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The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that an intersection improvement project on Highway 46 in Charles Mix County is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The intersection improvement will add an eastbound right-turn lane off Highway 46 at the intersection of BIA 29 (Marty Corner). The approximate time to complete the project is three weeks. Impact to traffic should be minimal. A shoulder closure will be placed in the eastbound lanes of Highway 46 and flaggers will be present.
STICKNEY -- Stickney United Methodist Church will be holding Celebration 2013 on Saturday. The day will begin with a men's breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the home of Doug and Cheri Van Gorp (39186 260th St., Stickney). A ladies' salad luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Trudy Qualm of Platte speaking. The evening service will be at 6:45 p.m. at the church with a hymn sing, followed by a worship service with John Two Bulls as the speaker. A free will offering will be taken and fellowship time will follow the service.
LifeQuest will host its 28th annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. The event will honor staff, board members and donors for accomplishments during the past year, and will conclude with a "This is Your Life" feature on a person supported by LifeQuest. Twenty-one staff members will be honored at the dinner, all of whom have been with the organization for at least five years, including three staff members with 20 years of service, two for 25 years of service, and one with 35 years of service.
Obesity rates among very young children in low-income homes have fallen in 19 states and territories, including South Dakota, giving us great hope as America continues its fight against this epidemic. Over the past 30 years, the obesity rate for young children doubled. And although the recently announced decline is very small -- about a 1 percent decrease in South Dakota -- we see it as light at the end of the tunnel.
The fall before I started college, Nancy and I traveled with another couple to Huron for the South Dakota State Fair and saw Johnny Cash's little brother.
Members of Central Electric Cooperative in eastern Aurora County will experience short interruptions to their electric power supply to accommodate a large building being moved from Aurora Center to north of Storla. At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the building will be moved east of Aurora Center turning north on 392nd Street. The building will continue on 392nd Street until it arrives south of Storla. Once the building has maneuvered around the city of Storla, it will continue three miles north on 393rd Street.
As many as 400 gunslingers will come to Mitchell this week, guns a-blazin'. About 175 people from around the country have already started to arrive in Mitchell to kick off the 10th annual South Dakota State Cowboy Fast Draw competition. By Friday, another 175 to 200 people will be in town for the Nationals of Cowboy Fast Draw Championship. The yearly state event, held at Cabela's, is hosted by the Powderhorn Ranch Regulators, the Mitchell fast draw club. Troy and Bonnie Bollock started the Mitchell club 10 years ago, and it is the oldest club in the state.
WASHINGTON -- This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins.
August is a bountiful month, especially for fresh produce from your garden. If you don't have a garden, a local farmers market is a great alternative. One of the best things about visiting these local markets is seeing the wide assortment of in-season produce. The colors and delicious flavors of this locally grown produce are wonderful, especially since our growing season in South Dakota is so short. Once you have your fresh produce, you may be wondering how best to utilize it in your meals. Why not pair it with a favorite protein, such as lean beef?