Clubs

Clubs Cold doesn't stop Seniors

On Thursday, Dec. 11, the cold weather slowed the dominoes players to nine this week. Table I of five players had Louie Fostvedt with 579 and Dick Munkvold winning with 210 points. Table II with four players, Opal Marshall ended with 500 and Barb Larson winning with 245 points. On Tuesday Dec. 16, nine dominoes players came in from the cold to have a warm afternoon with friends. Table I, Vereyle Lawrensen registered 389 while Jane Merrigan won with 239 points, of the five players. Table II with four players had Marlene Amundsen with 377 and Barb Larson winning with 269 points. Come join us in this game. On Wednesday, Dec. 17 the weekly card party had 21 pitch, four pinochle and 18 bridge players, since it had warmed up to everyone pleasure. Bridge winners were Jim Prosser first, Max Christol, second, Shirley Riehle third, Barb Kronaizl, blind bogey and Marlys Miller, low. Refreshments were furnished by Monica Ballard, Veronica Heimes, Bob Manning and Doris Schmidt. Join us; no reservations needed. Arrive at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. We'd like to see you here. Auxiliary delivers Cheer Plates The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 16 with President Elizabeth Fielder presiding. Roll call of officers was taken and recorded. Chaplain Eileen Johnson offered the opening prayer. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer's report as printed. Thank you notes were read from Royal C. Johnson Hospital for cards and note cards, Erin Rasmussen for her prize in the Patriots Dream Contest, and a letter from Pat Keller concerning inspection form was read.

Two members will assist in delivering the cheer plates on Dec. 20. Reports were given on hospice hours worked, Road to Recovery trips and bingo playing at the nursing home.

A monetary gift will be given to Keep the Promise Appeal and Christmas Seals to the National Home. Members are encouraged to bring books for Head Start to the January meeting.

Marlene Amundsen told about the Christmas trees seen at the capitol on their trip to Pierre.

4-H'ers plan Christmas party

Theresa Ring called the meeting of the Country Gals and Guys 4-H Club to order, and Amber Walker led us in pledges. The roll was taken. Theresa Ring, Michelle Rydell, Amber Walker, Colette Joy, Stacey Joy, and Tiffany Crowell were present. Our old business was the suckers that we had given to the day care center. Our new business was our food basket, our recognition event, and our Christmas party.

Each member of our club brought something for a Thanksgiving box. Once the box was completed we sent it to the Food Pantry. Our next event was recognition event. Each family needed to bring a certain amount of cookies, and to save at home time we made them during the meeting. Also, this way the families wouldn't have to worry about it.

The thing that we needed to talk about was our Christmas party. We decided that our December meeting would be a Christmas party with a gift exchange, and order subs from Subway. This took place on Dec. 14, at 5 p.m.

Colette Joy adjourned the meeting.

Trinity women hold Christmas luncheon

Trinity's Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held their annual Christmas Salad Luncheon for members and guests at noon on Dec. 11 in the Fellowship Hall.

Before the luncheon, the December Bible study titled "Close to You" was led by Pastor Judy Johnson in the Askeland Lounge, and Jill Munger presided at a business meeting. The following officers for 2004 were installed by the pastor: president, Janice Olson; vice-president, Dorothy Neuhaus; secretary, Evelyn Hermanson; treasurer, Susanne Steenholdt; mission action representative, Jill Munger, and community action representative, Esther Knutson.

The next general WELCA event will be the annual Stone Soup Supper for the community in early February.

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