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November 18, 1988 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese 13 A letter from 'Dear Abby' Students at Holy Family School, Jasper, have received a special letter from a special some- one -- newspaper columnist "Dear Abby." A reader recently questioned Abby on the term "palindrome." The sixth, seventh and eighth grade math students of Denise Miller knew the answer and wrote to explain. (A palindrome is any word, phrase or symbol that is the same forwards and backwards, such as morn, 1221.} Abby received the letters and replied: Dear Denise: How absolutely delighted I was to read your students' letters. They were wonderful/ The Holy Family School in Jasper must be a terrific school, and you a terrific teacher, to elicit such excellent work from your students. If space permits and my editors don't "cut" my column, I will try and print some of the students" letters. Thank you for writing, Denise, and for sending me your students' letters. Please give them a heartfelt thanks for me. They sound like a special group of people with promising futures ahead of them. I wish all of you much hap- piness and success. Warmest wishes, Abby P.S. You have some very bright sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Indiana! Speech Meet Students at Holy Redeemer School, Evansville, who received first place ribbons in the recent Mater Dei junior high speech meet included: Leah McCombs and Joanna Dean, duo; Leah McCombs, dramatic; Jeff Hines, humorous; Juli Wittgen, impromptu; Craig Miller, extemp. Honor roll Students from St. James School, St. James, who are on the high honor roll for the first grading period include: Adam Adler, Nicole Droste and Jason Gries, first grade; Theresa Adler, Sarah Baker, Natalie Deer, Jamie Dunkelbarger, Christina Knapp and Jennifer Zenthoefer, second grade, and Beth Clodfelter, Christopher Droste, Kelly Flem- ing, Tina Hasenour, Tara Hipp, Christina O'Neal, Kim Steckler and Patrease Woodside, third grade. Eric Zenthoefer, fourth grade: Curtis Knapp, fifth grade; Heather Joyce and Melissa Kiefer, sixth grade, and Brian Bittner, Justin Fickas, Andrea Fuhs, Kevin Gries, Carrie Lueb- behusen, Kathy Rexing and Cin- dy Seibert, eighth grade. Holy Family volleyball The eighth grade girls' volleyball team at Holy Family School, Jasper, finished second in the Holy Family Invitational Tourney. Coaches were Martha Wehr and Nancy Giesler. The seventh grade girls' team was also coached by Martha Wehr and Nancy Giesler. The fifth and sixth grade Holy Family intramural volleyball team was coached by Liz Milligan, with help from Mary Giesler and Cindy Meyer. WCCS winners First place winners from Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville, at the Mater Dei High School junior high speech meet were Cindy Wan- nemuehler and Jeff Baumgart, duo interpretation, and Dianna Steffe, poetry. Deacon ordination Gregory Spencer was ordained to the order of deacon in the Arch- abbey Church at St. Meinrad Archabbey Nov. 5. Archbishop Edward O'Meara of Indianapolis presided at the ceremony. Spencer will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Evansville. His home parish is St. Joseph Church, Dale. Above, Spencer gets some assistance in vesting from Father James Bless- ingot, former pastor of St. Joseph Church. Veterans Day Students at Westside Catholic Consolidated School observed Veterans Day last week with a special ceremony at St. Boniface Church, Evansville. Participants, from left, are seventh graders Kyle Niemeier, Kevin Kisner, Jeff Brown, Jacob Reisinger, Terry Rheinlander, Steve Beck and Matt Feldhaus. Also pictured are Elizabeth Taraska and Judy Quanty, faculty members, and Father Jean Vogler, pastor. -- Message Photo by Mary T. Ellert Veterans Day at St. Theresa's Students at St. Theresa School, Evansville, held a special ceremony on Veterans Day this year, according to Sister Christine Kempf, O.S.B., principal. Six veterans, five from World War II and one from the Vietnam War, were presented certificates of appreciation. The veterans were Joe Becker, Ralph Guetling, Ed Oing, Jack Riggs, Paul Wig- gins and Rick Montgomery. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor and recognize the veterans and "thank them for the service they have given to the People 10-year 4-Hmembers Four members of Holy Family Church, Jasper, were honored at an annual 4-H Achievement Pro- gram; tllree 4-H members are 10-year members and a third is a nine-year member. -- Angle Weruer currently a student at Indiana University. is a 10-year 4-H member. She is the daughter of Donald and Bey Weruer. -- Janet Blessinger, currently a student at Indiana State Universi- ty, is a lo-year 4-H member. She is the daughter of Dave and Rita Blessinger. Darla Patterson. currently a student at Indiana University, is a 10-year 4-H member. She is th daughter of Robert and )ean Patterson. -- Amy Durcholz is a nine-year member of 4-H. She is the daughter of Leland "Dutch" and Rosie Durcholz. Happy Birthday Father Joseph Ziliak of St. John the Baptist Church, country and to us," according to Sister Kempf. Speech meet First place winners in the Memorial High School junior high speech meet Nov. 10 were -- Dramatic interpretation: Jessica Pigman, Cindy Hirsch, Good Shepherd. -- Dramatic prose: Ryan Brownlee, Emily Homing, Christ the King. -- Humorous prose: Daniel Meng, Christ the King; Christie Hirsch, Good Shepherd. -- Broadcasting: Glen Muehlbauer, Christ the King; Marilyn Schreering, Holy Rosary. Newburgh, celebrates his birth- day Nov. 20. Father Joseph Swartz of St. Matthew Church, Mount Ver- non, celebrates his birthday Nov. 24. 4-H Roundup Tara Brames, Emily Wright and Jenny Streicher of Holy Family Church, Jasper, have been chosen to attend the 4-H Round-up at Purdue University. Award of Excellence Melody Schmidt, Gretchen Keusch, Gwen Summers and Amy Durcholz of Holy Family Church. Jasper. were county winners in the Louisville Courier Award of Excellence Program. They'received plaques and cer- tificates for their achievements. Anniversary Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries at St. Joseph Church, Evansville, include Bill and Rite Hudson, 43 years; -- Humorous Interpretation: Stacy Wolf, Christ the King; Ellen Donofrio, Good Shepherd. -- Original Oratory: Mary K. Large, Good Shepherd; Nathan Werner, St. Benedict. Impromptu: Ryan Brownies, Christ the King, Valerie Shaw, St. Benedict. -- Poetry: Eloiz Domingo, Christ the King; Nonie Danna, Christ the King. -- Humorous Duo: Michael Maier and Carlos Domingo, Christ the King; Katy Nimnicht and Eric Beane, St. Benedict. -- Dramatic Duo: Eloiza Dom- ingo and Katy Muehlbauer, Christ the King; and Amy Rivers and Jason Chambliss, St. Benedict. Frank and Helen Pepper, 50 years, and John and Florence Kaster, 48 years. Donation The Knights of St. John and Hilltop Grove have donated $1075 to Sacred Heart Church, Evansville. The proceeds are from their recent benefit dinner dance. Parish council Members of the parish council at Sacred Heart Church, Evansville. are Father Ralph En- dress, Father Omer Meyer, Jerry Kirchoff, David Altstadt, Betty Becker, Matt Conkling, Gertrude Emge, Shirley Hailer, Jim Kinsler, Bill Knapp, Jo Ann Laugel, Anna Lee Mattingly. Marian Pigman and Randy Weber. Please send information for PEOPLE to Mary. Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date.