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Clubs Coyote Cubs 4-H Club

The Coyote Cubs 4-H Club met Sunday, Oct. 15 at the 4-H Center. President Shelly Knutson called the meeting to order. The roll call topic was "Were Either of Your Parents in 4-H?" The secretary's report was read and approved.

We were reminded to turn in our enrollment forms and late record books.

For new business we discussed 4-H Discovery Night on Oct. 17 and the Recognition Event on Nov. 19. We also decided to have our monthly meetings on Sunday evenings at the 4-H Center.

As a club we decided to work on promoting 4-H throughout the year. Oct. 1-7 was National 4-H Week. We put out 4-H yard signs. Please remember to "bring a friend to 4-H for the November meeting.

Demonstrations were given by Tabitha Hubert on "Preserving Petals" and Tony Hubert on "Mini Scarecrows."

Hostesses were Amanda and Laura Aga.

Our next meeting will be Sunday, Nov. 19 at the 4-H Center.

Casey Carlson

Reporter

Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma

Eta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met in October at the Coyote Student Center for a Ceremony of Remembrance for Mary Cisar and Lydia Bartling, members who passed away this year.

The ceremony was performed by Mary Geffre Johnson, assisted by Brenda Martens, state president, Gerry Van Bruggen, Florence Hoffman, JoAnn Stockland and Mildred Herren. The ceremony closed with Donna Schafer singing the Lord's Prayer.

A video was shown to the group on the state of Idaho to encourage members to attend the Northwest Regional Conference in Boise, ID, July 25-28, 2001.

Dr. Maurine Richardson was installed as chapter president by Brenda Martens, state president.

The World Fellowship committee, consisting of Margaret Melby, Florence Hoffman and Eleanor Offerdahl, presented each member with an "apple" if they made a contribution to the project.

American Education Week will be observed by Eta Chapter with activities observed in the different schools. The retired teachers will present a treat to each teacher during the week.

Members enjoyed a delicious meal served by the Coyote Student Center. Visiting and fellowship followed the meeting.

The Christmas meeting will be held at the Austin-Whittemore House Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction and gift exchange. Members are asked to bring a canned food item for a needy family. July Aiello will be in charge of the musical program.

Vermillion Rotary Club

Rotarians heard a presentation on innovative treatments for pain from Dr. William Cohen of the Northern Plains Pain Relief Institute in Yankton at their weekly meeting Tuesday noon at the Silver Dollar.

Dr. Cohen, a board certified medical doctor in pain management, is particularly known for advanced pulsed radio frequency techniques. While not a permanent cure, this procedure often leads to relief within minutes and frequently brings about high quality, long-term pain abatement for six months to two years. Once successful, it can be repeated.

Pulsed radio frequency involves interrupting pain signals that are transmitted through specific nerves by inserting an electrode through a specially insulated needle, sending a very high radio frequency current. The electrode directs the current to the selected nerve and changes specific pain signals to raise the pain threshold level. Experience has been that about 75 percent of patients undergoing the procedure experience acceptable improvement.

The treatment is FDA-approved and is used internationally. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton was one of the first US hospitals to have the digital mobile imaging system used in the pulsed radio frequency procedure.

Rotary guests this week were Eva Graversen and Jean Marshall. Members were apprised of plans for the club to be involved in the Adopt-A-Family program and the Parade of Trees at the W.H. Over Museum.

Senior Citizens Center

There were 16 pitch players at the Senior Citizens Center, Wednesday, Nov. 8. In one game Margaret Melby "shot the moon," that requires one person to take every trick, which is rare!

Of the 20 bridge players, Ernie Miller was high; Lola Christensen, second, Maurice Erickson, third, Marie Parke, blind bogey and Isabel Manning, low.

Coffee break snacks were furnished by Margaret Bierle, Lois Ballard and Rosalie Hubert.

St. Agnes Court #687, Catholic Daughters

St. Agnes Court #687, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, met in October for a Mass and reception of new members.

Regent Mary Bartels welcomed the new member Marilyn Burcham. Reinstatements are Marylyn Harnois and Jane Kugler. Rosemarie Huse is a transfer.

The Past Regents made white ribbons for a campaign against pornography. Members passed out white ribbons on the weekend Masses, and were asked to proudly wear them for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 5.

The St. Agnes School carpet fund is growing and members are asked to support the project with a monetary donation. The family of Lucy Remiel gave a generous donation in memory of their mother.

The Catholic Daughters will once again support the decorating of a Christmas tree at the state capitol at Pierre. The trees will be on display from Nov. 21 until Dec. 26. The court will also decorate a tree at the W.H. Over Museum for the holidays.

Members were asked to attend the "Wedding of Cana" at which time wedding vows will be renewed.

District Deputy Mary Johnson, Yankton, was a guest for the evening. She informed the membership of the Circle of Love program instituted by the Order.

The next meeting will be a memorial Mass held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elk Point, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 28. Rita Ahman is in charge of the music and Phyllis Limoges the serving committee.

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