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Things to do


• Caregivers Support Group meeting, 2 p.m., Avera Queen of Peace Hospitality House, Mitchell.

• Bingo, 1 p.m., public welcome, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. Wednesday No events scheduled.

Thursday LifeServe blood drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., LifeServe Blood Center, 1401 N. Main, Mitchell. DWU Science Center Dedication, Arlene Gates Department of Nursing, 9:30 a.m., Glenda K. Corrigan Health Science Center, DWU campus, Mitchell.


Things to remember

 FARMER TO HOST ANNUAL VEHICLE SHOW: The 13th annual antique tractor and car parade will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Farmer. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon and there is a $5 entry fee. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be given for tractors and three trophies for cars. Everyone is eligible to vote by number of entry only. Lunches and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Vonnie at 239-4498 or Sheila 999-6977.
  STORLA SUNSET HOME REUNION TO BE HELD: The annual Storla Sunset Reunion will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at The Depot, Mitchell.

 TOUCH THE TRUCKS EVENT PLANNED: Mitchell MOPS is hosting its second annual "Touch the Trucks," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Harvest Community Church, Mitchell.Come climb in the big semi cabs, hear the police car sirens, sit in a mega tractor or climb on a motorcycle. The event is free and lunch will be available for purchase.

Fast facts

The year in which the eight-hour work day was firmly established was 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act. This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.

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Today in local history

U.S. Sen. John Thune visited the site of the 34-tower wind farm near Wessington Springs on this date in 2008. He said he hoped one day to see an “interstate highway of wind” for producing energy.