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2 Broadcaster Press August 1, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Date Night By Daris Howard The local church leader, whom everyone called “the Bishop,” was coming to the church for his weekly Tuesday evening meeting. He saw the normal group of cars pulling into the parking lot. Tuesday was the evening the teenagers met together, too. The girls had activities, and the boys had scouts. Sometimes they would do fun things together such as volleyball, basketball, or things like wiener roasts in the church yard. But what the Bishop saw next surprised him. Walter was out mowing the lawn. Walter was almost ninety years old. He and his wife, Betty, had served in the community and the church all of their lives. They had especially loved the youth. Though they had always wanted children of their own, they had never been able to have any. So they seemed to adopt the youth of the community. Ma was a common nickname for Betty, and Walter was often called Pa. Walter and Betty had always been asked to serve in some capacity with the teenagers. Betty was either off with the girls to camp, or Walter was hiking with the boys into the wilderness. Often the two of them were organizing fund raisers for youth activities. Together they had served the youth every Tuesday night and many other nights for as long as The Bishop could remember. Even when Betty could no longer attend girls’ camp, and Walter couldn’t make the hikes with the boys, they would show up on Tuesdays with ice-cream or other treats. But in the last year, Betty had become so sick that Walter had to spend every free minute he had taking care of her. Lovingly, Walter, with great devotion, attended to every detail of Betty’s care. Kind people had suggested that it was too much of a burden for someone of his age, but he insisted that it was no burden at all. However, Walter had expressed the sentiment that the thing they missed most was the Tuesday night activities. The Bishop knew the teenagers missed Walter and Betty, too. But then a couple of months ago, Betty had passed away. Walter was lost without State Treasurer Sattgast Reports A Record $27.5m In Unclaimed Property Returned Last Year her. His grief was so intense that everyone thought it would kill him. No one expected him to last long without her. He didn’t come to church and was seldom seen outside of his home. That was why the Bishop was surprised to see Walter mowing the church lawns. The Bishop parked his car and walked over to where Walter was busily walking back and forth behind the self-propelled mower. “Walter,” the Bishop said, “what are you doing?” “What?” Walter replied. Walter was quite deaf, and the noise from the mower didn’t help. “What are you doing?” the Bishop yelled. Walter let go of the mower throttle bar, and the mower went silent. “I’m mowing the lawn,” Walter replied. The Bishop nodded, feeling a little silly for asking an obvious question. “Yes, I can see that,” he said. “But why are you doing it?” “Because it needs mowing,” Walter replied. Again the Bishop felt sheepish having asked an obvious question, but Walter wasn’t catching the drift of the questions. “What I meant,” the Bishop said, “was, do you think you should be doing this now, at your age?” “I’m not sure what age you think I should do it at,” Walter replied. “And if I do it next week instead of now, I’ll just be that much older.” “So why did you come to do it at all?” the Bishop asked. “The youth wanted to have a cookout here tonight,” Walter replied, “and besides, it’s date night.” “Date night?” the Bishop asked. Walter nodded. “Betty and I always made Tuesday our date night working with the youth, and then we went out for a milkshake. I’ve really missed her, and I decided it was time for a date again.” He paused and smiled. “I’m not sure, but I can almost feel her here with me right now.” The Bishop only nodded, feeling too emotional to speak. And as the youth piled out of the church, many of them hugging Walter, the Bishop felt Walter was right. Betty was probably there for her date with him. (Pierre) – South Dakota State Treasurer Rich Sattgast announced a record $27.5 million in Unclaimed Property was returned last year. “Our purpose is to reunite South Dakotans with their lost property,” said Sattgast. Even with a banner year, 1 in 4 South Dakotans still has Unclaimed Property. The Treasurer strongly encourages all residents to check the state’s database to see if they are owed money. It’s easy, free and only takes a minute to search online at www. sdtreaurer.gov Most people don’t even realize the state is holding their money because it comes from a variety of sources dating back many years. Unclaimed property includes money from inactive bank accounts, uncashed paychecks or unclaimed utility deposits from a previous residence. Once these accounts become stale, it is up to the State Treasurer to try to return the money to its rightful Centerville To Be Capital For A Day Missouri River/Vermillion Home Honolulu • From $1,495 per person • 7 nights hotel • Round trip airfare from Sioux Falls • Round trip transfers • Select May – June dates • Pricing based on 2 adults and 2 kids • Pricing based on availability Call for more details! 