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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:09
Silver Cross Circle
Teresa Milbrodt spoke to the members of Silver Cross Circle, King's Daughters and Sons via technology on Dec. 17.  
Her parents, Tom and Jane Milbrodt, set up Skype which enabled the group to see and hear Teresa from her office at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colo.
At age 17, Teresa reluctantly went on a mission trip  to South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation to work with the Lakota people along with her family and other First United Methodists members.  She was "hooked" and has returned there each summer for the past 17 years.
Teresa called the reservation's population friendly, very resilient, generous, family oriented, with a value system which encourages an ability to deal with the problems which are part of their daily life - poor diet, nadequate housing, alcoholism and suicide.  Those who leave to attend college often find themselves poorly prepared and unemployment rates on the reservation are high. Working with her Native American friends is challenging but rewarding.
Refreshments were served to 19 members and two guests by Brenda Kirkbride and Judy Long.
Joyce Stearns presented devotions and President Emmy Hann presided at the business meeting.
Sorrow was expressed over the passing of Mary Jane Parker.
Several members were fighting illness; Harriet Rosebrock has shingles.
Additional books are needed for children at the Jordan Center.
At the Jan. 14 meeting, Kay Bell was to speak about early childhood literacy and fall convention assignments were made.