Clubs Clay County Go-Getters

The Clay County Go-Getters met on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H building. We decided to make a quilt square for the Clay County Aids Quilt. We held elections. DeNell Dykstra was elected president, Taylor Clark is vice president, Katie Miskimins is treasurer, Kelly Miskimins is secretary and reporter, and Krystal Clark and Bobby Dykstra are photographers.

After elections we planned out all of our projects for the future meetings. For a project we made a flag by cutting out a tracing of our hands. We wrote our names, our club name and a community service project on our tracings.

Respectfully submitted,

Kelly Miskimins, reporter

Vermillion Rotary Club

President Missy Mayfield called us to order for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Guests Oct. 30 were Betty Smith, soon to be a member, some other assorted Rotarians from outlying clubs, and three visiting Vermillion High School students, namely, Zach Devries, Carey Engstrom and Audrey Foltz. Bob Grossman mentioned that we are short one host family for our Rotary Exchange student, Caio Veyego, who would bring you up to speed both in Portuguese and on the soccer field.

Ted Muenster announced that the Rotary clubs in South Dakota, Northwest Iowa, and Southwest Minnesota are currently seeking applicants for a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team to visit Peru for the month of April this next year. This exchange program provides participants with an expense paid four-week stay in Peru where they will be introduced to the host country's institutions and way of life through numerous Rotary contacts. Applicants must be business or professional persons currently employed, 25-40 years old � too bad, that � future pillars-of-the-community types, perhaps, who can best use this kind of rich international experience. For more information call Amy Pedersen (605) 697-5277 or (605) 696-2423.

Jill LeCates, Vermillion Chamber of Commerce director, gave us some early information about the bridge between Newcastle and Vermillion soon to be opened. You can apparently cross it any time after Thursday, Nov. 1, so you're already too late to be the first. But you can still go to the official opening ceremony schedule for Saturday, Nov. 10. Gov. Janklow cannot make it down because of another obligation, but his delegate will be here to give a suitable speech and South Dakota's official ambassador, who is apparently someone dressed up as a giant pheasant, will also work the crowd. "Mr. Ringneck" is reported to be mute, but he/she does shake hands and otherwise carry on. Perhaps Charlie Coyote will drop down to chase him around. All-in-all, it sounds like a fair trade.

John Paulson, president of the Vermillion Development Compan Board of Directorsy, joined us to speak about some of the changes that might come about after we have been joined to the mainland of northern Nebraska. Five working groups are being set up to look at new possibilities for job development, recreational opportunities, housing, etc. after we have become a well-rounded, 360-degree community. People who would like to participate should call the VDC.

Senior Citizens Center

A blustery fall day with high winds found 38 card players at the Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24. There were 16 bridge, four pinochle and 18 pitch players.

Ernie Miller won high; Marlys Miller, second; Clois Smith, third; Barb Ernst, blind bogey; and Deanie Christopherson, low in the afternoon of bridge playing.

Fran Mollet, Peg Mollet, Marge Rasmussen and Leone Christopherson furnished for the coffee break.

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

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