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GEDDES -- Fur Trader Days will be today, Saturday and Sunday in Geddes. The princess contest will be at 7 p.m. today at the community building. Saturday events begin at 8 a.m. and continue into the afternoon. Events include a walk/fun run, citywide rummage sales, antique parade, quilt show, chili cookoff, farmers market in the community building and various events at the athletic complex.
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.