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Rustler Roost NEWS 4-9-14

Posted April 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

KIDS AND PARENTS challenge each other in a game of Dodgebowl.

The big event happened! Roost kids put their best effort and behavior forward when they planned and executed an entertaining night with their parents. First, written invitations were made inviting their parents to the event. Following a western theme they decorated brown grocery bags to become placemats. Silverware was wrapped in earthy rust colored napkins with a wrapper that said “Dig In”. Place cards featured their parent’s name in a small “Wanted” poster. Also, at each place was a little bag of “gold nuggets” (Lemonhead candies). Each table held a centerpiece made of a jar of weeds and silk sunflowers placed on a red bandana.

To begin the evening the kids met their parents at the door

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    SBA students win in Pierre Area Reading Council contests

    PIERRE AREA READING COUNCIL contest winners included the following Sunshine Bible Acaademy
    students (front, l-r): Jakki Burma, Titus Deal, Winne Red Bird, Julia Kalacinski, Daraby Boersma, Madelyn Koth; (back, l-r): Travis Hass, Christopher Hass, Jade Burma, Josh Lane, Shariah Brockel, Cassidy Watson, Taylor Michaelis.

    The Pierre Area Reading Council announced the local winners for their student contests, including the following students from Sunshine Bible Academy.

    The Young Author’s Extravaganza is for students to show their writing skills

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    Sunshine Bible Academy to host Rebecca Friedlander

    Sunshine Bible Academy

    to host Rebecca Friedlander

    Sunshine Bible Academy will host Christian artist Rebecca Friedlander on Thursday, April 10. Friedlander uses a variety of artistic mediums to express her stories and passion for the Kingdom of God. She has been in full time ministry for 10 years, ministering both locally and internationally. Using guitar and piano, as well as a variety of instruments, she has recorded and produced or co-produced 10 CDs

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    Participants in the Academic Challenge

    ACADEMIC CHALLENGE participants are front row (l-r): Jeremy Coss, Ashley Bertsch, Megan Fiala, Christina Koeck, Tia Pawlowski, Jennifer Kenaston, Trevor Parmely, Lucas Simpson, Clayton Keck; middle row: Devon Gnat, Trey Waldrop, Tate Ketelhut, Jenna Heilman, Shelby Lingscheit, Keisha Grubb, Lisa Koeck, Maycee Mohr, Dylan Fulton, Mason Breitling; back row: Luke Simons, Haydn Herman, Kristi Steptoe, Cassie Beckett, Paul Waring, Sylvia Wieseler, Kendra Krosch, Tamisen Ames, Allison Hasart, Evan Steers, Beau Keeter

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    Medal Winners in the Academic Challenge

    MEDAL WINNERS at the Academic Challenge are front row (l-r): Jeremy Coss, Megan Fiala, Christina Koeck, Tia Pawlowski, Jennifer Kenaston, Clayton Keck, Evan Steers; middle row: Devon Gnat, Trey Waldrop, Jenna Heilman, Sylvia Wieseler, Keisha Grubb, Maycee Mohr, Dylan Fulton, Mason Breitling; back row: Luke Simons, Paul Waring, Kendra Krosch, Tamisen Ames, Allison Hasart

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    Miller hosts Academic Challenge

    QUIZ BOWL SENIORS with the Overall Team Trophy are (l-r): Jenna Heilman, Jeremy Coss, Christina Koeck, and Keisha Grubb

    Six area teams from Miller, Bowdle, Highmore-Harrold, James Valley Christian, Sunshine Bible Academy, and Hitchcock-Tulare, competed in the Academic Challenge at Miller Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

    The event is organized by a committee of volunteer high school teachers, headed by chairperson Marissa Resel. Members of the committee are Lisa Anson, Andrea Fiala, Kathy

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    Wagner leading Farm-to-School program at Wolsey-Wessington School

    Wolsey-Wessington is the only district in South Dakota to participate in the USDA’s Farm-to-School program.

    Thanks to a $21,631 planning grant from the USDA’s Farm-to-School program, the 310 students at Wolsey-Wessington School District may soon have a closer relationship with their food.

    According to US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the farm-to-school program teaches students around the nation where food comes from and how it gets to their plates while encouraging them to make healthier food choices. Vilsack said, “Farm-to-school programs

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    Tia Pawlowski chosen for Rural Electric youth tour

    Tia Pawlowski is one of eight South Dakota high school juniors who will experience our nation’s capital first hand with 1,400 of their peers from around the country. Central Electric Cooperative of Mitchell is sponsoring the Rural Electric Youth Tour planned for June 12-19, 2014.

    Each year, high school students learn first hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community development and today’s social issues.

    Central Electric offers this experience to our area youth because they believe

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    Nursing scholarship funds available

    Puncochar Scholarship

    The deadline for applying for the Myrle Puncochar Scholarship is approaching. The intent of this scholarship is to honor Myrle Puncochar by encouraging nursing study among both the young and not so young that intend to make health care their vocation. Myrle Puncochar was a county nurse that served Hand County for nearly 25 years and lived in the county for nearly 50 years. This scholarship may be used by any Hand county resident that wishes to study nursing in South Dakota.

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    Rustler Roost News 4-2-14

    HANDS ON LEARNING: Nature Bound owner Jill Wallace demonstrated the art of flower arranging to the Roost kids. Then kids created a fresh flower treasure for someone special. Wallace is pictured holding flowers; Betty Jo Welch assisted. Students at the front table (l-r) are: Ethan Harrell, Abbi Blake, Sydnee Blake, Cassi VanDerWerff, Mackenzie Kopecky, Olivia Flor, Madison Kopecky, Arielle Miner and Dana Wallace; back table (l-r): Jon Anderson, Callie Schlechter, Kaden Koster, Tyler Hartmann, Taylen Grage, Tyra Gates. Also pictured in the center (though you only see their backs) are Jesse Hughes and Ellie Gates.

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