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October 23, 1987 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese Mater Dei-ville Inauguration of Mater Dei-ville  city officials and student council -members took place Oct. 13. Mater Dei-ville is the student government for Mater Dei High School, Evansville. Clerk Miranda Knapp swore in new members and then Judge Paul Wets administered the oath of office to Rick Steinkamp, mayor of Mater Dei-ville. Evansville mayor Frank McDonald was guest speaker for the occasion. Councilmen-at-large are Julie 'Plump, Cindy Herrmann, Kristi Perkins and Holly Harl. Class presidents are Amy Coomes, senior class; Cindy Bradley, junior class; Matt Hilleubrand, sophomore class, and Alex Knapp, freshman class. Steve Rode is the sponsor. Msgr. William Lautner set up the student government at Mater Dei, which is modeled after city government. The city of Mater Dei-ville was declared an official suburb of the city of Evansville in . 1956 by Mayor R. Vance Hartke. Board of Ed Jim Werner is chairperson of the Board of Education at St. Joseph School, Vanderburgh County. Mike Wempe is vice- chairperson and Judy Bishop is secretary. Halloween party Margaret Allison and Cathy .... Lynch will be'co-hostesses for the  Halloween party for the children of St. Mary Church, Washington. Chairman Becky Robards, is health chair- man at Holy Redeemer School, Evansville. i i People !ay of prayer Sixty senior citizens gathered Oct. 10 for a Marian Day of Prayer at St. Mary Church, Hun- tingburg, according to Sister Ber- nadette Forquer, parish minister. "It was a very nice -- but very rainy day," said Sister Forquer. She said the day began with a procession. Father Pins Kline and Father Severin Messick then concelebrated Mass. Father Kline gave a homily on Mary and Father Severin gave a talk on , Mary following the Mass. The participants saw a film on Our Lady of Fatima, Sister For- quer said, followed by a catered meal. The afternoon was spent wat- ching a film of Pope John Paul II leading the rosary and the day of prayer ended with benediction. CYO officers The newly formed CYO at Holy Family Church, Jasper, has new officers. They are Renee Bonifor, president; Jane Lueken, vice- president; Kristy Humbert, secretary, and Matt Weinzapfel, treasurer. New officers Don Hutchinsoi is president of the parish council at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County. Chester Fenwick is vice- president and Linda Feulner is secretary. Linda Feulner is also chairperson of the Family Life Committee. Memorial Spell Bowl team The team from Memorial High School, Evansville, took second place honors, for Class H schools, during first round competition in the Hoosier Spell Bowl, hosted by Tecumseh High School. Jasper High School finished first; Washington, third, in the division. Nineteen schools participated, in four divisions. Memorial competitors were Dennis Allen, Jessica Mater, Mike Overbeck, Shannon Pruitt, Le Nguyen, Matt Leingang, Melissa Lopez, Beth Minnette, Jennifer Walsh, and Tricia Cecil. Team members not in the picture are Chad McCombs, Sara Ballard, Marcus Freeman, Julian McQueen, Dennis Cotton, Michelle Reine, Allison Schen and Chad Perkins. - Message Photo by Paul Lelngang, ISACS conference Two teachers from Marian Heights Academy are attending the annual Independent Schools Association of the Central States Conference. Attending from Marian Heights are Susan Schafer, a second-year math teacher, and Robin Vaughn, a first-year English ii teacher. The 1987 ISACS Conference is entitled "A Beginning Teacher's Institute." Poster winners Memorial Hospital, Jasper. Deborah Sung won the grand prize. Jeremony Friedman won a first prize and Nell Greonwell won second prize. The thiYd grade students at He- New teachers ly Family School, Jasper, entered Washington Catholic High in the Emergency Room Program School, Washington, has two poster contest sponsored by new faculty members. i i Hahn Edwards is teaching junior and senior religion classes. Charles Flack is teaching business classes and coaching the cross country team. Key club Six members of the Washington Catholic High School Key Club attended a regional training conference in Columbus, Ind. Attending were Tim Barnett, president; Shannon Wichman, vice-president; Leslie McKibben, secretary; Travis Dant, treasurer; and Tyra Dant and John Thompson. Exchange students There are four exchange students at Washington Cetholic High School this year. Enrique Gonzales, a senior, is from Madrid, Spain. His host parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Foster of Washington. -- Carsten Sauer, a senior, is from Grosshansdorf, West Ger- many. His host parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dan Baumerts of Washington. -- Esther van der Kolk, a senior, is from Peize, Holland. Her host parents are Mr. and Mrs. Morris Barley of Washington. - Trina Regalado, a senior, is from Quezen City, Phillipines. Her host parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dan Colvin of Washington. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary '. Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. ' Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47711. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. Anmversanes Congratulations to couples at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, as they celebrate wedding an- niversaries: Roman and Henriet- ta Baehi, 39 years; Joe and Lorene Brown, 49 years; Ray and Coil Fiester, 47 years; Ralph and Helen BengerL 42 years. Elmer and Elinor Adler of St. Wendel Church, Posey County, are celebrating their 60th wed- ding anniversary. Carl and Mildred Baumgart are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meyer of St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdi. nand, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Ccngratulations to couples at Holy Family Church, Jasper: Ralph and Clarissa Gehlhausen, 40 years; Edgar and Anna Mac Schlachter, 40 years; Richard and Helen Hochgesang, 40 years; Robert and Bernice Giesler, 48 years; Remus and Eileen Schuler, 41 years; Richard and Eugenia Jahn, 42 years, and John and Rosalind Hasenour, 47 years. Happy birthday Father Paul Roos of All Saints Church, Cannelburg, celebrates his birthday Oct. 29. I Time to talk Sister Mary Victor Kercher chats with Angelica Contreras during a special meeting of the Hispanic Community Sunday, October 18, at Christ the King Church, Evansville. Angelica is a sixth grade student at Holy Rosary School, Evansville. She is the daughter of Maria Colan- tuoni. The meeting, which was open to all persons of Spanish-speaking origins, was spon- sored by the Catholic Diocese and the Hispanic Society. Sister Kercher is liason of the Hispanic Society. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes