Clubs Chestnut topic at Rotary
The Vermillion Rotary Club with Barry Vickery presiding met for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Our guests today from Vermillion High School were Varsha Ramakrishnan, Michelle Rasmussen, Heather Reeves, Maya Ristic, and Deanna Russell. Roger Jeck and Clint Brown also joined us. Chuck Yelverton noted the upcoming bicycle-helmets-for-second-graders action is well on us. Distribution day is April 25 and volunteers will be needed to fit the helmets to those little heads, so give him a call if you can help out.
Our program today dealt with the protracted debate about what to do with the section of Chestnut Street between University and Dakota. At the April 8 election there will be a ballot item asking voters to vote up or down on a specific plan for this route. The plan's proposed would cost $1.3 million of which $700,000 would come from state funds. The money would go to build a curbed and guttered road 28 feet wide (between the curbs) with a retaining wall built on the south side of the road. Roger Kozak described and advocated for this project. The people who show up for the election next Tuesday will soon weigh in and then we'll see where we are.
Seniors test their luck
On Tuesday, March 25, 12 Mexican train domino players came to the Senior Citizens Center. Of the two tables, high went to Vaneta Youngworth and Verle Lawrensen; Nona Christensen and Jayne Merrigan had low; Pat Olson and Mary Bartels had mid-point at each table.
Wednesday, March 26, with the windy day forecasting rain, maybe a hit of snow, to help with some needed moisture, 27 pitch and 20 bridge players came to test their skill and luck.
Bridge prizes went to Veronica Heimes, first; Elaine Michael, second; Robin Eisenmenger, third; Jim Prosser, blind bogie and Lovella Matson, low. Come join us; no reservations needed.
Servers were Phyllis Prusa and Maryln Harnois for coffee break.
Women schedule Midday Connection
The Centerville Women's Midday Connection will meet Tuesday, April 8 at the Centerville Steakhouse at noon. Please bring your favorite casserole recipe (also your favorite appetizer recipe, if you forgot last month) for the "Favorite Recipes Project."
Karen Tosterud will be presenting the special feature on her collection of teddy bears. You may remember Karen as our speaker in January.
Our speaker for that day will be Dee Fero of Tonka Bay, MN. Dee is a journalist and a novelist, who has written fiction and inspirational novels. Dee will be focusing on "accepting the things you cannot change."
Please make your reservation (which is necessary) by April 5 by calling Wilhelmina Jorgenson, 326-5562, MaryLou Thorson, 563-2678 or Lois Lounsbery, 763-5284.
Please invite a friend to join you and be sure to make your reservation for another special Midday Connection! Be sure to bring your "casserole" recipes (also the "appetizer" ones if you forgot last month) and we will see you on April 8 in Centerville!
Viking trip topic of Sons of Norway
Lillehammer Lodge 1-633 met March 22 at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Yankton, at 2 p.m. We had 36 members that attended and one guest, Bernice Nissen. President Carol Broderson, presided. Our meeting opened and we sang The Star-Spangled Banner and the Norwegian anthem, Ja,vi elsker dette landet, and recited our pledge of alliance to our flag.
The minutes of our last meeting were read by Secretary Helen Severson, and were approved. Roll call was taken of our officers.
We enjoyed singing Varmorgen, Spring Morning).
Our program was about our Viking Weekend trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, which was March 14-16. Pictures were showed and others shared what they enjoyed on the trip. Member Shirley Christensen received a pin for sponsoring our new member, Floris Woodhouse. Gifts were presented to our lodge from member Sylvia Hagen, whose cousin gave five hardcover books, a Bible and some maps.
Members were acknowledged who had birthdays, we sang our Norwegian table prayer, and we had lunch.
Upcoming event: "A Taste of Yankton" is at the Senior Center in Yankton. April 27. Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton.