Deer season brings families home for the hunt
This is the time of year when family and friends like to return to South Dakota for the second fall hunting season opener. The annual deer season doesn’t bring the numbers to South Dakota that the pheasant season does, but the enthusiasm is definitely in the air. Many of the area residents had family home for opening weekend of deer season.
Colleen and Cory Leer left their home in Milton, Fla., near Pensacola Wednesday morning. They visited briefly with Camille Dunnick in Sioux Falls and arrived at Jack and JoAnn Schaefers’ home Thursday morning. Sunday they went to Tolstoy where they joined her sister, Carole and Jeff Stoecker, Matt, Jeremy and Chantel and Darin for an early Thanksgiving.
Myron and Joyce Wieseler and Kevin drove to Fargo, N.D. Friday to attend the Saturday morning ordination of Tom Vanorny to the Permanent Deaconate for the Diocese of Fargo. The son of Eugene and Berneice Vanorny, Tom was born and raised in Polo, where he graduated in 1973. He is business manager at the Oakes Public Schools where he and his wife Sharon live. They have five children, two sons and three daughters. He worked for the Wieselers when he was in high school. We will have pictures and a feature story about the ordination and his family next week.
Weather wise we are seeing the teens, twenties and thirties greet the morn but during the day the 55-degree temps are enjoyed. Most of the snow received a couple weeks ago is gone except where it got piled up by those strong north winds. Not all the days fall into that windy category as we continue to adjust our bodies to the hands of time that fell back an hour in the wee hours of November 11.
Mass at St. Liborius Church on Thanksgiving Day will be at 8:30 a.m.
The Altar Society cookie exchange sign-up sheet is in the back of the church for the third annual Cookie Exchange Social, which will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 2 at 4 p.m. in Mary’s Room. Everyone is invited to come join the afternoon social and bring a friend.
Thanksgiving greetings to everyone as we gather with family to give thanks and praise for the many wonderful people, gifts and daily events we enjoy in life, which so often can be taken for granted. We will be making the all-out effort to gather your Thanksgiving news from the Orient and Polo communities however you can get it to me. Call 392-2563 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or hand written, handed to me at Mass Thursday or Saturday evening or 35340 178th St. Orient, 57467. My thanks to you, along with Happy Thanksgiving wishes.