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Couple didn't let club members get lost in the shuffle

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Photo by Nita Whaley
Over the years, Richard (left) and Marvil Dickason have built bridges to new bridge club members.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Monday and Friday afternoons at the Ojai United Methodist Church are a rollicking affair. Members of the Ojai and Oak View Bridge Clubs come ready for a three-hour card-playing session. 
Many attribute the groups’ dedicated membership to one Ojai couple: Marvil and Richard Dickason.
Marvil and Richard met at an Ojai bridge club gathering in 1990 and married in 1996. They remained dedicated to their biweekly games until they could no longer play.
“I started playing bridge in 1973, and I’d still be playing and teaching today if I could see the cards,” said Marvil.

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