Mitchell — Fifty-two students have completed the requirements for graduation from the Mitchell Technical Institute during the Summer 2018. Local students that received a degree are as follows, with (4.0) indicating Highest Honors – a perfect 4.0 grade point average, ** indicating High Honors (3.75-3.99), and * indicating Honors (3.50-3.74):

Logan Effling** of Artesian and Trevor Nelson of Letcher in Information Systems Technology (AAS), and Todd Peterson of Forestburg in Licensed Practical Nursing (Diploma).

There was a flurry of activity at Artesian First Lutheran on Thursday evening, Oct. 4, as the quilting group met and completed several of the quilts that had some finishing touches to be done on them.  The gals really wanted to get the quilts done so they could be blessed at church and sent off to Lutheran World Relief, The Church on the Street in Sioux Falls, The Mitchell Area Safehouse, and the Abbott House in Mitchell.  The group enjoyed fellowship and Terry Moore’s famous cookies for lunch. They also shared devotions and the Lord’s Prayer. Those attending were: Deanna Dean, Casady Dean, Judi Larson, Jean Wormstadt, Jane Marten, Jane’s sister, Lisa Murray of Houston, Texas, and Judy Wormstadt.

The Sanborn Central Snackpack  Program resumed in September with Artesian First Lutheran Church being the first in the rotation to furnish snacks for weekend nutrition for qualifying students. Eligible students are determined from their returned free and reduced lunch applications to the school. Other participating churches are  the Artesian St. Charles Catholic Church, the Fedora Presbyterian Church, the Letcher Community Church and the Forestburg Lutheran Church. Nancy Sullivan and Tambi Wormstadt are the program directors at Artesian First Lutheran.

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