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Bridge club donates to emergency shelter

Accepting a donation to the Calumet Township Emergency Shelter from Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township are Lamar Taylor, from left, deputy of the multipurpose center, and Marian Whitt, shelter assistant, from Barbara Walczak, bridge director for the first half of 2014, and Alan Yngve, director for the second half of the year.

GARY | Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township presented a check for $725 to the Calumet Township Emergency Shelter, an American Red Cross facility for mass emergency situations that provides services for those who are stranded in the area and for evictions, burnouts, floods, etc., with a primary emphasis on homeless women and children.

About once a month, duplicate bridge players pay an extra dollar as part of their entry fee, which is earmarked for a local charity. Players also contribute to American Contract Bridge League charities.

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The top 50 players during the month of November at the Highland, Calumet Township and Portage duplicate bridge clubs are listed.

Heading the list is Jim Angell, of Munster, with 11.90 master points, followed by Al Simmons, Dave Bigler, Alan Geller, Lou Nimnicht, Trudy McKamey, Yuan Hsu, Ruth Westberg, Wayne Carpenter, Steven Watson, Patricia Mikuta, Constance Stevens, Rosietta Brown, George Roeper, Carolyn Potasnik, Marilyn Ginzel, Catherine Mason, Helen Miller, Zafar Khan, Denise McPherson, Barbara Walczak, Hilda Connor, Robert Butz, Indra Gupta, Robert Porter, Joseph Chin, Daryl Fraley, Laverne Niksch, John Goring, Barbara Graegin, Anna Urick, Judy Elliott, Charles Schultz, Jerry Palm, Claire Murvihill, Alan Filler, Roger Sokol, Joan Butz, Patsy Thomas, Shelly Peretz, Mary Schumm, Barbara Stroud, Elnora Washington, Marge Hedegard, Alan Yngve, Wayne Hiser, Suzanne Mahn, Ruth Goodpasture, Mary Kocevar and Arlyne Filler.

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