Clubs Coyote Cubs

The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met Sunday, Nov. 18 at the 4-H Center.

President Shelli Knutson called the meeting to order. The roll call topic was "Why I Like South Dakota." The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved.

We discussed the Recognition Event and the Community Service Award we won. We discussed the W.H. Over Museum Festival of Trees. It was decided we would decorate the 4-H tree on Wednesday, Nov. 28. We planned our 4-H Christmas party. It was decided we would bring mittens or caps to donate. We will also have a pizza party and a gift exchange.

Emily Renner did a demonstration on apple pie and we all had a sample of her pie.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Families and friends are invited.

Tony Hubert,


Jolly Juniorettes

The Jolly Juniorettes 4-H Club met on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the 4-H Center kitchen. President Ellen Kennedy called the meeting to order. We welcomed two visitors � Sarah Mayer and Tanna Hayes. Ariel Begley led the flag pledge and Tia Krier started the 4-H pledge. Roll call was taken with each member stating what they were thankful for. Theresa Dendinger gave the secretary's report and treasurer Sarah Anderson gave her report.

Old business was passing around thank yous we had received. For new business we discussed Recognition Event to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at the 4-H Center. Two families volunteered to bring cookies or bars. We decided for our December meeting to donate good used toys to the Head Start program.

After our business meeting four Clay-Union employees helped each of us make a ground fault interrupter. We all learned a lot because they all had a lot of patience.

Korry Speakman was host for the meeting.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. We will meet at the Vermillion Care Center at 6:30 p.m. for Christmas caroling and then go back to the 4-H Center for our Christmas party.

Korry Speakman,


Vermillion Rotary Club

Chad Lavin, women's basketball coach at USD, was the guest speaker at the Dec. 4 weekly meeting. A native of Clear Lake and a 1978 USD graduate, Lavin is in his third year of a second stint at the university, having handled the women's coaching duties here in 1982-1986 prior to 12 years at the University of Wyoming.

Lavin praised his current team, which has only one senior, for its eagerness to improve and for its high academic standing, the fourth best in NCAA Division II last year. The two wins this past weekend over strong division teams show that the team continues to improve on the basketball floor as well.

In response to a question, Lavin said that he considers his "hot" recruiting area to be South Dakota and Iowa. When he arrived in 1999, he said only one player was from that area, and he has tried to return to USD's traditional drawing area for women athletes, with reasonable success.

Lavin also said he agreed with the current doubleheader format in Division II basketball, with women playing the earlier game followed by the men. He would not agree that the order should be alternated or reversed.

This week's meeting also featured drawings for Rotary's annual raffle ticket fundraiser. Winners of the top three prizes were Tom McCue of Volin and Kate Stewart and Coen Klopper of Vermillion. Drawings were made by this week's contingent of Vermillion High School seniors � Dustin Jopling, Andrew Knutson and Megan Kruse. Other guests were Erik Nielsen and Heidi Peterson.

Next Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Rotary Club will hold its annual election of officers.

Senior Citizens Center

Due to the fact the reporters were out of town, the Wednesday, Nov. 21 card party will be reported now. There were only eight bridge players. Adeline Isaacson was high and Ernie Miller was second. The center furnished refreshments.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 the center had 18 pitch, four pinochle and 18 bridge players. Veronica Heimes was high scorer, followed by Marilyn Siecke, second; Adeline Isaacson, third; Robin Eisenmenger, blind bogie; and Jim Prosser, low.

Robin Eisenmenger, Meryl Reed, Reidella Engman and Deanie Christopherson furnished refreshments.

Men and women are welcome; no reservations are needed. Come join us.

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