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Things to do

THURSDAY

• 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

WEDNESDAY

• Mitchell Municipal Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., "Star-Spangled Spectacular," soloists: Allison Day and Melissa Spitzer, Saterlie Bandstand, Hitchcock Park, Mitchell.

• Pie and ice cream social, 1 p.m., $5 per member or $7 for nonmembers, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.

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

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

• Job Assistance Program, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 51 S. Third Ave., Lake Andes.

Things to remember

DDM TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH: The Dakota Discovery Museum will be the site of music and other activities during the Independence Day Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the museum, Mitchell.

Guests will enjoy flavorful ice cream, watermelon and lemonade while listening to the country and patriotic tunes of Uncle Roy and Friends, led by Roy King of Armour. Children of all ages can take part in fun activities. Admission to the event and museum is free. Donations are welcome to help support the exhibits and programs of the museum. For more information, call 996-2122.

DAV AUXILIARY SKIPS REGULAR JULY MEETING: There will be no DAV Auxiliary meeting on Monday, July 8. A short meeting will be held after our July picnic. Watch for further notice of details.

Fast facts

More than 150 million hot dogs will be eaten at Fourth of July celebrations all over the country. That comes out to be one hot dog for every two people.

Today in local history

Fort James, a historical site southeast of Mitchell, was announced as a featured site on this date in 2009. The site would be showcased on the PBS television show "Time Team America."

Corn Palace turnstile count

Yesterday's total: 2,698.

Total this summer: 75,836.

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