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SIOUX FALLS -- Tom and Judy Cain, Sioux Falls, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 29. Their daughters request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 6101 W. Aviary Place, Sioux Falls, S.D., 57107.
Katie Brink and Joe Ziegler announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Nick and Deb Brink, Mitchell; and Pat Ziegler, Mitchell; and Missy and Randy Burke, California. Katie is a 2006 graduate of Mitchell High School and is employed at Navigant. Joe is a 2003 graduate of Hanson High School, Alexandria, and is self employed in construction. An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at Northridge Baptist Church, Mitchell.
Gilbert Miller, Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Firesteel Healthcare Center, 1120 E. Seventh St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
The Mitchell Aquatic Center will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sunday is the last day of the season. For more information, call 995-8450 or 995-8458.
Q. How is that the weed-choked city property along Dry Run Creek isn't a nuisance? A. This written response comes from Dusty Rodiek, the city of Mitchell's director of parks, recreation and forestry. "The 'weed choked property' along the Dry Run Creek waterway is designated as a wetland/riparian area and carries a large volume of the city's storm water drainage during heavy rain events and needs to be protected. The best and most cost effective way to provide that protection is with natural vegetation.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Aug. 15 through Aug. 22. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Jeffrey Ray Arnold, Chapter 7; Teresa Jean Mack, Chapter 7; Shannon Marie Wilton, Chapter 7.
A look at news around the Mitchell region, summarized from weekly newspapers: Freeman STORE GETS NEW LOCATION: In less than a month, Casey's General Store will leave its neighborhood location and open on a brand-new site along the highway. The new convenience store -- a larger and redesigned Casey's being built at the corner of Sixth Street and U.S. Highway 81 -- is scheduled to open the third week of September. Marc Anifson, the project's building supervisor, told the Courier Monday the target date for opening is Thursday, Sept. 19.
Dear Heloise: This is regarding your hints on finding a lost pet. You failed to mention one very important hint: Have your pet microchipped. That way, if a pet does get lost and is found and taken to a shelter, someone there can scan the chip and retrieve the owner's information. And if the owners move, they should be sure to call the microchipping company to let it know the change of address. -- Diane S., Longview, Texas
Q: I hear that taking an omega-3 supplement and eating salmon increases my risk for prostate cancer. That doesn't sound right. What's the deal? -- Greg S., Houston A: Those fishy reports from a new study didn't pass the smell test, did they? We'll explain. The study: The research you're referring to looked at men's blood plasma levels of omega-3s and found that those with the highest levels had a 43 percent to 71 percent increased risk of prostate cancer. That sounds pretty startling. But ...