Saturday, September 18, 2021

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From the Editorial Board

The biggest news this week is the upcoming National Clean Up day events. The City of Eagle Butte has taken on a huge project with this event. Kudos to Finance Manager Sheila Ganje and City Council for showing community leadership in this way.

The other big news is the continued increase in COVID cases here and around the world. Last week we had 74 active cases and the 7-day average of new cases was 10.43. Thankfully cases have fallen to 53 with a 7-day average of new cases at 4.0 The best news is there have been no new deaths.

Keep up with precautions. If you are vaccinated, assume you might asymptomatically carry the Delta variant; wear a mask, practice social distancing, and do everything you can to prevent spreading the infection.

Make sure quarantines are observed. Continue to exercise outdoors but maintain social distancing. Seriously consider attendance at public functions such as sporting events, community meetings, funerals and church services. Practice extreme caution in ceremonies. Practice curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

There is a through-line of humility and service that carries through cleaning up your community and taking COVID precautions.

In this week’s paper we also highlight the start of the school year and recognize C-EB teachers for their years of service. There are no better examples of humility and service than our teachers, who spend their careers shaping the next generation.

Teachers, administrators and mentors purposefully put their energy into the future, not the present. It’s a leap of faith. Check in with a teacher this week and see what you can do to support them.

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