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Pictured is the therapy room at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket. The room is used for physical, occupational and speech therapy for residents of the center and for outpatient therapy.

The Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket has changed owners and is now doing business as Prairie View Healthcare Center. As of Feb. 1, a company by the name of EmpRes Healthcare Management, LLC, has taken over the operations of the Prairie View Healthcare Center from Welcov, the previous owner. 

…Learn more in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

For her senior project, Erica Howard is asking for donations of items for children in foster care, which she will be giving to the Department of Social Services. 

“I decided on this project because I want kids to be able to have their own items, when they go to a foster home,” Howard said, “I, also, want the foster homes to have all the items they need when taking care of a child.”

The items that Howard is asking for are: duffle bags, book bags, pajamas (all sizes), pacifiers, socks and underwear (“Remember, not all foster kids are little.”), diapers, diaper rash cream, pull-ups, wipes (travel packs of wet ones or full size), t-shirts, leggings, sweats, etc., toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair ties, blankets, pillows, olive oil and nit combs for head lice, and slippers or slip on shoes (all sizes). 

There are also items that the Department of Social Services loans to foster homes, such as a Pack n’ Play or cots. 

Howard will take new and used items. She will leave bins for donation items in the library, at the Sanborn Weekly Journal office and at Woony Foods. If you want to take part in the drive but are uncertain what to donate, you can donate money, as well, and Howard will purchase items needed. If you have any questions, text or call her at 605-350-8318. 

“Thank you for helping me give these kids what they need!”

The Sanborn County 4-H Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red group had a few members participate in the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Sioux Falls on March 16. The picture to the right shows Tatiana, Corey, and Brigitte Roberts riding in the parade, proudly representing Sanborn County 4-H. 

The festivities commenced at the staging area which had live music and participants dancing in the streets while decorating their vehicles. Onlookers made a point to stop at the 4-H truck to praise the kids for giving the 4-H organization recognition at the event.

The parade itself was a fun and lively experience according to the Roberts kids. As they made their way through downtown Sioux Falls the crowd called out “Way to go 4-H!” and “Look, it’s 4-H!” among other complimentary remarks. “There were so many people clapping, waving and cheering. It was great,” said Brigitte. The kids felt honored to have had the opportunity to celebrate their heritage with their love of 4-H. When asked if they would participate next year, all three kids unanimously said, “Definitely!”

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