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Thursday, July 10, 2008
George McGovern Turns 86
The McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service will host the celebration marking George McGovern’s 86th birthday and the 36th anniversary of his presidential nomination at the McGovern Library on July 10. The McGovern Legacy Museum will be open throughout the day. Readings by regional authors in the McGovern Library begin at 5 p.m. The schedule, as presented in the DWU website, is as follows:
Dr. Donald Simmons, “George McGovern: A Political Life, a Political Legacy”
Dr. Joseph Ditta, professor of English at DWU, poetry readings
Jerry Wilson, retired managing editor of South Dakota Magazine, reading from his forthcoming book, “Waiting for Coyote's Call: An Eco-Memoir from the Missouri River Bluff.”
Norma Wilson, reading from “The Nature of Native American Poetry” and her other books.
Books will be available for purchase at the DWU Bookstore in the McGovern Library.
From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sen. McGovern and the authors will sign books in the library. Cake and refreshments will be served and music will be provided by East of Westreville.
The evening concludes with a special presentation, “An Evening of Conversation with George McGovern,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the McGovern Library.
Partial funding for the program is provided through a partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council.
Holabird Advocate Publisher, Jerry Hinkle was invited to the festivities by e-mail, which made him feel pretty good. Then this Morning he heard the event was open to the public. Dr. Simmons made sure that Jerry both knew about the event and would make the commitment of his presence. This will give Jerry an excuse to wear his suit and bow tie, even if it is 94 degrees outside. The library is air conditioned. Jerry will bring his digital camera, and try to get some shots of the celebration as well. Maybe get some help developing the photos.
Harold Hinkle told his oldest son to make sure that he passes along "Happy Birthday" Wishes from everyone in the Hinkle family.
Brittany Hinkle Shoots Straight
Brittany"Little Miss Sure shot" Hinkle, The Calamity Jane Of Hyde County has done her family and the area of beautiful Downtown Holabird proud. Not only did Brit place first in her age group at the National B.B. Gun Tournament in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she placed 12th out of all 800 participants according to Harold Hinkle. Harold got her started with shooting by giving Brit her very first b.b. gun. He also let her practice in the shop when she wanted. Of course, her dad, Darrel Hinkle, and Coach Larry Kerr should get a little credit as well. Some may think that Larry taught Brit a little too good. No Complaints from all of us here at the Holabird Advocate!
North of 40:Time capsule re-think
by Red Green
A long time ago some of us made time capsules, filled them with memorabilia and buried them in our back yards. Now that we've gained the perspective of time, you may not want to be remembered for what you put in there. Here are a few items you should remove before it's too late:
Your pet rock;
Your Slim Whitman 8-track;
Your mood ring;
Your lucky rabbit's foot;
Your Nixon button.
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