June 2018

On Thursday, June 14, the junior varsity and varsity SCW Blackhawks girls’ basketball teams took part in the Parkston Jamboree Team Camp. 

The JV started the day off with a loss to one of Parkston’s JV teams with a score of 31-40. The varsity competed next against Gayville-Volin and came away with their first victory of the day with a final score of 27-21.

Then, after a short break, the JV played again. This time they played against Menno’s JV team and lost a close game with a score of 20-22. The varsity girls played next versus the Mitchell Christian varsity team. They won that game with a score of 32-19. Right after that game, the varsity had to play, with no break, against the Menno varsity team. They lost a hard fought game with a score of 25-35. At this point, the SCW Blackhawks had not eaten anything since the start of the day. After they finished their third basketball game, they were tired and hungry. 

The last two games of the day saw the Blackhawks varsity against the Viborg-Hurley varsity. They came away victorious with a score of 27-14. The Blackhawks JV girls played another Parkston JV team and ended the day with a tough loss and a final score of 20-26.

Overall, the day was beneficial for the Lady Blackhawks’ basketball program. The gyms were very hot and humid. There was a fire alarm that went off so the Parkston Fire Department had to come and investigate, but nothing was found, and the girls had to play for five hours before getting a break. They endured the day’s adversities well, and did not give up until the last game was over.

Hope Circle met with ten women attending on June 14 at Prairie View Healthcare Community at 5:30 p.m. Present were Barb Coulthard, Julie Davis, Wanda Swenson, Vicki Linke, JoAnn Schladweiler, Jannet Larson, Ruth Jensen, Vickie Hines, Sue Larson, and Evelyn Mitzel, who served as hostess. Residents Myrna Hjelm and Babe Larson joined them for the meal of taco salad and rhubarb cobbler.

Evelyn Mitzel read a devotional from the 2018 Daily Guideposts before Vicki Linke, chairman, called the meeting to order. Sue Larson, recorder, read the May minutes and gave a treasurer’s report.

Ruth Jensen has requested a $250 Thrivent Action Team grant to be used for Spirit of Faith Lutheran-Methodist Vacation Bible camp to be held July 16-19. Hope Circle will provide the noon meal on Tuesday, July 17. Confirmation Camp will also be held that week since the Community Center will already be rented. The confirmation students will help assemble school kits for Lutheran World Relief (as well as local schools and Fort Thompson) on Tuesday.

Vicki Linke and Jacki Aymar have each requested a $250 Thrivent Action Team grant to purchase school supplies as soon as they go on sale. Hope Circle ordered 500 backpack bags last month for this project. Storla requested 80 school bags from the project for their school kit program. All agreed to do so.

JoAnn reported that Hope Circle has the Community Center rented for Saturday, Sept. 8, for a benefit to raise money for Spirit of Faith’s church building project. Ruby Pattison and Louise Maeschen of Mitchell will host a program (a trunk show of antique quilts) plus a salad luncheon will be served. A silent auction and raffle will be held.

Alice Baruth and Ellen Ann Zoss Mason joined the rest of the group for the Bible study entitled “Let Us Pray.”

This next meeting will be Sept. 13 as they do not meet in July or August. Vickie Hines is the September hostess.

Mason Moody will be competing at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals on June 24-30, at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Morning performances are at 9 a.m., and evening performances are at 7 p.m. Mason will compete in bareback riding Monday evening and Friday morning, and he will compete in bull riding on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning. He will also be competing in goat tying on Wednesday morning and evening.

Word has it that the National Junior High Rodeo Finals will be bringing thousands of people to Huron and the surrounding area, so be prepared for an exciting and interesting competition that rodeo fans won’t want to miss.