accusing innocent players of cheating, just because they have some kind of “inside connection” to the game. Yes, I am a worker who also likes to play and yes, my sister and mom like Bingo and happen to be related to me. But no, we have absolutely no inside track to cheating other players out of “their” prize money. Fed Up in Nevada Dear Fed Up: Wow, I wish I’d been in that Bingo hall when you made your speech. I’m sure it will be a long time before those players accuse anyone else of cheating! I hope you know that when we publish letters from readers who make claims of cheating or fixed games, it is not because we necessarily agree with them. We believe that if someone is willing to take the time to send in a letter or email to us on a Bingo-related topic, then it is obvious that they feel strongly about that subject and are looking for a forum to express their opinion and get some type of feedback. Let’s see what kind of feedback your letter receives. —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.

* Take a picture of the size of your air filter and keep it on your phone. No guessing when you get to the store and all those numbers start sounding the same. * Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1 cup of corn syrup, dissolve 1 cup white sugar in 1/4 cup of hot water. * “My husband plays golf a lot, and he’s always got a stock of little pencils from the club. The kids made a photo frame for him for Father’s Day by gluing many of these pencils together in a pattern rectangle. It’s so creative and we printed a photo of him and the kids to go in it.” — J.G. in Florida * Protect your razor and your fingers in your shower kit with this neat trick. Clip an extra-large binder over the razor head. Fold the prongs along the razor handle and secure with an elastic hair tie. Send your tips to: Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

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Twice a year in national cemeteries across the country, veterans are honored with ceremonies and visits. Memorial Day has long been the day to honor those who died in service to our country. Now, with the generous donations of Worcester Wreath and the nonprofit Wreaths Across America, tens of thousands of veterans’ graves also are decorated at Christmas ... as they should be. But I have a challenge for you. We all live near a cemetery or two. Small cemeteries dot communities across the country, and many of them don’t get the attention they deserve. Some are not tended well nor visited often. My challenge to you is this: Investigate a local cemetery and identify the graves of a half-dozen veterans. The older the grave, the better, as there will not likely be family that visits. Note the names

and dates of birth of those halfdozen veterans (as well as the locations, should the cemetery be large). Take the graves of those veterans into your care. Visit each grave at least twice a year, and not on the days that others will -- Memorial Day and during the Christmas season. Pick another day, as well as the veteran’s birthday. This project needn’t cost much. Check your local big-box or craft stores for small flags, perhaps 4 by 6 inches, on sticks. Or look online for sites such as www.unitedstates-flag.com (877-734-2458). Its flags are made in the U.S.A. The 4-by-6-inch flags on 10-inch wooden sticks cost as low as 15 cents each. Take along a pair of clippers and trim around the headstone. Take the kids or grandkids along, if you wish, and teach them about honoring veterans. Then, issue the same challenge to others. It’s the right thing to do.

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unexpectedly murderous, and she is faced with a very narrow choice between death and attending a specialized boot camp for sexual superweapons dubbed “Sparrows.” When she is tasked with finding the contact of a CIA operative (Joel Edgerton), she faces an existential crisis pitting the person she was against the incredibly powerful weapon she has become.

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GAME NIGHT (R) — Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, an ultracompetitive and sweet couple who host a regular game night with their circle of friends — snappy duo Michelle and Kevin (Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris), Ryan (Billy Magnussen) with date Sarah (Sharon Horgan) and Max’s bigger, better, realer brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler). The sibling rivalry is not subtle, and Brooks decides to one-up the game by hosting an interactive mystery experience at his swanky pad. It’s all fun and games until there’s an assault and kidnapping. When Brooks is dragged away in real life, Max and Annie go off the board to track him down and solve the mystery. This clever action comedy didn’t get the credit it deserved in theaters, and it makes a great watch for your gathering of friends, competitive or no. RED SPARROW (R) — Sporting a nifty Russian accent, Jennifer Lawrence stars as prima ballerina Dominika Egorova, who must find a new means of survival for herself and her sick mother after suffering an injury. She is lured into a sordid job by her uncle Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), a Russian Intelligence officer, in exchange for medical care for Mama. Things go

