The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Milesville Hall with four members present. Since this was the first meeting of the 4-H year, we set club goals and elected officers: president, Rachel Parsons, vice president, Ben Stangle, secretary, Mark Stangle, treasurer, Grace Pekron, and reporter, Sarah Parsons. Our next meeting will be November 10.
The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Milesville Hall. Six members answered the roll call, "The Thing I Would Most Like Off My Christmas List." President Rachel Parsons presided over the meeting. We discussed community service projects, and leader Donna Staben gave us a list of upcoming events. We also drew names for our Christmas gift exchange. Rachel gave a demonstration on how to judge and give reasons. Pekrons provided a snack. Our next meeting will be Sunday, December 4, at the bowling alley in Philip for our Christmas party.
Since her surgery last week, Jeanne Radway has a new address: Jeanne Radway, West Hampton Care Center, 78 Old Country Road, West Hampton, NY 11987. Mark Radway left Friday to spend a week in New York with his mother. He said it is about 50 miles from Nicole's house (Jeanne's granddaughter) to the rehab hospital. We hope your physical and occupational therapy go well, Jeanne.
A good crowd attended the Hardingrove Church's Harvest Festival Sunday night. After supper, the group "Three Legged Stool" from Spearfish sang and played which was very enjoyable.
A week ago Wednesday, Bill and Karyl Sandal joined Donnie and Virginia Ferguson, Ron and Marilyn Millage and Kevin Coleman at the home of Terry and Barbara Wentz for supper to visit Craig and Tamara Millage and daughters, Emily and Eleanor, who were visiting from Connell, Wash.
Tuesday, November 7, Karyl Sandal, Kay Ainslie, Gloria French, Gayle Rush and Theresa Clements attended the Pierre concert. It was the "Dominant 7" which consisted of eight trumpets, electric bass and drums performing everything from symphonic excerpts to jazz to hip-hop. The group were all undergraduate students from Northern State University.
Ray and Carla Berry, Anna, Matthew and Timothy, moved from Wetmore, Kan., to Arcadia, Neb., around the first part of September. Arcadia is a town with a population of approximately 350 people. This is the 22nd year the Berrys have served with Village Missions, an organization which places pastors in small towns. They are glad to be closer to Ray's family (Kenneth and Doris). From Wetmore it was a 600 mile trip, now they are only 300 miles away. Ray and Carla's new address is: P.O. Box 128, Arcadia, Neb. 68815.
Gene and Theresa Deuchar and Dennis Miller, Mandan, N.D., were some of the guests for the baptism of Coy Hoffman in Wall November 13. Megan and Zeb Hoffman hosted a lunch afterwards. On the way home, Gene, Theresa and Dennis visited Jim Deuchar in Philip.
Allison Pekron and Sam Stangle attended the FCCLA Cluster meeting in Denver, Colo., over the weekend, along with many other students from Philip.
William and Makaley Parsons are visiting for a few days at the home of Will's dad, Grant and Sandra Parsons. They live in Lucedale, Miss.
Visiting Saturday at Jim Bob and Kayla Eymers' were Glendon and Pam Shearer,Wall, Joe Carley and Donnie and Marcia Eymer.
Lindsey and Mesa Mangis, Piedmont, spent the weekend with Larry and Linda Smith.
Karen Carley hosted the November meeting of the Community Club Tuesday night. All eight members attended. A date was set for decorating the tree at the courthouse and also for the Christmas party. Our president, Gayla, had some quizzes pertaining to childhood games and also a quiz on the abbreviations of several of our states. Did you know that bingo originated in the 1500s?
Wednesday night, nine members of the Hardingrove Ladies Aid met at the church for their regular meeting. Plans were made for the soup supper to follow the Christmas program December 11.
Tim and Judy Elshere visited at Shawn and Thamy Elshere's in Rapid City Sunday.
Zane and Beth Jeffries and Matt Arthur met Brad and Amber Beer and boys at the home of Murdock Arthur in Enning for supper and birthday cake Thursday night. They celebrated Blake Beer's fourth birthday.
