Clubs The Country Gals 4-H Club

The Country Gals 4-H Club met April 29 at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Center. We made 20 baskets for the Senior Citizens banquet to be held in May. Lunch was served by Michelle Rydell.

Leslie Larson,


Centerville Christian Women's Club

The Centerville Christian Women's Club will be meeting at Pascale Memorial Hall on Wednesday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. The Centerville senior girls will be guests and will be helping with the program. They will be modeling their prom dresses for a special feature and some of them will be providing music for the morning. All mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends are invited to help them celebrate the end of their high school days. The speaker for the morning will be Ann McVicar of Holdridge, NE. She will be encouraging her audience to "Bloom Where You Are Planted." Make reservations for the brunch and free nursery by calling Lorraine by Monday, May 10.

Senior Citizens Center

On Monday, April 26, card players enjoyed the afternoon at the Senior Citizens Center. Twelve played pitch, 12 played pinochle, two played skip-bo and eight played bridge.

Bridge prizes went to Eve Marshall, high, Jim Prosser, second and Midge Carlson, low.

Refreshments were furnished by Dorothy Dahlman, Louise Ecklund and Sig Nissen.

The door prize winner was Marilyn Siecke. Other drawings went to Midge Carlson, Louie Fostvedt, Francis Mollet and Garnette Perry.

Senior Citizens Center

Fifty-six card players, including four pinochle players, 24 pitch players, four skip-bo players and 24 bridge players competed from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, Wednesday, April 28.

Bridge winners were Luceal Liffengren, high, Robin Eisenmenger, second, Adeline Isaacson, third, Maurice Erickson, fourth, Meryl Reed, blind bogie and Norma Melstad, low.

Refreshments were served at 3 p.m. They were furnished by Erna Carlson, Florence Wagner, Blanche Gregoire and Louie Fostvedt. Men and women are welcome; no reservation needed.

Vermillion Rotary

At Tuesday noon, local Rotarians heard USD School of Education professor Dr. Bruce Milne highlight two subject areas that have loomed large in his life.

Dr. Milne read selections from his book, Angels, Cripples and Culprits, in which he offers glimpses in both poetry and prose of his childhood experiences in a Montana hospital for what were then termed, "crippled children." He said he wanted members of the local Rotary Club to know that a group of Montana Rotarians helped start a camp for handicapped children near Red Lodge during his formative years that now give him both rich memories and an appreciation for Rotary International.

Dr. Milne then announced the 16th annual South Dakota Governor's Camp for gifted students, which will be held at The University of South Dakota July 25-29. He said over 3,000 students of middle and high school ages from around the state have participated in the Governor's Camp experiences since he helped start the program during the 1980s. He said he thought the summer experience may be more important for kids now than ever, because programs for gifted students are no longer mandated by the state of South Dakota.

Guests of the Rotary Club Tuesday were Cleland Cook, Eldon Nygaard and Michele Jurgens from the community and Eric Schaner, Becky Steen and Cicily Wolfname from the senior class at Vermillion High School.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Agnes #687 met at 7 p.m. at the Shrine to Music Museum. Education winners are:

* Art Division I – Michael Preszler, first, Amy Mart second and Molly Green and Caledonia Gerth tied for third;

* Poster – Emily Houska, first, Ariel Begley, second and Brian Lee, third;

* Poetry – Ariel Hofman, first, Hanna Pommersheim, second and Chelsea Gauer, third;

* Essay – Meagan O' Connor, first.

A tour of the Museum was conducted. Catherine Danielson called the meeting to order and members prayed for everyone affected by the Littleton, CO tragedy. The minutes were read and approved. Rosalie Hubert read the treasurer's report.

Catherine read a report from our national regent, Eunice Riles, that the National Board will meet Feb. 26 – 27 in Houston, TX. She includes resolutions that were submitted by the Legislative committee that were approved and also legislative agenda on pro-life that is likely to be addressed by the new congress. The Legislative Committee will keep us informed.

Mary Geffre Johnson told of her five-day experience to help build the Habitat for Humanity, House in Baton Rouge, LA. Another house will be built in New Jersey.

The Mardi Gras committee will conduct the May 22 bingo at the Sioux Valley Campus Nursing Home. We will need volunteers for the dates of June 26, July 24 and Aug. 28.

On Saturday, May 15, there will be a Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elk Point with Father John Rasmussen as celebrant.

Members will proceed to the dining hall for breakfast and a meeting. Scholarship winners and the Catholic mother and daughter of the year will be announced.

A 5:15 a.m. Mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church May 25. The living rosary and the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will follow Mass. Appreciation will be extended to our court chaplain, Father Don Imming, with a dinner at the Silver Dollar.

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