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Things to do
• Hanson-McCook Regional Library Bookmobile, 7:45 to 8 a.m., Leisure Living; 8 to 8:15 a.m., Golden Living Center; 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., St. Mary’s; 10:20 a.m. to 2 p.m., McCook Central; 2:05 to 2:20 p.m., Care-A-Lot.
• Mitchell Retired Army National Guard men and wives breakfast, 9 a.m., Fanny Horner’s Restaurant, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from Dept. of Social Services Division of Economic Assistance available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Woonsocket.
• Dakota Wesleyan University Blue and White Days, various activities, DWU campus, Mitchell.
• LifeServe Blood Center blood drive, 3 to 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mitchell.
• CropWalk organizational meeting, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from Dept. of Social Services Division of Economic Assistance available, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Armour.
• Benefits specialists from Dept. of Social Services Division of Economic Assistance available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Plankinton.
• Annual Opperman Lecture, “Trust the Process,” 11 a.m., Sherman Center, DWU campus, Mitchell.
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Things to remember
OPPERMAN LECTURE SCHEDULED: The annual Opperman Lecture, “Trust the Process,” will be given by 1980 DWU alumnus, the Rev. Alan Nagel, of Edmond, Okla., at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Sherman Center, Dakota Wesleyan University campus, Mitchell. The event is open to the public at no charge.
MITCHELL CONCERT SERIES OPENS FRIDAY: New Odyssey will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Corn Palace, Mitchell.
The event is part of Mitchell Area Concert Series and admission is by season ticket or individually at the door. For more information, call 996-5081.
BRADY HOSTS ARTS FAIR AND BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER: The Autumn Arts Craft Fair, Home Vendor and Bake Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Avera Brady Assisted Living and Bishop Hoch Villa, Mitchell.
Local and area vendors will have handcrafted gift items, home business items and homemade baked goods available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Avera Brady Health and Rehab Activity Fund.
Avera Brady activity staff will be selling walking tacos, bottled water and cookies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will benefit the Avera Brady Activity Fund. In addition, a 50/50 raffle for a cash prize will be held.
Mega Millions: Winning numbers drawn Tuesday: 10-11-20-42-55; Mega Ball: 9; Megaplier: 4; Estimated jackpot: $28 million.
In merry old England during olden times, the month of October was once named “Winmonth.” which meant wine month. It has also been called “Teo-monath” (tenth month) and “Winter-fylleth” (winter full moon) in the Old Saxon traditions.
Today in local history
The first part of a four-year review of the Mitchell sidewalk system released on this date in 2008 revealed a list of 26 properties which did not have required sidewalks in place.
City laws required structures built since 1993 to have sidewalks on the sides of the property facing a curbed street, unless a waiver was granted by the City Council.