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Bingo plays a big part at Milwaukee Elks #46 5555 West Good Hope Rd (414) 353-2900, but they do so much more. We learned a lot about that at our recent visit to the Elks. Dave DeRosier of the Bingo Committee always makes us feel welcome and gives us the inside track about what is happening at the club. His fellow committee members, Darlene Seidner and Kevin Lonien are always on hand too. They make sure we get the story straight so we can bring it to you in the pages of the Bingo Bugle. So, what’s going on at Elks #46? Their compassion for our local heros who made the ultimate sacrifice is always front and center. There will be a fundraiser for Fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski on Wednesday October 3rd 2018 from 5pm - 8pm. It will be held right at the Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46 5555 W. Good Hope Rd. They will be offering an “All you can Eat Pizza and Broasted Chicken Buffet” for just $10.95 per person. there will also be a Raffle Table and a Dessert Table to generate additional donations for the Michalski family. Jimbo’s Lodge Catering and Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46 PER Association will be sponsoring this charitable event. If you have any questions you can call (414) 2484048. Please join the Elks as they honor a great man, Officer Michael Michalski.

Above: The Milwaukee Elks #46 Bingo Hall at 5555 West Good Hope Rd. They just installed a brand new, state of the art, computer based Bingo system to enhance your playing experience. You can see in the picture that Elks #46 is a bright, pleasant place to Play Bingo. They are proud to say that they are, “The Quickest Place to Win Progressive”. Not only does their jackpot grow quickly, players seem to be able to win the big prize with relatively few numbers called. Oh what fun. Get right on over to the Elks where they play Bingo every Sunday at Noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM. See their full ad on Page 2 of this Bingo Bugle newspaper.

The Elks Club helps take care of the nutritional needs of our Senior Citizens by sponsoring a daily Milwaukee County Senior Dining Site. Lunch

is served Monday thru Friday at 11:30AM for a suggested contribution of $3.00, guest’s meals only cost $8.00. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at (414) 7603195. The monthly menu is available at: www.county.milwaukee. gov/Aging. About once a month they offer something special. It is called Dine at Five, supper served at 5pm instead of lunch. If you qualify by being 60 years old or more, think about taking advantage of this worthwhile program. You can join in the meal either at Elks #46 or at any of the 23 meal sites in Milwaukee County.

Wisconsin Edition Our Gratitude Is Not Enough

Above: Officer Michael Michalski Taken from us in the line of duty on June 25, 2018. Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46 will be holding a fundraiser for the family of Officer Michael Michalski. We are saddened and heart broken over the loss of a heroic public servant. Please help the Elks Lodge #46 as they help Officer Michalski’s family.

Wednesday Oct. 3rd 5pm - 8pm Milwaukee Elks Lodge 5555 W.Good Hope Rd Pizza, Broased Chicken Raffles and Desserts $10.95 per person

Earlier the Elks honored Officer Charles Irvine Jr. who died in the line of duty June 7, 2018.

Officer Charles Irvine Jr Feb. 16, 1995 - June 7, 2018

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OCTOBER 2018 this is the month to soothe the troubled waters. Lucky Days: 3 - 14 Lucky Numbers: 1 - 59 LEO (JUL 23-AUG 23): The new moon on the 8th gives you the confidence boost you need to make a new friend or set the charm wheels turning toward a new love interest. Lucky Days: 8 - 17 Lucky Numbers: 43 - 50

Horoscopes for October 2018

ARIES (MAR 21-APR 20): The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. Impress others with actions that have a lasting effect. Lucky Days: 3 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 19 - 39 TAURUS (APR 21-MAY 21): Soothe your mind with meditation or contemplation; cultivate your inner world to maintain calm during challenging times. Lucky Days: 10 - 12 Lucky Numbers: 9 - 54 GEMINI (MAY 22-JUN 21): Put spirit into a creative project that demands all of your sharp mental skills. Come November the world is going to see a new you! Lucky Days: 7 - 30 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 36 CANCER (JUN 22-JUL 22): Examine how you are influenced by the people who live closest to you, if there are disagreements,

