Clubs Clay County Cubs 4-H

The Clay County Cubs 4-H club met on Jan. 12. The meeting was held at Craig and Leslie Nelson's home. Eighteen members were present.

A business meeting was held, and there were no demonstrations. Snacks were served following the meeting. The next meeting was scheduled for Feb. 9 at the home of Jeff and Kay Hansen.

USD Emeritus Club

The USD Emeritus Club met at noon on Feb. 6 at the Silver Dollar Restaurant. The featured speaker was Phil Vik, retired professor from the School of Education. Dr. Vik showed a video and spoke about his visit to Berlin, Germany during the time the Berlin Wall was torn down. The video he showed featured music of Beethoven conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

He shared some of his impressions of Berlin at that time and displayed pictures and some items he had purchased in Germany. Only one small figurine had been purchased in West Berlin. Many present had also travelled to Germany in recent years an were delighted to share experiences and memories with each other.

The next meeting of the Emeritus group will take place on March 6 at noon. The guest speaker will be Wesley Parke, retired chairman of the department of anatomy, USD School of Medicine. The Shakespeare Garden progress report will be given by Wayne Knutson.

Coyote Cubs 4-H

The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met Sunday, Feb. 17, at the 4-H Center.

President Shelli Knutson called the meeting to order. The roll call topic was "A Good Book I Have Read." The secretary and treasurer's reports were read and approved.

We discussed fruit sales and the proposed changes at the state fair. The summer camp dates were reviewed. We discussed ideas for a club project.

Shelli Knutson did a demonstration on "Selecting Your First Rabbit;" Laura and Amanda Aga on "The American Flag;" and Andrea Lias on "Candle Centerpieces".

Host was Shelli Knutson.

Our next meeting will be on March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Tony Hubert


Vermillion Garden Club

Vermillion Garden Club members met Thursday evening, Feb. 21 at the Vermillion Public Library. After a short business meeting members enjoyed making Garden signs of snipped and split green (twigs) forming words stapled to a red cedar shingle with attached stake � some signs read Peas, or Okra, or "Welcome", or Iris, or Herbs, or tomato.

The meeting closed with refreshments served by the Lofgrens. The March meeting topic will be landscaping. Spring plant sale will be May 4.

Meckling Livestock 4-H Club

The Meckling Livestock 4-H Club met Jan. 17 at the 4-H building. New business was a discussion on 4-H fruit sales. Demonstrations were given by Jana Bye, Luke Heine, Emma Getzin, Jennifer Bye, Jeremy Anderson, Kelsey Fallan and Ashley Ouellette.

The Meckling Livestock 4-H Club met Feb. 21 at the 4-H building. Roll call topic was your favorite movie. Tim Heine led a judging school on photography. We brought books that we will donate to the Coalition for Domestic Violence.

A demonstration was given by Michelle Getzin. Next month is demonstrations for members that did not give one last month. Our next meeting is March 21, 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H building.

Ashley Ouellette


Senior Citizens Center

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 25 pitch, four pinochle and 20 bridge players came to the Senior Citizens Center to share their interest and knowledge for the afternoon card party.

Bridge prize winners were Jim Prosser, first; Robin Eisenminger, second; Barb Kronaizl, third; Luceal Liffengren, blind bogey and Marie Parke, low.

Don and Roberta Benson celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary with the folks there, as it was the exact day, with refreshments.

The last Monday of the month card party at the Senior Citizens Center had six pitch, four pinochle and eight bridge players.

Names drawn for prize money were Marge Rasmussen, Erna Frahm and Shirley Riehle. Sig Nissen furnished the refreshments.

Bridge winners were Jim Prosser, high; Russ Heikes, second and Kathleen Block, low.

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