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With just a year and a few months before the presidential election I thought it would be nice to see who is getting noticed and who is wasting their time in this election cycle! Not all of the declared candidate are represented here, but I've prepared for that! Happy voting!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Hunter Mees Turns 16by Jerry Hinkle
Today all of us here at the Holabird Advocate celebrate the life of Hunter Mees. No, he's not dead yet, but that's the point. We shouldn't wait for a funeral to celebrate the miracle of living. Yesterday, Hunter celebrated his 16th birthday. For most, it's just a special day of the year, but what makes this special is that it also marks his 8th year of being cancer free.
For those who have never heard, or have forgotten, here is the connection of Hunter to the Holabird Advocate. It actually started with the mention of a benefit for him in the Wessington Springs Newspaper. His fight with Hodgkin's Lymphoma was just beginning, and it was expensive. South Dakota Magazine picked up on that, and I picked it up from them. Hunter's mother kept me in the loop as to how things were progressing. By the time that benefit rolled around, Even Keloland got on board. What started as an ad in a small town newspaper started a ball rolling that soon afterward over $30,000 got raised.
I kept up with the story until word of remission came. With that, mention of Hunter in word and photograph became progressively rarer. He was never far from my thoughts, nor of those of the many Readers who followed his story back when social media was not even thought of! I tried in many ways and at many times to duplicate what we had done with Hunter, but it never happened, but it did lead me to DWU, a degree, and a whole new lifestyle! I've been told that I've had a positive impact on Hunter and his family, and through these 8 years, I've been impacted by Hunter as well. whenever I'm faced with a difficult or seemly impossible job, I think of the 8 year old boy who kicked cancer in the teeth, and keep plugging away.
The best part about Hunter's story is that it still goes on. This year it was going to prom and turning 16. Soon, he'll be graduating High School and then, only God knows. hunter could grow up to be an entertainment blogger, like me, or he could even go on to be something productive, like a doctor. There are no limits Whatever lies ahead, the best advice I or anyone else, could give him is what Grandad used to say,"God be with you and do the best you can!"
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Publisher's Birthday Party Full of Surprises
Harold and Mary Hinkle still have a surprise or two up their sleeves They arrived in Beautiful Downtown Mitchell around 11:30 in the morning, meeting Jerry Hinkle at the parking lot of the Mitchell Public Library, which is the current home office of the Holabird Advocate. Harold then set about rotating the tires of Jerry's car.
After the rotating was done, They took Jerry to Walgreen's to show him the bargain price the store had for milk. Problem was, that when they got there, it was discovered that the milk was no bargain, in fact it was 50 cents more than the milk at Buche Foods. No milk was bought that morning, but they did meet the guy who rent's Agnes Hahn's old house.
Ken And Jo Hansen joined the Hinkle's at the Depot a little later than the prearranged 1 pm time, but better late than never. Jo presented Jerry with a dozen chocolate pecan brownies, and the group started to remember the first, and last, time they were all together at the Depot. Eventually the server brought over everyone's respective vittles, and they started to eat. After the dinner was over, Mary surprised Jerry with a Chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting. His 46th birthday would not have been quite as festive had she not have done that.
The last surprise came at the time Jerry drove home later that evening when the "check tire pressure" warning came on. Jerry reset the computer to make sure though, and it hasn't happened since.
Downsizing at the Holabird Advocate
In this economy, we all have to cut something. So Effective Aug 1, we are going to put the Holabird Advocate Blogger site, the site you are reading now into mothballs. We might have a Special Report now and then as events warrant, but as is happens so often our Publisher is experiencing burnout. Those of you who are regular Readers know this, and it isn't fair to allow you to expect the usual quality of writing when it clearly isn't going to happen. We will be concentrating on our Facebook site for the present time. This site has been a labor of love for all of us here at the Holabird Advocate, and as such will never go away completely. If you have not "liked" our page on Facebook, we encourage you to do so. Sometimes when times change we have to change with them, and hope for better days. Thanks to all of you Readers in advance for past 11+ years of fun. It's not over yet, just moving to a new location!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
New Downtown Business in Mitchell
Thursday afternoon was a very warm, windy, and sunny day. Just right for a ribbon cutting. Our Publisher, who has never attended such an event, decided it was time to do just that. It was an insteresing ocasion.
Mike Dittmer is the proud owner of Deadwood Mike's Sportscards & Collectibles, a full service sportscards and collectibles shop dealing in sportscards for every sport, both single cars a packs of same. There are also with a variety of card storage options as well. Deadwood Mike's also has a selection of die cast Nascar, MLB hats, and other assorted collectibles. Also available are Xyience Energy Drinks, Sew Simply Farmer Girl, Baysinger Honey, and Advocare Products. Gift certificates are available as well. They accept checks, major credit cards, and even cash if you have it. All kids get free gum!
Deadwood Mike's is open from Tues-Sat. 9 am-6 pm Sun. 10 am-4 pm
All of us here at the Holabird Advocate wish them well in this venture.
Farmers Market Thursday Opening Delayed
Wind postponed the opening of the Thursday Farmer's Market, however the usual Saturday Farmer's Market went as planed. Holabird Advocate Publisher, Jerry Hinkle picked up a dozen eggs and 2 lbs of ground turkey from the Colony, and it only set him back $6.25. Next Thursday being Jerry's birthday, would be a great time to try it again!
Twinkies Are Back by Jerry Hinkle
Yesterday, the first batch of Twinkies have landed on store shelves all over the world. Time will tell if the next time around will be any improvement. As for me, I'm less them impressed. I went to Walmart to do a little comparison shopping. I discovered that not only does Little Debbie have there own version of the Twinkie, but so does Sara Lee. Not surprisingly, Walmart also has a knock-off version of America's favorite snack cake: the Cloud Cake.
I purchased a box of both Twinkies and Cloud Cakes. The new Twinkie is visibly smaller than the Cloud Cake, and it weighs less as well: 38.5 grams compared to the Cloud Cake's 80 grams. There is, to me at least, no difference in the taste and texture. The kicker is that the Cloud Cakes are 50 cents cheaper in the 10 count box.
We'll see if the change of management will help keep Twinkies on the shelves and in demand. I hope those of you who have missed Twinkies all this time are not disappointed. Don't you just feel sorry for those people who paid $1000 for the "last box" of Twinkies? I'd whole lot rather have a creme filled cupcake myself. God be with you and do the best you can!