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Clubs Seniors have fun time

On Tuesday, Dec. 30, 12 domino players spent the afternoon with friends at the Senior Center. Table I with six � Barb Larson had 296 and Robin Eisenmenger winning at 268 points. Table II with six � had Opal Marshall ending with 397 and Jane Merrigan winning with Marlene Amundsen ending with 287 points together. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, 17 domino players tried their luck at the center with their friends. Table I with six players had Verle Lawrensen with 372 and Veronica Heimes winning low at 172 points. Table III with six players found Lorraine Zeller having 680 points and Maxine Millette winning at 271 points. Table III with five players ended with Darlene Engbrecht at 418 and Louie Fostvedt winning at 204 points. Wednesday, Jan. 7 had 18 bridge, 24 pitch and four pinochle players spending the afternoon at the center. Bridge winners were Marlys Miller, first, Ernie Miller, second, Vermonica Heimes, third, Reidella Engman, blind bogie, and Deannie Christopherson, low. Refreshments were furnished by Ernie and Marlys Miller. On Thursday, Jan. 8, six domino players enjoyed being inside the center for the afternoon. Doris Schmidt had 427 points and Marlene Amundsen won with 228 points. Come join us for the afternoon at the center. No reservations are needed and starting time is 1 p.m.

Rotarians hear from Policinski

Gene Policinski, one of America's most committed advocates of the First Amendment, provided Vermillion Rotarians with thoughts on the 45 words in that section of the U.S. Constitution. Policinski is deputy director of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and executive producer of Speaking Freely, a weekly program on free expression that airs on public television. he was also an original member of the USA Today staff at the time the nationwide newspaper was founded in 1982. Reviewing authoritative surveys concerning public knowledge and perception of the First Amendment, Policinski said people who are familiar with the amendment at all are generally aware only of its provision for freedom of speech. Relatively few Americans know that the First Amendment also provides for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, "the right of the people to peaceable assemble, and to petition the government for a redress o grievances." Recent polling done by Policinski's organization shows that fully one-third of the American people believe the First Amendment goes too far in allowing what they feel are objectionable consequences of the constitutional provision in areas such as music lyric,s, television programming and public art exhibitions. Tolerating the objectionable in a free society is difficult, he said, but insipid whittling away of freedoms, history has taught us, is a greater danger than a direct assault on those freedoms. In response to a question, Policinski said he feels the worst restriction on First Amendment rights is restricting materials in a public library. Rotary guests Tuesday noon included Janine Vallie, Ron Walters and three seniors from Vermillion High School, Miranda Halvorson, Nicholas Hanson and Noelle Harden.

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