Lincoln news for Feb. 21
LINCOLN — There will be another round of Military Whist on Friday, March 1, at 6:45 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Whist is a fun and easy card game for the whole family. Not sure how to play? Card tables are set up with four players at each table. Each table constitutes a team or “fort.” Each round consists of two players from each fort traveling to another fort and playing that fort’s remaining two players. The object is to win a majority of the 13 tricks in a hand and to score points.
The dealer deals 13 cards to each player, starting with the player to the dealer’s left and continuing clockwise. The suit of Hearts is always wild or “trump.” Players follow suit if possible. If they can’t follow suit, they may play any card, including trump. The highest card of the suit led wins the trick unless a trump is played, in which case the highest trump wins. The winner of each trick leads the next turn. The first team to score seven tricks, wins a flag for that round. The fort with the most flags at the end of the night wins!
The annual town reports have been mailed. If you didn’t get one, there are a few extras at the town office. Town Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. upstairs at Burnham Hall. Please remember to bring your report with you. If you need to reserve childcare for during the meeting, please call ahead so they can plan on enough help for that.
Election Day is Tuesday, March 5. Polls will be open at the town office from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots are now available for early voting. Contact the town clerk’s office at 453-2980, [email protected], or stop by the office during regular hours to request a ballot. Please request absentee ballots right away, so there is enough time for mailing and having them returned. Be sure to let them know the address to which ballots should be mailed. If you have any questions about voting, please contact Town Clerk Sally Ober.
Soups, sweets and savory treats will be on sale during voting hours at the town office. Buy a bowl of soup to-go or enjoy a post-voting treat. Sign up at the library if you are interested in baking for the sale. Donations can be dropped off at the library on Monday, March 4, or at the town office on the day of the sale. All donations will benefit the Lincoln Library.
Until next time… When Life Comes At You, Come Back Twice As Hard. Enjoy The Journey. If You Want To Be Happy, Be.
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