Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from singing Valentines to winning lottery numbers to Bingo.
Things to do
• Mitchell Area Disability Support Group movie, meet at 4 p.m., $5.50, Logan Luxury Theatre, Mitchell.
• Singing Valentines by Mitchell Barbershop Chorus, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $25, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from DSS division of economic assistance available, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Armour.
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Things to remember
BINGO AND SOUP OFFERED BY LOCAL CHURCH: Bingo will be played from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, Mitchell.
Cards are two for 25 cents and a soup supper will follow the games. The menu is soup, fresh bread, bars, juice and coffee. A free-will offering will be taken.
Mega Millions: Winning numbers drawn Tuesday: 9-22-32-28-55; Mega Ball: 44; Megaplier: 3; No winner reported; Estimated jackpot: $20 million.
Powerball: Winning numbers drawn Wednesday: 12-23-25-27-43; Powerball: 29; Estimated jackpot: $50 million.
Hot Lotto: Winning numbers drawn Wednesday: 26-30-31-33-34; Hot Ball: 8; Estimated jackpot: $1.4 million.
Wild Card 2: Winning numbers drawn Wednesday: 4-12-14-18-26; Wild Card: King of Hearts; Estimated jackpot: $815,000.
Dakota Cash: Winning numbers drawn Wednesday: 3-9-12-19-32; Estimated jackpot: $37,000.
According to the Greeting Card Association, consumers spend an average of more than $75 on Valentine’s Day gifts, the most popular being chocolates, food, wine and flowers. The association estimates that 85 percent of all Valentine cards are purchased by women.
Today in local history
On this date in 2008, two bills dealing with the creation of a statewide minimum salary for teachers and a three-tiered system to pay teachers for experience was facing an uphill battle in South Dakota’s Legislature.
HB 1262 and HB 1124 would work to pay teachers according to their experience, progress in the classroom and success in obtaining advanced educational degrees.