Area News

Mason Moody will be competing at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals on June 24-30, at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Morning performances are at 9 a.m., and evening performances are at 7 p.m. Mason will compete in bareback riding Monday evening and Friday morning, and he will compete in bull riding on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning. He will also be competing in goat tying on Wednesday morning and evening.

Word has it that the National Junior High Rodeo Finals will be bringing thousands of people to Huron and the surrounding area, so be prepared for an exciting and interesting competition that rodeo fans won’t want to miss.

The Union Farmhands met on June 13 at the 4H building.

The meeting was called to order by President Sawyer Senska at 7 p.m.  Members answering roll call were Amber, Dana and Alex Schelske, Ladoux and Wiley Bracha, Catherine Bechen and Sawyer and Aubrey Senska.

Alex led the U.S. flag pledge and Catherine led the 4-H pledge.

Amber gave the treasurer’s report and Sawyer read the secretary’s report.

Members discussed old business which included the CIA ham drawing, calendar sales and caroling during Christmas.  

In new business, the members have decided to make tie blankets as a community service project. Ivy will get the fabric and this project will be completed during the next meeting. The blankets will be given to local nursing homes.  

Catherine presented an illustrated talk about her metal owl which she welded using horse shoes. This was part of her senior project.   

Aubrey gave an illustrated talk on her 4-H calf memory board. It was completed using salvaged barn wood. 

Ladoux and Wiley gave a talk about their chickens. They brought an egg that did not have a hard shell that they found while picking eggs.  

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m., with a motion by Ladoux and second from Wiley.  

Treats were served by Aubrey and Sawyer.

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

A small group of girls use their skills for painting rocks during the Woonsocket Library’s Summer Reading Program kick-off. Some of the rocks are on display outside the public library door.

Every summer the Woonsocket Public Library takes part in the Summer Reading Program organized by the South Dakota State Library. This year’s theme for the program is “Libraries Rock,” so it was only fitting for the library in Woonsocket to start the program with a pizza party and an opening event of stations related to the theme. 

There were approximately 130 people in attendance for the kick-off held at the Woonsocket School on Tuesday, June 5, from 12-2 p.m. Kids attended four stations after enjoying pizza. The four stations and their locations included: learning dance moves in the gym, learning about music rhythms and instruments in the music room, painting rocks in the commons area, and of course, checking out books in the library. 

With the help of the members of the Woonsocket Library Advisory Council, many students, and other adult volunteers, the kick off was very successful and encouraging for students from both Woonsocket and Sanborn Central Schools to continue to read and check out books throughout the summer.

…Read more and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.