Memorial Day stands as a solemn American tradition that honors the sacrifices of past generations. Memorial Day is a day we dedicate to those who fell in defense of the ideals, beliefs, and values we hold sacred. As a nation we need to remember these heroes and their sacrifice. We must remember what they did, why they did it, and appreciate what it means to us personally and as a nation.
On May 31 the World Health Organization celebrates “No Tobacco Day” which highlights the health risks associated with commercial tobacco use and encourages those who use tobacco to quit. The Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River is joining in the celebration of World No Tobacco Day and encouraging those who use commercial tobacco to “Make Every Day a No Tobacco Day.”
The birds were going crazy with their twittering tweets, chirps and trills. The cooing of a mourning dove underscored the drumming of a lone woodpecker. It seemed each feathered friend was trying to outdo the other with its own solo and the sounds reverberated in a rowdy crescendoed backyard symphony.
Is it proper to fly the U.S. flag at night? The Flag Code states it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. The American Legion interprets “ proper illumination” as a light specifically placed to illuminate the flag (preferred) or having a light source sufficient to illuminate the flag so it is recognizable as such by the casual observer.
A visitor from out of state commented on the difference between making a living at Meadow Corner, SD and Portland, OR. At Meadow Corner, whoever ran the gas station (the only business at the crossroads of two highways, miles from any town) saw about five local families a day. If he offended one family on any given day, he ran the risk of losing 20% of his business. In Portland, one customer wouldn’t make much difference. Interesting observation. Anybody who lives long in a rural community or small town learns that when you are dependent on fewer people, it’s good business to treat people right. Customers are hard to come by.
When it comes to holidays, it’s often said that we should always remember to celebrate constantly whatever a specific holiday is touting or in remembrance of. “Every day should be (pick one) Day,” people say. But when it comes to Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday, May 8, I am fully in favor of going all out for the Moms. They deserve their own day, I say.
Life can be exciting. And stressful. And sometimes exciting things – even though they are good things – create stress. Even though you promise yourself you won’t let them this time. You know you shouldn’t complain. Excitement is excitement after all. You are aware you should take it all in.
Next week this paper begins its 84th year of publication so a peek back into our history seems appropriate. In this postcard photo Timber Lake’s first newspaper publisher, J.J. Holley, and a co-worker, weapons in hand, strike a mean pose in front of the tent office which housed the Timber Lake Tribune. The message reads, “Nobody is going to run this paper but us. If you want to find out who is boss, just start something.”
A recent article from a travel website unfairly paints several of our local communities in a rather poor light. The article, offered up by “infotainment” webbers roadsnacks. net, was titled “10 Small Towns in South Dakota Where You’d Never Want To Live” and dated April 4, 2016. I’ll cut to the chase: Several of our local towns were featured and the article claims it can tell the public “which teeny specks in SD are the pits.”
To the Citizens of Dupree: I wish to thank all of you for your support and confidence in me as your Mayor for the past four years and eight months. I also want to express a very special thank you to my Finance Officer, Maurice Lemke, and to all the City Council members for their support and advice. I would also like to thank our Maintenance Superintendent Jesse Olvera and his workers; without their help and participation we could not have accomplished what we did. The following is some of the things we accomplished in the past four years and eight months.