VIRGO (AUG 24-SEP 23): Could a vocational shift bring you the extra money you need to minimize stress in your life? The answer is yes, and this is the month to initiate big changes. Lucky Days: 5 - 23 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 34 LIBRA (SEP 24-OCT 23): It’s time to focus on the hidden or spiritual side of life. Use this time to better understand your motives, your deepest desires, what really moves and enthuses you. Lucky Days: 7 - 22 Lucky Numbers: 4 - 34 SCORPIO (OCT 24-NOV 22): Spend more time around young ones–take notes and then imitate their spirit. You’ve much to learn from the young at heart. Lucky Days: 8 - 13 Lucky Numbers: 44 - 56 SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23-DEC 21): Consider how unity gives way to peace, understanding, and of course, love. The focus this month is on your key relationships in life. Lucky Days: 16 - 20 Lucky Numbers: 8 - 50

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CAPRICORN (DEC 22-JAN 20): The relief you seek is in the social realm, it is time set your troubles behind and merge out into the community. You just might meet a new guide or mentor. Lucky Days: 5 - 25 Lucky Numbers: 7 - 28 AQUARIUS (JAN 21-FEB 19): The new moon on the 8th allows you to make a break with any sort of pessimism that might be holding you back. Lucky Days: 14 - 19 Lucky Numbers: 2 - 51 PISCES (FEB 20-MAR 20): It’s time to put the computer away— work in the garden, prepare a good meal, but skip logging on this month—instead ask your mom for her secret cookie recipe. Lucky Days: 11 - 28 Lucky Numbers: 1 - 44

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Bingo Needs Your Help! Dear Aunt Bingo: I have been retired for almost six months now and am beginning to get a little antsy. When I first stopped working I must admit that I loved being able to sleep in a little later, get up when I felt like it (or the cat decided it was time), ease into my day, putter if I wanted to, run errands when I felt like it, etc., etc., etc. While I still enjoy all these things, in recent weeks I’ve started to feel unproductive, like I should be doing more with my time than I currently am. I do NOT want to go back to work, and don’t need to. Which brings me to the option of maybe doing volunteer work of some kind that will be helpful to others and continue to add purpose to my life. In fact, it was sitting during a break at Bingo reading the columns in the Bingo Bugle that encouraged me to send you this email and get your thoughts on what to do. As I looked around the room I saw the workers helping the players, chatting with each other, doing different kinds of work that I never really thought about but could see was necessary for the games to be able to go on. I’m not a big churchgoer, but maybe volunteering to help at this church Bingo is not a bad way to go? There’s always the non-church Bingos, too. Maybe I could help at one of those? I guess my only concern would be the time commitment. I’m happy to help, but I don’t want it to become a full-time job. Ideas? TC, via email Dear TC: Doing volunteer work after retirement is a great idea. There certainly is no end to the good causes in need of your help. And while typically people assume that all a charity needs is financial support, the reality is that there are many charities in need of people to contribute manpower to their efforts. The fact that you’ve written to me obviously means you like Bingo; so, a Bingo hall is a very good place to start. Helping at a Bingo hall means you are helping the sponsoring organization, but you are also helping dozens of causes that the Bingo games choose to support. It takes quite a bit of effort to operate a charitable Bingo game. It is also very social, giving you the opportunity to make new friends or spend time with old ones. Plus, there’s real variety in Bingo


OCTOBER 2018 volunteerism: You can be a Bingo caller or ball puller, sell Bingo paper and pull tabs, grill burgers in the kitchen, be a general helper in the main Bingo room, and other jobs besides. Don’t worry a bit about the commitment. That’s totally your call. In fact, volunteering is kind of a dream job. You are there out of the goodness of your heart, to help. If it’s too demanding, quit. If you’re feeling stressed, walk away. If you don’t like the people you’re working with, bye-bye. Always keep in mind that there are 101 charities out there waiting for you. One is bound to be a perfect fit. —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 the time to presort laundry in order to cut down on laundry time. Designate a day of the week to wash bulky items like towels or comforters, so that the increased drying time of these loads does not delay your normal washing. * “Cleaning ceiling fans can be a pain, as dust bunnies that pile up on the blades can end up raining down on furniture below, creating a mess. Use a pillowcase to clean blades on your ceiling fan. Slip over the blades and pull dust to the outside. All the dirt will be contained in the case, which you can toss right in the wash after you pick off the bigger dust balls.” — E.K. in North Carolina * When’s the last time you cleaned your freezer’s automatic ice bucket? Before a trip to the beach, lake or park is the perfect time. Go ahead and empty all the ice from the bucket into your cooler, then wash with a mild soap and rinse thoroughly. Allow to air dry before reinserting the bucket in the freezer and restoring ice service. * Use a mail sorter at the kitchen sink to store sponges upright and separated. They usually have enough slots to fit several sponges, each with air surrounding it so that it will dry quickly and evenly. Dry sponges collect less bacteria, which can end up making your sponge smell bad! If the mail sorter is metal, give it a coat of clear spray sealant to prevent rusting. * Use a flowerpot of oiled sand to store your hand garden tools. The sand cleans and the oil lubricates and protects. Send your tips to: Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

