Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from a Mass Customized Learning meeting for parents to a community theater play to a sausage supper.
Things to do
• Free joint seminar presented by Chris Lippert, 1:30 p.m., Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell.
• “Next Generation of Livestock Production” forum, 6:30 p.m., Kimball Livestock Barn, Kimball.
• Parent meeting for Mass Customized Learning, 7:15 p.m., L.B. Williams Elementary School, Mitchell.
• “Alone Together,” ACT production, 7:30 p.m., all seats reserved, $10 and $12, Pepsi Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mitchell.
• World Day of Prayer ecumenical program, 2 p.m., Endeavor Presbyterian Church, Fedora.
• Kaylor Opry featuring S.D. Old-Time Fiddlers, 7 p.m., Germans From Russia Heritage Hall, Kaylor.
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Things to remember
SINGLES DANCE SET SATURDAY: The Mitchell Area Singles will hold a dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the American Legion, Ethan. Music is by Outback.
ANNUAL SAUSAGE SUPPER PLANNED: The 45th annual Knights of Columbus homemade sausage supper will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the John Paul II auditorium, Mitchell.
Advance tickets are available at Holy Spirit and Holy Family parish offices, Coborn’s, County Fair and Farmers Trading Company.
BLOOD DRIVE ON MONDAY: LifeServe will host a community blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in the community room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell.
All registered donors at this drive will be entered into a drawing for two movie passes.
The South Dakota town of Faith is famous to paleontologists. Several Hadrosaur and Edmontosaurus annectens were excavated on a ranch north of Faith and one of the largest, most complete, and best preserved examples of Tyrannosaurus Rex was excavated nearby.
— Source: 50states.com
Today in local history
On this date in 2008, it was reported that soaring prices for corn, wheat and soybeans meant farmers would have to make decisions soon — if they hadn’t already — on how much acreage to allocate to each crop, said Alan May, grain marketing specialist with the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service.
With spring wheat at nearly $20 a bushel, corn at more than $5 and soybeans pushing toward $15 a bushel, the options weren’t bad for farmers in any case.