Cross country team congratulated; several reports made to members A special part�of the Nov. 5 meeting of the Wakonda Community Club was to honor the Wakonda High School cross country team on winning the state championship.
Four members of the team,� along with Supt. Larry Johnke, were present for the meal.�Jim Nielsen presented the team to those present and made appropriate comments as to their season and the recognition they deserved.
A comment from several present was that they wished Coach Skonhovd and all of the team members could have been present for the event.
In other business of the day, a report on the recent Santa's Shack was given. Displays for the craft event were at an all-time high. The financial benefit for a number of local organizations, as well as for the benefit to the Community Club was noted. Support of the event is sincerely appreciated.�
Heritage Manor reports included the introduction of Ruben Doering as the new head of maintenance at the Manor.� He replaces Russ Polley who has been there for the past 17 years. As the Manor will be celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, a cook book is being planned for the event.� Progress on the cook book was reported.
Two representatives from the Siouxland Blood Bank in Sioux City were present for the meeting and gave a presentation on the need for donors. There will be an effort made to establish at least two times per year for a visit by the blood bank. The Siouxland Blood Bank supplies blood to 26 hospitals in this area and Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton is one of them. Currently in this area there is a greater demand for blood than is being supplied.
In other business there was some preliminary planning for� Santa/Appreciation Day. The date has been tentatively set for Saturday, Dec. 20. Plans will be finalized at the Dec. 3 meeting of the Community Club.
Yard of the Month has been completed with the coming of freezing weather, but it has been decided to give recognition for decorations, etc., for the month.
For the month of November the award� has been given to Tracy Taggart. The home is at 112 Kansas.�Last month's award went to Jane Luxom.
Johnke made a number of comments about upcoming school events, musical programs, the beginning of the basketball season and the need for citizens to be especially mindful of funding for small schools as the legislative session will begin shortly after the first of the year.
There were 31 in attendance for the meeting.