Clinic Reminders Via Cellphone If you’re a patient and you have a new cellphone number, you need to tell the Department of Veterans Affairs. It has a new system to remind patients about upcoming appointments, and thus far, it’s managed to reduce no-shows by more than 100,000 appointments. As of July, 319,000 appointments had been canceled in advance, opening up the time slots for others. The first reminder text message on your phone will come seven days in advance of the appointment, with a second one two days prior. When the call comes, follow the prompts in the message to confirm that you still want the appointment, or you can cancel it. If you have more than one appointment the same day, you’ll get a message for each one. Be sure to respond to each one individually. If you’re enrolled in VA health care and previously entered a



DEADPOOL 2 (R) — Your favorite fourth-wall-breaking, red-andblack-spandex-wearing, irreverent superhero is back in action in Deadpool 2. While recovering with the X-Men after a traumatic neardeath experience, Wade/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) discovers a boy who is being hunted by timetraveling supercop Cable (Josh Brolin), and is convinced that the kid needs his protection. He suits up to help, with the aid of some random B-level heroes, including the adorably hot Domino (Zazie Beetz), whose power is simply being lucky. He calls them the X-Force, and yes it’s totally and purposely derivative. It is exactly what you’d expect if you saw the first film, and because Deadpool’s real superpower is not taking himself seriously, it’s a darn good sequel. It’s also perfect for multiple viewings, because there are So Many References. FIRST REFORMED (R) — A preacher in a dying church, Reverend Toller (in a stunningly humane performance by Ethan Hawke) tends to a troubled flock that includes newly pregnant Mary (Amanda Seyfried), whose radical environmentalist husband is in need of counsel. The Reverend Toller provides, but while doing so, must confront his own troubled

cell number, you’re automatically enrolled. If you need to change that number, or if you get a cellphone for the first time, let them know when you check in or out. If you don’t want these messages and want to opt out, reply STOP to any message and you won’t get more of them. Later, to restart your appointment alerts, go to a previous reminder message and type in START. These messages are only for clinic appointments, not for getting labs, community care or telephone clinics. If you’re getting letters or automated calls, you’ll still get those. At this point, only the clinic name is included in the message. However, the VA is working on a way to expand the information you receive in the reminder and give more details about your appointment. If you have questions about how the calling system works, go to the FAQ at www.va.gov/HEALTH/ VEText.asp and scroll to the bottom of the page. soul — he is a former military chaplain who encouraged his son to join the military only to see him killed in action. The religious, environmental and existential themes are heavy, but emotionally borne. Written and directed by the legendary Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo). BLACK WATER (R) — Put on your guilty pleasure hat, because you’re in for a treat: Jean-Claude Van Damme, as CIA agent Scott Wheeler, joining forces with Dolph Lundgren, as German special forces soldier/prisoner Marco, in a convoluted cross/double cross plot set on a submarine, which is a CIA black ops site! I don’t even care that most of the acting is cliche and ham-fisted, nor that you have to suspend your disbelief from the Golden Gate Bridge in order to follow the storyline. It’s cheesy action, and all you need to do is order in the pizza and hot wings and put the beer on ice. High five, and you’re welcome. DOG OF THE WEEK SHOW DOGS (PG) — Will Arnett stars alongside a Rottweiler named Max (voiced by rapper/actor Ludacris) as cops on a mission. In order to thwart an animal smuggling ring’s plans to steal and sell a baby panda, real person cop Frank (Arnett) with police dog Max will go undercover in the country’s elite dog show in Fabulous Las Vegas, where he will primp and prance despite his tough-guy persona in order to nail the bad guys — and yes, I’m still talking about the talking dog here. Will Arnett’s talents are wasted, even as he plays to form as a bumbling human. It’s as bad as it sounds. NO... it’s worse; don’t even bother.


