Reader This Car Is Killing Me_ by keara




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■ Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Community Notebook appears each Monday and Thursday. Contributions to this list of upcoming events are welcome and should be submitted two weeks before the event. Submissions must be typewritten or legibly printed and include the name and phone number of a contact person. Send items to P&D Calendar, PO Box 56, Yankton, SD 57078, or e-mail to
Senior Bowling, 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Lanes, Crofton, Neb. For more information, contact Brian Wiebelhaus at (402) 388-4640. Table tennis/darts, 8:30 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Youth Alive, 7:45 a.m., YHS Library. Wii bowling, 9 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Yankton Area Banquet, 6 p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), Fifth and Walnut, Yankton. Sacred Heart Hospital Toastmasters Club No. 6217, noon, SHH. Open to all. 668-8326. Sertoma, noon, Waterfront. Ladies Billiards, 10 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Thursday cards, 12:45 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Dominoes, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Cribbage, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Overeaters Anonymous, Thursday nights. For more information, or to attend a meeting, contact 665-0443. This is a 12-step program. TOPS No. SD 45, Yankton, 5:30-6:30 p.m. weigh-in; 6:30 p.m. meeting, Technical Education Center, Room 134, 1200 W. 21st St., Yankton. Men and women welcome. Call 665-3738 after 3 p.m. or 667-9274. Celebrate Recovery, for adults who are struggling with addictive behavior patterns and what is needed to gain freedom from them, 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway 665-5594. Fire By Night, Women’s Bible Study, 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway, 665-5594. Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Group, 8:30 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Open meeting. Yankton ALANON, 8:30 p.m., 1019 W. 9th St. (Last Thursday of each is a family night meeting that takes place upstairs.) Morning Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 9-11 a.m., first and third Thursdays during the school year. Call Sara Lewis for more info at (605) 6654672, or Jenny Opbroek at 660-4686. Exercise & Current Events, Pine Lane Estates East (2905 Douglas Ave.), 8:30 a.m. Line Dancing, The Center, 900 Whiting Dr., 9:30-11 a.m. Foster Rehabilitation Support Group, Trinity Lutheran Church, Room 105, Yankton, 10-11 a.m. For more information, call Kristy Klein at 260-1980. Exercise & Current Events, Pine Line Estates West (2903 Douglas Ave.), 10:15 a.m. Instructed cardio class, The Center, 900 Whiting Dr., 11-11:45 a.m. Chateau Toastmasters Club 3424, noon. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call Janis Revell at 664-5969. Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Contract bridge, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Bingo, 7-9 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Billiards/Snooker, 7-9 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. Porchlight Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 210 W. 5th St., alley entrance. Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Group, 8:30 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Al-Anon and AA. Speaker’s Voice Toastmasters, 7 a.m., Fryn’ Pan Restaurant. Weight Watchers, 9 a.m. (weigh-ins 30 minutes before meeting time), 23rd St. Suites, 904 W. 23rd. Everyone welcome. 1-800-651-6000. Yankton Toastmasters, 7:30-8:40 a.m., Fryn’ Pan Restaurant. Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Non-smoking meeting. Games of Choice & Socializing, Pine Lane Estates East and West (2905 and 2903 Douglas Ave.), 2 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, 6:45 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. The Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Dutch Oven Society, 2 p.m., second Saturday (March through October). Locations to be announced. For more information, call (605) 665-7860. La Leche League of Yankton, breastfeeding information and support meetings, 10:30 a.m., second Saturday, Yankton Community Library. Call (605) 2602638 for more information. A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group for patients and care givers, 11 a.m., second Saturday, Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls. 665-5883. Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, 8 a.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Group, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 West Ninth. Coffee Time and Visiting, Pine Lane Estates East and West (2905 and 2903 Douglas Ave.), 2 p.m. VFW Auxiliary Bingo, 6:30 and 7 p.m., VFW Club. Marian Prayer Group, 1 p.m., Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Chapel of St. Joseph, House of Mary Shrine, Lewis and Clark Lake. 665-1119 evenings. NAMI Yankton, support group for family members caring for someone with mental illness, call 668-1732 for more information. Yankton Morning Optimist Club, 7:15 a.m., Fryn’ Pan Restaurant. Line Dancing, The Center, 900 Whiting Dr., 9:30-11 a.m.


