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We have a bit more moisture in and on the ground this week than we did last week.  The snow on Thursday kept folks home from plans they had that included traveling the roads. There was also a late start for Meade Schools on Friday morning due to the snow.  It was quite cold on Friday but temperatures have been sliding up through the weekend.  This is the kind of weather where our vehicles look their worst. This will be followed by long lines at the car wash as things dry up.  For many, calving has not yet begun so the dryer weather will be more welcome.

The Valentines Dinner at the Red Owl Hall was a great success with a great turnout of about 55 people Saturday night.  It was a mild day and the team was all geared up with the Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings as well as their famous ‘Maître D’s’ who serve the guests.  Dressed in the white shirts, black ties and vests and ready to serve were Dean Andrews, Robert Dennis, Delbert Cobb, Cliff Matt and Glen Long. Their desserts, Red Devils Food cake and Italian Love Cake, were a huge hit. Donna and Floyd Cammack were dinner guests and enjoyed their outing very much.  Many thanks to the ladies who helped prepare the food as well as the décor and atmosphere for those taking advantage of a special night out in the ‘heart’ of Meade County. Besides a wonderful night out with friends and neighbors, this event serves as their fundraiser to help cover the cost of insurance for the building.

Several ladies from rural Meade County enjoyed the Women’s and Girls Retreat in Rapid City last Friday and Saturday.  Judy (Weiss) Manna was the guest speaker.  She is the sister of Roger Weiss near Maurine.  All of her sisters were at the retreat as she and her husband came from Indiana.  Judy gave a very well thought out and encouraging message that all could relate to.  

There were about 250 women in attendance that included many from Rapid City throughout Western South Dakota.  Many came from the Faith, Bison, Newell, Dupree and all areas.  A good number were from ranches and rural areas which made for a wonderful fellowship. Some who attended from CMC were Shirley Baker, Debbie Vig, Linda Opstedahl, Sandy Rhoden and Lorie Hausmann.  This was the 26th Annual Women’s Retreat and it has grown considerably since the beginning.  Since the beginning they’ve added a time for girls as well.  Linda Olson and Lori Wilken of the Dupree/Faith areas started this a quarter of a century ago, and now they have great assistance from the Wilken daughters, Jessica Hunt and others who help put it all together. We are thankful for their vision, dedication, and opportunity for women to be ministered through sweet fellowship and the Word.

On March 23 at 5:00 pm there will be a fundraising dinner and silent dessert auction for Love Inc.  This will be held at the Sturgis Armory and doors open at 5:00 pm. Dinner and program will be held at 6:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity to help Love Inc. serve and care for folks in need in our area.  A class will be offered entitled: When Helping Hurts.  The class offers a different framework for thinking about poverty, and its solution. The class addresses the roots of the issue. It will be from March 2 to April 30, Tuesday nights at South Canyon Baptist Church. For more information you may call 605- 939-7402.   Love Inc. in Sturgis has a job opening for anyone interested in serving this great non profit organization. 

There is both a possible full time or part time position. If you are interested, please contact Bill Meirose at 605-206-3515 or email to [email protected].