Bingo & Basketball The very first time I ever played Bingo was a riot. I was fifteenyears-old and in high school when the administrators were persuaded to have a Bingo game as a benefit for the Red Cross. The game was held in the gymnasium where three long tables were set up for the players. Kate was with me, of course, even though she was three years older and a senior. We had each paid a $15 buy in and for that received six cards, the old fashioned kind where you slid a little cover over each number as it was called. I got the hang of it very quickly, but was disappointed not to win. Payouts were only $5 as it was a benefit, but it wasn’t the money I was after but the thrill of winning. We were well into the fourth game, which was corners only, when a big racket started at the doors and continued into the room. All of a sudden basketballs were flying over our heads and tall boys

OCTOBER 2018 with shorts on ran around our tables. Soon the coach appeared and said, “What’s going on? We get the gym for basketball practice between four and six.” “Oh,” said our caller who was also the Red Cross representative. “I cleared the time and place with the girl in the office. How could this have happened?” “You probably talked to Dolly the Ditz,” said a young man who it turned out was team captain. “She never gets anything straight.” Then the door opened again and a short, balding man who was our Principal entered. He looked a little flustered. “I’m so sorry for this mix up,” he said. “Now we just have to think of another place for you and your players. The cafeteria is out because we eat lunch in here and there isn’t another large space. It’s too cold to go outside and the hallways are being cleaned as we speak.” We all sat and thought, even the basketball players who were beginning to flirt with the Bingo players. Finally, “I have it,” said the principal. “You can go on stage.” There was a stage at the end of the gym that could possibly accommodate our three tables if we could put up with the noise of

basketball practice. Everyone pitched in to help us move and we were soon settled onstage—a bit crowded but managing. The caller had to shout over the basketballs and the basketball players had to take care not to be distracted but we made it work. Only once did a near disaster happen and that was when a stray ball came bouncing onstage. A young ball player came pouncing after, hooked his leg on a table and went down in a heap. Several of us rushed to help him, but he stood up, brushed himself off and went back to practice. Of course we had all lost our places in the game and had to review the numbers to get back on track. I finally won one— the big T, and was very happy, but I noticed Kate was behaving peculiarly. She was twisting in her chair and fiddling with her hair. Then I saw the basketball captain showing off with trick shots and getting out of line to be noticed. It suddenly made sense. I was witnessing the beginning of a romance. And it was true. The two eventually married and were together thirteen years. No wonder I was hooked on Bingo so early in life.

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ARIES: March 21 to April 19 1st thru 6th… Make it last 3rd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th… Worth the wait the 12th! 13th thru 18th… Even better by the 17th 19th thru 24th… Your best bets: 22nd-23rd$$ 25th thru 31st… Multiple times the 27th! TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 1st thru 6th… Fine time 2 win 1st-2nd$$ 7th thru 12th… Rise early, gain much 7th$ 13th thru 18th… Work your system 14th-16th 19th thru 24th… Surprise them all the 20th! 25th thru 31st… One more spin the 29th! GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 1st thru 6th… Carefree & lucky 3rd-4th$$ 7th thru 12th…

CANCER: June 22 to July 22 1st thru 6th… None better than you the 2nd! 7th thru 12th… Who can stop you the 10th?! 13th thru 18th… Better days ahead 19th thru 24th… Abandon fears 20th- 21st 25th thru 31st… Let ‘er roll 25th & 29th-30th $$ LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 1st thru 6th… Could go either way 7th thru 12th… Listen to your pal the 8th$ 13th thru 18th… Go someplace new 12th-13th! 19th thru 24th… You shine triumphant 22nd-23rd 25th thru 31st… Perfect end to the week 26th-27th$$ VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 1st thru 6th… Somewhere near water the 2nd$ 7th thru 12th… Keen strategies 7th, 10th-11th! 13th thru 18th… Incredible luck 15th/16th$$ 19th thru 24th… Silence is golden (wait) 25th thru 31st… Money & miracles 25th & 29th$!

LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 1st thru 6th… RED hot game 3rd-4th$ 7th thru 12th… Exceptional luck the 12th$! 13th thru 18th… Leap of faith 17th-18th$! 19th thru 24th… Avoid humiliation 25th thru 31st… Well deserved the 27th!

SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 1st thru 6th… Aim high the 2nd & 6th! 7th thru 12th… Simon says “go for it” 13th thru 18th… Keep it rollin’ in 14th-16th $ 19th thru 24th… Sensing a win 20th- 21st! 25th thru 31st… You bet—all good 29th-30th$$ SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 1st thru 6th… Play, but keep it real 3rd-4th! 7th thru 12th… Opportunity knocks the 8th$ 13th thru 18th… Surprise everybody the 13th$ 19th thru 24th… Help another & win 22nd-23rd! 25th thru 31st… Break ‘til th 31st CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 1st thru 6th… Wait to make waves (the 6th) 7th thru 12th… Could be good 10th-11th! 13th thru 18th… Show ‘em a thing-r-2 15th-16th$

19th thru 24th… Dare to dream 20th-21st 25th thru 31st… Seriously winning 25th-26th $$

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Bingo Buddy Gets Cooking By both talent and inclination my culinary skills leave much to be desired. In plain language this means I will go to any length to avoid cooking. So God forgive me, I lied when I told my husband I was too sick to go to the O’Briens for dinner that night. It really was for his good. He didn’t need to know that anyone, other than Chef Pierre, makes cherry pies from scratch. It wasn’t a good idea for him to see chicken on the spit, slowly turning the succulent pieces to a golden brown, or experience the aroma of homemade bread. Why should he be exposed to what goes on in Patty O’Brien’s kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong. I love Patty. She’s a great Bingo buddy and a true-blue friend, but she does have this one little fetish. It’s probably triggered by something in her childhood, like maybe her Mom cooked a lot or served nice home-cooked meals each day.

OCTOBER 2018 Patty is skinny as a rail, but when she isn’t cooking, she is thinking about food or recipes, or suggesting the latest delicacy, like deep-fried aardvark or breaded fried pickles, or running off to the market to make sure her tomatoes are absolutely fresh. One evening when I was talking with Patty on the phone we decided on the spur of the moment to go to Bingo. “I’ll pick you up in fifteen minutes.” I said. “OK” she replied. “I’ll hop into the shower and toss something on the table for my husband.” When I arrived fifteen minutes later, she had showered, washed her hair, mopped the kitchen, and her husband was sitting there dining on liver and onions, baked potato, and chef salad. On the counter was a warm chocolate cake just waiting for the frosting. “You did all this in fifteen minutes?” I said. “I didn’t do anything. The oven was already on. I just popped a potato into the micro wave.” Bingo and food go together. When Patty returned from the concession stand with our tray of snacks, I looked at the contents and thought of my saintly husband wrestling with the can opener, and the can of pork and beans I put out for him. I felt a huge Bingo player’s twinge of guilt. As Pat set our snacks on the table she said, “Oh Bev, I get so sick of Bingo food…hot dogs, hamburgers, cake, pie, Pepsi and popcorn. You know what I’d love? A big old bowl of Bushes’ pork and beans.” I think can manage that next time she comes over for lunch.



BOB ON BINGO By Bob Whittmore

Small Halls are the Best During the nearly twenty years that you and I have been meeting like this in the Bingo Bugle, I have done a lot of traveling. For many of those years I lived in Las Vegas and played Bingo nearly every night. Now I live in a city in southern California that has rather limited opportunities to play the game. So, I guess the bottom line is that I have played Bingo in some of the largest and some of the smallest parlors in the country. And, I can tell you, the small halls are the best. First, though, let me say a word to the managers of some of the mega-halls in large casinos and hotels. I love you guys. I know how hardworking you are. I realize the complexity of running the games and the restrictions under which you have to work. It’s my personal feeling that the reason that Bingo has become so dull in large halls is that there are so many rules that have to be followed. That being said, I still think the only place Bingo is real fun anymore is in “small town America.” I recently got an email (at bobonbingo@earthlink.net) from a woman in Arkansas. She writes: “Dear Bob. I could not agree with you more that Bingo is becoming a dull game. But, I can

assure you, that if you ever played at my local service club you would never again think that Bingo is dull. “I have been going to Bingo at my club, every Wednesday  night, for the past 18 years. It has become part of my life. In many ways, now that the kids are grown up, Bingo has become a vital part of my life. Outside of an occasional long car trip to Little Rock with my husband, my week centers around Wednesday Night Bingo. “Our sessions are the opposite of dull. Everyone knows everyone else. We yell at each other all the time, making fun of the w i n n e r s . When my husband wins, which is rather often, I yell,

‘Congratulations, dummy!’

