Clubs Vermillion VFW Auxiliary

The Vermillion VFW Auxiliary #3061 sponsored a poster contest on the theme "My Flag and Country" for grades K thru 3.

An essay contest for grades 4, 5, and 6 was on the theme "Our Flag. What does it mean to you?"

The Americanism chairman Dorothy Lane reports the following winners of the posters and essay contest will now be entered in The State Contes for judging:

Kindergarden � Ethen James, son of Kari and Brad James of Vermillion.

First Grade � Mariah Larson, daughter of Lauri and Eric Larson of Meckling, Wakonda School.

Second Grade � Christine Epping, daughter of Lori Epping of Vermillion.

Third Grade � Dylan Halvorsen, son of Daisy and Keith Halvorsen of Wakonda School.

Fourth Grade � Sarah Nygaard, daughter of Teresa and David Nygaard of Vermillion.

Fifth Grade � Cassie Schaffer, daughter of Jill and Rodney Schaffer of Vermillion.

Sixth Grade � Sarah Hansen, daughter of Jean and Brad Hansen of Vermillion.

Senior Citizens Center

After the snow storm and the snow is about gone on the flat areas, 21 pitch, four pinochle and 15 bridge players gathered at the Senior Citizens Center Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Bridge prizes went to Barb Kronaizl, high; Sarah Brown, second; Jim Prosser, third; Louise Scott, blind bogey; and Marie Parke, low.

Bill Rasmussen furnished cake and ice cream � it was his birthday.

Centerville Christian Women's Club

The Centerville Christian Women's club invites everyone to a night out of great entertainment and fun on March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Pascale Hall.

There will be a catered evening meal followed with music by Vernon Andersen of Centerville.

This year Centerville businessman Gary Jobe and Roger Lang from Beresford will exhibit their home-made radio controlled airplanes. They enjoy flying these all year long in good weather.

Gary Karel, a pharmacist at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, will be the evening's keynote speaker. Karel is an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting and the great outdoors.

Make reservations by sending payment to: Loreen Knudson, 840 North St., Centerville, SD 57014, or call 563-2575 by Feb. 25. The cost is $8.50 per person.

Vermillion Rotary Club

Rotarian Mike Chaney's program Tuesday refreshed fellow members on the importance of the international Rotary Foundation as a crucial link in the club's motto of "Service Above Self."

Supported by over a million Rotary members worldwide, the Rotary Foundation channels millions of dollars annually into the humanitarian and educational programs for which the organization has gained a large part of its international reputation. Rotary, for example, has been the main bankroller of the movement to abolish the dreaded disease polio in the world, a goal that is very close to fruition.

Thousands of current and former students recognize Rotary clubs for their extensive program of scholarships and international youth exchanges. The Vermillion club and Vermillion High School are currently hosting Caio Vayego, an exchange student from Brazil. Just recently Jessica Leffers, a sophomore at the high school, was notified of her acceptance as a Rotary exchange student, probably to Brazil. Jessica was a guest of the club at this Tuesday's meeting.

Chaney and local president Missy Mayfield both expressed their hope that Vermillion Rotary will boost its support of the foundation, both individually and as a group. Mayfield emphasized that 60 percent of what is contributed from each Rotary district is returned to that district for local and area humanitarian programs.

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