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Christmas activities will soon be underway starting on Sunday, Nov. 24 with the Community Choir presenting their Christmas concert, “The Night Before Christmas” at 5 p.m. at the Woonsocket Community Center.
This is a great inspirational event to kick off the Christmas season. A potluck meal will follow the concert. The choir will also present the concert on Monday, Nov. 25 at Prairie View Care Center at 7 p.m.
Residents in the area are urged to put out Christmas signs and decorations to help make our county towns festive. Many streets and avenues in the past have had various themes.
The Sanborn County Courthouse will again be hosting  the “Parade of Trees.” They are asking businesses, 4-H clubs, social clubs, schools, churches and individuals in the county to bring an artificial tree to the courthouse (no lights) and decorate it.
Trees should be placed between Dec. 2-6. They will remain there the rest of December and be removed by Jan. 4. Any questions can be directed to Diane Larson or Lynn Brueske in the courthouse.
An open house in the courthouse will be held Friday, Dec. 13 from 1-5 p.m. with courthouse employees serving coffee, cookies, bars and cider. Santa will visit with the children from 3-4:30 p.m. that day.
This year they are also planning a scavenger hunt with some county trivia. The trees can be viewed any day the courthouse is open.
These are some of the community activities that people can participate in to find inspiration and joy this holiday season.

THE SANBORN Central/Woonsocket boys fifth and sixth grade first place team are, front row: Zach Kopfmann, Noah Terkildsen, Xavier Baysinger and Collin Schmiedt; back row: Robin Moody, Malaki Bruce, Zsakiah Smith, Tater Moody, Aiden Wormstadt, Zach Kleinsasser and Mitch Korbel.

The annual Sanborn County Cancer Society Benefit Basketball Tournament was held Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Sanborn Central School in Forestburg.
The Plankinton girls took the first place trophy, beating Ethan 16-12 in the championship game.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket took third place with a 18-14 win over Wessington Springs in the consolation championship.
The Blackhawk boys won first place in the tournament with a 24-12 win over Plankinton.
In the consolation bracket, third place went to Ethan as they whooped Wessington Springs 34-8.

 

 

 

THE PLANKINTON girls fifth and sixth grade team won first place at this year’s Sanborn County Cancer Tournament held Saturday.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Carthage hosted an African Sunday worship service for the Prairie Lutheran Parish, which includes First Lutheran of Artesian, Immanuel Lutheran of rural Iroquois and Trinity Lutheran of Carthage, on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m.
The service featured drum accompaniment to three songs by Joyce Olson and Hunter Avery, the Sunday school children of the three churches singing two African songs and a video presentation of a Cameroon visit by Eugene and Mary Weerts of Bancroft. The Weerts were part of a group that put a roof on a church in Cameroon.
Pastor LeShea Avery, Joyce Olson, Hunter Avery and Mary and Eugene Weerts dressed in African attire. There was a special offering for the Cameroon Roof Project.
Brody Uecker, son of Jeremy and Ashley Uecker of Artesian, was baptized during the service.
Kayden and Avery Turner, daughters of Kelly Olson and Jason Turner of Artesian, were presented Bibles. There were many African items on display for silent auction bids.
The Trinity ladies served lunch following the church service.

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