‘Congratulations, dummy!’ That always gets a good laugh. “And, I feel even better about our Wednesday  night Bingo because much of the money that is made goes to local scholarships. Keep up the good work. —Cara Calico.” Thanks, Cara. I love hearing from readers. Because of that, I have decided to have a contest. The prize won’t be much, maybe a “credit card” from one of the fast food chains. But, let’s do it. Because of writing and printing schedules, I won’t be announcing the winner until January, but don’t let that scare you off. Write me with your Bingo experiences, funny, sad, angry, whatever. My e-mail address is above, in paragraph four. See you next month.

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Volunteers Heard Loud & Clear Hi Guy, You and other writers in your paper have handed out good advice when it comes to players who are disruptive (as in loud and noisy!!!) during Bingo: 1. Move to a seat away from the noise. 2. Give ’em your best dirty look. 3. Tell ’em to shut up. 4. Ask the hall workers/manager to get them to shut up. 5. Threaten to stop going to the Bingo hall if the noise doesn’t stop. 6. Actually stop going to the hall and get others to boycott until the problem is resolved. All good stuff when it is players who are the problem. But what do you do when it is a worker or workers who are making the noise? There is a beautiful Bingo center close to my home where my friends and I love to play. Bingo is available several days a week, the lighting is great, the tables are clean, the chairs are amazingly comfortable, the sound system is awesome, there’s lots of room for lots of players—it is simply a great place to go for Bingo and we all feel lucky to have this Bingo center in our town. Of course, there has to be some kind of problem to spoil an otherwise great situation, and in this case it is the workers. On the one hand, workwise the staff is as great as the surroundings. Considering that these are volunteers, it is impressive how buttoned up they are in keeping lines moving, answering questions, running the kitchen and keeping the place nice and so on. But…. This bunch does not shut up! It feels like a high school cafeteria the way these people stand or sit in little groups gabbing away and laughing and hooting and generally being a huge distraction for the players. Seriously, they are so loud. And the way the center game room is arranged, their

OCTOBER 2018 voices carry from end to end! My friend went to the manager— who is a very outgoing and jolly man—and asked him about it. He told her that the center is about having fun, and that he wanted the volunteers to enjoy themselves, just like the players do. He also said that the sound system is much louder than regular voices and laughter, and their conversations do not interfere with the Bingo. He added that it was hard getting volunteers and we were very lucky that so many volunteers want to be here. The End. So, Guy, I’m throwing it to you. This is a near perfect Bingo except for the worker noise. What would you suggest we do? Name withheld, USA Hi USA, I like your six-point, how-todeal-with-noisy-players list. It sounds just like me, with a touch of Aunt Bingo thrown in! If this Bingo center is as nice as you say, you really are in a tough spot. You obviously don’t want to walk out or boycott the place, and you’ve already gotten the jolly response from the jolly manager. You can’t tell the workers to shut up or give them dirty looks because you’ll be labeled a problem player and risk being given the boot. My impression is that the atmosphere of this place is very upbeat, starting at the top with Mr. Jolly and running through the chatty, giggly ranks. So my suggestion would be to slap on a great big smile, take a deep breath and go talk directly with the workers. Be as relaxed as you can (maybe arm yourself with a plate of cookies) and explain that their conversations and laughter carry just the tinniest little bit and can be just the itsy bitsyest distracting when players are trying to hear the caller. Could they perhaps quiet down just a tad? (Bat eyelashes.) With luck, bringing it to their attention may be all that’s needed. If your attempt fails, at least you know you tried, and you are now free to decide if you can live with the noise or need to move on. — 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.

* It was poet, philosopher and satirist Horace, who lived in the first century B.C., who made the following sage observation: “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.” * Legislators in Vermont once found it necessary to outlaw whistling while underwater. * If someone were to ask you to name the sunniest spot on Earth, you might be tempted to answer “the Sahara Desert” or some other such exotic place. You would be wrong, though; that distinction belongs to a town right here in America. Out of the possible 4,456 daylight hours each year, the sun shines for an average of 4,050 in Yuma, Arizona. That means that there’s cloud cover or rain for only about 10 percent of the time there. * You might be surprised to learn that, according to those who study such things, Alaskans eat twice as much ice cream per capita than the rest of the nation. * Those who have the time to study such things claim that the most difficult small object to flush down a toilet is a ping-pong ball. * Other than the fact that they’re all performers, what do Darryl Hannah, Telly Savalas, James Doohan and Jerry Garcia have in common? They are (or were) missing one finger.


