Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at
the Avera St. Benedict Health Center Meeting Room. For more information,
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
To schedule a blood donation appointment, go online to lifeservebloodcenter.org
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
If you are 16 or 17 years old and youve never donated
blood with LifeServe Blood Center, be sure to get a signed parental/guardian
Get a good nights 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.
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,
Thursday, Sept. 8: Delmont to Mitchell, 7:45 a.m.; Tripp to Mitchell,
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 mayors
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 departments 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 Administrations
Climate Prediction Center.
Grant aims to improve communication on
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.
Dont 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
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.
Rainmakers, card sharks and carnival pitch men probably hoodwinked
South Dakotans out of thousands of dollars over the years.
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.