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Monday, October 08, 2007
Everything Closed But Pizza Hut
Because today is Native American Day, the Public Library and DWU are closed today. Pizza Hut will be open until midnight. Jerry Hinkle will be working there from 2-7 pm or whenever. Hopefully he'll have time to catch up reading on St. Augustine for his homework.
Publisher Gets Wet
There has been reports that Mitchell had as much as two inches of rain last night and early this morning. Hopefully Hyde County did as well. It was cloudy all day on Sunday. Jerry Hinkle went to Sioux Falls on his own for the very first time yesterday. He made a few wrong turns, got to church late, but had a good talk with Rev. Tim Fountain.
Postcard From Home
by Mary Hinkle
Things here are getting back to normal. We worked calves down at Darrel's yesterday. Ron helped us. We vaccinated then and banned the bull calves. Today they are setting up here so we can do these here one of these days. Emil Eckstein passed away on Thursday. His funeral is on Tuesday at 10:30. I took grandma to the Dr on Wednesday. Everything is fine. Tony and Faye Goehring had a baby boy. They named him Alexander Charles. He was born September 12 (If I remember correctly). Lynell and Sam Wurtz had a boy on October 2 (I believe) They named him Seth William. He only weighed 5 lb. That's about all the news here. We are continuing to pray for you. It sounds like you are very busy. Love, Mom
The Life and Times of Eugene Pastian
Gene Pastian, 68, of Highmore, Formerly of Holabird, died Monday, September 24, 2007 at St. Mary’s TCU in Pierre.
Memorial service were held at 11:00a.m., Friday, September 28, 2007 at the United Methodist Church, Highmore with Rev. Martin & Jenene Earl officiating. Burial was the Beresford Cemetery.
Eugene Duane Pastian was born October 3, 1938 to Harry and Ethel (Diehl) Pastian at Gregory. His family moved to Lake Preston in 1949 and to Beresford in 1955. He graduated from Beresford High School in 1956. At seventeen years of age, he enlisted in the Navy and later retired after twenty three years. He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Sioux Falls for eight years. In December 1992, Gene moved to Holabird from Lennox. He worked for farmers in the area doing various jobs and loved it all. He especially looked forward to silage cutting and driving the silage truck.
Gene was very patriotic. He was always so happy when he heard of someone joining “my” Navy. Gene was married to Alice Mae McCaskey and to this union, seven children were born: Mike, Doug, Harold, Jim, Janice, Jeanne, and Patricia. He recently married Marlene Nemec and was graciously accepted into the family by his step-children: Dave, Tony, MaryBeth, and Chellee. He played the role of “Dad” to a tee. He was always there for his step children whether discussing a race, car repair, giving his opinion, or just conversation. Gene was a friendly guy. He loved to dance to his favorite band and socialize with his friend Howie Gamber and other friends. He was a NASCAR race fan and enjoyed football.
His memory will be cherished by his wife Marlene of Highmore; children: Doug, Harold and Jim Pastian of Sioux Falls, Janice Sikkink of Sioux Falls, and Jeanne (Luie) Cortes of Baltic; grandchildren: Justin, Ariel, and Patricia Pastian, Kristina Sikkink, Vanessa, Brianna, and Nathan Cortes; his step children: Dave (Cindy) of Watertown, Tony and Chellee of Tea and MaryBeth of Rapid City; three step grandchildren; sisters: Shirley (Clare) Thedorff of Centerville and Sharon (Linden) Fickbohm of Sioux Falls, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dick; children: Mike and Patricia; granddaughter, Nicole Sikkink; and step grandson, Chris Adkins.
A New Discovery
Tahoe Jimbo just linked us up to his site, and requested we do the same, so here goes. He has some interesting opinions, ideas, and notions. So give him a read through at: http://tahoejimbo420s.blogspot.com/

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