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HURON -- The third annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship will be Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair. "We've been nothing but impressed by the quality of competition and level of fan support," said Jason Edleman with SDTEC. "This is truly the area's finest youth rodeo talent and they deserve recognition."
These days, Deandre Poole spends more time than he'd like at home, staring at a computer screen, grading assignments and answering student questions for a communications course at Florida Atlantic University. "Teaching online is a new experience," he told me Aug. 10, on the phone from his home in South Florida. "It's very different than face-to-face interaction. I'm a people person."
Q: I keep hearing that aspirin protects you from a lot of serious health problems AND that it can tear up your guts. Is it safe, and should I take it? -- Nancy H., Chicago A: All the info about aspirin that's swirling around is enough to give you a headache! But we've been advocates of preventive aspirin therapy for a long time, and there is ever more evidence that done right, and with your doctor's OK) it can be mild on your gut and a very smart choice. Some basic facts:
The South Dakota State Fair is going a little less country, and turning to more rock 'n' roll. "We look for a variety, not too heavy on the country, not too heavy on the new stuff," said Candi Hettinger, marketing and events coordinator at the fair. The fair chooses its entertainment options from a mix of public input, visits to fair conventions and brainstorming. Fair conventions are held at the state, national and international level, with entertainers and vendors showcased.
ETHAN -- Celesta "Sally" Hohn, Ethan, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, Aug. 23. A card shower is requested. Greetings may sent to 40511 262nd St., Ethan, S.D., 57334.
The South Dakota State Fair is a time to relax and enjoy family, friends and agriculture in South Dakota. The weeklong event used to be a time for the family to take a break and get off the farm. Today, the State Fair has become a time to reconnect the people of South Dakota with our No. 1 industry: Agriculture.
There is a reason why our ranch has its very own junkyard. The term "junkyard" is just to mislead others about its real purpose -- it's a redneck rancher's spare parts and materials warehouse.
Andrea Lynn Groves and Daniel James Tingle announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Terri Groves, Wessington Springs; and Jeremy Groves, Sioux City, Iowa; and Mike and Nancy Tingle, Mount Vernon. Andrea is a 2009 graduate of Wessington Springs High School and a 2013 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute's small business management program. She is the store manager of Schwesers, Mitchell. Daniel is a 2009 graduate of Mitchell High School. He is employed by Hanson Construction. An Oct. 26 wedding is planned.
As the number of attendees increases at the South Dakota State Fair, so do the demands on Huron. Last year, 192,000 people visited the fair. Attendance at the fair has been rising since 2006. This year, Jerome Hertel, South Dakota State Fairgrounds manager, is optimistic the fair will break 200,000 visitors for the first time. "If the weather would have cooperated last year, we would have hit it," Hertel said. "That's our goal. I think we can. It's pretty likely we will."
SALEM -- Harold Goldammer, Salem, will celebrate his 81st birthday on Sunday, Aug. 25. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 301 S. Minnesota, Salem, S.D., 57058.