Honoring Veterans Past, Present, & Future

Thank you for your faithful service!             daddy

Upper Elementary Halloween Costume Parade and sing along

Camp survivor remembers price paid for our freedom

Ohitika News Junior High and High School

Students participated in dress up days that were intended to raise awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse during the annual Red Ribbon week. Throughout the year, students and staff are provided educational opportunities to learn about the dangers and consequences of drug use. Red Ribbon Week consisted of a joint effort between Natural Helpers and the Student […]

Charles W, Mader receives honorary diploma

Charles W. Mader was presented his honorary high school diploma on July 29, 2017.  It was presented by his son Robert B. Mader on his eldest son’s (Jerry Mader) ranch near New Underwood, SD at a family reunion.  Charles leftschool in 1942 (grade 10) to work on the family farm, and then was drafted into the service during World War […]

Sewing returns to junior high; students learn how to make baby star quilts


The exploratory block for the first nine weeks was sewing. The students studied color, design principals, selecting a color scheme, and designed a pattern for a baby size star quilt. The students spent three weeks coloring, changing color selections, and changing design pattern until satisfied. The large group of eleven spent a week learning about the sewing machine and practicing […]

Native American Ministry working on the rez

The Native American Ministry (NAM) is directed by enrolled Cheyenne River Sioux (Lakota Nation) Tribe member, Deborah Lynn Tucker Smith, her husband Steven, and their Colorado community – family and friends with God’s guidance, love, and patience. Eastside and the Colorado Christian community support an ongoing outreach to assist some of the 567 ‘Federally recognized & 83 state recognized’ Indian […]

November is Remember Month!

Larry Zimmerman, Secretary South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs President Donald Trump has proclaimed November as ”Veterans and Military Families Month.” It’s the first time that as a nation we will be encouraged to honor and support our veterans for more than a day. Let’s dedicate this month to honor those ordinary people who have done something extraordinary so that […]

Thinking about health… Nibbling Away at the Affordable Care Act By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service

As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance approaches on November 1, the law itself and the people who have come to depend on it for health coverage are both facing an uncertain future. President Trump’s recent executive actions affect the complicated insurance mechanics of the Affordable Care Act, and they haven’t been well explained in the news media. This column will […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Annual event lures stars to the valley In 1937, Albert E. Brumley wrote a catchy gospel tune titled “Turn Your Radio On,” which was eventually recorded by dozens of artists and groups including Skeeter Davis in the 1960s and Ray Stevens a decade later. Like many hit songs, “Turn Your Radio On” reappeared from time to time, possibly because radio […]


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