EARLY MAN (PG) — Directed by Nick Park (of Wallace and Gromit fame), this delightful little stop-motion animation venture stars Eddie Redmayne as Dug, an above-average prehistoric man whose tribe lives a quiet existence hunting rabbits in The Valley. More technologically advanced Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) interrupts this idyllic reverie with his Bronze Age war elephants, and through a hilarious accidental interchange, Dug is dropped into the middle of a soccer game in Nooth’s city. A challenge is made and accepted that Dug’s tribe will play Nooth’s ringers with the promise that if Dug wins, his valley will be spared. 15:17 TO PARIS (PG-13) — In August 2015, a man on a train from Amsterdam to Paris opened fire on his fellow passengers. He was subdued by an international hodgepodge of heroes after his gun jammed, and this is the true story of three of them, who play themselves: Americans Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos. Director Clint Eastwood clearly believes in the story, and he should: These men performed outstanding acts of bravery and character, but unfortunately, it’s critically apparent that they are not actors, and it’s a real bummer, because what a great story.


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A War of Good Deeds We had so much fun at our 4th of July party last year that we decided to do it again. That is, have an early buffet dinner followed by Bingo until fireworks at ten. “You have to think up three new games,” Kate said to me. “While I get everything else ready.” That seemed fair, so I put my brain to work and quickly came up with games to suit the occasion. The first was the I and G row, lacking the second number, that was supposed to look like firecrackers. Kate approved that one. The second was the middle B, the second I, the entire N row, the second G and the middle O. “What’s this supposed to be?” asked Kate. “One giant firecracker,” I said doubtfully. “Let’s see your third one,” said Kate and I produced a box of six

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JULY 2018 numbers, anywhere. “What is this?” demanded Kate. “A box of matches,” I said and Kate burst out laughing. “Ok, they will do I guess,” said Kate. She was still chuckling as she walked away. I baked a ham and made my famous potato salad while Kate made two pecan pies and we’d leave the rest of the meal to whatever folks brought. We invited ten friends, but one couple showed up with two extra young men. They were not explained or accounted for so we just let them be part of the mix. The new games were a big hit even if many thought them funny. Prizes were small dolls holding flags and were highly treasured. Soon enough the games were over and we moved out onto the deck for the fireworks. They were really special this year and we oohed and aahed at each new display. I realized the two young men weren’t with us and could see them in the kitchen. “Getting another little bite to eat,” I thought. Precisely at eleven the fireworks were over and I thought we had had a very successful party again. I did not, however, look forward to the awful mess left in the kitchen and which I knew had to be cleaned up tonight or risk an ant infestation. But when we had said goodbye to everyone and went into the kitchen, it just sparkled. The food was all neatly put away, dishes washed, long tablecloths folded. Even the extra table had been folded and leaned against the wall. “That must have been what those two young men were doing,” I said appreciatively. “Marge and John

brought them along especially to do the cleanup. What a lovely gift.” I went to the phone to call Marge and thank her, but Kate stopped me. “Let it go,” she said. “You’ll get a chance to do something really nice for her soon and it will be fun to get even with little goodies for each other.” “She’s right,” I thought. “We’ll have a little war of good deeds.”

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What IS a Bingo Buddy? One of my readers contacted me recently asking, “What is a Bingo Buddy, for Heaven sake? How come you won’t go to Bingo without yours?” Food for thought! I’ll try to explain. Most Bingo games are held at night and it isn’t safe for a woman be out alone at night, especially if she has just won a jackpot. If someone tried to rob one of us, the other would beat him to a pulp. My Bingo Buddy always carries a big umbrella, which also comes in handy in case of rain. With a Bingo buddy you always have a ride, in case your car is low on gas or starts making that funny little noise again. If one of us is strapped for money, the other is always good for a ten or twenty.

