Plans made at CDA, KC meetings
Jolly Wrens Meeting
The Jolly Wrens Club met in Miller Wednesday, April 3 with Carolyn Hall as hostess. After the meeting the women went to the Good Samaritan Home to visit Dorothy Hall and have coffee and cookies with her. Some of the members stopped to say hi to Kay Martinmaas and Florence Coyle. For their May 8 meeting, the club members will hold their annual meeting at the Potting Shed with Cindy Kopecky.
Thursday April 4, Court Our Lady of Fatima #1518 met in Polo with Cheryl and Mo Schaefers hosting a supper meeting at the Ponderosa. Among the items on the agenda were plans to assist with the Orient Easter Egg Hunt for young people from the area. The court will be providing some of the Easter eggs filled with candy for the hunt at 1 p.m. Correspondence letters were read from out of town members, Delores Martinmaas, Rapid City, and Colleen Leer, Florida. Convention discussions included the Circle of Love reports, which have been sent to the respective chairmen, and the banner was displayed, which will be used at the state convention in Brookings April 19-21. The education contest results were presented, as were the gifts to be presented to Confirmation students being confirmed in Miller Sunday, April 14, and seniors who will be graduating in May.
The Polo KC Council members met in Mary’s Room Thursday evening at 8 p.m. with Matt Weller, Redfield, attending. The agenda included discussions on upcoming state convention April 26-28 in Huron, with Jack Schaefers as delegate. The council will be providing flowers on Mother’s Day and gifts for the first communicants. Rob Mullaney provided the lunch for the members.
Steve and Rosalie Anglin, Fargo, N.D., visited with Tom and Fran Anglin and Mike over the Easter weekend. Sunday they drove to Mitchell for Easter with Jim and Jeanice Miskimins, Mara and Elexa and were joined by Kenny Anglin, Sioux Falls.
Tony and Delilah Coyle, Paton, Brandon and Jessie took the kids to visit their grandparents, Jim and Arleen Schick and Florence Coyle in Miller on Easter Sunday.
Delores Eaton was a Thursday evening supper guest with Don and Jody Clement, Brandon and Abby.
Helen McKay went to Scotland Friday and returned Sunday to spend Easter with Ken and Diana Mach, Kelly and Pat and Kelly’s friend. Shane and Angela, Emma, Molly and Katy came from Sioux Falls to be with them for Easter Sunday.
Cele Schmidt was a guest of Esther Cooper for Easter Sunday dinner at the Faulkton Healthcare Center.
Diana and David Runge hosted Easter dinner for the Koldas and Runges. Attending were Brett and Karen Runge and family, Wessington; Becca Runge, Brookings; Steve Runge Wessington; Bev Helm, Huron; Lucille Kolda, Erv and Tena Kolda and family, Leon and Barb Kolda and Drew Kolda, Polo; Kristin Hargens, Miller; Blake Kolda and family, Ft. Pierre; Dean and Rema Kolda and family, St. Lawrence.
Gathering for the Easter weekend in the LeRoy and Donna Schaefers home were Tom, Sarah, TC and Tori Schuster of Harrisburg; Andrew and Angela Schaefers and Brianna of Madison; and Scott and Jennifer Gibson, Emily, Jake and Ally of Miller. Joining them for Easter Sunday festivities were Vic and Marion Martinmaas.
Friday, April 5, Joyce Wieseler accompanied Al and Shelly Wieseler and Sylvia and Ellie Cotton to Wessington Spring for the vocal music contest. Joseph Wieseler was participating with the Miller students.
On Sunday, April 7, Myron and Joyce Wieseler attended the Pops Concert at the Miller School Theater. Granddaughter Sylvia Wieseler is a member of the Miller School Band.
Sam, Olivia and Noah Schaefers, Watertown, spent Saturday, March 23 in the Polo area. Sam helped Fred and Paul at the farm, while Olivia and Noah helped Grandma Cheryl bake and decorate Easter cookies. They got to take some of their cookies home to share with “Mom” Kelli Schaefers in Watertown, too! Lily, Maureen, and Cheryl Schaefers also made cookies for the benefit for Clara Weiness, the daughter of Maureen’s classmate, Heather Schilder Weines. Holy Week was a busy time at St. Liborius in Polo! Wednesday the CCD students shared their talents with the parish by enacting the Living Stations. Cheryl, Maureen and Lily Schaefers helped serve the students and teachers pizza after the re-enactment of Jesus’ Passion. Cheryl helped bake bread for the Blessed Loaves that were made available for all families after Holy Thursday mass.
After Good Friday services, Fred and Cheryl, Maureen and Lily Schaefers, along with Helen Peterson, and Paul Schaefers and Blair Lakner all went to have supper with Rick Martinmaas and Patty. Jessie and Joni Martinmaas prepared the fish feast. Also joining them were Tim Boldt, Watertown, Jordon Aesoph, Orient, and Rusty Wernsman, Tulare. On Easter Sunday, Fred and Cheryl drove to Kranzburg to spend the day with Kevin and Josie Ries, Kade, Kolby, Zach and Spencer, and Sam and Kelli Schaefers, Olivia and Noah. Paul was a guest with Blair Lakner’s family near Wessington, and Maureen and Lily spent the day at the Luke and Suzy Wernsman farm with Rusty and Kyle. They were joined by the Chuck and Pam Hamlin family from Highmore.
Weatherwise, it is always interesting how the snow can disappear almost faster than it fell, when the temperatures are just right. With our weather that reached the 50 mark and likewise dropped to the 20s we know about variety. If you enjoy the sun’s amazing sunrise and sunsets, you have had opportunity to be fascinated by the size of the big round ball that appears in the early morning and late evening. But it is not to be “outshined” by its partner the nighttime moon, which will be rolling out a new moon during mid-week.
Spring heralds that time of year when new growth is visible in the new baby calves making their appearance in the pastures all around.