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Landing’s ‘Wurst’ Super Bowl bash

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By Rog Patterson

Understand the Bill Wurst’s IV Annual Super Bowl Party will be this Sunday for all those real and wannabe fans of either the Arizona Cardinals or Pittsburgh Steelers.

They’ll be watching the action glued to our big 5- by 8-ft. Lifestyle Center screen. If you haven’t gotten tickets by now, you’re probably out of luck.

Squelching a Rumor

It is not true that Harriet Showah has put snow tires on her Segway. She assures one and all that the all-weather tires are doing just fine, thank you.

MLCC makes changes

Our Marion Landing Computer Club has undertaken some club bylaws changes in an effort to better define the scope of activities and expand membership.

According to these bylaws, the club’s purpose is to “encourage development of members’ technical and functional skills in utilizing computers, applications, programs, and related devices for the benefit of the residents of Marion Landing.”

One material revision states, “Any resident of Marion Landing may become a member by completion of a membership card and maintaining a current e-mail address record.” That means membership dues are no longer required.

Merle Gaugler has been club secretary since he began recording meeting minutes in cuneiform on papyrus, while Art Dopler was elected treasurer about the time you could still buy a yellow box of Chiclets for a nickel. More recently, Jim Whitehead was apparently elected president-for-life and has since been aided and abetted by vice president Dave Wilberg.

President Whitehead e-mails his agendas to all members before monthly meetings, every second Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center.

Dance with your Valentine

Valentine’s Day Dance has been plugged by Sheldon Blumenthal at weekly Tuesday socials long enough to deserve a huge crowd. You don’t even have to dance, Sheldon says; just sit there on Feb. 14, with your Valentine and enjoy the Sugar Bear Band music.

Did You Know?

The first automobile license plate was issued by the state of New York in 1901. One of these was in the collection of license plates my uncle left to his son-in-law. It was hung from a vehicle’s rear axle by two leather straps.

Rog Patterson is a Marion Landing resident and Friendship Kiwanis Club member. Contact him with news for the column, he’s in the Landing phone directory.