Clubs Coyote Cubs

The Coyote Cubs 4-H Club met Sunday, Sept. 16 at the 4-H Center.

President Shelly Knutson called the meeting to order. The flag pledges were led by Casey Carlson. The roll call topic was "What is your favorite board game?" The secretary and treasurer's report were read and approved.

Amanda Aga gave her report on community service projects. We discussed the food pantry birthday gift bags and decided that each member will provide the supplies to do one bag. Each member should bring supplies to the next meeting and bags will be put together.

We planned the 2001-2002 4-H year and signed up for demonstrations and hosting.

We elected officers for the new year: President Shelly Knutson, Vice President Casey Carlson, Secretary Laura Aga, Treasurer Kyle Huber, Reporter Tony Hubert and Community Service Amanda Aga.

We made plans to promote 4-H during National 4-H Week. Amanda and Jeanette will let us know if more help is needed.

Laura Aga did illustrated talks on "When is a Cow more than a Cow?" and "Getting your calf ready for the ring," and Amanda Aga did illustrated talks on "Smooth Sanding" and "Super Safety."

Hosts were Kyle and Tony Hubert.

Our next meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 21 at the 4-H Center.

Casey Carlson,


Vermillion Lions Club

The Vermillion Lions Club held a dinner meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the VFW that was presided over by Lion Bijay Naik. He read a moving letter from Doug Manley thanking the club for the bouquet that was sent in remembrance of his father, Lion Cliff Manley. Lion Del Colwell introduced his brother, Terry, as a guest. It was announced that the board of directors had approved $250 to help the Dakota Days Committee host lunches for the marching bands at USD.

Lion Jacquelin Dunn sent around a sign-up sheet to allow club members to be notified and reply to e-mail concerning the club's meetings. She also introduced the program speaker, Scott Bruning, assistant football coach at USD.

Bruning talked about the training regimen that the players undertook and their dedication to the team. Some of the more unusual training exercises on the field involved flipping big tractor tires and hauling sandbags. About the only times that action stopped on the field were when a semi went by on the highway and blew its horn at the team.

"The guys that have been getting up at 5 a.m. for four or five years show what Coyote pride is all about," he said. Bruning also pointed out that the practice of red shirting incoming players followed the philosophy "age and cunning is better than youth and energy."

The next dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the VFW with a program on the Newcastle-Vermillion Bridge. The Lions Club Pancake Days are scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18.

Senior Citizens Center

The Sept. 19 card party at the Senior Citizens Center had 16 pitch, four pinochle and 13 bridge players who all were pleased to have cooler weather. They agreed the year has gone swiftly and fall seems early! Time does go by quickly.

Bridge winners were Maurice Erickson, high; Leona Kryger, second; Barb Ernst, blind bogie; and Russ Heikes, low.

Servers were Julia Cleland, Phyllis Prusa and Maxine Millette.

Men and women are welcome � no reservations are needed; come at 1 p.m.

On Sept. 26, 24 card players gathered at the Senior Citizens Center for the last Monday of the month card party. Ten played pinochle, two pitch and 12 bridge.

Bridge winners were Leona Kryger, high; Shirley Riehle, second; and Margaret Waltner, third.

Door prize went to Adeline Isaacson and other drawings went to Agnes Sealey, Erna Frahm and Nola Tislau.

Coffee break refreshments were furnished by Leona Kryger and Barb Kronaizl.

Theta Omega of ESA

Theta Omega met at the home of Shelly Koller on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The educational activity included shared thoughts, e-mails and emotions on the World Trade Center tragedy. The entire group joined in and found it was difficult to put into words.

Philanthropic Beth Hansen encouraged everyone to continue bringing food pantry items to monthly meetings.

Dates have been reserved for the giving tree project in December.

Rush was tabled until the October meeting. Ideas were given for the Lewis and Clark Expedition Event.

Fall Council is Sunday, Oct. 7 in Mitchell. As many as possible will attend.

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