Area upcoming events and newsA roundup of area notebook items and briefs from Saturday's edition, including: Former hospital workers to meet Former Methodist Hospital Employees will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. For more information, call 996-4925.
Former hospital workers to meet
Former Methodist Hospital Employees will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
For more information, call 996-4925.
Kids’ Fishing Day set next week
A free Kids’ Fishing Day will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Cabela’s pond, Cabela’s, Mitchell.
This is the last kids fishing day for the season.
For more information, call 996-0337, ext. 8593.
Museum detective program to start
Dakota Discovery Detectives will begin their fall and winter programs on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell.
Detectives ages 3 through 5 will meet from 9 to 9:45 a. m. and children ages 6 through 8 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Each program will give children the chance to solve a real museum mystery and participate in arts and crafts projects. Cost is $4 for non-members and $2 for members.
Pre-registration is required because class size is limited.
Childcare providers and preschool instructors are welcome to inquire about booking the program on any date other than the scheduled public classes.
For more information, call Lori Holmberg at 996-2122.
Quartet to perform at opera house
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The Joe Pekas Quartet, based in Mitchell, will be in concert to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the 1905 Opera House, Wessington Springs.
The quartet, composed of Pekas, Chuck Balcom and Mike Sejnoha, all of Mitchell; and Sid Phelps, Spearfish, will perform patriotic music and other selections.
Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and may be purchased by calling 539-1305 or 539-1515. Tickets at the door are $3 more.
Poker run, street dance planned in honor of Sept. 11
By The Daily Republic
A 9/11 Memorial Honor Poker Run and Street Dance for firefighters, police, military veterans and victims of the 9/11 Family Fund of New York, will be on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Signatures, Mitchell.
Registration is at 11 a.m. at Signatures and the ride begins at noon and includes Tripp, Parkston, Ethan, Emery and Alexandria.
Cost is $20 per rider and all proceeds will be donated to the Victims Fund, S.D. Honor Flight and James Valley Community Center.
The street dance will begin at 3 p.m. and run until midnight at Signatures with five different bands playing.
General admission is $10 and poker run participants get in for $5.
All police, firefighters and military will not be charged admission with an appropriate ID.
South Dakota National Guard will do a color guard salute and there will be a dedication and prayer by the Rev. Dave Astrup.
For more information, call 521-4014.
Legislature seeks college interns
PIERRE — The South Dakota Legislature is looking for 22 college or university students to serve as legislative interns for the 2011 Legislative session.
The positions are open to all college and university students and applications must be filed with the Legislative Research Council in Pierre by Oct. 15.
Interested students should contact David L. Ortbahn, principal research analyst, Legislative Research Council, 500 E. Capitol, Pierre, S.D. 57501-5070.
The Legislative Research Council’s internship program is designed so students can get a greater understanding of the government process as well as provide assistance to the legislative branch of government.
The students will work with the legislative leadership and assist them with bill briefs, constituent service and other legislative tasks.
The students will receive college credit for their internship and nearly $5,000 in compensation for their services.
Additional information regarding the program can be found at the Legislative Research Council’s website, http://legis.state.sd.us/intern.
— From an LRC press release
Food program set at day care center
By The Daily Republic
Mitchell Christian Early Learning/Day Care Center will sponsor a Child and Adult Care Food Program at its center First Reformed Church, 516 W. 14th Ave., Mitchell.
Free- and reduced-price meals are available to enrolled participants whose annual family income is at or below certain levels. The information provided on the application for free or reduced-price meals is confidential and is used only for the purpose of determining eligibility.
Ramps will open to traffic Tuesday
By The Daily Republic
The eastbound on and off ramps at the Mount Vernon interchange on Interstate 90 will open to traffic on Tuesday.
Traffic on I-90 from Mount Vernon to Plankinton will remain two lanes in the westbound lanes until the project is finished, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Knife River Midwest in Sioux City, Iowa, is the main contractor.
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