Clubs Clay County Democrats

The monthly meeting of the Clay County Democrats was held at noon July 14 at the Pro's restaurant.

RoAnn Redlin, Vermillion, professional lobbyist, was our guest speaker. Dr. Allen Johnson, co-chair of the Clay County Democrats introduced Redlin, who reviewed some of her activities as a professional lobbyist and listed the duties of her new appointment to a commission created by Governor Janklow to study and evaluate the South Dakota Criminal Code, Chapter 25, Section 10, which deals with domestic abuse and violence.

William Radigan, mayor, brought us up to date on the Newcastle Bridge progress and other building projects in Vermillion.

Maxine Johnson, Clay County Committeewoman for the Democratic party, reported on the Central Committee meeting which had been held in Sioux Falls on July 11. She summarized reports which had been given at that meeting, including an interesting report by Linda Lea Viken on the controversy between Citibank and the interpretation of the unclaimed property law; a calendar of events was presented. She also noted that the Democratic party has gone on-line in South Dakota and its web page can be accessed by using the address

Richard Barta gave a treasurer's report. Discussion of future fund-raising events was held and a yard sale was tentatively scheduled for this fall.

The selection of candidates for the next election was discussed and it is hoped to have our candidates selected by the end of 1999. Berwyn Svoboda, co-chair of the Clay County Democrats, encouraged the members to attend the upcoming Tri-State Dinner in Sioux City which will feature Vice President Gore and possible national candidate, Bill Bradley. Complete details will be available at the next meeting.

The Clay County Democrats will have a booth at the Clay County Fair.

The next meeting of the Clay County Democrats will be held Aug. 11 at the Pro's restaurant at noon.

Senior Citizens Center

The card party Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Center had 12 pitch, four pinochle, three skip-bo and 15 bridge players.

Bridge prize went to: Folmer Christensen, high; Marlys Miller, second; Ernie Miller, third; Eve Marshall, blind bogie; and Stella Anker, low.

Hosts for refreshments were Herb Christopherson, Bill Rasmussen and Ernie Miller.

Jolly Juniorettes 4-H Club

The Jolly Juniorettes 4-H Club meeting was called to order on July 13 by Allison Knutson.

Pledges were led by Korry Speakman and Ellissa Jordt. Our fair plans were discussed. Bring homemade pie to the food stand and we will work 7 to 11.

Our club will make a donation to Camp Lakodia for $20 for improvements. A $20 donation was also given to Eilene for brushes in her ceramic shop.

Ariel Begley gave a demonstration on "Well Built Stilts" and our club did a judging school led by Jenni Drapeaux Photography.

Lunch was served by Kayla Anglin and Ariel Begley and their moms.

The next meeting will be Sept. 14

Acting Reporter, Krystal Lynch

Country Gals 4-H Club

The Country Gals 4-H Club met July 20-21 at the Senior Citizens Center and then delivered Meals on Wheels.

On July 20, after delivering Meals on Wheels, a meeting was held at the 4-H Center. The flag pledges were led by Hannah Gerth. Roll call was answered by naming a favorite project to enter at Achievement Days. The secretary and treasurer's reports were given. 4-H Achievement Days' work schedule and other items were discussed. It was decided to have a garage sale on Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Aug. 21, 9-12 p.m. for Camp Lakodia and other 4-H projects. Bring items for domestic violence to the garage sale. The following members gave demonstrations and/or illustrated talks: Stacey Joy "Tortilla Snacks"; Colette Joy "Frozen Fruit Cups"; and Nina Joy "Do You Plan to Die Young?" Lunch was served by Colette and Stacey Joy.

Leslie Larson,


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