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Saddle Up and head on over to Schiferl’s WJ Ranch (7 miles south and half-mile east of Yankton) for worship on Sunday morning, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m.

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The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery’s Peace Center are once again offering a Spiritual Enrichment Program, designed to nurture that desire in us for a deeper life of faith. The program will meet one Saturday morning per month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., from September through May, a…

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Volunteers are an important part of the monastery community and knowing that many women and men enjoy being at the monastery, these opportunities are now available.

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Do you have questions about God, religion or the Bible? A group will meet at The Landing on Wednesday evenings. Bring your questions along, and participants can all try to figure them out.

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Yankton Community Library is offering a bonus Adult Craft Class on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. During the class we will use old books to create a stunning book page Dahlia wreath.

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During the fourteen years we’ve published this column we’ve shown you many fine short poems, and the newspapers that print our weekly selections like it that we don’t take up too much of their “news hole.” I thought this week it might be good to show you a haiku, which as you know is a Japan…

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WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) b…

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SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota’s four Community Health Centers (CHCs) accounted for over $91 million in economic output in 2018, according to a new study prepared for the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) by the Black Hills Knowledge Network. The report also highlighted the …

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VERMILLION — In 2017 and 2018, Chris and Katie Kassin held special activities to raise funds in honor of their daughter, Collins, who has cystic fibrosis. The money raised at those two events was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help find a cure for Collins and all others who bat…

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The Lewis & Clark Theatre Company is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Auditions will be held at the following times:

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John Gillis, who has served on the administrative staff of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for 30 years, has announced his intent to retire, effective at the end of this month.

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BATH — The FFA corduroy jacket is more than part of Official Dress. To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. The jacket unifies members in a lon…

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“Jesus is the Word because through him all things are made,” says Jonathan, 8. “What he said became. Through the words of Jesus, the Earth and man were made. So, he is the Word.”

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The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery’s Peace Center are once again offering a Spiritual Enrichment Program, designed to nurture that desire in us for a deeper life of faith. The program will meet one Saturday morning per month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., from September through May, a…

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Yankton’s Prince of Peace Church will conduct Vacation Bible School under the theme “The Amazing Praise Band” from Aug. 11-15. Sessions run from 6-8 p.m.

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DANTE — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dante, is holding its annual Harvest Festival fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned hall with two serving lines.

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Volunteers are an important part of the monastery community and knowing that many women and men enjoy being at the monastery, these opportunities are now available.

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Do you have questions about God, religion or the Bible? A group will meet at The Landing on Wednesday evenings. Bring your questions along, and participants can all try to figure them out.

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I think we can all agree that Riverboat Days puts on one of the best parades in the region. With over 119 parade entries (and counting!) lined up for this year’s event, the wide range of floats and their interpretation of the theme “Magic on the Missouri” is sure to entertain once again!

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OMAHA, Neb. — First National Bank of Omaha has kicked off its 2019 Community First Awards, announced Alec Gorynski, Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy. This is the fourth year that First National Bank has presented the Community First Awards, which recognizes an…

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PIERRE —The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved academic program requests from public universities to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.

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Beginning in September, I will decrease my weekly columns to monthly columns. This change is coming about so that I can help implement regional Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) centers in four parts of the U.S. — the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest and the West — that w…

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There are so many delightful poems by Faith Shearin that it can be difficult to select just one to show you. This one is from her sixth book, “Darwin’s Daughter,” published in 2017 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Faith Shearin lives in West Virginia.

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MENNO — Menno students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have been busy this summer working on math and reading skills. Fifty-one students have begun the challenge; your child should join them. The IXL Summer Challenge asks students to go to ixl.com and master at least 30 grade lev…

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BROOKINGS — The third webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on Aug. 14, 2019. The webinar will begin at 11 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. The webinar will discuss aging, how aging is different from disease, …

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Come to Homestead National Monument of America for an alien encounter! No not space alien variety. Come for a close encounter of the bug kind! Prairie insects often look alien, but these creatures shouldn’t be feared. On Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Homestead’s Education C…

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register round up fundraising event will be held on August 1-18, 2019, at Hy-Vee’s more than 26…

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GERING, Neb. – Attendees of a program at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area will observe and learn about the night sky. The program gets underway at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.