Clubs 4-H'ers clean ditches along Timber Road

The Meckling Livestock 4-H Club met May 20 at Bottolfson's house and cleaned the ditch from Timber Road to Clay County Park. Then President Luke Heine called the meeting to order. Gerrit Heine led the pledges. Roll call topic was, "Are you going to 4-H camp?" Kelsy Fallan read last month's secretary's report. Stacy Bottolfson motioned to accept the report; Ashley Ouellette seconded and there was a vote to accept the report. There was no treasurer's report. We talked about old business including the phone-a-thon, Parks and Rec signup booth, cemetery cleanup, flowerpot planting, animal affidavits, food stand roof thank-yous, and our Vermillion Beautiful flowerbed. We discussed new business including project days, Dog Show food stand work time, registration deadlines, and judging schools. Sara Bye motioned to adjourn the meeting, Stacy Bottolfson seconded. Ladies auxiliary meets; members hear reports

The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, June 15, with President Elizabeth Fiedler presiding. Roll call of officers was taken and recorded. Chaplain Opal Smith offered the opening prayer. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Treasurer's report was filed subject to audit. Correspondence included a letter from the National Home requesting a donation to help support the children in the home. A thank you note was received from Fern Morse for assisting with food and serving at Warren Morse's memorial service. The chaplain reported mailing four get well and three sympathy cards. Auxiliary members worked 25 hours for Hospice, and Road to Recovery hours and mileage were reported. The auxiliary has 59 pieces of hospital equipment on loan. Marlene Amundsen reported on the state convention she attended at Spearfish. Homecoming for Nancy Fickbohm, new state auxiliary president, and Cheryl Stahlecker, new state commander, will be at Yankton on July 24. At the convention our VFW Auxiliary received awards for Services and Rehab, Operation Uplink, Hospital Rehab, Community Service, Buddy Poppy, Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and National Home. Motion was made to pay all quotas, Health and Happiness, district dues and $25 to Special Olympics. The meeting adjourned to reopen on Sept. 21.

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