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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was excited to see my family over the long weekend, but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. I wasn’t feeling well a few days before … more
Television is flooded these days with commercials encouraging everyone to sign up for Medicare Advantage (MA). What is MA, and why are they doing this? First of all, here is a bit of history. For … more
Nineteen area youth, grades 6-12 from Iroquois, De Smet and Willow Lake, and four chaperones attended a DakYouth event Nov. 10-12 in Aberdeen, S.D. The Dakotas Conference of United Methodist … more
We’re coming onto Thanksgiving. I am not sure who sent this to me. It’s been years, but it’s worth sharing for THIS holiday; At this time of year, as we approach the holiday season, it’s hard … more
Our mother loved chickens. She kept them safe and healthy. She smiled as she gathered eggs. Yes, she loved her chickens, but I don’t remember that she ever loved A chicken. Likely, Mom had her … more
IN THE DAYS in which we live, it seems difficult to be thankful with war and suffering across the world – difficult for many to get while raising families and meeting needs. As we celebrate … more
I have previously mentioned that all American Legion Posts are similar, yet each Post differs. For instance, the Porter L. Rich American Legion Post 63 has held a Municipal Retail On-Sale Liquor … more
It’s always hard to make just the right amount of food, especially for a large crowd. If you end up with leftover turkey, there are many great recipes to try, but you will want to make sure you … more
Colonel Rick Miller, joined by the SD Highway Patrol Honor Guard and Major Peterson, receives a generous donation of Beef Bucks from Nancy and Bob Montross of Beef Bucks, Inc. For a decade, Beef … more
The little girl watched as he slipped his arms into his going-to-town jacket. The man lifted his hat from the hook behind the door. “Where are you going, Daddy?” His hazel eyes twinkled as he … more
NOT SO LONG AGO, church houses were full of people gathered together to worship and honor our God and Creator. Today, most pews are empty – except for the gigantic city churches that offer more … more
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so if you are preparing the big meal, it’s time to start thinking about the turkey. I’m going to share with you some tips and tricks to help you prepare … more
There are many versions of the famous quote, "We live in uncertain times." It is likely that everyone who has ever lived could say that. Sometimes, those uncertain times can cause so much stress and … more
I’m not squealing on any of my friends, but this has been known to happen. A husband went to the police station to file a "missing person" report for his missing wife ... Husband: I lost my wife. … more
I learned a lot of statistics in medical school, many of which are outdated and long since forgotten. A few still haunt me, though. One example: over 50% of seniors who suffered a broken hip would be … more
Big idea On Monday, I hosted my first Level Up Youth Conference in Rapid City. Over 350 students from more than a dozen West River schools attended to hear from a variety of speakers about how they … more
My car talks to me! No, unfortunately, this relationship is nothing like that of Herbie, the Love Bug. To be honest, I didn’t notice this message from my vehicle until I had driven her at least a … more
Fall is a very special time of year as the seasons change. Farmers are either pleased or disappointed as they count bushels or tons of grains the land has produced. This year, we have experienced a … more
I would like for the Veteran’s Voice readers to hear some words from Courtney Steffen, our South Dakota American Legion Department Commander. Below are her words. “Greetings Veteran’s Voice … more
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