605-766-8440 Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-5pm All About Travel www.allabouttravel.org 113 S Main St., Viborg SD 57070 www.facebook.com/allabouttravel • 7 nights, all-inclusive • Round trip airfare from Sioux Falls • Round trip transfers • Select December dates • Pricing based on 2 adults • Pricing based on availability The Summer Meal Gap Free Lunch Program at the Vermillion Public Library will be serving lunch Monday through Friday from July 31st to August 18th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or until food runs out. Lunch is FREE to children under 18 and their families. Menus listed below are August 2 – August 8. Wednesday – Chicken Nuggets, Fruit, Snack, Treat, Water Thursday – Sub Sandwiches, Fruit, Snack, Treat, Water Friday – Sub Sandwiches, Fruit, Snack, Treat, Water Monday – Pizza, Fruit, Snack, Treat, Water Tuesday – Double Cheeseburgers, Fruit, Snack, Treat, Water Dakota Senior Meals Call: 605-659-1229 Los Cabos • From $1,375 per person Summer Meal Gap Free Lunch Program PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Centerville has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, Aug. 15. “I look forward to spending the day in Centerville and becoming better acquainted with those who call the area home and the issues affecting them,” Gov. Daugaard said. The Governor’s activities for the day will include a Main Street walk, business tours around town, and a community social and coffee hour. The Governor will also hold a roundtable for community leaders to meet and discuss the needs of the city. “We are proud and delighted to host the Honorable Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard for the day. The citizens of Centerville will be given a unique opportunity to show off their town, their businesses, the amenities we have and the revitalization efforts we are working on,” Mayor Terry Clayton said. “Centerville is honored by this selection and looking forward to the day.” A complete agenda will be released at a later date. BroadcasterOnline.com • Custom built home on 1.38 acres • 1368 sq. ft. with 50’ of glass overlooking river • 26 x 40 shop building • Garden shed and fruit orchard • Rural water owner. “This is money that belongs to average citizens and never reverts to the state,” Sattgast said. “Outreach is so important. If I can return this money, it eventually enters the local economy which is good for all of South Dakota.” The South Dakota Unclaimed Property program has returned $62 million over the past three years. The State Treasurer’s office works to return the money by advertising in newspapers and at fairs and events across the state. There is no time limit to claim property and since new properties are added all of the time, Treasurer Sattgast encourages everyone to routinely check the Unclaimed Property website at www. sdtreasurer.gov or call toll free in South Dakota at 1-866-357-2547. Served at The Main Street Center & Town Square, “Meals on Wheels” Please call before 9:00am to schedule or cancel a meal at 624-7868. Menus listed below are August 2– August 8. Menus are subject to change without notice. All menus are served with whole grain bread and 1% milk unless otherwise noted. 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To The Supporters Of Our 2017 Summer Reading Program Lauren Hollenbeck Angela Anderson Shannon Schaack Lauren & Caiden Mandernach Sandy Pederson John Lushbough Susan Port Daniel Peterson, NPS Marina Sereda Asli & Ali Dag Musheera Anis Julia Hellwege Jose Dominguez Shane Griese Dennis Steffen, Vermillion Optimists Club Pete Jahn Brian Steffen Vermillion Hy-Vee Vermillion Walmart Vermillion ACE Hardware Jason Thiel and Vermillion Theaters Vermillion Civic Council USD Women’s Basketball Theta Omega, ESA Chapter Vermillion Rotary American Legion Aux., Wallace Post #1 Yankton Literacy Council Catholic Daughters FOE Sunshine Aux. Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Vermillion Lions Delta Kappa Gamma, ETA Chapter Matt Taggart, Fire Marshal Matt Davis, Vermillion Police Todd Halverson, Vermillion Light & Power Monty Monkvold, Vermillion Light & Power Jill Macy Tom & Nancy Nelson Barb Rickord Sharon Ross Jan & Gary Small William & Cyndi Dendinger Pat & Jerry Pratt F. 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