Clubs Senior Citizens Center

The sun shining and warmer temperatures put us in a great mood for the Wednesday card party at the Senior Citizens Center on Jan. 24.

Twenty people played bridge, eight pinochle and 18 pitch.

Bridge prizes went to: Marie Parke, high; Marlys Miller, second; Jim Prosser, third; and Virginia Stedronsky, low.

Coffee break refreshments were furnished by Marie Parke, Leona Kryger and Jim Prosser.

Come join us at 1 p.m. every Wednesday. No reservations are needed.

Senior Citizens Center

Monday, Jan. 29 16 people, four pitch, four pinochle and eight bridge players braved the snow for the afternoon card party.

The snow fell steadily as the bridge players played 28 hands with Marilyn Siecke, high and Shirley Riehle, second.

Drawings were Nola Tislau, door prize, Louie Fostvedt and Anna Lawrensen.

Coffee break refreshments were furnished by Norma Fallen, Rosie Johnson, Mearl Brewer, Doris Swanson, Doris Olson and Mary Maxwell.

Vermillion Garden Club

The Vermillion Garden Club met at From the Ground Up, Thursday evening, Jan. 18, beginning its 2001 monthly meetings.

Members and guests enjoyed a piano solo, Tip Toe Through the Tulips, before the business meeting. Arbor Day tree planting, May plant sale and community projects were discussed.

An interesting program was given by Julie on honey bees. Everything from purchasing equipment and bees to the production of honey and harvesting it for retail was learned.

Freshly baked bread in flower pots with honey highlighted the evening.

Clay County Elephant Club

The Clay County Elephant Club held its monthly meeting at the Silver Dollar at noon, Thursday, Jan. 25.

Midge Carlson, chairman, presided at the meeting. The main business was the election of officers for the year. The following were elected: Midge Carlson, chairman; Ryan Knutson, vice chairman; Marcene Tiahrt, secretary; and Ken Wurtz, treasurer. Elected to positions of state committeeman and committeewoman were Wilbur Tiahrt and Donna Schafer.

It was announced that the next meeting of the Republican state central committee will be Feb. 24 in Pierre. Other business included a discussion of fund-raising projects for the year.

Bill Willroth of the Clay County Commissioners presented the program. Willroth discussed the agenda of the county board for this year, including road and bridge projects. He explained the critical need for the Chestnut Street project to enable farmers and truckers to haul farm products to Vermillion. Without this project, much more traffic would have to come through the city causing congestion. He said that 700 vehicles a day use this street.

The completion of the new Missouri River bridge will contribute even more traffic. Willroth reviewed the progress being made on the Missouri River bridge. Even though the weather has slowed construction, he said that the bridge crew is confident it can meet the deadline for completion. He complimented the construction firm on its expertise and efforts to work under difficult conditions.

The meeting was adjourned at 1 p.m.

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