Clubs Auxiliary meets on March 16

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, March 16, with President Elizabeth Fiedler 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. The treasurer's report was accepted as printed subject to audit. Correspondence included General Traders #8, On the Road to Recovery, thank you's from Royal C. Johnson for our donations to their Rehab Unit, Austin kindergarten teachers for the Pledge of Allegiance certificates, and families of Lucille Schmid and Lillian Davis for Auxiliary's assistance at their funerals. Report given on sympathy and get well cards mailed. Civic Council, Hospice, Road to Recovery, Hospital Equipment on Loan reports given. Delegates and alternates were named to the District #1 meeting to be held on April 25. Motion made and seconded to mail a monetary gift to the VFW booth at the State Fair. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to reopen on April 20.

Chapter installs new officers

Alpha Lambda chapter of Epsilon Sigma International met at the home of Peggy Mollet on March 4. Eleanor Offerdahl was co-hostess. Shelly Huber, Elk Point, state president, was a guest of the chapter to install officers for the coming year. The following officers were installed: President Dorothy Wright; Vice President Maryln Harnois; Secretary Peggy Mollet; Treasurer Audrey Gillen; Educational Director Pat Dusseau; and Parliamentarian Thelma Raines. Mary Geffre Johnson conducted the jewel pinning ceremony for 10 new members namely Maria Heimstra, Kay Rasmussen, Tanna Miller, Bonnie Oswald, Betsy Simmons, Pat Peckenpaugh, Janet Gregory, Liz Hjermstad, Lori Whitman and Carol King. Audry Miiller, daughter of Tanna Miiller, was inducted into the DESA chapter for young members. Maryln Harnois was the recipient of her 35 years of service to ESA. Mary Geffre Johnson was named "Woman of the Year" by chapter members. Philanthropic monies were approved and will be distributed to charities in Vermillion. The state convention will be held at the Hamilton Inn, Sioux City, IA April 30-May 1-2. Beta Eta chapter Elk Point, will host the convention for chapters throughout the state.

Coyote Cubs hosted by Huberts

The Coyote Cubs 4-H club met on Sunday, March 21, at the 4-H center. Club members spent the evening working on a club project. Kyle and Tony Hubert hosted. No business meeting was held. The next meeting will be on Sunday May 16. Andrea Lias, reporter

4-H'ers plan community projects

President Luke Heine called the March 18 meeting of the Meckling Livestock 4-H Club to order. Gerrit Heine led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Our roll call topic was favorite dog. We had one guest, Andrew Eidem. Kelsy Fallan read the secretary report from last month; Sara Bye motioned and Gerrit Heine seconded to approve the minutes. The motion was approved. We talked about the old business from last month and the new business for this month. For old business we talked about how our club did with fruit sales and when and where to hand the fruit money in. We also talked about traditional and teen 4-H camp, and that members age 13 to 19 can go to conference. We read some thank yous to the club and discussed our February community service and promotion projects. For new business we decided our March community service and promotion projects. We made 150 treat bags for the Welcome Table. Stacy Bottolfson, Sara Bye, Kelsy Fallan, and Ashley Ouelette volunteered to represent our club at the 4-H Phon-a-thon on April 18. Megan Bottolfson gave a Child Development demonstration on Instant Stickers. Stacy Bottolfson gave a Child Development demonstration on a Back Seat Box. The meeting was adjourned and we had snacks brought by this month's hosts, Megan and Stacy Bottolfson. Our next meeting is April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center. The hosts are Allison Heine and Elly Miiller. Kelsy Fallan, secretary Snow can't stop Mexican train In spite of 17 inches of wet snow Mother Nature delivered to us on Monday, 11 seniors were at their stations Tuesday, March 16 to play Mexican Train Dominoes. At table #1, Fritz Bartels had 269 low points and Karon Bensen had 383 high points. Lucky "Mary B." at table #2 finished first for eight rounds out of thirteen with low count of 89 points! High count went to Vanetta Y. On a gorgeous winter day, Thursday, March 18, 14 players enjoyed the afternoon. At table #1, again, Fritz had low with a count of 222 points. Ken was in the caboose with 433 points. At table #2 scorekeeper Nila had the high count of 354 points and Vanetta, engineer at the table, had 152 low point count.

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