October 30 news

WORTHINGTON — Sanford Health Cancer Center in Worthington has received a new art installation. Every piece was made either entirely by or with the help of a cancer survivor. Survivors, family members and staff get the opportunity to create works like these with artists as part of Sanford Health Sanford Arts program based in Sioux Falls, S.D. While patients wait for radiation, receive chemotherapy infusions, or are an inpatient, they have the opportunity to work with professional artists to create personal and unique works of art.

A national touring exhibit of patient created artwork called “Oncology on Canvas,” sponsored by Lilly, is on display at Sanford Health Cancer Center and in the lobby of Sanford Worthington Medical Center through today.

An artwork open house will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at Sanford Health Cancer Center and in the lobby of Sanford Worthington Medical Center. Refreshments will be served.

WORTHINGTON - Worthington High School Marching Band is hosting their annual Dad's Belgian Waffle Feed - All you can Eat - on Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 - 7:00 pm (serving line ends at 6:45). $7 for Adults/Students, 5 and under eat free. Silent Auction will be held in the WHS Breezeway, followed by the Concert in the WHS Gym. Performances by Worthington High School Marching Band and Worthington Middle School Bands.

WORTHINGTON — A charter bus to transport individuals Sunday to the 111th annual St. Olaf Choral Day is being made available to the public. The Worthington High School Concert Choir will be performing at the event, which will take place on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield. The bus will leave the WHS parking lot at noon Sunday.
The concert, featuring more than 1,300 singers, will be at 4 p.m., and departure from Northfield will be at approximately 6 p.m. with estimated arrival back in Worthington at 9:30 pm.

A boxed supper from Arby’s is included in the price. Cost of trip includes transportation via charter bus, ticket for concert and the evening meal. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Worthington Community Education at 376-6105.

OKABENA - The American Legion Post 608 is ceasing it's Bingo operations, effective immediately.

JACKSON - Jackson Lions Club members Monday night reviewed and voted on the nearly two dozen Peace Posters drawn and colored by the Seventh Graders in Blaise Jacobsen’s art class at the Middle School.

First place honors went to Heavyn Quang who receives 15 dollars in prize money. Iveliss Almanza was chosen second and receives 10 dollars. Tying for third place were Chad Polz and Hachelle Carson, each receiving 5 dollars.

JACKSON - The Jackson County Central School Board heard a presentation Monday night regarding the proposal to form a new athletic conference beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Thirteen school districts have been discussing the proposal. Eric Tvinnereim is a member of the committee from JCC that has been attending the meetings to form the new conference and gave a the presentation to the Board.
There was no action by the board regarding the new proposed conference. Tvinnereim said School Boards in the 13 districts that have been meeting are expected to will vote on the proposal next month.

In other action, the Board approved the JCC High School’s Choir and Band trip to Memphis and New Orleans for March 13 through the 18. The Board also approved their Goals and Projects for the 2013-2014 School year.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Several northwest Iowa rural electric cooperatives and one municipal utility have filed a formal appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative , Osceola Rural Electric Cooperative and Sanborn Municipal Utilities are asking the agency to reverse its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Iowa following storms this past spring.

Marion Denger, President of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, says it’s vital the issue be resolved, adding the decision by FEMA represents what he says is an “unprecedented reversal” of the agency’s disaster aid policy. He says it’s especially vital that cooperative members be given assurance that the federal government will follow established policy, citing the upcoming winter season.

Following a late winter snow, ice and wind storm in April, a federally declared major disaster proclamation was granted for Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux and O’Brien counties. In response to past disaster-related damage, FEMA followed a policy where visually observable criteria was used to determine if power lines had been damaged beyond a state of repair. FEMA reversed the policy and denied disaster aid applications following the April storm.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has bonded out of a South Dakota jail. The Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls says 27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson is no longer housed there.

His attorney, Tim Rensch, confirmed Patterson's release and says there are no conditions on it, but Patterson plans to stay in the area and defend himself. Patterson's bond was reduced to $750,000 on Monday, so he had to post $75,000.

He's charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in the death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin. Patterson is the boyfriend of Tyrese's mother. Peterson had just recently found out that Tyrese was his son.

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