The regular meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary was held on June 7 at the Post Home with Carol Schoenfelder presiding. Roll call, opening prayer and the flag salute opened the meeting. Secretary Margaret Weiland read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were approved as read. Treasurer Irene Wilson gave the treasurer's report. It was placed on file until audit. There were no General Orders from Department until after the convention. Bills were presented and paid.
A girl, Abigail Christine Strand, was born on April 16, 2016, to Mary A. and Travis L. Strand, Mount Vernon, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins siblings: Sabrina, Logan, Elizabeth and Hudson. Grandparents are Leslie D. and Marcella Strand, Platte; and Carolann Toupal, Platte, and the late Richard Toupal.
Dine-A-Nite met June 7 at OverTime with 18 members present. Hostesses were Marie Laffey and Marlys Blacksten. Canasta was played at four tables. Card prizes went to Doris Klose and Marlene Trudeau. Door prize went to Sharon Rehorst. Volunteer hostesses for July will be Dottie Stahl and Lillian Baker.
A boy, Loyd Robert Riddle, was born on May 5, 2016, to John and Jessica Riddle, Dallas, Texas, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Grandparents are Dick and Betty Anderson, Mitchell; and Tom and Cindy Riddle, Mitchell.
Mitchell Area Garden Club met on May 10 at Mitchell Public Library. Linda Mortimore brought the meeting to order with all reading the conservation pledge. Twenty responded to the roll call question about favorite vegetables they have grown. Secretary and treasurer's reports were presented. With several new members, it was suggested and agreed to use name tags at our meetings.
Sojourner's Bridge Club met on May 23 at James Valley Community Center. There were four tables playing with 15 regular members and one guest present. Guest was Kathryn Huber. High prize went to Ron Morgan, second was Chris McCarty and third was Harold Brisbin. The next meeting will be June 13.
Mitchell Toastmasters Club 495 met on May 26 at Mitchell Public Library with five members present. Vice President Duane Duba opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He also gave the invocation. Duane was the toastmaster. He introduced our only speaker, Loren Kasten. The title of his speech was "Lifetime of Change."
A girl, Elsie May Perry, was born on April 19, 2016, to Nick and Megan Perry, Ethan, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins a big sister, Emma. Grandparents are Brian and Michelle McBrayer, Ethan; Steve and Mary Sternhagen, Yankton; and Steve and Melanie Perry, Becker, Minnesota.
Mitchell Toastmasters Club 495 met on May 19 at Mitchell Public Library with six members present. President Kay Thomas opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Molly Sutton gave the invocation. Duane Duba was the toastmaster. He introduced our first speaker, Andrew Mefferd. Molly Sutton was the second speaker. Molly presented Table Topics. Kay was voted the best. Duane asked Loren Kasten to be the general evaluator. He evaluated Andrew's speech and Kay evaluated Molly's speech. As timer, Duane reported that everyone was within time.
The following Mitchell offices and services will have schedule changes in observance of Memorial Day: • Dakota Wesleyan University will be closed on Monday. All offices and the McGovern Library will be closed. Regular campus office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The McGovern Library will be closed today through Monday. The library will reopen Tuesday,with summer hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on the weekends. Java City will be closed all summer and reopen when classes are back in session.