Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from holiday grief support to a unique local gift idea to 'A Christmas Carol.'
Things to do
• Hanson-McCook Regional Library bookmobile: 9 to 11 a.m., Millbrook.
• Community “Blue Christmas” service to acknowledge loss, grief and difficulty, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church ELCA, Parkston.
• Free grief support group, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from DSS’ Division of Economic Assistance available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Woonsocket.
• Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, 7 p.m., $40, Corn Palace, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from DSS’ Division of Economic Assistance available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Plankinton.
• Open bridge, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5 entry fee, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
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Things to remember
MAHS OFFERS GIFT IDEA: Mitchell Area Historical Society still has throws highlighting 12 prominent churches in Mitchell, and featuring the oldest church established in 1875, for sale.
Cost is $49.99 plus shipping, which is $10 for one and $5 for each additional throw ordered.
Order now for Christmas delivery by calling 996-3209 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday, through Saturday; or by email: email@example.com.
Mega Millions: Winning numbers drawn Tuesday: 1-6-7-18-29; Megaball: 16; Megaplier: 3; estimated jackpot: $12 million.
In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England. The story has since become a Christmas tradition in many places.
Today in local history
In 2011, an area woman joined the “Pay It Forward” movement by anonymously paying off three layaway bills for toy accounts at the Mitchell Kmart. The movement had gained attention through traditional and social media and most often involved paying bills for children’s clothes or toys.