Clubs Senior Citizens Center

A bright autumn afternoon on Monday, Oct. 25 with lovely temperatures led 34 card players to the Senior Citizens Center.

Twelve played bridge, 10 pitch and 12 pinochle.

Bridge prizes were won by Midge Carlson, high; Jim Prosser, second and Marilyn Siecke, third.

Drawings went to Anna Lawrensen (door prize). Two dollar drawings went to Eleanor Offerdahl, Louise Scott, Nola Lawrensen, Leone Christopherson, Sig Nissen and Margaret Schmidt.

Refreshments were furnished by Carol Clodfelter, Phyllis Christol and Sarah Brown.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27 there were 55 card players at the Senior Citizens Center for an afternoon of social enjoyment, skill and luck and interest in card playing.

Twenty-one played pitch, eight pinochle, three skip-bo and 23 bridge.

Bridge winners were Shirley Riehle, high; Lois Erickson, second; Marie Parke, third; Luceal Liffengren, fourth; Howard Melstad and Leona Kryger tied for blind bogey and Isabelle Manning, low.

Refreshments were furnished by Louise Ecklund, Anna Lawrensen, Blanche Gregoire, and Florence Wagner.

Card playing is every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No reservations are needed. Join us.

Vermillion Rotary Club

The federal government's Upward Bound program was explained to Rotarians by Charles Luecke, assistant director for South Dakota, at the Rotary Club weekly noon meeting at the Silver Dollar on Tuesday.

Upward Bound works with high school students from low income families to help insure their educational success at the secondary level so that they become good candidates to succeed in post-secondary institutions. Normally students involved in the program become first generation members of their families to move beyond a high school diploma.

The program involves a summer school program for high school participants at The University of South Dakota and other campuses. Students attend classes, go on field trips, receive counseling and thus gain campus exposure to prepare them for their post-secondary experience. Luecke said his goals are to instill realization in the students that a high school diploma itself, however important, is not enough to either prepare for college or for today's society in general. Excellent attendance, correct choice of classes, active class presence and hard work are also crucial.

According to Luecke, recent studies have shown that an Upward Bound student is four times more likely to succeed in a post-secondary experience than a similar student who has not been part of the program. He said Upward Bound and Head Start, because of their recognized success, are the only two programs remaining from the 1960s Great Society plan of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Each week the Rotary Club hosts four Vermillion High School students so they can get acquainted with members and learn what Rotary does in the community and around the world. This week's student guests were Steve Giedosh, Jeremy Gobell, Jeremy Goeden and Carrie Hanson.

Sons of Norway Lodge

Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 met Oct. 19 at the Christ The King Lutheran Church in Yankton with Vice President Earl Reese presiding as president Marvis Tronvold continues to recuperate from heart surgery. Forty-four members and two guests, (Marvin and Gladys Pedersen) attended. Eighteen officers answered roll call.

A new membership application submitted by Shirley Christensen was accepted.

Vi Ranney is organizing a trip to Norway in 2000; if interested, contact her at 605-665-3596.

A lutefisk dinner sponsored by the Fedrelandest Lodge on Nov. 6 will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell 4-H Building.

The Fjordland Lodge at Brookings will host a lutefisk feed on Nov. 20.

Handmade Norwegian decorations will be constructed by some of the lodge's members to decorate a Christmas tree which will be displayed at the Yankton Mall in December.

Demonstrations of woodcarving, rosemaling and hardanger will be the entertainment at the November lodge meeting.

Scandinavian recipes are due by the November meeting.

Dick Oien donated a book, The Promise of America to the lodge library.

Nominees for offices for 2000 were announced.

Phyllis won the door prize given by Dean Nordby.

Entertainment included numerous lodge members sharing Norwegian articles and memories.

Lunch and fellowship followed with October birthdays being recognized.

The next meeting is Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

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