Where is this summer going? Did someone steal it? I can not believe that we are already into August!! Just think, it is four and a half months until Christmas! J The weather reminds me of Fall mornings…nice and cool with warmer temperatures in the mornings. I keep thinking it would be wonderful to be sitting by a campfire in the mornings. I guess I could take my coffee out on the back deck of our home and enjoy it. That thought has caused me to ponder why we have the decks on our homes and table and chair sets, but we seldom use them? I feel we need to learn how to slow down and take time to reflect on life and all that God has given us. I am speaking to myself. There is nothing more important than relaxation and what I call ‘regrouping’ my thoughts.
Mary and Anita Raile of Aberdeen arrived Friday evening to spend the weekend at the Lloyd Battest home of rural Doland and to attend Potato Day in Clark on Saturday. Dinner and supper guests at the Battest’s home on Saturday were Marsha Schmidt of Gillette, Wyoming and her two daughters: Melissa of Gillette, Wyoming and Christine McNutt and three young daughters of Rozet, Wyoming. Dwight Battest joined them for supper. On Sunday, all of the above met at the Doland Senior Center as well as Jan Halderson of Buffalo, Minnesota, Donna Perrion of Sioux Falls and Gail and Brad Temple and family of Clark. Marsh Schmidt is Lloyd’s oldest niece and the daughter of the former Betty Battest
Lloyd and Dee Battest and Mary Raile of Aberdeen attended the 60th Wedding Anniversary Open House in Raymond for Ron and Dorothy Hinman.
School will be starting on the 20th in Doland and on the 21st in Redfield. I have talked to some students and some are ready to go back and some want Summer to go on forever. I have not talked to any parents, but I am sure they are ready for the children to go to school. Monday, August 12th will begin Golf practice. Tuesday, August 13th, the boys’ golf team will be traveling to Volga to compete against Sioux Valley.
The Sherwood Memorial Library will be having Story Hour on Monday and Thursday, August 5th, 8th, 12th and 15th at 3 PM. There will be stories and activities. Story Hour is opened for children ages 4 and up. Come and join in the fun!!For the complete article see the 08-07-2013 issue.
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