Q: Why are organizations making so much noise about securing pets in the car when it’s moving? My dog “Archie” loves to put his head out the window, and has never needed a seat belt or carrier. He loves car trips. A: Even though Archie loves riding in the car, he still faces the same risks as humans if an accident happens. Unrestrained, he could be thrown around the car and injured, or even worse, thrown out of the car. Most experts recommend that pets be in a secure carrier, and that the carrier itself be held in place with sturdy straps so it doesn’t slide around in a moving car. However, like many dogs, Archie wants to have some mobility and enjoys sticking his head out of the window. That’s natural. Fortunately, there are manufacturers out there trying to blend pet safety with comfort. Restraint systems are available for larger dogs that allow them to sit or lie down on the rear passenger seat, while keeping them from wandering around the car’s interior. For smaller dogs, pet booster seats are available that lift them higher on the seat so that they can look out the window without having to stand on their rear legs. Keep in mind that there are no performance standards or test protocols for verifying exactly how safe a restraint system or carrier is. Subaru of America and the Center for Pet Safety recently joined forces to test a few products. But you should take a look at several types of restraint systems for Archie to find the one he’ll like best. Send your questions, tips or comments to ask@pawscorner. com.

Q: Can you tell me what’s up with the Roseanne spinoff? Is ABC moving forward with it — ­ Billy T., via email A: The cast of Roseanne, excluding Roseanne Barr, will be back with The Conners starting Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 8/7c, including series stars John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf. We’ve been given a hint as to what we can expect with the reimagining/spinoff with the show’s logline: “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family — Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. — grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and inlaws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-medowns, the breakdowns — with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.”


Losing At Blackjack No matter how good a blackjack player you think you are, you will eventually experience a losing session. How you manage yourself when this happens is just as important as knowing when to double down and split. Sometimes players lose their money because of their lack of self-control caused by the exciting atmosphere in a casino. I wrote about this in my book, The Ten Best Casino Bets. When you enter a casino, you are entering a place of business. Moreover, like all successful businesses, the casinos are run by shrewd businesspeople whose job is first, to keep you playing and happy, and second, to separate you from your money as quickly and painlessly as possibly. To meet these objectives, they create an atmosphere in the casino that can be described as a “Disneyland for adults.” No clocks to let you know it’s time to leave this utopia, no windows to let you see out to the real world, free drinks at the tables, and free lounge shows. And what happens to the gambler when he enters this casino-designed excitement? For him, the rewards of winning all of the casino’s money far outweigh the risks of losing his meager bankroll. Moreover, this exciting atmosphere makes it easy for the average player to feel lucky and go broke at the chance of winning the jackpot. First, and foremost, in order to be a winner, you must learn to control your emotions in the casino. As casino gambling author Lyle Stuart succinctly put it, “The real struggle when you are playing is, in most cases, not between you and the casino, but between

OCTOBER 2018 you and yourself.” You will find plenty of temptations to keep you playing and losing; therefore, you must develop a sense of timing or awareness (i.e. discipline) of when to play, and more importantly, when to quit. Here are some specific tips that you can use to avoid the casino’s psychological traps that doom players into losing. * If you are tired from a long drive or flight, now is not the best time to hit the tables. Play only when you are rested and alert. * Watch the alcohol consumption when you play. From the casino’s perspective, there’s a reason why they offer players free alcoholic drinks (if you don’t know the reason, I’d strongly recommend you stay away from the blackjack tables). * If you get ahead, don’t be caught in the trap of thinking that you are betting with the “casino’s money.” Once the chips go from the casino’s chip tray to your side of the table, that’s now your money, not the casino’s money. * Keep track of time and set reasonable win goals. Unless you are a card counter, the odds are stacked against you, so be content with a modest win. If you manage to get ahead by, say, 30% or more of your starting bankroll, pocket half of your profit plus what you started with, and play with the rest. This way, even if you lose “the rest,” you’ll still be able to go home with a profit. * Set a stop loss and discipline yourself to stop playing if you reach it. You have nothing to be ashamed of if you have a losing session. The casinos will always be open for you to try your luck again, hopefully, with better results. There’s a reason that you bet chips and not cash in a casino. If you were to put down a couple of ten- or twenty-dollar bills on the felt as a bet, you might think twice about doing it. However, once your cash is converted to chips, players often lose sight of the fact that those chips represent hard-earned money. Betting chips rather than cash makes it easy for players to over bet their bankroll, resulting in a quick and painful losing session. * The odds of winning the next hand don’t change just because you lost the previous hands. If you run into a buzz-saw dealer, who consistently draws to 20 and 21 and beats the table, quit, and take a break. Relax, catch your breath, and try your luck at another table. Henry Tamburin is the host of the website www.smartgaming.com.

