KC plans youth free throw contest and pancake feed
Local Free Throw Contest
The annual KC Free Throw contest for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 will be held Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Polo Gym. The contest is open to the young people from Orient-Polo communities.
Gathering in Faulkton to celebrate Maverick Speck’s 1st birthday, January 8, and his grandpa, Rick Beidler’s 50th birthday, January 18, were Maverick’s parents, Rocke and Kaylee Speck, Grandma, Mary Ann Beidler, Polo, Riley Beidler and friend Tyann Curtis, Jim and Diane Beidler, Courtney and Curt, Marilyn Campbell, Frankfort and Carol Baxter, Rockham.
Tom and Mary Lynn Lesselyoung, Redfield, visited Friday and Saturday with Bill and Lonnie Martinmaas and with her siblings in the area.
Friday, Jan. 17, Jack and JoAnn Schaefers attended mass at St. Thomas in Faulkton. After mass they visited, Leo and Connie Huss who were observing their 71st Wedding Anniversary that day with some of their coffee hour friends. The Schaefers visited Irene Cordts and several of the Healthcare residents before taking the Husses to lunch for their anniversary.
On Sunday, Jack drove into Miller to spend some time visiting his sister, Kay Martinmaas at the Miller Healthcare Facility. Vic and Marion Martinmaas have also visited frequently with Kay.
The monthly KC meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 2 with Jerome Schaefers, Ron Wieseler, Mike Anglin, Chuck Martinmaas leading the business. The free throw contest will be January 26 at the Polo Gym at 1:00 pm for boys and girls from the area.
The annual Pancake Feed will be hosted for the public Sunday, Mar. 2 in the Polo Gym. They hosted another successful blood drive. Louie Arens is the new chairman for drive that has been chaired by Jerome Schaefers for many years. The drawing was held for the gun raffle sponsored by the council. Tony Ruzicka, Belle Fouche, (Pat and Lorne Ruzicka’s grandson) was the lucky winner.
Altar Society Meeting
St. Liborius Altar Society met on January 9 in Mary’s Room with officers Rodey Martinmaas, Donna Schaefers and Chris Schaefers conducting the business meeting. Reports were given on the cookbook sales, which have received lots of favorable and grateful comments. The annual pre-Christmas cookie exchange social was held in Mary’s Room in December.
Cookbooks are still available by calling the new officers, Tammie Schaefers-president, Laura Martinmaas-secretary and Sharon Wieseler-treasurer, who assumed their positions for the remainder of the meeting.
The new list for those serving rolls after the weekly mass has been given out. The teams will continue to be notified when they need to help serve for funerals or other events in the parish, like furnishing for lunch or the KC Blood Drive. It was also reported Pearl Schlechter will make the quilt for the annual fall bazaar and JoAnn Schaefers name was drawn for door prize and to bring lunch for the next meeting.
Catholic Daughters Meeting
Court Our Lady of Fatima #1518 held their January meeting in Mary’s Room, January 16 at 9:00 am, with officers Marietta Wieseler, Cheryl, Mo and JoAnn Schaefers conducting the business.
Reports were given from the very successful December bake sale at the hospital and Tucker’s. Thank yous were received from Sandy Schulz, from Presentation College and from several recipients of the Christmas letter sent to 70 former religious leaders who served the parishes, our court adoptees, away members and for the seven Christmas packages mailed to active military from the communities. Helen Peterson continues to send the cheer cards from the court to numerous local and away people. Marietta had received a thank you call from the national office in New York for the donation sent following the 1903 Society the court served with the Redfield CDA in Zell.
Education Contest Themes: “Jesus loves us. How do we spread that love?” and “How do I promote peace in the world?” The contest is open to adult CDA members as well as the young people in K-12 from the communities. Chm. Mo Schaefers will get information to members as well as the CCD students in Orient and Polo. Local deadline is March 1.
Donations were sent to the We Care Prayers and Squares Club for the blankets they make for so many in the area. A donation was sent to the Benedictine Sisters at Watertown for the elevator that needs to be replaced at Benet Place at Mother of God Monastery.
The court will host their annual Mardi Gras during the annual KC Pancake Breakfast held at the Polo gym on March 2.
One has to be cautious commenting on the weather since it is more unpredictable than an energetic toddler. For mid January however the weather has not kept events from happening like it has the capability of doing. We might see the single or teens digits and below freezing but the above zero temps is shrinking the snow cover very noticeably. We did get a reminder last week that the wind can still pack a mighty forceful blow.
Which leads us to the closing comment that no news is good news except when you are talking about the local column for the weekly papers.