Clubs Centerville Christian Women's Club

The Centerville Christian Women's Club invites the women of the area to a brunch on March 10 at 9 a.m. in the Pascale Memorial Hall. Linda Klostergaard will be sharing "Timeless Treasures" featuring Victorian Frames. Music will be "Echoes from The Past" sung by Marilyn Lauritzen.

A "Collection of Wisdom" will be brought by Bev Paschke of Redfield. She will be telling us about an account you can count on. To make your reservations for the brunch and free nursery please call: Lorraine at 563-2320 by Monday, March 8.

Senior Citizens Center

The Senior Citizens Center entertained 45 card players Wednesday, Feb. 24.

There were 17 pitch, eight pinochle, and 20 bridge players.

Bridge winners were Sarah Brown, high; Earnie Miller, second; Barb Kronaizl, third; blind bogie, Marie Park; and Folmer Christensen, low.

Refreshments were served by Louella Matson, Monica Ballard, Veronica Heimes, Irene Rabusch and Wilma Bugbee.

Everyone is welcome. Entertainment begins at 1 p.m.

Local Sertoma Club honors local citizens

The Local Sertoma Club held its annual awards banquet in February.

Louie Fostvedt received the Service to Man Kind Award for his tireless service to the needs of those not only in the Vermillion area but also in other countries. Scott Munger, club member who nominated Fostvedt for the award, shared some of the many acts of kindness Louie performs. Not only is he an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, but also has spent weeks working on projects in third world countries including Mexico and Guatemala.

Munger said that Louie's wonderful, benevolent spirit is felt by so many as he labors in love to better the lives of those around him. He recently spearheaded the project that led to the remodeling of a home to make it more accessible to one who had been tragically hurt in an automobile accident.

In addition to the Service to Man Kind Award, John Mueller, current president of the local Sertoma Club, received the Sertoman of the Year award for his outstanding leadership and involvement. Munger also received a special Appreciation Award for his contributions to the club and our community.

Sons of Norway

The Lillehammer Lodge met at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Yankton Feb. 16. President Marvis Tronvold opened the meeting by stressing the purpose of our organization: to promote our Norwegian heritage, culture and fellowship in the lodge and community.

The opening ceremony consisted of the pledge to the American and Norwegian flags and singing the respective anthems. Twenty-one officers answered the roll call. Forty members and one guest were present. The secretary's minutes were approved as read. The treasurer's report identified a balance of $1,611.51.

Twila Anderson read a letter from Norway requesting possible information about some people that may have settled in our area many years ago.

President Tronvold presented information and brochures of various tours to Norway. L.J. Custom Tours of Springfield will have a tour to the Hostfest in Minot, ND on Oct. 14-17.

Herbert and Phynus Thompson thanked everyone for the many cards he received for their 60th wedding anniversary.

Dick Lowe reported that the Jaycee service club will provide Christmas trees which we can decorate and place in the Yankton Mall next Christmas season. We then would have the option to buy the tree for $25 and donate it to some needy family.

Members discussed a future bake sale for a fund raiser. The matter was tabled until the April meeting.

Three Norwegian Opdalslaget Yearbooks (1925, 1929, 1930) have been translated to English. The lodge will purchase these for our library. An ongoing list of available books will be listed in the newsletter.

Lloyd Anderson stated that he has cancelled stamps to share with any one interested before he sends them on to the Tubfrim Foundation in Norway.

Guest Marion Kryger was introduced. He gave an interesting account of his family background and the Ulvog family. They have the Ulvog name recorded at the Leif Erikson Memorial at Trondheim, Norway. He also provided a leaflet for anyone who also may be interested in having their family name inscribed at the memorial. Marion had the opportunity to see the memorial on a recent trip to Norway.

Beverly Lowe presented a slide program about the Cultural Skills Program. It was presented in a humorous fashion, making it most enjoyable.

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