The Artesian American Legion Auxiliary met on Oct. 7 at the Artesian Community Center at 7 p.m.

Karen opened the meeting. Candy read the opening prayer, and the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dee gave the treasurer’s report and the secretary’s report.

Old Business:

The Auxiliary is ready for the Trunk and Treat, just waiting for a time and date.

Veterans Day dinner is coming along and duties have been made. The group will try to come in Nov. 7 to decorate the center. Posters were handed out to put up in businesses.

The invitations to the Veterans were made and ready to mail.

The club made some Christmas ornaments and Holly provided the supplies.

It was discussed to give out some door prizes for those who attend the dinner.

Holly made some Christmas stockings and the club will put some candy in them to give to the Veterans.

New Business:

The ordered poppies came in.

Meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting is Nov. 7 to decorate the center and the dinner is Nov. 10 at 12 p.m.

Howard Moore of Mitchell (formerly of Artesian) and Bruce Pody of Sioux Falls (formerly of Artesian) were chosen to take the fifth Midwest Honor Flight on Sept. 24. Both men are Korean War Veterans. The night before the flight to Washington DC, the 84 veterans and their guests attended a banquet in their honor. The MidWest Flight was sponsored by Smithfield Foods of Sioux Falls. Howard Moore said, “It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life and we were treated like royalty.” They visited all the war memorials and the Lincoln Memorial.

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

On Saturday, Aug. 24, members from the Artesian Fire Department, Sanborn County Ambulance and the Town and Country (Woonsocket) Fire Department attended a Traffic Incident Management class. With the increasing number of emergency responders getting injured and killed at accident scenes, this training enables the responders to work the scene safely while also keeping the public safe from further accidents. The emergency responders would like to remind everyone to please slow down when approaching an emergency scene; they want to get home as much as you do.

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