POLO GRADUATE Tom Vanorny was ordained as a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Fargo, N.D. November 14. Vanorny, center, is pictured with his siblings. Back, left to right, Fr. Ed Vanorny, Rapid City; Deacon Thomas Vanorny; Patricia Melville, Lothian, MD; Richard Vanorny, Monticello, Minn. Front, Ken, Milbank; Kevin, Mitchell; Theresa, Watertown; and Robert, Edgerton, Minn.
Christmas cookie exchange enjoyed in Polo
The Altar Society hosted their annual Christmas cookie exchange, at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, in Mary’s Room. Entertainment consisted of a Christmas Carol guessing game. After visiting and enjoying the refreshments, those present took home a variety of Christmas treats in place of the 15 plates they brought for the exchange. Officers Rodey Martinmaas, Donna Schaefers and Chris Schaefers were in charge of the afternoon event.
Congratulations to Andrew and Angela Schaefers, Madison, on the birth of their daughter, Brianna Mae, born November 19, 2012 in Madison. Brianna weighed eight pounds and one ounce and her grandparents are LeRoy and Donna Schaefers, Polo, and Mike and Elaine Roth, Parkston. Great-grandparents include Vic and Marion Martinmaas, Polo. Grandma Donna was able to meet her newest grandchild in the hospital when she was in Sioux Falls for an appointment.
Polo Mass Friday
Mass in Polo will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, not 7:30 as the bulletin had.
The Catholic Daughters will be having their meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m. after their annual Christmas bake sale.
Dolores and Kevin Clement, Orient, and Dan Clement, Redfield, spent Thanksgiving in Huron with the Gene and Carol Clement family. Joining them were Father Tom Clement, Herried; Sharon and Curt Spangler, Lindsey and Josh Boomsma and family, Miller; Amber and Dustin Bast and family, Highmore; and Michelle and Todd Biedenfeld Minneapolis.
Thanksgiving guests with LeRoy and Donna Schaefers were Scott and Jenny Gibson, Emily, Jake and Ally, Miller, and Vic and Marion Martinmaas.
Colleen Leer, Milton, Fla. and JoAnn Schaefers visited Aunt Verna Sturdevant in Brookings on Thursday and with Ray Sturdevant, who stopped to visit his mother while they were there.
Monday morning the temperatures were in the mid 40s and the windows had sprinkles on—on December 3?? That is definitely an attention getter. Sunday night it would not have been a pleasant weather report if there had been our normal snow blowing around in the strong winds. Temps have fluctuated from teens and up in to the 50s, and we have had considerable sunshine. South Dakota continues to live up to the slogan of being the land of infinite variety.