Artesian First Lutheran and area women met at the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, for Bible study and quilting.
The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with a business meeting. Judy Wormstadt reported that she and Lowell had delivered the items to the “Plus One Project” in Huron and that the staff was very appreciative for the donations. Several mission quilts have been completed, and the quilters have until Oct. 1 to finish more quilts, if possible.
This is the time of year to assemble school kits and deliver them to the church by Sept. 15. The WWTS youth put together 18 school kits to add to those from other church members. Ladies are reminded that the Fall Retreat will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Badger from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a fun and inspirational day with the theme “God is Our Refuge and Strength.” There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the Crisis Center for infants at Malawi. Please let Judy know if you will be able to attend and if you can car pool.
At 7 p.m., Bible study, titled “What Do I Have to Offer” based on Psalm 4:5, was led by Jerolyn Dean. The group prayed the Lord’s Prayer and sang the Table Prayer, and Deanna Dean served lunch.
The quilting segment of the evening began with Judy Wormstadt demonstrating how to make girls’ dresses out of pillowcases. All the supplies needed were available, and several of the ladies completed dresses that evening. These dresses are sent to little girls in Africa. Others arranged blocks and put together kits to sew more quilt tops.
It is always a fun time working together. Those in attendance for all or part of the evening included: Terri Moore, Jane Marten, Wanda Effling, Jess Ludvik, Vickie Scott, Deanna Dean, Joyce Olson, Judy Wormstadt, Gwen Effling, Shirley Olson, Jean Wormstadt and Jerolyn Dean.

MADISON – Dakota State University student Jessica (Schmit) Dawson, a mathematics education major from Artesian, will be student teaching during the 2017-2018 school year.
In the fall semester, Dawson will be teaching middle school math in the Madison School District; in the spring semester, she will be teaching high school math in the Howard School District.
To be accepted into the teacher education program, students must maintain a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and a 2.7 in their major. They must successfully pass the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test and the Praxis content exam in their area of preparation, and successfully complete all coursework and field experiences. Candidates work in multi-cultural settings, special education classrooms, regular education classrooms, and volunteer settings with K-12 children prior to acceptance into student teaching.
The majority of student teachers are placed in districts within a 60-mile radius of Madison.

BROOKINGS – Aaron Linke, a 2017 graduate from Woonsocket High School, and Kayla Olson, a 2017 graduate from Sanborn Central High School, will receive several scholarships this academic year at South Dakota State University.
Linke will receive the Campanile–Valedictorian Scholarship and a Yellow and Blue Scholarship. The son of Henry and Paula Linke of Woonsocket, he plans to major in agronomy.
Olson, the daughter of Troy and Amy Olson of Artesian, plans to major in biology with secondary education specialization. She will receive the Lola Lockwood Memorial Scholarship and a Yellow and Blue Scholarship.