Guests at Mark and Pat Hanrahan's Friday and Saturday were Jerri Drury and boys, Rapid City.
Sharon Olivier, Jodi Parsons and Janice Parsons were among the large crowd at the shower honoring little Kaleb Roth last Saturday afternoon in Philip. Kaleb was born in Ethiopia and is the newly adopted son of Wes and Kim Roth of Sturgis.
Joanne Parsons, Rapid City, was down for the shower and spent Saturday night with Boyd and Kara Parsons, returning home Sunday.
Many families entertained hunters over the weekend and some will be here yet throughout the week.
At Donnie and Bobette Schofields' were the Bruce Dunker family, Wall, Mark Jimerson, Colorado, Davis, Daryl and Tayor Schofield, Jeff Clelland, Pierre, Tom Kotilnek and Charles Sisk.
Leo and Joan Patton had several family members for the long weekend of hunting and visiting. They included Bill Patton, Janet Penland and Kendra and Karen Howe from Minnesota, Bob, April, Kaitlyn, Seth, Christine and Cayden Knight, Gary Stephenson, Jim, Linda, Ben and Mark Stangle, and Jennifer Stangle and friend, Shannon, Brookings. Sunday, Leo and Joan entertained for a cookout the above named plus Kay and George Ainslie, Marlene and Brooke Scheessle and friend, Mike and Gail Gebes, Vanessa Foley and Tommy, and Ralph and Carol Kroetch. Wednesday, Joan had dinner with Irene Patton.
Guests at Bill and Connie Parsons' Saturday were Glenn and Dianne Parsons, Philip, Jeremy, Shayla, Taiven and Nolan Delaney, Rapid City, Grant and Sandra Parsons and Cole, Will and Makaley Parsons, Bob, a friend of Will's, Gerald and Gladys Morgan, Rapid City, Dave Aughenbaugh, Don Buss, and Bill Wuttke.
Fred Neville, Box Elder, and George and Liz Jackson, Newell, were at Lee and Debbie Neville's.
Donna Quinn had some of her family home for the weekend including Kevin and Lori Bierwagen, Elliott and Alyssa, Sioux Falls, Kathy and Rick Borkovec, Rapid City, and Janelle Smith, Bellevue, Neb.
From Thursday through Sunday, guests at Miles and Erin Hovland's' were Mile's brother, James and Melony Gyles, Madison and Preston.
John and Gina Giardino, Rapid City, were guests at Virgil and Carla Smith's Friday night and Saturday.
Hugh Harty's guests over the weekend were Paul and Moneik Stephens and daughter, Mikaela. Coming to join them in hunting were Jim and Molly Harty, Saturday and Sunday. Adele and baby Owen came for supper Saturday. Ed left Saturday morning for North Dakota. While he was home for the week, he celebrated his 26th birthday which was the 10th.
Keagan Fitch spent Saturday playing with his friend, Carson Hamill.
Bill and Karyl Sandal accompanied Donnie and Tami Ravellette to Vermillion Friday to watch the Wall vs. Canistota championship football game. Ridge and Gabe Sandal, who played for the Wall team thought it was really fun to play in the dome, even though they lost their game 66 to 6.
Friday, Karyl Sandal's nephew, Dalen Roe, and his friend, Al, came for deer hunting. Dalen brought back Bill's team of horses, that he has trained. Karyl wasn't sure if they are parade ready yet, but they are teamed up and the rest is up to Bill! Dalen and Al are from Ortonville, Minn.
Todd Sandal and friends, Mike and Taylor, came Saturday for deer hunting. They only spent one night and headed back to Langford Sunday. Todd has a wedding to get ready for! Karyl helped serve the 'hunters' breakfast at the ambulance building both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Thursday, Lana Elshere got to watch grandsons, Talon and Thayne, play in their last basketball game at Union Center.
Lana Elshere attended the 50th wedding anniversary of her cousin, Janet and Norm Widvey in Ft. Pierre Saturday. It was fun getting together with a lot of her cousins.