Clubs Coyote Cubs discuss resolutions

The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met Sunday, Jan. 19 at the 4-H Center. President Shelli Knutson called the meeting to order. Amanda Aga led the flag pledges. The roll call topic was "Your New Year's Resolution." We discussed a Parent Interest List, 4-H Talent Revue for the upcoming national conference, and the February meeting.

Sarah Lias did a demonstration on "Bath Salts." Andrea Lias did a demonstration on "Angel Ornaments." Hostesses were Sarah and Andrea Lias.

Julie Renner


Emeritus Club learns of prison ministry

The Rev. Ed Nesselhuf spoke Feb. 5 to the Emeritus Club on the topic "Prison Congregations of America," a ministry which he has been instrumental in developing, beginning with the community of St. Dysmas in Jessup, MD in 1984. St. Dysmas of SD, started in 1994, has been quite helpful to inmates, and to those interacting with them.

This multi-denominational ministry of pastors, prison officials, ex-offenders, family members and others has established congregations in at least nine states. They build "bridges of faith" that help in the transition from prison life to life on the outside.

For more information, contact Prison Congregations of America, P.O. Box 415, Vermillion, SD 57069, or call 605-624-8330, or e-mail

Barbara Campbell, director of Vermillion United Way, introduced the group to a project that encourages reading by supplying books to pre-schoolers.

Those who participated in psychology department's driving study, including those who were short-timed and discriminated against because of tri-focals, were thanked for increasing the data base, and for adding to the Shakespeare Garden Fund (which, Dr. Knutson assures us, is sufficient to complete the fencing project!)

ESA installs new officers

Alpha Lambda chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority met Feb. 6 with the installation of newly elected officers for 2003-2004, and the following were installed: President Dorothy Wright; Vice President Mary Geffre Johnson; Recording Secretary Thelma Raines; Treasurer Eleanor Offerdahl and Educational Director Patricia Dusseau. Outgoing president, Peggy Mollet, installed the officers using the incoming president's theme, "Step out with ESA."

Dorothy Wright, philanthropic chairman, collected philanthropic sheets from members with hours and monies recorded for the year. The report will be sent to the State Chairman Mary Backus, Winner.

Members were requested to sign up for committees for the year. Pat Dusseau, educational director, presented three topics for the chapter's approval. Women � Their Skills and Frills was selected by the membership. Peggy Mollet was named "Woman of the Year" and was presented with a gift from the chapter.

Luann Ouellette and Pat Dusseau introduced the educational program, E-bay in the World of Technology. Members participated in the presentation.

The next meeting will be held March 6, at 6 p.m. at the home of Mary Geffre Johnson. Members are asked to bring an item they care for no longer and will share with the membership.

ESA International was founded in 1929, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha is a leadership service organization with approximately 15,000 members and 1200 chapters in the U.S. and abroad. ESA offers its members leadership training, education and fellowship to assist and enhance their local and national philanthropic work. ESA International promotes confidence and competence and opens the door to greater career opportunity. If women would like additional information concerning the organization, please feel free to call 624-4327 or 624-3747.

Seniors enjoy bridge, dominoes

On Tuesday, Feb. 14 two tables of Mexican Train Dominoes played at the Senior Citizens Center. Table 1 � Wendell Shouse, first; and Pat Olson, low; table 2 � Maxine Millette, first; and Marlene Amundsen, low. Beginners are welcome � no reservations needed.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5 we found winter weather moving in again in temperature only � no moisture which is needed. There were 16 pitch and 15 bridge players. Bridge winners were Max Christol, first; Ernie Miller, second; Glennis Stewart, blind bogey; and Leona Kryger, low.

Sylvia and Delmar Lynch furnished cake and ice cream in honor of their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Come and join us every Wednesday.

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