A good buddy always carries some unusual stuff in her Bingo bag. Mine always carries a roll of bathroom tissue so we don’t have to worry if the TP runs out in the “lavie.” She can come up with a needle and thread, a few Kleenex in case of little coffee spills, a mirror and a bottle opener. I carry cough drops, a bottle of Tylenol, a deck of cards, a jar of peanuts, and a saltshaker, a bag of quarters and a dice game. I still carry that earring I found in the parking lot that time. When the chitchat starts, your Bingo buddy is always on your side, whether you are right or wrong. No problem if your joke bombs, she will always laugh and call it hilarious, so you won’t have to explain or slide down in your seat red-faced. My Bingo buddy and I call each other at least once during the day. We are checking to see if both of us are alive and well. We don’t say that to each other. We just pretend that we want to know what we are cooking for our snack at tonight’s game. She usually brings me a couple drumsticks, or a thermos of chicken soup if I am having a long losing streak, or just feeling blah. Winning is not the important thing between Bingo buddies, even though we sometimes pray together for that lucky number to pop up. Maybe that’s because we always split our winnings evensteven.

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BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore

I Won’t Be Going Back There Hello again. If you have been a regular reader of this column during the past nearly twenty years, you know that I try to be an upbeat kind of guy. Unlike a lot of columnists who are thrilled because they can “trash” somebody or something in their writing, I hate being negative. But, as I have gotten older, I have begun to realize that there is nothing wrong with criticism, as long as it is well meant and thought-out. The reason I mention this is that I recently got an email from someone who seems to be describing a Bingo venue that I know very well. I could not agree with her more. Agatha R writes: “Dear Bob, I could not agree with you more when you talk about how dull and boring Bingo has become at some big city parlors. For decades, I have been going to a small ‘neighborhood’ casino in the Las Vegas area. I have gone there so much that the people at the counter knew what packs I am going to order even before I open my mouth. The other night, something snapped while I was playing Bingo. I suddenly realized that I

was actually having to work hard just to enjoy the evening. I looked around and saw something I had not noticed before. The Bingo hall I loved so much was a dreary place, full of dreary players listening to dreary callers. And, as you have said so many times, all of the people who got a Bingo simply mumbled ‘Bingo.’ No shouting. No excitement. No thrills. Bingo at this hall had become so cut-and-dried that I would have rather been at a funeral. I nearly started to cry. What has happened to the game I love so much? Bob, I remember your saying some months ago that the only real fun left at Bingo is in small towns… at the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the Moose Lodge or private facilities. Why has this happened? It would seem that Bingo should be at its best and its most spectacular in the cities that claim to be gaming centers. Bob, what should I do?” Well, Agatha R, what SHOULD we do? I have begun to think there is no answer to this. As long as Bingo halls are so regulated that everything HAS become cut-anddried, maybe Bingo will NEVER be fun again at those places. I can only feel sorry for the employees at these halls who are told to NOT joke around. Additionally, I still think that if a person does not SCREAM “BINGO” when they win, don’t pay them! Next time around: A tribute to a beloved entertainer.

I still think that if a person does not SCREAM “BINGO” when they win, don’t pay them!

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JULY 2018 out on it! Anita Reyes, California

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Hi Guy, I was not surprised to see the letter in your column about the women taking over what was (temporarily) an empty men’s room. I have personally seen this in the past, but never in this kind of spontaneous, unapproved way. Regardless, these women should have had the common courtesy to leave the men’s restroom when men arrived to use it. “Taking a stand” and refusing to give it up was, frankly, “bitchy”—especially since they had not asked permission beforehand. I give credit to the hall manager for stepping in to settle things. But I’m not sure rewarding the “ladies’” behavior by basically handing the restroom over to them was the way to go. Lynn C., via email Hi Guy, (Condensed) With such a large number of women and so few men at the games, I’m surprised the ladies didn’t make a move long ago to take over all the restrooms, or that there wasn’t already some plan in place so that 30 women were supposed to stand in line for one bathroom while a second bathroom sat empty. That said, I’m sure there was quite a bit of surprise for the ladies when they found out that this men’s room was probably like most others—with one or two stalls and a bank of wall-mounted urinals. Good luck using those! Even so, it still makes sense that both restrooms get used, regardless of the equipment contained inside. Laurence R., via email 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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How Long Should Dog Spend Alone in Yard? Q: My toy poodle “Scraps” loves to run around in our big backyard. He never tries to get past the fence, so I usually leave him out while I clean house or handle other tasks. A few days ago, as I was calling Scraps inside, my next-door neighbor told me off for leaving him out there for hours. I don’t see anything wrong with him being out in our backyard. What’s your take? A: Your neighbor may simply have been worried for Scraps’ welfare. If the weather was hot, did you put out water for him to drink while he was outside? Could the neighbor see it? You also should consider dangers we don’t think about when we’re outside. Scraps is a toy poodle, so is small and light. He may not be interested in escaping under the fence, but he may look kind of tasty to a bird of prey. In some suburban neighborhoods, coyotes roam through backyards, and Scraps wouldn’t stand a chance against such a predator. At the very least, make sure Scraps has a shaded area to rest in when he’s outside, and has plenty of water to drink. Check on him every 15 to 30 minutes. And bring him in after one to two hours -- don’t leave him outside for long stretches, or all day. You can let him out again after a couple of hours’ rest indoors, again for just an hour or two. Send your questions, tips or comments to ask@pawscorner. com.


