Clubs Centerville Christian Women's Club

The Centerville Christian Women's Club is having a luncheon June 11 at 12 noon at Pascale Memorial Hall.

As a special feature, Cyndi Hunhoff from Yankton will be brining "Lisa's Fashions" with the latest styles for spring and summer.

Wilda Nybeck, our speaker, is coming from Edina, MN. Come and hear her story as she tells the joys of being a child and how she relied on God when left with three kids and a debt.

We extend a special invitation to all the working gals, teachers, and to all the ladies in the area. Take an hour break in the day for great fellowship, lunch, and a refreshing lift to your spirit.

For reservations call Wilhelmina Jorgenson at 326-5562, Mary Lou Thorson at 563-2678, or Lois Lounsbery at 763-5284 by June 7.

Clay County Elephant Club

The Clay County Elephant Club held its regular monthly meeting at the Silver Dollar on Thursday, May 30. A large number of delegates plan to attend the state Republican convention in Sioux Falls on June 21-22. Visiting speakers were Alan Aker and John Fitzgerald.

Aker, who is running for the office of commissioner of school and public lands, spoke of his interest and qualifications for the office. Aker is a Black Hills lumberman. He stressed the fact that the majority of school and public lands is located in the western part of the state where he has extensive experience. He is currently unopposed in the Republican party and asked for support at the state convention in June.

John Fitzgerald is a candidate for the office of attorney general. He has over 20 years experience in the states attorney position in the northern Black Hills. He noted that he is married to a local Vermillion girl. He explained his position on various issues. He stressed his experience in local law enforcement. Fitzgerald and two other candidates will be vying for support at the state convention.

A lively discussion of Amendment A which is on the June 4 primary ballot ensued.

Virginia Jensen won the drawing of a free meal. In other business, Chairman Midge Carlson announced the winners of the scholarships to two high school seniors. The recipients are Jon Hoadley and Karen Sorensen.

Coyote Cubs

The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met Sunday, May 19 at the 4-H Center.

President Shelli Knutson called the meeting to order. The roll call topic was "Believe It or Not." The secretary and treasurer's reports were read and approved.

The recent community service projects were discussed. The Mike Carlson family volunteered to plant the flowers in the club flowerpot for the countrywide project. The club also decided to respond with a post card to a Minnesota 4-H'er, for her project celebrating 100 years of 4-H.

There were no club demonstrations. The club picked up litter around the fairgrounds after the meeting.

Hosts were Anne and Casey Carlson.

Our June meeting has been canceled. Our next meeting will be on Aug. 18.

Tony Hubert


Clay County Historical Society

The Clay County Historical Society monthly meeting on May 23 featured an interesting presentation on "Past and Present of Main Street Vermillion" by Dan Christopherson. He highlighted the history of several businesses in Vermillion from the early days to the present.

Christopherson also told stories of the old timers, and some of the hardships they encountered from the beginning of the town, including the flood of 1881 and several fires that devested buildings on Main Street.

Please check out the following dates for future programs and mark them on your calendar. You do not need to be a member of the Clay County Historical Society to attend these events.

June 20 is the annual Ice Cream Social at the Austin Whittemore House, 5 to 7 p.m. on the house lawn.

July 25 � To be announced.

Aug. 22 � Pot luck supper at 6:30 p.m. and bring an item of a collection to "Show and Tell."

Sept. 26 � "What's it Worth?" Bring your favorite item to be appraised.

Oct. 24 � To be announced.

Nov. 28 � Holiday

Dec. 6 � Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes.

The Clay County Historical Society will hold its annual Ice Cream Social June 20 on the lawn at the Austin Whittemore House, 15 Austin Ave., Vermillion. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 624-8266.

Senior Citizens Center

Summer decided to slide into our weather pattern when 34 card players, 13 pitch, four pinochle and 17 bridge gathered for the afternoon of May 29 at the Senior Citizens Center. We actually got some rain with our summer temperatures!

Bridge winners were Gerome Liffengren (visiting his mother Luceal Liffengren), high; Ernie Miller, second; Monica Ballard, third; Howard Melstad, blind bogey; and Barb Kronaizl, low.

Coffee break servers were Shirley Riehle and Adeline Isaacson.

Men and women are welcome � no reservations needed.

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