AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94, which normally meets at 50 Elm St., will have an outing for the meeting on Monday, June 20. Members will meet at Kathy’s Diner in Mechanic Falls at 5:30 p.m. for a meal then travel to the Thorpe/Tucker cottage at 50 Megquier Hill Road, West Poland, for the remainder of the outing and meeting at 7 p.m. Anyone not sure of directions should call Esther Tucker at 998-5359.

Scrabble play

AUBURN – Eleven players attended the second Auburn Scrabble Club meeting on June 12. Three rounds were played, with some of the unrated players scoring more than 300 points in a game: Ariel Gill with 302, Carol Pike with 313, and Kathy Bidwell with 361. Gill and Esther Shapiro has a close game, 302-291.

Gill also had the highest-scoring bingo among the newcomers, a double-double bingo, meaning she played all of her tiles and hit two double word scores at once. Her word “spanning” made more than 90 points and made her the winner of a copy of a book, “Word Freak,” Stefan Fatsis’ best-selling account of life on the tournament Scrabble circuit.

Tournament player and Kennebunk club director Sean McKinney played seven bingos in the course of the evening, most notably “myopias” for 80 points, and the high-probability word “niobates” for 59. A tough game against seasoned tourney player Keith Hagel ended in a 400-399 score in favor of McKinney.

Next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Great Falls School. Players should park at the High Street entrance. For further information, contact director Sharon Hawkes at 344-0026, or [email protected]

July 4 cookout

LEWISTON – Hope Haven Gospel Mission will offer a Set Us Free 4th of July Celebration Cookout from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, July 4, at 209 Lincoln St. The meal will be available to the shut-ins as well. For delivery, call 783-6086.

Tables available

NEW GLOUCESTER – The Amvets Post 6 Auxiliary, Route 100, will hold its annual flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Tables are $10 each. To reserve a table, call Joyce Wortherspoon at 926-4693 or Pat Kiley at 926-4232. Cut-off date for reservations is July 16.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on June 13 were: first, Anna Vitiello and Randy Silver; second, Nancy Farmer and Dick Allen; third, Cynthia Bonsey and Janice Wolfe; fourth, Lucille Bilodeau and Roger Briggs; fifth, Claire Tewhey and Charles Bartlett; third in B, Betty and Doug Sise; second in C, Ann Johnson and Barbara Beegel

Games are played every Monday at 9: a.m., a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734 for more information.

Winners in New Gloucester on June 12 were: first/second tie, Anna Vitiello and Rosemarie Goodwin with Linda Leotsakos and Audrey Burns; third, Nick Karamessinis and John Joys; fourth, Merilyn Pollard and Patricia Schlegel; second in B, Betty and Doug Sise.

Games are played at 12:45 p.m. every Sunday and a partner is guaranteed. Call Les Buzzell at 783-4153 for more information.


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