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Things to do
• Cal Schultz Memorial Event and National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration, 5:30 to 7 p.m., County Fair Banquet Hall, Mitchell.
• “Get Fit While You Sit,” 2 p.m., Cancer Center lobby, Mitchell.
• “Rise to the Occasion … The Best for Last” final drawing and celebration, 5 to 7 p.m., First National Bank South Dakota, Mitchell.
• Dance to music by Loyd Oleson, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $4 admission, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• Hanson-McCook Regional Library Bookmobile, 8:30 to 8:55 a.m., Little Learners; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emery.
• Educational session on long-term care partnership program, 3 p.m., Public Library, Chamberlain.
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Things to remember
LAWN BOWLING FUNDRAISER SET: A cash and carry sale to benefit the Lakeview Lawn Bowling Association will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, at John Paul II School gymnasium, Mitchell. There will be new items at 20 to 70 percent off their original values and gift certificates from local stores. Lunch will be served by a local Girl Scout troop. All proceeds will be matched by Modern Woodmen of America, up to $2,500. The money will be used to purchases benches by lawn bowling greens.
CONCERT SET AT DAKOTA CHRISTIAN: Don and Fran Van Polen will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at Dakota Christian School, Corsica. The couple will present “Songs from an Old Country Church,” an hourlong hymn sing accompanied by landscape projections. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for K-12 students. For more information, call 243-2211
EVENTS SET AT LETCHER CHURCH: Letcher Community Church Bazaar and Supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the church, Letcher.
Tickets for the turkey and all the trimmings meal are $7 for adults, $3 for children from kindergarten to age 10, and free for all other younger children. There will be handicrafts and homemade candy available.
According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, the value of pumpkins harvested from the top six pumpkin-producing states in 2011 was $113 million. The top pumpkin states were Illinois, California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Today in local history
U.S. Rep. and new mom Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., said on this day in 2009 that she had “confidence” in the H1N1 flu vaccine and intended to vaccinate herself and her infant son. Herseth Sandlin said on a conference call with reporters that she, her child and her husband have already received their seasonal-flu vaccinations.