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.



Alcoholics Anonymous will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Ethan Methodist Church basement. For more information, contact Jean at 928-7266 or Joe at 227-4303.

Sunday, August 28
The Sodak Stamm Chapter of Germans from Russia will meet at the Heritage Hall in Kaylor, with those traveling to Germany gathering at 2 p.m., followed approximately a half hour later by a general membership meeting. A speaker will follow a brief meeting and then homemade ice cream, hot dogs and bars will be served.

Parkston Blood Drive August 25
Starve a mosquito this summer and donate blood to hospital patients through LifeServe Blood Center instead.
A blood donation takes around an hour and each pint can help save up to three lives in your community. Eligible donors should: weigh 120 pounds, be in general good health, be 16 years or older and bring a photo ID to donation appointments.
Parkston Community Blood Drive, Thursday, August 25, 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. at Avera St. Benedict Health Center, 401 W. Glynn Drive.
To schedule a blood donation appointment, go online to or call 800-287-4903.
New blood donors who are not familiar with the blood donation process are encouraged to ask questions before, during and after their blood donation. Below are a few tips for ensuring a successful blood donation:
• If you are 16 or 17 years old and you’ve never donated blood with LifeServe Blood Center, be sure to get a signed parental/guardian permission form.
• Get a good night’s sleep before your blood donation.
• Eat a good meal before donating blood. Do not donate on an empty stomach.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Bring a photo ID or Blood Donor ID card.

ROCS schedule
For rides, call your driver at 605-724-2650. at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your ride.
Thursday, Sept. 1: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell, 8 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 12: Parkston to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: Parkston to Yankton, 7:45 a.m.

Bicyclist stops in Parkston on journey of discovery

Ask bicyclist Chris Register what he hopes to discover on his cross-country journey and his reply is not simple or easy, and neither is his trip.

Bringing the town together from the country
A poorly kept secret, Wings Night at the Parkston Country Club strived to bring the community together.

PHS educator named Agriscience Ambassador by DuPont NATAA
Jacob Englin, agriscience teacher at Parkston High School, successfully completed the 14th annual DuPont National Agriscience Teachers Ambassador Academy held at the Iowa Future Farmers of America Enrichment center on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Female candidate really thinks she has a chance
Cooper: That woman is living in a dream world

Two days earlier, it was assumed by just about everyone in Lennox Valley that attention would turn on Friday morning from the mayor’s race to the upcoming county fair.

Weisser reunion held August 20
The Gottlieb and Rosina (Hauck) Weisser reunion was held August 20 at the Dugout in Tripp.

Kaylor 4-H holds summer meetings
Kaylor 4-H Club met July 2 at Tripp/ Tripp-Delmont All-School Reunion in the Tripp Park.

Sensitive sites registry can help prevent pesticide drift problems
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture reminds landowners, bee keepers, organic producers, pesticide applicators and others that the department’s Sensitive Site Registry website is a tool that can be used to help prevent the harmful effects from drift during pesticide or fertilizer applications.

Warm temperatures and potentially wetter conditions predicted in climate outlook
Warm temperatures and potentially wetter conditions are forecast for fall in South Dakota, according to the August 18 seasonal outlook from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.

Grant aims to improve communication on animal-borne illness
A consortium led by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, will use a $200,000 grant from the Bush Foundation to improve communication between medical providers, veterinarians and livestock producers regarding animal-borne illnesses that pose potential health risks to humans.

Don’t touch trees in wires
Homeowners can easily become injured--often fatally--while attempting to trim trees near overhead electrical wires. Though it is tempting to try to save money with this “do-it-yourself” approach, the potential for electrocution is not worth the risk.

Make school attendance a priority

Across South Dakota, a new school year is getting underway. Students and families are getting back into the school day routine, re-establishing study habits and juggling activities.

A healthy start: Pregnancy and vaccines
Vaccines during pregnancy not only protect mother against diseases, they also begin to pass some protection to baby for the first few months of life, a state health official said.

Parkston Legion Auxiliary needs to do more to disband
In regards concerning an article entitled, The end of an era, I was contacted by three American Legion Auxiliary officials this past week. They were State President Melanie Martens, State Secretary Laurel Stringer and District 8 President Janice Coleman.

Rural credits
Rainmakers, card sharks and carnival pitch men probably hoodwinked South Dakotans out of thousands of dollars over the years.

Tripp Star-Ledger
CONSOLIDATION: District or grades

School districts across America are faced with the question of what is the best solution to a very serious situation--providing a quality education, nursery school, daycare, pre-school and kindergarten thru 12th grade.

Caring for others a way of life for local nurse

Krystal Freidel, a CNA with Avera St. Benedict Health Center, recently experienced what it is like to provide health care in an extremely impoverished area of South America.

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