Life Looking Back for Aug. 16, 2013

Deal ‘em out for bridge

Card playing enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up with Blaine Mrs. Jaycees for the game of their choice —500 or bridge.

The bridge club, open to women or couples, will run from September through May, with afternoon or evening parties once a month. Proceeds from the dollar per person charge will be donated to the State Mrs. Jaycees projects. Prize monies will be awarded at a final party in May.

The 500 Club will meet once a month at a host house, and will consist of four couples playing at two tables. Cost of this is also one dollar per person per month.

– 40 years ago, Aug. 17, 1973

Minor status recommended for Anoka County-Blaine airport

Keeping Anoka County-Blaine Airport as a minor airport is the recommendation three Metropolitan Airports Commission hearing officers have made to the Metropolitan Council.

The plan appears to bring about solutions to come of the concerns of both opponents and proponents of the airport status.

Runways to be constructed will be limited in length to 4000 feet, but the existing runway of 4,800 feet will be left in place.

– 30 years ago, Aug. 19, 1983

St. Mary’s health clinic may open in Spring Lake Park

It’s a case of providing basic primary health care to people who are unable to receive it.

That’s the goal of St.  Mary’s Health Clinics, part of Lifecare Ministries, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph.

There are now seven neighborhood clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and if all goes well, the eighth clinic would be located at Emmanuel Christian Center in Spring Lake Park.

– 20 years ago, Aug. 20, 1993

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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