A job done with pride Members of the University of South Dakota football team pick up a homeowner's trash as they began work on Linden Avenue at 7 a.m. shortly after Operation Pride was under way. Members of the University of South Dakota football team pick up a homeowner's trash as they began work on Linden Avenue at 7 a.m. shortly after Operation Pride was under way. The annual community clean-up, held for the third time Saturday morning, collected 48 tons of junk, trash, white goods and yard waste. The third time proved to be the charm this year. The volunteer labor, the providers of vehicles and the local trash collection companies who provided dumpsters have learned from past experience. Saturday's event went so smoothly that workers wrapped up the trash collection project by 10 a.m. Phyllis Packard, Vermillion's solid waste/recycling director, credited the efforts of a broad cross section of the community, from the workers and vehicle drivers to the food providers and sponsors that help fund the operation. She is especially grateful to homeowners to neatly piled their refuse along the curbs in front of their homes. The easy access to the trash made the work of the volunteers much easier, she said.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article