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                                                                                                    Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan ■     LIFE        ■ Thursday, November 19, 2009
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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK                                                                                      DAVE SAYS:

    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
                                                                                                        A Balancing Act: Ambition Vs. Contentment
must be typewritten or legibly printed and include the name and phone number of a contact person.       BALANCING AMBITION AND CONTENTMENT                                                                            one outweigh the other? - Tracy
Send items to P&D Calendar, PO Box 56, Yankton, SD 57078, or e-mail to
                                                                                                           Dear Dave,                                                                                                     Dear Tracy,
                                       Thursday                                                            How do you balance ambition with con-                                                                          When does one outweigh the other?
Youth Alive, 7:45 a.m., YHS Library.                                                                    tentment? - Fran                                                                                              Maybe when you stop whining?
Table tennis/darts, 8:30 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
                                                                                                           Dear Fran,                                                                                                     Seriously, getting out of debt is never
Wii bowling, 9 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                                                                                                                                                   more important than your marriage. But fam-
Ladies Billiards, 10 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                                  This is a really good question! To be hon-
Sertoma, noon, Waterfront.                                                                              est, I don’t believe they require balance. You                                                                ilies go through all kinds of stuff, and one of
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019 W.                                    thought ambition was the opposite of con-                                                                     those things is cleaning up messes they’ve
                                                                                                        tentment, didn’t you? I don’t look at it that                                                                 made. It’s not always fun, but there’s a price
Toastmasters Club No. 6217, noon, Sacred Heart Hospital, (605)668-8326.                                                                                                                                               to pay if you want to win with your money or
Thursday cards, 12:45 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                              way. It’s not like a teeter-totter. They don’t     more contentment than He did?
Dominoes, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                                        have to balance out, because they’re not on                                                                   anything else.
Cribbage, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
                                                                                                                                                               More than anything, I think it has to do                   It sounds to me like your husband has
                                                                                                        the same spectrum.                                 with what’s driving your ambition. If discon-
Senior Bowling, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Lanes, Crofton, Neb.
                                                                                                           I’m content and ambitious. I’m content                                                                     gone gazelle intense about getting out of
    (402) 388-4640.                                                                                                                                        tentment or a quest for “stuff” is the motivat-            debt, and in the process may have left you
Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m. 23rd St. Suites, 904 W. 23rd. 1-800-651-6000.                                with what we have and what God has                 ing factor, then maybe they are on the same
TOPS No. SD 45, 5:30-6:30 p.m. weigh-in; 6:30 p.m. meeting, RTEC, Room                                  entrusted to us. On the other hand, I’m not                                                                   behind a little bit. I don’t recommend that!
   134, (605)665-3738 or (605)667-9274.
                                                                                                                                                           spectrum. But I think that’s a really bad way              He probably needs to take some time to
                                                                                                        content to sit around and do nothing just          to live your life. You can get tons and tons of
Yankton Area Banquet, 6 p.m., United Church of Christ, Fifth and Walnut.
                                                                                                        because we’ve been blessed. To me, that                                                                       come back and emotionally re-connect with
Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway,                                                                                         stuff, but no matter what you get or how                   you. And I’m sure some good, old-fashioned
   (605)665-5594.                                                                                       kind of attitude is not contentment, it’s apa-     much you get, you’re still not going to really
Fire By Night, Women’s Bible Study, 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 2407                                 thy. I do what I do because I’m passionate                                                                    back rubs and words of encouragement from
   Broadway, (605)665-5594.
                                                                                                                                                           be happy until you find contentment!                       you are in order. Your man could use them if
                                                                                                        about helping people. You can have peace               —Dave
Griefshare, 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist, 2407 Broadway. (605)665-5594.
                                                                                                        and contentment and at the same time be a                                                                     he’s been working two jobs!
Alcoholics Anonymous ALANON Group, 8:30 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 W.                                                                                          IS DEBT FREEDOM MORE IMPORTANT THAN                            But there’s plenty of time for snuggling
    Ninth                                                                                               real go-getter—the kind of person who still
Overeaters Anonymous, Thursday Evening, (605)665-0443.                                                  moves stuff around and makes things hap-           MARRIAGE?                                                  and stuff later. Right now, you’re trying to do
                         THIRD THURSDAY ONLY                                                            pen. They’re not inconsistent concepts. I              Dear Dave,                                             something—something really important—for
HSC Friendship Club, 5 p.m., Bonanza Resturant
                                                                                                        think problems are created when ambitious              When does reaching the point of being                  the good of your family. I know it can be diffi-
Game Night, 6-9 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                                                                                                                                                  cult, but it won’t last forever. And I can
Catholic Daughters of America, 7 p.m. rosary, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Sacred                                 people are driven by a lack of contentment.        debt-free become more important than mar-
   Heart Cafeteria. (605)665-2795.                                                                         Let me ask you this: Do you think Jesus         riage? We’re following your plan and doing                 promise you this: Once you’re done, you’ll
Lewis and Clark AARP, 7 p.m., The Center. 900 Whiting Dr. (605)665-2609.                                was content? Do you think He was ambi-             the debt snowball, but my husband’s been                   be very glad you toughed it out!
                        FOURTH THURSDAY ONLY
                                                                                                        tious? The answer to both questions is yes!        working a second job, and it’s really cutting                  —Dave
Connecting Artists, 7 p.m., GAR Hall, 508 Douglas, Yankton.
