The Douglas County Genealogical Society is sponsoring an Underground Railroad bus tour from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8.
The tour will include several Douglas County sites, including Joel Grover's barn, where John Brown came in 1859 with 11 rescued slaves and a newborn baby. Tour guides will tell compelling stories of African-American freedom seekers who sought refuge in Douglas County and of the abolitionists who sheltered them.
Tour guides will be Judy Sweets, Tolly Wildcat and Wayne Wildcat, who are local historians and members of the Douglas County Underground Railroad Assn.
The deadline for reservations is Thursday. To make reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 764-6716 and leave a message. The cost is $20 per person.
¢ University Bridge Club announces the winners of its Sept. 17 game. Hosts were Roy and Wilma Cropp, Florence McNicoll and Alice Akin.
Blue winners were: Tom Waller, first; Virginia Williams, second; Paul Jordan, third; John Golden, fourth; and Willie Stoltenberg, fifth.
Pink winners were: Myrna Ikenberry, first; Kathy Waller, second; Lois Liebert, third; Carol Smith, fourth; and Carolyn Jordan, fifth.
¢ The Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club's Sept. 14 game was directed by Virginia Seaver. Four and a half tables played a stratified Howell movement. Paul Heitzman and Virginia Seaver won first in A. Patt Radford and Sally Taylor placed second in A, followed by Phyllis Brownlee and Sally Davis. Helen and Bob Huffman won first in B.
¢ The Wednesday Evening Bridge Club's Sept. 14 game was played by 11 tables in a stratified Mitchell movement. The special Board-A-Match game was directed by Don Brennaman. Harriet Olson and Virginia Seaver won first in A playing North-South. Jeremy Martin and Jeff Nash won first in B and second in A and Harry Talley and Don Daugherty placed first in C, second in B and third in A. Alice Leitch and Chris Lane won third in B and fourth in A.
Charlie Vaughn and Shari Krentzel led the East-West pairs winning first in A. Sam Pierron and Grant Sutton took second in A and first in B and C. Bobby and Elle Patton won third in A and second in B and C, followed by Mary Beth Treece and Judy Bevan who were fourth in A and third in B and C.
¢ The Friday Afternoon Bridge Club's Sept. 16 game was directed by Don Brennaman. Seven tables played a stratified Mitchell movement. The North-South pairs were led by Sally Taylor and Patt Radford who won first in A. Harry Shaffer and Lynn Hui were second in A, and Linda Swain and Linda Russell were third in A and first in B and C.
The East-West pairs were led by Klee Zaricky and Virginia Seaver who won first in A. Shirley Reese and Chris Lane won first in B and second in A, followed by Madelyn Jenks and Carol Ball who were first in C, second in B and third in A.
¢ The Sunday Afternoon Bridge Club played a three-table Swiss team game directed by Eldon Herd. Patt Radford, Harriet Olson, Jean Landry and Mary Fenlon won the event.
¢ The Monday Evening Bridge Club played a stratified Mitchell movement at 10 tables directed by Lester Dalton. Jeff Nash and Ken McCullough were first among the North-South pairs, winning first in A. Madelyn Jenks and Phyllis Brownlee were first in B and second in A, followed by Harry Shaffer and Terry Tolar who won third in A. Eldon and Glenna Herd were second in B and Bob Anderson and Betty Spalsbury were first in C and third in B.
Lynn Hui and Grant Sutton placed first in A, B and C among the East-West pairs. Sally Taylor and Shirlie Vaughn were second in A, and Dorothy Neton and Lois Jones were third. Cathy and Mike Blumenfeld were second in B.
¢ Thomas Howe will serve as president of the Lawrence Sertoma Club for the 2005-06 year. Sertoma's primary service project is assisting people with speech, hearing and language disorders. The Lawrence club organizes a barbecue contest every May to raise funds for community efforts. Howe is a real estate consultant with Reece & Nichols Acres Realty LLC.