THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

COMING EVENTS
PARKSTON
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Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at the Avera St. Benedict Health Center Meeting Room. For more information, call 928-3182.

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Weekly
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ethan Methodist Church basement. For more information, contact Jean at 928-7266 or Donna at 605-770-5410.

Sun's still out
Keep those lifesaving arms out

Since the only way local hospital patients can receive blood transfusions is for generous community members to roll up a sleeve and give the gift of life, LifeServe Blood Center is reminding blood donors to keep giving blood throughout the year.
LifeServe Blood Center blood donors who give blood this summer will be rewarded with online store points which can be redeemed for a limited edition Sun's Out, Arms Out tank top or t-shirt. Quantities are limited, so roll up a sleeve and give blood at an upcoming blood drive in your community before this design is retired.
The next Parkston Community Blood Drive, is Thursday, August 22, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.

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Avera Bormann Manor successfully completes drill

Imagine a dark and stormy night. Your elderly parents are being cared for in the nursing home, but it begins to flood in that area of town, you are not able to get to them.
What will they do?

One killed, three injured in pickup crash
A 15-year-old Parkston female has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash last Thursday afternoon near Parkston.

State 4-H horse show winners announced
There were several 4-H members from Hutchinson County who participated in the South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show which was held in Huron, July 22 to 24.

Gerlach Reunion held at the Moose Lodge
The Ernst and Augusta Gerlach family reunion was held August 10 at the Moose Lodge in Mitchell.

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Baseball

The Parkston WeePees baseball team won the league championship with a 19-1 record.

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Donation

Eileen Gall of Friedens Reformed Church Women's Guild, Tripp, presented a check for $100 to Jade Hamilton of Our Home in Parkston in memory of Karon Wessel.

DPS receives federal 9-1-1 grant
South Dakota's Department of Public Safety has received a federal grant of more than $1.5 million that will be used for equipment at the statewide 9-1-1 emergency centers, also known as public safety answering points.

OPINION
Using voice search? Use caution when asking for auto dial from your smart device

Tell Alexa to play for your favorite song. Ask Siri about the weather. Use Google Assistant to turn down the air conditioner. But, don't ask your smart device to look up a phone number, because it may accidentally point you to a scam.

Correction
In the Schuver's under new ownership story in last week's issue of the Parkston Advance, the name of Mark Morehouse's wife was incorrect. It should have read:
"Schuver’s Café, previously owned by Mark and Tamara Morehouse of Parkston opened in its present location at 111 East Main Street, about 10 years ago." There were two other references made to Mark's wife that also should have been Tamara.
The Parkston Advance apologizes for the error.

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Wind tower construction in full swing

The Utah-based Sustainable Power Group, also known as sPower, is in full construction mode at the Prevailing Winds sites in Charles Mix, Hutchinson and Bon Homme counties.

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Welcome

Another picnic and a movie night was sponsored by the Tripp Area Community Foundation and the Tripp Women's Civic Group, August 8.

USDA using flexibility to assist farmers, ranchers in flooded areas
The United States Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers' spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019.

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