On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Letcher Community Church will be having a potluck dinner after church (approximately 11:30 a.m.) to support our Sunday school program.  Everyone is welcome.

We are ready to start our fall programs. We welcome all families in the community to come and enjoy our Christian fellowship.  The activities are as follows:  

Sonshine club for youth K-5 will start Sept. 5 at the church at 3:45-5:30. A snack will be provided with singing, activities and a lesson. 

Confirmation will start on Wednesday, Sept. 5, for grades sixth through eighth. Classes will be at 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Food will be provided. 

Sunday school will kick-off on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:00-11:15 a.m.. All children ages three through eighth grade are welcome to attend.  The youth will be singing every fourth Sunday in church.

Church will remain at 10:15 a.m., with coffee, rolls, and fellowship to follow. 

State 4-H Rodeo Finals were held in Ft. Pierre, Aug. 17-20. In order to qualify for state, kids have to place in the top four at a regional rodeo during the summer. 

Qualifying for state in the senior division were:  Madi Moody in goat tieing, pole bending, and team roping; Mason Moody in bull riding, tie-down roping, and team roping; Tater Moody in tie-down roping and team roping; and Tory Reinders in breakaway roping and pole bending. 

Qualifying for state in the Junior division were: Teya Moody in goat tieing and barrels; Trey Moody in goat tieing; Aubrey Moody in breakaway roping, barrels, and pole bending; and Layton Zoss in bull riding.

Mason, Teya, Aubrey, and Layton had some amazing performances and placed in the top four of at least one performance during the finals. Teya and Mason did exceptionally well in a couple of their events.  Teya was named the State Champion Junior Barrel racer, and Mason placed third in the State in Senior Team Roping and fourth in the State in Senior Bull Riding, bringing home two new shiny buckles.

Sanborn Central was well represented. Congratulations to all of these fine young athletes.

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

Letcher — American Legion Auxiliary hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services on July 12 at the Community Center, which helped collect a total of 22 units of blood for patients in need.

A total of 17 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 16 individuals were able to donate at the United Blood Services blood drive on July 12. A total of six donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.