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NEW YORK -- The fourth straight year of surplus cotton output and the biggest drop in Chinese imports since 2000 are creating record global inventories, signaling higher profits for the makers of Hanes underwear.
Mitchell Public Schools will conduct an early childhood screening at no cost for children birth to 5 years of age residing in the Mitchell School District from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy, 821 N. Capitol St., Mitchell. To schedule a screening appointment for children, call 995-7502. The free screening will assess each child's development in social skills, vision, gross and fine motor skills, concepts, language, speech and hearing.
A joint screening for families with children ages birth to five will be on Sept. 16 at the Mount Vernon and Ethan schools. The Mount Vernon session will be in the morning, and the Ethan session will be in the afternoon. The deadline for registration is Sept. 12. A team consisting of personnel from Head Start, Mid-Central Educational Cooperative and the schools involved will screen each child in the areas of vision, hearing, language, motor and developmental skills. Results for each child screened will be available the day of the screening.
Army Cadet Katlyn M. Hillman has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.
Dear Heloise: Owners of cats and dogs need to be sure to check their pet's collar every day, especially if they still are growing. An animal outside, if the collar is not checked at all, can have problems. There should be room for two adult fingers when putting on a collar, and it should be checked often for the pet's comfort and safety. -- Sue S. in Alabama
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son suffered seizures as a child and was diagnosed with benign rolandic epilepsy. At the time, we were told that he should avoid antihistamines, since they could trigger seizures. He was on medication from ages 8 to 18 (Dilantin), but has been both medication- and seizure-free for more than 10 years. He suffers from allergies, especially so because he's avoided any medication with antihistamines. Is it safe for him to take medication with an antihistamine, or should it be avoided for the rest of his life? --C.G.
Jamie Holderby and Raymond Bigge announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jim and Theresa Holderby and Marty and Cindy Bigge, all of Armour. Jamie is a third grade teacher at Armour Elementary School. Raymond works for the Douglas County Highway Department. A Sept. 7 wedding is planned at United Church of Christ, Armour.
Bethel Goehring, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 7. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 807 W. Norway, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Dana and Renee Horn, Tripp, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Horn, to Lucas Henry Hauert, son of Carl and Colleen Hauert, Stickney. Jessica is a 2013 graduate of Northern State University, Aberdeen, with a bachelor of science degree in human performance and fitness. She is employed at Northern State University and the Aberdeen Family YMCA. Lucas is pursuing bachelor's degrees in professional accountancy and finance and will graduate from NSU in December. A September wedding is planned at New Life Fellowship in Aberdeen.