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Dear Heloise: I lost your recipe for Heloise's Chinese Beets. I looked for it, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere. I read your column in The Orange County (Calif.) Register daily. Thank you for all the years of good hints. -- Joan R., via email Joan, say "hi" to my friends in Orange County! It's been years since this family recipe was printed. It's a good time to run it again. Get together the following: 6 cups, or 3 (16 ounces each) cans, sliced or whole beets 1 cup sugar 1 cup vinegar 2 tablespoons cornstarch
The celebration committee for the 125th anniversary of the Carnegie building and the 25th anniversary of the Mitchell Area Historical Society has announced that the 5:30 p.m. barbeque pork supper scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16, will be held in the air-conditioned basement of the First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. All the other activities will be held at the Carnegie Resource Center, including the ribbon cutting, postal cancellation and refreshments.
A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend time at the State Fair. As I was talking with fairgoers, checking out the displays and enjoying a treat from the Dakota Flavor Market Place, I was reminded again of the importance of agriculture as the foundation of South Dakota's economy.
PIERRE -- The White House has issued a proclamation designating today, Sept.11, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. President Obama calls for the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff today, and he has invited governors of the United States to join in the observance. At the president's request, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset today in honor of those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
My cousin Red McManus from Reliance passed the other day, and one of my first thoughts was, "Now who's going to send the goofy Christmas cards?'' For years before my mom died, Red sent a Christmas card to the McManus-related clan with a picture of his Aunt Marie and some outlandish tale of something she'd done during the past year. Sometimes the picture was goofy. Sometimes the picture was normal, legitimate. No matter.
Dakota Wesleyan University's enrollment is now officially a school record, and it's higher than originally thought. Monday was the final add/drop day for students, and enrollment was 883. The number surpassed the school's former enrollment peak of 850, which came in 1966, according to DWU Vice President of University Relations Lori Essig. This year's enrollment is up 36 students from last year and 104 students from 2011. The enrollment jumped 10 students from the projected 873 that was estimated about one week before the final tally.
PIERRE -- Residential customers of Black Hills Power would pay 5.7 percent more for their electricity under a deal pending before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Most general-service customers would see an increase of 7.6 percent, while large general-service and industrial customers face a 6.1 percent hike. The commission scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday to consider accepting the settlement that has been jointly proposed by PUC staff and Black Hills Power. The changes would take effect Oct. 1 if the commission approves.
PIERRE -- The state Department of Agriculture isn't backing down from its goal to require better labeling including freshness dates on raw milk sold commercially in South Dakota. Department officials plan another public hearing, this time on Oct. 9, in hope of getting the labeling rules into effect yet this year. Last month, the Legislature's rules review committee refused on a 3-2 vote to accept the proposed rules. One reason for the rejection was the department hadn't adequately researched the potential expense to raw-milk producers for labeling.
For the fourth consecutive year, Victory Media has named Mitchell Technical Institute to the Military Friendly Schools list. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.
In a perfect world, young Iszabella Morgan would be alive today, running and playing, attending classes and doing everything that a little girl does. But the world isn't perfect, as brutally demonstrated in March 2012, when Morgan died in an accident related to drunken driving. In the months since, her family and friends worked hard to preserve her memory and, if nothing else, provide a difficult reminder that drinking and driving absolutely do not mix.