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JULY 2018 basic strategy. Spend about 10-15 minutes a day going through your flashcards. The cards on which you did not get the strategy correct set aside. After you go through your entire pack of flashcards, take the cards where you made a playing mistake and run through them again. Keep doing this exercise every day until you can are able to recall from memory the correct playing strategy for each hand. Now you are ready for the next drill. On page 141 in my book, there is a strategy table that lists only the dealer’s upcard and your hand (everything else is blank). Make copies of the table (or create a “blank” table yourself), and then fill in the correct strategy for every hand from memory. Compare the strategy table that you created with the strategy table in books. Your goal is to be able to accurately reproduce the basic strategy table from memory, Next, take a deck of cards and place one card face up on a table. This is the dealer’s upcard. Then flip over two cards at a time representing your hand and decide how you would play the hand. Check how you would play each hand against the basic strategy table. Keep practicing with a deck of cards, only changing the dealer’s upcard. And, nowadays, there are relatively inexpensive blackjack software programs that you can purchase for your smart phone or PC that will help you learn the basic strategy. So there you have it, two different approaches to learning the basic strategy. Whether you use paper and pencil to prepare your own flashcards and strategy tables or use the built in features of a software program, either are valid tools to help you master the basic playing strategy.

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with our old number. The downside was that I seriously considered tattooing the new number on Bob’s forehead because I couldn’t remember it. At my age, I’m not good with changes in my life. I was reminded of that yet again when my friend, Donna, and I went to bingo recently. We arrived thirty minutes early to find most of the seats had reserved papers taped in front of them. I have no problem with saving seats, but there should be a time limit on keeping them reserved. Or, pay for the seat when you pay for your own. Put the receipt with the papers or computer at the empty seat, and there’s no problem because the person for whom you Happy Joke Day, July 1st - A paid will definitely show up. If not, bingo manager was opening his you will be out some cash and new office when a stranger with a that’s a different issue altogether. suitcase entered. To show himself It’s not fair to other players when busy, the man grabbed his desk seats are reserved, then no one telephone and started a pretend shows up to sit in them. Another conversation. Ten minutes later, time, I arrived at bingo shortly after the doors opened and found he put the phone to my dismay down and said, again, most “Can I help you?” I seriously considered that of the seats The stranger tattooing the new number were reserved. replied, “I’m from What happened on Bob’s forehead the telephone to common department and courtesy and I’m here to install first come, first served? I’m not your new landline telephone.” As I write this column, my comfortable with change and this husband and I are in mourning is a change in common manners over our old phone number. When that bothers me a lot. And don’t get we got our latest bundled (internet me started on players who ignore + phone + television) cable bill, announcements to mute their cell the amount had gone up over phones before bingo starts. Loudly eighty dollars. Although this ringing cell phones followed by loud increase happens every year, it is conversations annoy me as I try to usually much more reasonable. concentrate and hear the caller. Apparently, the cable company I’m not good with change. Back thinks old retired folk like us have in the day, phones were attached unlimited financial resources to walls and connected to cords. and I’m sure that some do. Since July is National Cellphone Unfortunately, we are not among Courtesy Month, this is just a them. As a result, we changed gentle reminder to be thoughtful cable providers, and thereby lost with your private conversations in our phone number that we had public places. Until next month, used for over forty years. Kids may Lady Luck blow you kisses today couldn’t care less and they as you dance out the door with change phones and numbers on dollars. Win big. E-mail homemailbox@ a monthly basis. I know via my granddaughters as they say, It’s roadrunner.com to share your just a number. To us, that phone bingo jokes and give me a laugh. number was a tie to our past; old friends with whom we’d lost touch could call us. Business acquaintances could locate us. In the old TV series Cheers, everyone Lorri Albright knew your name. Well, everyone Your name has been drawn as had our phone number, including our current contest winner! those annoying telemarketers that In order to qualify to receive I’m glad to say mostly disappeared your $100 CASH prize, you must now contact the Bingo Bugle Newspaper at (414) 327-0705 before July 15, 2018. Please leave a message if we're unable to answer when you call.

