Shelland spoke to a local television station, KRQE News 13, and discussed her ban from the game held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club where she had played for nearly 30 years. She was barred from entry two years ago after reports of erratic driving in the parking lot, which she denies.
"I enjoy playing bingo, what else is there to do?" Shelland said. "I was hurt, of course, you know, I was hurt and I'm still hurt, because I don't think it's right."
"I mean, we're retirees, we don't have nothing to do but go to the bingo.”
She approached the Attorney General's Office in hopes that she could regain entry but the attempt failed when she received a letter stating:
"While we sympathize with your desire to play bingo, we do not have any jurisdiction over this issue and are unable to force them to allow you on their premises.”