Clubs Jolly Juniorettes hold July meeting

The Jolly Juniorette 4-H club met on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the 4-H building. The meeting was called to order by Sarah Anderson, president. Ellen Hanson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Katie Van Balen led the 4-H pledge. Everyone introduced themselves and told something that they might exhibit at the fair. No secretary's report was read due to the fact the person who was secretary moved. Theresa Dendinger volunteered to be the new secretary. No treasurer's report was read due to the treasurer attending a music camp. A thank you was given to all those who helped in the concession stand at the dog show in June. A thank you was also given to the Hanson family and anyone else who have been weeding the flowers downtown. There was no old business. Dates were given for upcoming events. Information about fair deadlines, assignments, etc., was given. Discussion took place on how to fill out the 4-H record books/journals. Katie Van Balen motioned to adjourn the meeting, Ellen Hanson seconded it. Sarah Anderson did a demonstration on how to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins. Sarah Anderson provided a snack and refreshments. No meeting held in August; busy month with fair. Upcoming date to remember: Friday, Sept. 10 � record books and journals due to club leaders! The next club meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the 4-H building, Jeanette Conway, Elly, Melby, Emily Holoch, Jeff and Cody Carr, Tia Krier and Austin Runyan will give demonstrations. The community service project will be to bring items for the food pantry. Discussion on entering a Dakota Days parade float will occur. William Mart will give a judging school.

Stamp addresses historical society

The Union County Historical Society met at the museum in Elk Point Monday, Aug. 16. The speaker for the evening was Sgt. John Stamp, a veteran of Desert Storm and the Iraq campaign. He told of his experiences since he joined the National Guard in 1985, serving in Germany, Jamaica, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait and the Rosebud Reservation. At present he is a medic with the Vermillion unit. His service included eight months in the desert in Kuwait in 1997 and he went to Iraq in 2003 where his unit worked in medical facilities at the Baghdad airport. He showed pictures from the area and said the military is generally well liked by the Iraqi people. A memorable occasion was a feast prepared by the people as a farewell for the group with which he served. At the business meeting the production of the H.H. Fate book, A Historical Glimpse of the Settlement of Union County, was finalized and the future of the museum was considered. Recent acquisitions are a framed reproduction of 1874 Dakota Territory in memory of Marlo Waterbury from Mike Huber; Lewis and Clark images from Senator Daschle's office; Ed Curry's army uniform and suitcase � Jackie Curry; Curry seed corn sacks � Danny Gentry; nine farm sale bills, snapshots, 10 copies of antique farm machinery in use calendar in memory of Clarice Yttreness by Karen Tiede. Golden oak exhibit case, Elk Point-Jefferson library; picture of Authier Bros. � Jefferson; crock, rolling pin � Sadie Remillard Matje; primitive incubator and barrel churn � Pam Bayha and Terry Olthoff; wicker potty training chair � Laurie Hansen; portrait of George Washington painted locally � Lois Laferriere; The Journals of Lewis and Clark by John Bakeless � Rosella Dambowy; and copies of photographs � Donald Lanerain. Refreshments were served by Evelyn Hanson, assisted by Stella Weaver. The next meeting will be a pot luck dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, 31398 474th Ave., rural Elk Point. Tableware and beverage will be provided. The program will be a brief history of the church. The dinner is open to the public.

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