COMING EVENTS
PARKSTON
Weekly
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.

Monday, May 9
The Parkston School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Conference Room.

TRIPP
Monday, May 9
The Tripp-Delmont School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Tripp Attendance Center.

Tuesday, May 10
The Jelkin-Harms American Legion Auxiliary will meet in the Commander’s Room at 2 p.m.

AREA
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 Joe at 227-4303.

Parkston School Board to meet May 9
The Parkston School Board will meet Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Conference room.
Preliminary agenda items include:
Call to order; establish a quorum; Pledge of Allegiance; approve agenda/changes to agenda; consider consent agenda-approve minutes, accept financial reports, approve claims, void checks; correspondence/visitors-class size discussion; Superintendent’s report; Principals’/Athletic Director’s reports; old business; new business-consider summer hires, ESY, summer reading, summer school interim, student helpers; consider resignations; consider supplementary budget for bond payoff; SDHSAA election; accept donation; authorize membership in Mitchell Area Perkins Consortium; executive session-negotiations, personnel; other business; and adjournment.
The Parkston School Board wants to foster community feedback and input. Anyone who wishes to talk to the board about any topic is encouraged to do so. A place on the agenda is reserved for such conversations under “visitor and correspondence.” The Board asks that you contact the superintendent in advance so that necessary arrangements, if required, can be made.

Blood donors save local lives
LifeServe Blood Center donors are true life savers! When blood donors roll up their sleeves, it only takes one hour to donate a pint of blood, which will save the lives of up to three local hospital patients.
One in seven people entering the hospital will need a lifesaving blood transfusion. Help ensure the blood’s there when it’s needed by scheduling an appointment at an upcoming blood drive in your area.
Tripp Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, May 10, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Emergency Services Building, Main Street.

May Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals-on-wheels drivers for May are:
Monday: Joanne VanLaecken and JoAnn Hoffman
Tuesday, May 3, 10, 24, 31: Merlyn Tiede
Wednesday: Ginny Mitchell and Janet Miller
Thursday, May 5, 19, 26 and Tuesday, May 17: First Dakota Bank and Linda Kuebler
Thursday, May 12: Ed and Scott Ehler
Friday: Donna Baumiller and Deloris Wudel

Two local winners at SDNA Better Newspaper Contest
A local writer and photographer were named winners in the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest this past weekend.
Freelance reporter Karen Adkins-Runge won first place in a feature series for newspapers under 1,150 for her two-part story on Sam Kinneberg’s Tongue Twister Challenge, a project she created for Family and Career Community Leaders of America and to raise funds for BetheMatch.org, a registry that matches bone marrow donors with recipients, and Taylor Schoenfelder, who decided to become a stem cell donor and the experiences he had while donating.
Freelance photographer Diana Holden was awarded second place in sports photography in the same newspaper division. Her photo was from the Parkston Trojans cheerleading team competing at the state tournament.
This year’s convention was held in Mitchell.


Getting by with a little help from her friends

You may have noticed a few people in the Parkston community with rather unusual hair styles.
Actually, no hair style, bald, with shaved heads.


Variety of efforts available to encourage health and wellness

Being physically active--whether it is a daily walk, a series of stretches, or adding yoga to a regular routine--is beneficial to individual’s health and wellness.

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley
Never before!
Cooper silenced by shocking news

Raymond Cooper’s plan was simple on Wednesday as he began his daily program at noon on Talk Radio 88.3.

Activities board gets financial lesson from members
An attempt by the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors to use funds from the organization’s corporate contracts to fund its foundation was soundly defeated Tuesday by a vote of its members.

Parkston/Ethan outlasts third-ranked Bon Homme in extra innings, 6-4
It took 10 innings, but Parkston/Ethan managed to put away Bon Homme/Scotland 6-4, April 25, at Tabor.

Johne’s Disease: Managing exposure to manure
Paying attention to manure exposure is a crucial component in controlling Johne’s Disease in cow-calf herds, Russ Daly, Professor, South Dakota State University Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian, said.

Planting depth impacts corn yields
Planting depth is one of many factors growers need to consider when planting a corn crop, David Karki, Ph.D., South Dakota State University Extension Agronomy Field Specialist said.

Predicting peak forage production with online drought tools
Research has shown that April precipitation is one key predictor of growing season forage production in our region.

Active weather pattern ahead before warmer conditions return to South Dakota
Warmer than average temperatures are forecast to continue through May and the next few months, according to a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s April 21 Climate Prediction Center Outlook.

Nominations open for 2016 Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker awards
The Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Committee is seeking nominations for South Dakota State University’s Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program.

Voices
Everyone needs to share their opinions of consolidation

School consolidation is not a new question. Smaller schools, including Tripp-Delmont and Armour, have been co-oping sports for many years.

Like making sausage
After days and nights of committee meetings, caucuses, constituent meetings and sessions, legislators meeting during these winter months can get downright tired, bored and testy.

Celebrating the moms in our lives
President Ronald Reagan once said: “Mom’s are the main communicators of the values by which our nation has flourished for more than 200 years--the values of honesty, responsibility, decency, and personal effort. By imparting these and other values to our children, the mothers of America quite literally shape the future.”

Tripp Star-Ledger

Students show their experiments at first Science Fair

Twenty-five Tripp-Delmont students set up booths, April 18, to present their projects to judges, hoping to place and get good reviews on their science fair projects.

Local student performs in a capella concert before going on tour
The Northern State University Chamber Singers and Early Music Ensemble performed an A Capella Pre-Tour Concert, April 28, in Krikac Auditorium, Aberdeen.


Local winners named in Stamp Design contest

Recently, a group of current and retired post office employees of 573 area gathered March 12 for their Spring Meeting and the Annual Stamp Design Contest.

Senior Spotlight
Nick Mora

Nicolas Scott Mora was born December 29, 1996. He is the son of Ramiro, Jr., and Mary Kay.

Kayla Neugebauer
Kayla Neugebauer is daughter of Russell and Sarah Neugebauer.

Kennedy Schatz
On June 7, 1997, Tom and Amey Schatz were blessed with a child.
Micah Richard Schoenfelder
Micah Richard Schoenfelder is a senior at Tripp-Delmont High School, ready to graduate this May.























 
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