Clubs

Clubs Senior Citizens Center

On Wednesday, June 21, 37 card players � 10 pitch, four pinochle, three Skip-Bo and 20 bridge � enjoyed the afternoon card party.

Bridge winners were: Monica Ballard, high; Isabel Manning, second; Marlys Miller, third; Maurice Erickson, blind bogie and Barb Ernst, low.

Refreshments were served by three women having ages from 87 to 92 � with birthdays in June and July: Millie Engle, 87, � June 21; Eve Marshall, 92 � June 20; and Isabel Manning, 91 � July 1. They served a large birthday cake and enjoyed the a happy birthday song and good wishes.

We regret we'll never have a chance to play bridge with Folmer Christensen � 91 years � he will be missed!

The last Monday of the month card party had 29 players present June 26.

Card games played were pitch, pinochle and bridge.

Bridge winners were: Jerome Liffengren, high; Meryl Reed, second; Marilyn Siecke, third; and Lois Erickson, low.

Drawings were: door prize � Merle Christensen. Other winners were Jim Prosser, Leona Kryger, Eleanor Offerdahl, and Leone Christopherson.

Refreshments were furnished by Shirley Raab.

Vermillion Rotary Club

Randy Houska called the June 20 meeting to order for our regular luncheon at the Silver Dollar. Since this was Randy's last meeting as president, one of our, as usual, well-sung songs was dedicated to him, jolly good fellow that he is.

Our guests included Adam Clifford, Sylvester Clifford's grandson, Scott Larson, captain of the USD football team, who crushes hands as a sideline, and our guest speaker, John Paulson, new head administrator of the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Paulson explained to us some of the current activities and programs of our local health care center. He stressed the comprehensive range of services now offered in Vermillion, from regular hospital services to nursing home facilities as well as the "congregate housing" facility recently added. Though with the rather recent completion of major building no new building projects are planned, an expansion of services with the modernized facilities is anticipated. Three new doctors will soon be joining the system and a new potential patient pool from across the river may materialize once the bridge is built. The strong relationship between our local hospital and various USD medical training programs (physical therapy, occupational therapy as well as the medical school) bodes well, he thinks, for the future.

No meeting was planned for June 27 to be replaced, instead, by our summer social.

Clay County Historical Society

The Clay County Historical Society's Annual Ice Cream Social held on the evening of June 21 was a success due in part to the delicious homemade desserts contributed by numerous volunteer bakers, the reliable labor for set-up provided by Boy Scout Troop 66, and the live piano music played by Matthew Williams. The beautiful weather which enhanced the outdoor social conspired to create a lovely event for all. Folks not seen for some time were present.

Many guests toured the house. A trip to the cupola topped things off especially effectively for the children. Thank you to all guests and volunteers for their participation and attendance. The funds raised will continue to help maintain the Austin Whittemore House.

The Clay County Historical Society meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. The month of July will provide a respite from regular meetings with only the board meeting in this month. Regular meetings will resume in August. New members are invited to join and guests are always welcome. Call Cleo Erickson at 624-8266.

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