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What's News in Nevada . . . ARTIST WINS BIG, IN COURT The artist who designed New York-New York’s Statue of Liberty replica was awarded a $3.6 million judgement for copyright infringement after the face of the statue was used on a stamp of which 4.9 million were sold. The U.S. Postal Service didn’t realize they’d used an image of the New York-New York casino’s statue, which incorporated modifications to reflect the face of the artist’s mother-in-law, instead of an image of the actual Statue of Liberty. TREE HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN Groundbreaking for a new $7 million 22,000-square-foot entertainment and dining venue downtown took place this past summer. The Treehouse will be located on Main Street in the Arts District (taking over the building that once housed vintage-clothing store the Attic) and will feature everything from a 300seat Asian seafood restaurant, four bars, day club with pool, nightclub, and video poker to full-size indoor and outdoor trees and exotic wood finishes. Originally announced last January with a planned June opening, the Treehouse is now expected to be completed by March 2019. CAR SHOW BRINGS ‘EM IN The yearly international car show called Hot August Nights brings hundreds of thousands to the Reno-Sparks area each summer. City fathers say that it’s not only an economic “shot in the arm” for the region, but local gaming establishments love it. The influx of tourists for the car show eventually pumps a lot of money into casinos

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Hot Buttered Rum? Yum! Never be afraid to try something new. Remember amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. —Anonymous Boo! Did I scare you? Due to Halloween this is the month of groans, moans, and haunted houses. I grew up on a farm and was scared of everything… cows, chickens, dogs, you name it. My husband laughs at me when I get behind him if a dog of any size comes near us when we’re out and about. We don’t usually meet cows or chickens on a stroll, but if we did, I’d do the same thing. And spiders? I remember as a kid that I spent several nights trying to sleep with my fingers plugging my ears. I did so because someone told me spiders can crawl inside your ears and cause excruciating pain. Just call me Chicken Little and know that October is not my favorite month. Ghosts, bats, witches, and dreaded spiders abound in stores, yards, and inside homes; except for mine. There you might find apples, nuts, and hot buttered rum. Yum. My favorite recipe for this drink is on allrecipes.com/Single Cup Hot Buttered Rum. It’s easy to make with ingredients including ice cream that you probably already have on hand. Trust me, this drink is seriously delicious. Our Anglo-Saxon ancestors referred to October as Wintirfyllith. Try saying that after several hot buttered rums on a chilly day. They called it that because it

had the first full moon of the winter, which was a warning to get prepared for what lay ahead. Along those lines and according to folklore, if a deer’s coat is gray in October, the winter will be a hard one. Also, a warm October brings a cold February. Personally, I don’t believe in weather forecasts. As a teacher, many a night I lay awake waiting for a snowstorm that never materialized. I loved my snow days, but did not love trudging out the next morning with nary a snowflake in sight. It’s better to look out my window and plan accordingly. And speaking of planning, if you were born in October, plan on having a long life. That’s because some researchers say people born in October are more likely to live to be a hundred than everyone else. I don’t worry about it because each of us should live each day as if it’s our last; filling our lives with adventure and laughter. Dance naked in the rain? Sure, but remember. What neighbors see, they can never un-see. Go to bingo every night for a month and laugh when you win; grin and bear it when you lose. Have hot buttered rum or extra dessert without guilt. It might make you plump like the rotund pumpkin who writes this column, but some things are worth it. If you’re lucky enough to make it to a hundred, your memories will be priceless. And speaking of luck, all October babes need to wear opals so good luck will surround them. As for the rest of us, don’t even think about it, as opals are bad luck for us. Until next month, may Lady Luck blow you kisses as you dance out the door with dollars. Win big. You should also know, dear readers, that October 13th is Face Your Fears Day. Maybe I’ll let a spider crawl up my arm. Nah! Not now, not ever! E-mail homemailbox@roadrunner.com to share your thoughts.

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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.

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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.

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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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