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Rules for The Bingo Bugle Monthly Cash Sweepstakes

Each month the Bingo Bugle of Wisconsin conducts a monthly “Sweepstakes” featuring a $100.00 prize for the winner. What follows are the rules of the contest. The Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes contest is open to everyone. It is a FREE contest. Entry forms are usually found on the next to last page of each monthly issue of the Bingo Bugle. Readers who are interested in entering the contest may cut or tear the entry from the paper, fill it out and officially enter by dropping the entry into the plastic Sweepstakes Entries” jug located at most not for profit Bingo halls. Some Bingo halls do not have an entry jug, but usually one the game volunteers will take your entry and get it to us. You may submit a copy of the entry form if none are available to you. If you prefer, your entry may be mailed to: Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes P.O. Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237 If you mail in your entry, only one entry per envelope is accepted. Entry forms must be completely filled out to qualify. Entry forms

that are not completely filled out, do not qualify for the drawing. Enter as many times as you like, but please, take only one Bingo Bugle when you play. A random drawing is conducted each month from all entries received. Winners are announced each month in the Bingo Bugle. Winners must call 327-0705 prior to the 15th of the month in which their name is announced as the winner to claim their prize. Entries received after the drawing are held for the next month's contest. Your chances of winning are determined by the total number of entries received prior to the drawing. By entering the contest, you grant the Bingo Bulge the exclusive right to use your name, photo and comments for publicity purposes. Winners not making themselves available for a photo will forfiet their prize. The contest is not “progressive,” that is to say, if the winner does not claim the prize prior to the deadline, the prize is not increased. The prize is always $100.00 payable via check. Please, don't call the Bingo Bugle office to find out who the winner is, we won't tell you. And, if it is you, you will be disqualified. Thanks for reading the Bingo Bugle and for entering our monthly Sweepstakes. Maybe one day soon, you’ll be our lucky winner.

The Bingo Bugle’s

MONTHLY CASH CONTEST ENTRY Dora Scott

was our latest winner. She plays Bingo at: MILWAUKEE ELKS #46

You could be a $100 Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes winner. Just check the rules above, fill out the form below, and enter the sweepstakes. Then, make sure to check the Bingo Bugle to see if your name is listed as the winner. If your name is listed, make sure to call in by the deadline.

Please complete this entry form and deposit it at your favorite Bingo Hall, or mail to: Bingo Bugle Sweepstakes P.O. Box 371283 Milwaukee, WI 53237

Name:_________________________________ Date:_______________ Telephone Number:_________________________________________ Addresss:___________________________________________________ City: _______________________State:________ Zip_____________ email:______________________ Where did you get your Bugle?___________________________

Please check your age group: _____18 to 35 _____36 to 55 _____56 & over Thanks for entering!


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JULY 2018

WISCONSIN EDITION

Woodman’s Markets Proud to partner with the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi

10th Annual Wine & Vine

Making Spirits Bright

Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi 3221 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI

Tickets available at: www.winenvineosf.com Call: 888-996-4774 Come sip your way through a selection of fine wines and brews available for purchase at Woodman’s Markets, Oak Creek! Savor samplings of foods from area restaurants, find out more about the progress on the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi’s grounds and the building of a new home for their senior sisters, play the Wine Pull, Gift Certificate Pull, and bid on great restaurant gift card packages.

$60 Presale / 6-pack Presale: $300 / NA $40 Presale only by NOON 8/25/18. $80 at Event. Limit 500 Tickets

Featuring Music By Frogwater

Proceeds from this year’s event to benefit the home for Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

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