July 2016

lib boys 49 web    Aiden Lieber and Xavier Baysinger have both received certificates and school letters for earning 1,000 or more Accelerated Reader points.
Students can accumulate AR points for the “Every Reader is a Star” program during their elementary years. Xavier received his award last fall, and Aiden just recently received his award.

The Letcher Community Church is planning its annual Vacation Bible School from July 31 to Aug. 4.
The theme for this year’s event is “Surf Shack – Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love.” The students will study God’s amazing love, explore God’s mission for their lives, encounter powerful water stories from the Bible, and discover ways to live out God’s amazing love.
The event will kick-off with a potluck picnic on Sunday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the church. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided. All families and community members are welcome and invited to stay for the evening.
Every Monday through Thursday evening, the students will attend from 5:30-8:30 p.m. They will be active in Bible study, music, recreation, assemblies and snacks. This year, there will be theme nights: Monday – Shades; Tuesday – Hawaiian; Wednesday – Neon; Thursday – Beach party night.
Supper will be served each evening.  VBS is for all children ages three through the eighth grade, with a daily offering taken.

On July 30, hundreds of little, lighted bags of hope will again light the way for walkers during the 17th annual Relay For Life of Jerauld and Sanborn Counties.
These luminaries, as they are called, help participants honor cancer survivors and remember friends and loved ones who have died from the disease. Making these luminaries involves hours of work by dedicated volunteers, many of them members of the Wessington Springs and Woonsocket healthcare communities. In addition, many donors decorate their own bags.
Donations submitted with luminary requests go to help the American Cancer Society fund cancer research and prevention, and provide advocacy and other assistance to cancer patients and their families.
The Relay returns to the Wessington Springs football field this year. Food, entertainment, valuable information, and of course, the luminaries, will all be part of the evening, helping participants celebrate, remember and fight back on behalf of all those touched by cancer.
Luminary forms are available from Weskota Avera Hospital and Horizon Healthcare in Wessington Springs and at Dakotaland, First National Bank and the Sanborn County Auditor’s office in Woonsocket. CorTrust Bank in Artesian also has luminaries available. Those wanting more information may contact Pastor John Paulson at 539-9632 or David Kogel at 350-7731.
The Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, July 30, starting at 5 p.m. with a free will offering meal and continuing with a program starting at 6 p.m. Throughout the evening, local entertainment and guest speakers will be featured.