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Clubs Seniors sharpen card skills

Thirteen dominos players � two tables � gathered at the Senor Center for an afternoon domino game, Tuesday, May 20. June Munkvold had 481, Doris Schmidt had 396 for high score and Veronica Heimes had 237. Nila Fostvedt's 223 was low score.

Come join us every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 21, 16 players � two tables of pitch players and 17 bridge players � spent the afternoon sharpening their skills. Bridge winners were Shirley Riehle, first; Jim Prosser, second; Barb Kronaizl, third; Adeline Isaacson, blind bogey and Lois Erickson, low.

Join us; no reservations needed Tuesday or Wednesday. We'd like to have you come.

Leona Kryger and Marilyn Siecke furnished coffee break refreshments.

Rotarians sing along with Vickrey Tuesday

Members of the Vermillion Rotary Club discovered the range of their vocal talents during their Tuesday luncheon meeting at the Silver Dollar.

The Rotarian's guest was local folk singer/songwriter Mary Green Vickrey. She has been busy researching the music that popular during the era of the Lewis & Clark and the Corps of the Discovery.

She's also researched some of the origins of the nation's early patriotic tunes.

Tuesday, she led Rotarians in a rousing performance of Yankee Doodle, written sometime in the 1700s.

Other songs in her presentation to the club included Chester, written by William Billings in 1778, Riflemen of Bennington, written by John Allison, To Anacreon in Heaven, a very familiar sounding English drinking song, and Hail Columbia, which often is noted as America's first national anthem because of its popularity in the late 1700s.

By the way, To Anacreon in Heaven, which no doubt was sung by patrons of English pubs for decades in the 1700s, is still performed before every sporting or patriotic event in the United States.

The tune was given new lyrics by Francis Scott Key, and became The Star Spangled Banner.

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