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.

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THE FORESTBURG Farmer’s Elevator’s Board of Directors line up for a picture. Left to right are: General Manager Steve Gaston, Jim Hoffman, Arthur Kneen, Wenton Wormstadt, Troy Olson and Richard Alt.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. celebrated its 100-year anniversary with an open house held at the Artesian Community Center. The open house consisted of a social hour, dinner, and video power point and speakers that covered the history of the elevator. There were also beanbag games and inflatables for added entertainment. General Manager Steve Gaston said that the purpose of the event was to get together and reminisce. He added that it was a way to thank the farmers and communities for their patronage.

The current Board of Directors for the Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. consists of Troy Olson, Wenton Wormstadt, Richard Alt, Arthur Kneen and Jim Hoffman. There are currently four employees including Steve Gaston who has been there 38 years, Mollie Ebersdorfer who has been an employee for 26 years, Joe Grassel who has been there 36 years and the most recent addition, Dave Brown, who has been an employee at the elevator for three years.

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On Tuesday evening, June 25, the Artesian First Lutheran Quilters and circle gals met at the church.

The agenda began with the business meeting.  It was reported that Jim Gorter had received Thrivent Action monies that were used to purchase Hot Stuff pizzas that were sold as a fundraiser for future youth church campers.

Deanna Dean and Judi Larson also received Thrivent Action monies that were used to purchase needed items for the newborn kits and hospice kits that are being assembled for Global Health Ministries in Minneapolis. The group will also send the regular and baby size kits that are completed.  All items will be taken to Brookings on July 25 to meet a bus that will take them to Minneapolis.

The group was encouraged to attend “Muffin Mornings” that Marti Knudsen is hosting at the parsonage on July 13 and 27, and Aug. 3, 24 and 31. 

The Bible study “As Good as His Word—God, who cannot lie” was led by Judy Wormstadt.  The group sang the table blessing and prayed the Lord’s Prayer.  A delicious fresh strawberry dessert was served by Wanda Effling. Wanda also made a donation to the group from her mom’s memorials, which was very much appreciated. The rest of the evening was spent working on quilts. Those in attendance were: Judi Larson, Deanna Dean, Jean Wormstadt, Wanda Effling, and Judy Wormstadt.