Clubs Catholic Daughters of the Americas
An 80th anniversary celebration was held by the St. Agnes Court #687, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Oct. 23, at the Vermillion Senior Citizen Center.
State Regent Theresa Kocer, and Second Vice State Regent Cecilia Gibbons, Sioux Falls, were honored guests. Members from Beresford and Yankton were also present for the occasion.
A reception for new members was held with Linda Paulson and Pat Dusseau received into the order.
Several past court regents were presented and introduced by Court Regent Mary Bartels.
Doris Heine read the history of the court, 80 Glorious Years. The court was instituted Oct. 2, 1921, with Mathilda Geppert serving as the first regent of the court.
Several members were honored for their years of service: Isabell Manning, 65 years; Mildred Engle and Lorraine Rye, 60 years; Sarah Brown, Margaret Fullenkamp, Margaret Melby, 56 years; Margaret Connors and Fern Wirth, 55 years; Lois Ballard, Robin Eisenmenger, Delphine Millette, 53 years; Blanche Gregoire, 52 years; Mary Geffre Johnson, Mary Merrigan, Lela Seney, 51 years; Helene Johnson, Lois Johnson, 49 years; Rosalie Hubert, 46 years; Lillian Amundson, Mary Bartels, Stella Girard and Mary Manning, 45 years.
The evening concluded with visiting and reminiscing of former years. Joanne Tieman and her committee served a bountiful lunch.
Centerville Christian Women
Need gift ideas for that special grandchild, teacher, shut-in, or friend next door? Attend the Centerville Christian Women's brunch Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Pascale Memorial Hall, Centerville.
The "Painted Prairie" from Sioux Falls will be there to show how they create fun and unique gifts from piggy banks to hand-painted personalized crocks.
Guest speaker Janita Kube from Crofton, NE, will tell us how a persistent college friend challenged her to make Christ central in her life.
To make your reservations for the brunch and free nursery, call Wilhelmina Jorgenson at 326-5562, Ardis Johnson at 563-2829, or Lois Lounsbery at 763-5284 by Nov. 12.
Pasque Garden Club
The Pasque Garden Club and their guests, the Centerville Country Garden Club, enjoyed the afternoon of Oct. 18 touring the garden of Joyce Tlustos of Sioux Falls.
She was recently featured in the Argus Leader showing her various arrangements, topiaries, window framing and wreaths. She grows and dries all material used in her work. The colors are magnificent.
We ended our day in her spacious dining room where she served coffee and shared her knowledge of flower drying and how to use them.
Tlustos is a member of the Sioux Falls Garden Club.
Senior Citizens Center
Halloween was a lovely fall day with a perfect temperature and no great winds as in the past.
Card players Oct. 31 at the center were 18 pitch, four pinochle and 32 bridge.
Bridge prizes went to Marilyn Siecke, high; Adeline Isaacson, second; Monica Ballard, third; Glennis Stewart, fourth; Shirley Riehle, blind bogie; and Margaret Waltner, low.
Refreshments were furnished by Russell Heikes, Luceal Liffengren and Phyllis Christol.
The last Monday of the month card party at the Senior Citizens Center had six pitch, 10 pinochle and eight bridge players on Oct. 29.
Bridge winners were Shirley Riehle, high and Adeline Isaacson, second.
Door prize winner was Lola Christensen. Other drawing winners were Shirley Riehle, Norma Fallon and Ella Severson.
Coffee break server was Midge Carlson.