    (605)286-3957.                                                                                      You’d have to be pretty ambitious, I think, to     into our together-time at night and straining
                                                                                                        take on the sins of the world. At the same         our relationship. I’m afraid we’re going to                  For more financial help please visit daver-
Exercise & Current Events, 8:30 a.m., Pine Lane Estates, 2905 Douglas                                   time, do you know of anyone else who had           end up debt-free, but divorced. When does
Line Dancing, 9:30-11 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
Foster Rehabilitation Support Group, 10-11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church,
   Room 105, (605)260-1980.
Exercise & Current Events, 10:15 a.m., Pine Line Estates West, 2903                                     COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:
   Douglas Ave.
Instructed cardio class, 11-11:45 a.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019
   West Ninth.
Contract bridge, 1 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
Bingo, 7-9 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.
                                                                                                        Helping Others Is The Yankton United Way
Billiards/Snooker, 7-9 p.m., The Center, 900 Whiting Drive.                                                    BY PAM KETTERING                               of all ages in a          Contact Center and Connections.                dance is always one of our
Porchlight Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 210
    W. 5th St.                                                                                           United Way & Volunteer Services of                   variety of situa-             CONTACT CENTER - For over                  biggest events. One Halloween,
Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Group, 8:30 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019 W. 9th.                                            Greater Yankton                              tions - - with ONE        25 years, the Contact Center has               one of the clients requested to
                                       Saturday                                                                                                               donation. Through         been putting together Christmas                sing “Wind Beneath My Wings”.
Speaker’s Voice Toastmasters, 7 a.m., Fryn’ Pan Restaurant.                                                 A family has been evicted                         your sharing your         Food & Fruit Baskets. The                      For us, it did not matter if the
Yankton Toastmasters, 7:30, Fryn’ Pan Restaurant.                                                       from their home. They need a                          resources, you are        Knights of Columbus helps put                  notes were not perfect. It was
Weight Watchers, 9 a.m. (weigh-ins 30 minutes before meeting time), 904                                                                                       able to help each         the bags together and several
   W. 23rd. 1-800-651-6000.                                                                             place to live. They need food to                                                                                               the fact that he had the courage
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, noon, 12-24 Club, 1019                                       eat. They need warm clothing for                      of the issues men-        groups help to deliver the Fruit               to try and the generosity to
   West Ninth. Non-smoking meeting.                                                                     the winter.                                           tioned. With 19           Baskets to area shut-ins. In 2008,             share this song with us. For a
Games of Choice & Socializing, 2 p.m., 2905 and 2903 Douglas Ave.                                           Four children leave school to       Kettering     agencies with mul-        we had 315 Food Baskets and 97                 few minutes, he was not a lonely
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, 6:45 p.m., 12-24 Club,                                       enter an empty house. Both par-                       tiple programs            Fruit Baskets. In today’s econo-
   1019 West Ninth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    person living with a developmen-
                                                                                                        ents are working. They fail to do     being supported through the               my, we anticipate many more                    tal disability. He was a star with
                                         Sunday                                                         their homework. They get bored        United Way & Volunteer Services’          this holiday season.                           many cheering and adoring fans.
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reprieve Group, 8 a.m., 12-24 Club, 1019                                                                           Campaign, everyone benefits.
   West Ninth.                                                                                          and start fighting.                                                                 Thanks to United Way, area                 We at Connections would like to
Alcoholics Anonymous Alano Group, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 12-24 Club, 1019                                       A once very capable man no            Your charitable gift provides         churches, schools, businesses                  thank everyone who makes
   West Ninth.                                                                                          longer has the energy or interest     food, clothing, disaster assis-           and many individuals, whose                    moments like these possible.
Marian Prayer Group, 1 p.m., Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Chapel                                 to cook a nutritious meal or          tance, proactive programs for
   of St. Joseph, House of Mary Shrine, Lewis and Clark Lake. 665-1119                                                                                                                  generosity throughout the year,                    This year has been very chal-
Coffee Time and Visiting, 2 p.m., 2905 and 2903 Douglas Ave.                                            socialize with others. He is          youth, assistance for seniors to          we hope to continue this won-                  lenging for many families and
VFW Auxiliary Bingo, 6:30 p.m., VFW Club.                                                               depressed and sits for hours in       remain in their homes, parenting          derful program. Thank you to a                 individuals. The agencies have
                          THIRD SUNDAY ONLY                                                             front of the TV.                      education, safe havens for those          very generous community for all                been challenged to assist with
Yankton Jaycees, 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce meeting room.                                                  Trying to crawl out from          abused, literacy tutoring, youth          of your support.                               the increased need. Your sup-
                                                                                                        under medical bills has a couple      mentors, transportation for all               CONNECTIONS - Connections                  port is encouraged to help meet
                                                                                                        at wits end. They avoid answer-       ages, activities for the isolated,        is dedicated to enriching the                  those needs and would be
                                                                                                        ing the phone and door in fear of     books for preschool children,             lives of people with developmen-               GREATLY appreciated.
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                                                                                                            A single mother has to stretch    plus those of other caring neigh-         nity integration, and facilitating
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                                                                                                        her paycheck every month. With        bors stretch out in multiple              self-actualization. We host vari-
                                                                                                        Christmas coming, she dreads          directions providing an “umbrel-          ous events such as picnics,
      PIERRE — High school sen-                     recipients will have the opportu-                   searching for inexpensive gifts for   la” of services to those in need.         movie nights, dances, and fish-

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                                                                                                        the holiday a little festive.                                                   ing trips to accomplish our mis-
  now apply for Davis-Bahcall                       summer internships.                                                                       are featured this week: The               sion. Our annual Halloween
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                                                                                                            That is what giving the UNIT-            s
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