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Holabird Advocate

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

VOL. V Issue 6L
The Ditty Bops Go on
Rocky Mountain High
The Ditty Bops, and their entourage, have been traveling the country by bicycle for a little more than a month now. They have seen all matter of roadkill, as well as getting some great photos of license plates of people the have tailgated. They have put together impromptu shows in out of the way Colorado towns such as Dinosaur and Steamboat Springs.
The Ladies hit Colorado at about the same time that the U.S. Mint released the Colorado State Quarter. Our Publisher is all caught up with the Quarters, except for West Virginia now. North and South Dakota will be released later on in the year.
Hyde County/ Highmore Bans Fireworks
It is illegal to buy, sell, or discharge fireworks in the City of Highmore or in Hyde County. This includes the Holabird area. The reasons are pretty much a matter of common sense. However, it has not escaped notice that Hyde County is not in a drought disaster area. All of us here at the Holabird Advocate are wondering what gives. That said, we will be content with the fireworks on TV.
The Fireworks in Downtown Holabird have always been superior. A tradition that apparently must change, at least for this year. Gettysburg is another South Dakota city that will also be doing without fireworks this year. Faulkton has not reported whether they will or won't set the firecrackers ablaze, but they will have Gordy Pratt in a one man show as Sheriff Seth Bullock at the Pickler Mansion during the Independence weekend.
Wilbur and Lynette Goehring have invited Harold and Mary Hinkle to Yankton to see the fireworks there. Jerry Hinkle is hoping that Harold will decline their invitation so that he can go instead. Whether they go will depend on if they make it through the Sherwin Linton concert on July 1.
Fire Department Looking For
A Few Good Men (and Women)
The ranks of the Pierre Fire Department is making a request for more volunteers to sign up to serve the community. Deputy Fire Chief Greg Baker says some current firefighters will be moving on to other communities to take new jobs or to go on to college. He says that means there will only be about sixty members left-when the optimum number should be around seventy firefighters. Baker says most every day, there are about fifteen or more firefighters that are unavailable to respond to fire calls, because of work or other obligations-so having at least seventy members available ensures that there will always be plenty of firemen and women that can help in a fire emergency. Baker says being a firefighter offers a chance to serve the community and help others. Firefighters also receive benefits like a free YMCA membership and they get free physicals. Baker says those wanting to find out more about becoming a fire department member should simply visit the Number One Fire Station on Dakota Avenue, to fill out an application. After an interview, a background check is done and once new firefighters are assigned to a company, they'll go through about one hundred hours of training-which takes place over a two year period. Baker says it only takes a few weeks for an applicant to become a fire department member. Those interested in becoming a firefighter can also visit the Pierre Fire Department's website at http://www.pierrefiredept.org/ to find out more information about this unique opportunity.

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