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Linda Daugaard, South Dakota's first lady, will speak at the Rotary Club of Mitchell luncheon at noon Thursday at the Ramada. She will deliver a presentation on FosterOne, a foster family recruitment campaign. "As a former teacher and librarian, and as a mother of three and a grandmother of two, I know how important it is to provide children with unconditional support, guidance and love," she was quoted as saying in a news release. "These are the keys to helping children reach their full potential and find success in life."
I have not been to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in person since the last time I was assigned to cover it as a newspaper reporter. I left the newspaper business in 2008, and I think it had been a few years before that when I last spent part of an August week in the midst of the crowds, vendor booths, motor noise and general not-quite-reality sensation that was -- for me, anyway -- the rally. I didn't like or dislike the scene in any personal way. It was just a work assignment. On my own time, it wasn't a place I'd go, but as a news event, it was pretty simple to cover.
One month after United States and coalition forces left Iraq, I moved there to be a legal consultant at an airport. I joked with my friends at the time, "When the going gets tough, they send in the lawyers."
The following is a list of upcoming concerts that will take place in Mitchell, Huron and Pickstown. • Aug. 22: Country music singer/songwriter Dwight Yoakam, 7 p.m., at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Tickets are $45, and available at the Corn Palace box office at 995-8430. • Aug. 23: Comedian/ventriloquist Terry Fator, 7 p.m., at the Corn Palace. Tickets are $30, $40, $50, depending on location of seats. • Aug. 24: Country music act Craig Morgan with special guest Gloriana, 7 p.m., at the Corn Palace. Tickets are $40.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Aug1 through Aug. 7. 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: Loretta Ann Schlink, Chapter 7. • Belle Fourche: Jami Kay Albrecht, Chapter 7.
Dear Heloise: Is there anything that can remedy the WATER IN A SNOW GLOBE when it becomes very clouded and discolored? I'm a Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance reader, and I look forward to your answer. -- Louise O., Staten Island, N.Y. Don't you just love snow globes? Such a simple thing that makes us smile! First, does it have a plug? If so, you can carefully empty the water and refill with distilled water using a turkey baster. Older globes were made using water, but today almost all are manufactured with a synthetic liquid -- glycol (i.e., antifreeze). If yours
Dear Heloise: Water is such a precious commodity, and we all should conserve in any way we can, large or small. When I am cooking a dish that needs additional water, I warm the amount needed in the microwave instead of running the tap until it gets warm. It is a shame for unused water to run into my septic system. -- Norma Gayle, Concan, Texas How right you are! We in Texas are very careful about saving our water! -- Heloise CLEANING VASES
DEAR DR. ROACH: Dad is 84, and has been retired almost 25 years. He does little physical activity because of his gout and arthritis. He buys 60 pounds of unsalted, in-shell peanuts every two months. This means he consumes about a pound a day. This has been going on for several years. Previous crazes included four to five cans of beer per day, diet soda, pretzels and chocolate-covered mint bars. Is Dad consuming too many peanuts? Are there any side effects? -- N.W.
Dear Heloise: Do you or your readers have any suggestions for preventing static- electricity shock? Getting out of cars is especially painful, and is really bad during the dry winter months. I'd appreciate any help. -- Julie W. in Connecticut Happy to pass along some hints to help prevent that shock! Static electricity can be a pain, and even can be dangerous. Here are a few hints for how to reduce it: • When getting out of a car, touch the metal part of the door. Once your feet touch the ground, then you can let go of the car door.