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Barb Culver Benefit/Silent Auction

Sunday, July 27th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Blarneys Sports Bar and Grill
2100 Highland Way Ste W

There will be a Benefit for Barb Culver who has Stage 4 Breast Cancer  on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 5pm-7pm atBlarneys Sports Bar and Grill

Walk-ins starting at 5pm
Silent Auction from 6pm – 8pm
For more information or details contact Melissa @ 630-2281 or Jen @ 999-0187
Sponsors include:
Marilyn’s Designer Den,Jerry Carey Travel, Riddle’s Jewelry, JCW,Fashions Unlimited, Woelfel’s Jewelry, Whiskey Creek, Perkins, Blarneys, Ruby Tuesdays, Marlins, Depot, Corona Village, K&B Archery, Ed’s Pet World, Harve’s, City Hair and Day Spa, Nick Novak, Jasmyn Lang, Stacy Morgan, Fullframe Photography/ A to Z Entertainment, Adrienne Hunter, Pizza Hut, Wayne and Mary’s,Crazy About Cupcakes,
And more pending…

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Mt. Vernon Community Blood Drive

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

There will be a Blood Drive in Mt. Vernon at St. Michael’s Catholic Church from 1:30-6:30pm.

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Mitchell Area Optimist Club 2nd Annual Ryan Hohn Memorial 5k Run & Walk

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Mitchell Area Optimist Club will hold its 2nd annual Ryan Hohn Memorial 5k run and walk on Saturday August 2nd. The event will begin at the Resurrection Lutheran Church at the corner of N Harmon Drive and Hwy 37 in Mitchell. Registration begins at 8:30am with the run/walk starting at 9:30am.

This year’s route will begin and end from the church parking lot and will make a loop down N Harmon Drive. Registration fee is $25 and that includes a FREE Ryan Hohn Memorial Run T-shirt if registered by Friday July 25th. Registrations received after the 25th or on race day will be $35 and t-shirts are subject to availabity. Registration forms can be obtained by calling Mitchell Area Optimist President, Jason Wear, at 605-770-0754 or by visiting our Facebook page by searching, Mitchell Area Optimist Club.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Mitchell Area Optimist Club and Parkston High School’s Ryan Hohn Scholarship fund.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 75,000 adult and youth members in 2,600 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, visit the organization’s website at

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LifeServe Blood Drive in Mitchell

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
525 North Foster

Mitchell Community Blood Drive, Monday, August 4, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Avera Queen of Peace, 525 North Foster.

Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800.287.4903.


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In The Water For Water: Kids helping Kids

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Dock 44 Marina
35324 SD Hwy 44

Take the swim challenge. Swim across the Missouri (approx 1 mile) or across the bay (approx 1/4 mile) at Dock 44 to help raise money for non-profit Champions House foundation. Champions House helps the orphans and poor by drilling clean water wells, providing food and health care for those the Hindu government calls “untouchables”. In The Water For Water (2013) raised money to drill 5 wells but there is still a waiting list of villages in need of clean water. This year we are offering a organized Missouri river for swimming enthusiast of all ages. Support boats and rest stops will be available for swimmers who dare take the challenge. Check out last year’s swim and present projects at To swim or to support swimmers, contact Linda DeHaai at 605-680-4620.


Battle of the Band & Poker Run

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 12:00 am

Battle of the Band & Poker Run on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Milltown Island Park.

For more information call Brian Stirling at 605-770-3861 or like Milltown Island Park on Facebook


Dakota Wesleyan Football Team Members Cleanup Mitchell

Sunday, August 17th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the Dakota Wesleyan football team will fan out across the city of Mitchell from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th to help residents clean their yards and/or homes. The assistance is free of charge and will be available only to residents within the Mitchell city limits. The squad will perform whatever cleaning projects the residents may have, but residents will be required to supply the necessary tools and cleaning supplies. Team members will haul trash curbside for the usual garbage collection, but will not transport it to any waste collection site.

Residents wanting the Dakota Wesleyan football team members to help with their cleanup should contact Marlene Warnke by Thursday, August 14, by calling 995-2112.

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The 6th Annual Community Plunge

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at DWU Campus Center
1200 W University AVE

Community Plunge began at Dakota Wesleyan University six years ago as an opportunity for businesses and organizations to look for employees and volunteers and for DWU students to get to know their new community better. In years past, churches, service clubs and businesses have all participated, as well as student organizations. Last year, more than 50 booths were set up and more than 150 students participated.

The sixth annual Community Plunge will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Sherman Center at DWU.

To register, contact the DWU Center for Talent Development by email at All registrations must be received by Aug. 15th 2014.


Fishing Tournament Craft Fair Swap Meet

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 12:00 am

Fishing Tournament Craft Fair Swap Meet Saturday, September 20th & 21st, 2014 at Milltown Island Park.

For more information call Brian Stirling at 605-770-3861 or like Milltown Island Park on Facebook


Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Masonic Temple
112 E 5th

There will be a Holiday Arts Fall Craft Show on September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Masonic Temple in Mitchell. The show hours on Friday the 26th are 9am-7pm. The show hours on Saturday the 27th are 9 am-5pm. If you have any questions, contact Nancy VanOverschelde at 605-248-2526.

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