Clubs Bring recipes to July 8 meeting

The July meeting of the Centerville Women's Midday Connection will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 8, at the Centerville Steakhouse. Please bring your favorite vegetable recipes for the "Favorite Recipe Project."

Beverly Caviness of Greenfield, IA will present a special feature on wild flowers. She writes a newspaper column for Adair County Free Press called "The Rural Scene." Beverly will also be our speaker. Come and hear how this rural columnist learned to survive the tough times!

We hope you will join us for the noon meal and program. Please make a "necessary" reservation by calling Wilhelmina Jorgenson at 326-5562, MaryLou Thorson at 563-2678 or Lois Lounsbery at 763-5284 by July 5.

Rotarians view solar oven video

The Vermillion Rotary Club learned at its Tuesday noon luncheon meeting of a unique partnership that is tapping into the energy of the sun.

Rotarians watched a video that highlights a program, begun two years ago in Haiti, that is introducing solar ovens to both urban and rural areas of that country.

Rotary International and the Methodist Church have teamed up to build the ovens, transport them to Haiti, and teach the people there how to use them.

For years, Haitian people have used charcoal as their primary fuel for cooking, boiling water, etc.

The result has been a deforestation of that country, and air pollution problems.

The solar ovens hopefully will solve that problem. Haitians are poor compared to American standards, but they purchase the ovens below cost. This gives them a sense of ownership.

They are also extensively trained on how best to use the ovens. On a sunny day, an entire meal can be prepared in less than an hour. On cloudy days, cooking times may extend to approximately two hours.

Three generations were present at Tuesday's meeting. Rotarian Jack Noble brought along his son, Paul, and his grandson, Eric, to join us in our noon fellowship.

Seniors gather for card games

Wednesday, June 25 had 17 bridge players. Jim Prosser was first, Shirley Riehle, second, Marlys Miller, third; Ernie Miller, blind bogey, and Max Christol low.

Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No reservations needed. Come join us for bridge or pitch.

There were 21 pitch players. Coffee break refreshments were furnished by Marge Rasmussen, Leone Christopherson, Peg Mollet, and Fran Mollet.

The dominos players, 17 in all, filled three tables. June Munkvold, Babe Manning and Pete Berglund, had low (winners) and Veronica Heimes, Robin Eisenmenger and Nona Christensen were high scorers at the regular Tuesday afternoon dominos, June 24.

The Tuesday, June 25 social evening got interrupted by the tornado sirens. Of course no one showed up until the all clear was broadcast � but only 3 couples decided the evening had calmed down. On the next Tuesday of the month we hope to have a regular evening of dancing starting at 6:30 p.m. Come join us, even the snow birds who are in good dancing shape (while down south).

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