Katie Schmit was a recipient of one of the Category I Scholarships. She is from Artesian and is the daughter of Brenda and Robert Schmit. After graduating from Sanborn Central High School, she plans to attend South Dakota State University. Katie’s English teacher wrote, “Katie has an exceptional ability to meet every challenge, or obstacle, she encounters with an ever-present positive outlook. By using her positive attitude, she creates an encouraging social dynamic that benefits everyone she works with. In high school, Katie is involved in FFA (officer), student council (officer), National Honor Society, band, chorus, oral interpretation, drama, yearbook, volleyball, golf, basketball, and more. She is also a 4-H member and officer. She has won many awards and honors in all of these organizations and activities. In her community, she has organized and was the keynote speaker at the Veteran’s Day program, and has helped and organized various FFA, 4-H, and community activities. Katie plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. In her essay she states, “I believe every person should know more about where their food comes from and how it is produced. I can play one more advantageous role in promoting our western heritage – I can serve as an advocate for agriculture with my patients and clients in the community and base my dietary and health recommendations on scientific facts and not the propaganda that seems to be so prominent on social media.”

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

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!

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