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Things to do

MONDAY

• LifeServe blood drive, 1 to 5 p.m., Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell.

• Guard Experience Night, 6 p.m., Army National Guard Shop, Mitchell.

• Whist, 1 p.m., cost, $1 per member, $2 for non-members; James Valley Community Center, Mitchell

• Bingo, 7 p.m., doors open at 6; James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.

TUESDAY

• Bingo, 1 p.m., James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.

• Benefits specialists from DSS, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Fort Thompson.

• Benefits specialists from DSS, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Howard.

• Benefits specialists from DSS, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., itinerant office, Wagner.

• Benefits specialists from DSS, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Wessington Springs.

Things to remember

JVCC TO HOLD SOCIAL: A pie and ice cream social will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, to celebrate the Fourth of July at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. Tickets will be $5 for JVCC members and $7 for non-members. Cost includes your drink. Make reservations and pie requests today.

Fast facts

1778 saw General George Washington celebrating the Fourth of July by giving his soldiers a double ration of rum and having an artillery salute.

--Source: 2020site.org

Today in local history

On July 1, 2009, it was noted the City of Mitchell's population had dropped 0.4 percent. The 2008 estimate was 14,752, down from a 2007 estimate of 14,808.

Lucky numbers

Power Ball: 8-28-30-53-56; Powerball, 16. Est. jackpot, $60M.

Dakota Cash: 3-4-20-22-27; Est. jackpot, $72,000.

Hot Lotto: 10, 32, 39, 45, 46; Hot ball, 3. Est. jackpot, $6.86M.

Mega Millions: 8-15-35-46-52; Megaball, 38; Megaplier, 4. Est. jackpot, $70M.

Wild Card 2: 11-23-27-28-29; Wildcard, Queen of Diamonds. Est. Jackpot, $335,000.

Corn Palace turnstile

Weekend total: 6,985

Total for summer: 73,138

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