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8 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Holy Family Owls compile 66-3 re All of the boys in the eighth grade class at Holy Family School, Jasper, are members of the school basketball team, according to Ruth Ann Guthery, athletic director. "They have accomplished a phenomenal feat by compiling a 66 win and three loss over their years as Holy Family basketball play- ers, never losing on their home floor." During both their fifth grade and sixth grade Seasons, they won 15 games and two tourneys. They were coached by Jason Schmitt and Lawrence Loner. In the seventh grade, they won 15 games and three tourneys. Stan Giesler was their coach. "During their last year, they won the 12-team Jasper Middle School tourney and the 18-team Evansville Diocese tourney. These students are exceptional on and off the basketball court." Eighth grade basketball team members, cheerleaders and coach- es at Holy Family School, Jasper, include, front row, Katie Casper, Ginger Gramelspacher, Erica Bravo, Kelli Sergesketter, Emily Jordan, Lupe Bravo, Amy Bodkins, second row, Kevin Seng, ball person, Andy Brelage, Phillip Klem,Zach Pfister, Zach Beckman, Phillip Hopf, Jason Ruhe, third row, Pare Bell, principal, Stan Giesler, assistant coach, Matt Mehringer, Bryan Rasche, Neil Giesler, Ryan Rasche, Cale Knies, Tony Seng, Mike Kilian, coach, Micah Kilian, and Ruth Ann Guthery, athletic director. St. Vincent Day Care Center inviting children, - nurses, employees to come back for an Open H By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor teachers and other staff mem- bers, and a group of nearby nurses, too. Where have they gone, and where are they now? An Open House is scheduled May 3, and every child who ever attended the day care cen- ter is welcome to come for a reunion that day. Where have all the children gone? That line from a '60s folk song might be the question being asked these days at St. Vincent Day Care Center in EvanSville. And not only children, but their Golden Jubilarians Linus and Rosella "Sally" (Hartung)Lechner of Jasper will cel- ebrate their fiftieth wedding annivers with a Mass of Thanks- giving at 5 p.m. May 2 at Holy Family Church, Jasper. An Open House will be held from 7-.30 to 10:30 p.m. at the K of C. The cou- ple requests no gifts. They were married April 24, 1948, at St. Joseph Church, Dale. Father Justin Snyder officiated. They are the parents of 12 children: Linus Lechne Debbie W'flliams and Mark Lechner of Tulsa, Okla.; Kenny Lechner, Dennis Lechner, Jane Heichelbech, Jerry Lechner and Jeff Lechner, all of Jasper;, Steve Lechner and Kathy Weyer, both of Ferdinand; Beverly MehUng of SL Meinrad, and Cecilia Thomas of Piano, Texas. Mr. Lechner is the owner of Linus L. Lechner Tile Co. How many children would that be? Thousands and thou- sands, at least. Since 1976, about 400 children each year have been in day care at the center, accord- ing to Sister Patricia Dunne, a Daughter of Charity who is the administrator of the facility. Before 1976, she said there were about 80 to 90 children each year. It was in 1918 that the original Day Care Center started opera- tions. St. Vmcent has been in its current location since 1930. This year, the center is expand- hag, and moving into a building which formerly housed St. Mary's School of Nursing. All nurses who attended the school -- at least 1,500 graduates -- are also being invited to the open house. Employees, too, are being wel- comed back for the celebration adding another 200 names to the guest list. The day care facility was started by the Ladies of Chari- ty, a group of women dedicated tc to charitable works. During World War I, they noticed the increased presence on the street The of children whose fathers had come gone to war, and whose moth- up ers had gone to work. been The Ladies of Charity contin- ue to meet on a regular basis, as While their numbers have less- She ened over the years, the day care time center started by their group old continues to flourish, dled." community .i have open facilities y, - Skillt00dll Representation Since 1946 Robert J. Pigman Sheila M. Corcoran Mark Charles L. Berger Andrew S. Ward Call (812) 425.8101 or (800) 327.0812 Internet: 313 Main Street Evamville, Indiana 47708.1485