Reader: This Car Is Killing Me!
Dear Dave, My boyfriend was supposed to help me pay for my car, but he moved out and left me. Now, I can’t afford the $500 monthly payment. I work 35 hours a week, but I only make minimum wage. The car is still worth about $19,000, but I owe $20,000 on the loan. What can I do? — Rachel Dear Rachel, You went car crazy, and bought a vehicle that was way out of your league. There’s only one thing you can do — sell the car! Right now, your entire financial world is wrapped up in paying for this thing. Having a live-in boyfriend, and relying on him to help make the payment, was a big mistake, too. When he left, the financial support went with him. At this point, all you need is enough credit to cover the hole that you dug. Go to your local bank or credit union, and try to get a very small loan for about $3,000. If the car will sell for $19,000, then sell it, and use $1,000 to cover the difference. Then, take the remaining $2,000, and buy yourself a little junker. I’m talking about basic, ugly transportation. Next, pick up a part-time job on the side, and work like crazy for a few months to get that loan paid back as fast as possible. This is a painful process, but there’s a good side. When it’s all said and done, you will have learned a lesson that will last you the rest of your life. You won’t make this mistake again! — Dave Dear Dave, Does it matter who keeps the checkbook when you’re married? I’m not good with numbers, but I feel strange because my wife handles these things. Is there anything wrong with this situation? — Daniel Dear Daniel, There’s nothing at all wrong with your situation. We all have different gifts, so it just makes sense that whoever is better organized, or better with numbers, should handle this kind of thing. In each marriage there’s a nerd and a free spirit. The nerd is the one that’s organized, and very good at keeping everything in place. The free spirit is not a detail-oriented person. This doesn’t mean they’re not concerned, or that they’re irresponsible, but they just aren’t as administratively-gifted. They don’t get a rush when the checkbook balances out. However, that doesn’t mean that whoever keeps the checkbook should make all the financial decisions, either. Those decisions, like all others in a marriage, should be made together with input from both the husband and the wife. When you do a budget, you should both sit down together, and come to an agreement on where the money’s going each month. Trust me, if you follow these guidelines the checkbook will be accurate, plus you’ll experience increased unity in your daily lives and better communication in your marriage! — Dave



USD Gallery Renamed To Honor Day
VERMILLION — In 1977, John A. Day, former chairperson of the Department of Art and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at The University of South Dakota, established University Art Galleries to serve artists and audiences in South Dakota and the region. Now, the Main Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts will bear his name. James W. Abbott, president of The University of South Dakota, announced the University’s intention to honor Day at USD’s 80th summer commencement ceremony on July 30. Day, who delivered the keynote address during summer commencement at the DakotaDome, has served The U in several capacities for more than three decades. A plaque will hang outside the wall of John A. Day Gallery recognizing the dean emeritus for his years of dedication to art and academics at USD. “John’s reputation as a sculptor expands beyond that of an artist,” stated Abbott. “He has shaped the lives of generations of students as a teacher; created everlasting bonds in the community as a director; and left an indelible mark on the USD campus.” Day, previous director of the University Art Day Galleries, as well as curator of the University’s distinguished Oscar Howe Collection, joined USD’s faculty in 1976 as chair of the Department of Art. In addition to serving as dean of the College of Fine Arts from 1980 until 2004, he was also USD Vice President for Academic Affairs during the 1984-85 academic year. His expertise on the life and art of renowned Native American artist Oscar Howe was instrumental in establishing the Oscar Howe Archives and Oscar Howe Memorial Association at USD. Day has lectured and written on Howe for more than 30 years, as well as organized several Howe exhibits. A recipient of the South Dakota Governor’s Award for Outstanding Support for the Arts by an Individual, Day holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. In 2003, he received the Western American Award from the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. As director of the University Art Galleries since its beginning in 1977, Day oversaw more than 50 major exhibitions, including several nationally touring exhibits, as well as more than 735 on campus contemporary and historical exhibits featuring works by international, national, regional and local artists. University Art Galleries at The U is responsible for the operation of the John A. Day Gallery (formerly the Main Gallery), Gallery 110, the Oscar Howe Art gallery, several on campus satellite exhibition spaces, the University Permanent Collection, the Campus Beautification Project, and touring exhibition programs. Eddie Welch, currently director of University Art Galleries, said that Day will be honored by the College of the Fine Arts at a reception during the Alumni Exhibition in the John A. Day Gallery on Friday, Oct. 9. “John has been a tireless advocate for the arts in South Dakota for more than three decades,” said Welch. “This is a tremendous honor for John, which will forever connect his legacy to the University of South Dakota.”
Parents of the couple are Kathy Larson and the late Mike Larson, and Kim and Sandra Wallum. Amanda is a 2007 graduate of Yankton High School. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Mount Marty College. Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Osmond High School in Osmond, Neb. He is an insurance agent at Farm Bureau Financial Services, Yankton. An August 28, 2009, wedding is planned.




Amanda Larson and Matthew Wallum announce their upcoming wedding.

SHS Breakfast To Be Held Aug. 30
Sacred Heart School’s 12th annual Back-To-School Breakfast will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2700 Broadway, Yankton. Beakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu will include homemade sweet rolls, eggs, ham or sausage, melon, toast and beverage. The breakfast is sponsored by Friends of Sacred Heart School and the Knights of Columbus There are special prices for adults and children ages 3 through eighth grade. Children ages 2 and younger eat for free.

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