Clubs Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Court St. Agnes #687 held its February business meeting at 7 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library.

Barbara Swartz was our guest speaker and gave a talk about our state project whish is "Domestic Violence and Abuse." Barbara, a guidance counselor, is employed by the Vermillion School District. Members brought paper products and toiletries and prepared comfy bags to be used at the Domestic Abuse Shelter.

Catherine Danielson called the meeting to order. Communications and the minutes were read and approved. Rosalie Hubert read the treasurer's report and Dorothy Dahlman, our financial secretary, asked for help in collecting members' dues.

Barbara Kronaizl helped with meals on wheels the month of January and also reported on the road to recovery patient. The Catholic Daughters were in charge of working Tuesdays at the Civic Council the month of February. February's lunch committee will entertain the nursing home with bingo Feb. 26.

Our annual style show will be held March 26 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes auditorium. Tickets will be $6. Members will model the spring clothing from Stage.

The Mardi Gras Dance will be held April 17 at 8:30 p.m. at St. Agnes auditorium. Tickets will be $7.

The education contest for essay poetry and art was due March 1. It will be judged and awards will be given at the May breakfast.

Mary Geffre Johnson made a motion and Leota Conroy seconded it to give a donation to the Summer Reading Program at the Vermillion Public Library.

Our next meeting will be held March 23 at St. Agnes Catholic School at 7 p.m. Students will speak on their youth trip to Costa Rica.

Senior Citizens Center

Fifty-two card players enjoyed playing at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, March 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

There were 20 pitch players, eight pinochle players and 24 bridge players.

Bridge prizes were won by Lola Christensen, high; Luceal Liffengren, second; Betty Lynn, third; Deanie Christopherson, fourth; Virginia Stedronsky, blind bogie; and Stella Anker, low.

Refreshments were furnished by Ruedella Engman, Deanie Christopherson, Robin Eisenminger and Fern Wirth.

Men and women are welcome; join us.

Vermillion Emeritus

Dr. Judy Sebesta presented computer generated "slides" of her tour of the Egyptian pyramids. Her background knowledge of the symbolic meaning of sculptures, etc., made the presentation especially interesting � as did the revelation that her tour group was very small because of prior terrorist activity.

Dr. Clifford reported that Tom Resoner, USD architect, has projected that the memorial arch honoring Raphael Block should be under construction later this month, and be completed by May 1 weather permitting.

Dr. Norma Wilson, USD department of English, will present a program on one room schools for our April meeting.

Sylvester Clifford and Ray DeVilbiss, co-chairs

Vermillion Lions Club

Nine new members were introduced into the Vermillion Lions Club on Thursday, March 4 at the regular meeting held in the VFW club room. The initiation ceremony was conducted by Lion Don Mitchell for the largest group to come into the club in many years. New members are: Scott Schempp, Gloria Christopherson, Allen Johnson, Dave Stockland, Harlan (Shorty) Hanson, Bill Dambowy, Bob Macy, Charles Cranston and Brendan Richards.

Dick Oppedahl was recognized for 30 years of membership in the Vermillion Lions Club. Lion President Rusch commended the Lions members who had helped serve pancakes at the recent Clay-Union REA breakfast.

Head Football Coach John Austin presented the program. Austin, a Watertown native, was named to his position after serving on the football coaching staff at the University of Iowa. His philosophy is to recruit student-athletes who have a high priority for academics. His personal goal is to help these young people to become better people. Since coming back to USD, he has traveled over 17,000 recruiting miles.

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