July 2018

Aaron Linke, left, and Nathan Linke earned Angus Stars for their work with cattle.

In 2007, at Belle Point Ranch of Lavaca, Ark., a program began to recognize Angus juniors for simply doing their best.  Angus Stars are awarded to 50 elite members of the National Junior Angus Association, chosen and recognized at the National Junior Angus Show.  Angus Stars are not earned by an application or competition but by working, learning, improving and trying.  Belle Point Ranch receives personal recommendations from advisors, breeders, staff and often from juniors who have been recognized in previous years. 

Chosen to receive Angus Stars for 2018 at the National Junior Angus Show in Madison, Wis., were Aaron and Nathan Linke.  The Linke boys were at the Show to exhibit their registered Angus cattle and participate in other Junior Angus Show activities.

On Tuesday, members of Hope Circle of Spirit of Faith Lutheran-Methodist Church furnished lunch for the Vacation Bible Campers, counselors and workers at the Community Center. Following the meal, the Confirmation students assisted the ladies of Hope Circle in assembling 226 school kits for Lutheran World Relief and three boxes of school supplies for Woonsocket, Sanborn Central and Fort Thompson schools. Hope Circle members included Jacki Aymar, Vicki Linke, Barb Coulthard, Evelyn Mitzel, Jannet Larson, Ruth Jensen, JoAnn Schladweiler and Sue Larson. Several Thrivent $250 grants were acquired for the Bible camp experience and for the kit supplies.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Chloe Phillips, 13, of Sioux Falls is heading to the U.S. Judo Open Championships in Florida. Chloe is the daughter of Woonsocket High School graduate, Holly Hines, and granddaughter of Vickie Hines of Woonsocket.

Chloe is one of four people representing the Sioux Falls Judo Club and the only female from South Dakota competing at the championships.

Judo is very important to Chloe. She says that it has helped her build confidence. 

Her goals reach beyond the Judo Championships in Florida. Chloe aspires to compete in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics.

First, Chloe and her teammates have to get through the U.S. Judo Championships in Florida. But with all of her determination, the Olympics may be Chloe’s next stop.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.