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Area News The Canistota Clipper Thursday, January 29, 2015 page 11 Publisher Seeks Stories From Local Folks Hometown Memories Publishing Company intends to save a big slice of local his- tory before it's lost forever. Karen Garvey, Senior Editor at Hometown Memo- ries Publishing, is asking local folks to share their memories for a living history book. She invites anyone over age 60 with yarns about the "good old days" in South- ern South Dakota to write them down and mail them to her for possible publication in the book. The hardcover cof- fee table book will contain tales of bygone years from people who actually lived them. To encourage participa- tion, Garvey is offering a $250.00 award for the most appealing story. There will also be two $100.00 runner- up awards and a cash award for best picture. 'Tm not looking for ge- nealogy," says Garvey. "What we want to save are true stories about things that once were commonplace but are virtually unknown to today's generation. The con- tributor's descendants will love them for it. Life today is not what it used to be," con- tinues Garvey. For example, any golden-ager could tell an interesting tale about things like wringer washing ma- chines, downtown cowboy movies on Saturday, radio drama programs, feed sack dresses or old fashioned out- houses. Garvey explains, "Stories like these are not only great fun to read, espe- cially for old-timers, but they're usually left out of the official history books. I hope some of these books will still be around in 200 years so that people will know that old- timers were more than a name or a faded picture. But that we were real people with real lives." Especially wanted for the book are stories that involve humor, odd, unusual, fright- ening or mysterious events, romance stories ("How I Met My Spouse"), local myths and legends and ghost tales. The deadline for story sub- mission is April 15, 2015. Garvey requests that any- one interested in submitting material for the book phone her toll free, at (877) 491- 8802 for instructions or visit the web site at www.home- townmemoriesonline, com. ABOUT HOMETOWN MEMORIES PUBLISHING: Hometown Memories, LLC is a North Carolina Company that is dedicated to providing books that preserve the spirit, character, and memory of a time that will never be seen again. The people who appear in them are from all walks of life. Their experiences are so unusual and varied that it is impossible to categgrize them. You'll fred humor, ad- venture, romance, hardship, and even a few ghost stories in a Hometown Memories book. The company has pro- duced over 80 titles and there are currently over 100,000 copies of their living history books in circulation. 2015 January-May Bookmobile Schedule Hanson McCook Re- gional Library. Phone: 246- 2740. Overdue Fines - $0.10 a week per book. Call ahead in case of inclement weather. TUESDAY: February 3, March 3, March 31. GSC: 8:00-8:15, Canistota: 8:30- 12:30. FINAL PICK UP: Tues- day, April 28. GSC: 8:15- 8:30, Canistota: 8:45-11:30. District 19 Representatives Are Working Together District 19 Representatives Kyle Schoenfish and Kent Peterson. (CNS photo by Elizabeth "Sam" Grosz) By Elizabeth "Sam" Grosz Community News Service Rep. Kyle Schoenfish finds himself in a position to help newcomer Rep. Kent Peterson "learn the ropes" during the first days of the 2015 South Dakota Legisla- tive session in Pierre. Schoenfish, who is start- ing his second term as Repre- sentative from District 19, is working with Peterson, who is in his first weeks of the leg- islative session. Both men are Republi- cans, as is District 19's Sena- tor Bill Van Gerpen, Tyndall. They serve what Peterson called "a huge district," which extends from the edge of McCook County to the north down to a good portion of Bon Homme County to the south. It also covers the coun- ties of Douglas, Hanson, and Hutchinson. Peterson said he was en- couraged by several people to run for the district's open seat, and after looking at it, decided to do so. Schoenfish, 27, had the distinction two years ago of being the youngest member of the Legislature, but noted recently that he has now lost that title. Still single, Schoen- fish, hails from Scotland, but works with his family at Schoenfish & Co., Parkston, an accounting firm. Peterson is 34 and mar- ried to his wife, Cindy. They have two children, Alex, 2- 1/2, and Maddie, just 4 months old. "Having two young chil- dren was a big reason to try and help make things better for them down the road," said Peterson, adding, "we have a busy house and it's a big sacrifice by my wife" to have him gone and serving in the Legislature. He added that both of their mothers are living nearby, which also helps, and "truly making it a family affair." peterson is a former fi- nancial adviser, who returned in 2009 to the family farm seven miles north of Salem. He said he lives in Salem. Schoenfish agreed that serving in the Legislature is a family affair, plus good co- workers help too. Schoenfish is serving on Ag & Natural Resources, as well as Local Government committees during the ses- sion. He said his work with farmers and government au- diting will be valuable assets to the committee work. "It's a pretty good fit," said Schoenfish, for what his background is. It is his first year with Local Government, as during his last term he worked on Transportation in- stead. Peterson said he also will be serving on Ag & Natural Resources, which is good with his background in farm- ing, hunting and wildlife. Serving on the Judiciary Committee also is a good fit, he said, because he has an un- dergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from University of South Dakota, Vermillion. He was a financial adviser for five years before returning to the family farm, he said, which is a cow-calf-crop op- eration and "hopefully bring some business side of the knowledge to the Judiciary Committee," noting there are "a lot of lawyers on that com- mittee." Schoenfish said he is an audito r , working with schools, cities and a couple of water districts, and now dur- ing session he will be work- ing weekends at the office. As a hobby, he said, he has five dairy goats that he shows at the State Fair, admitting that they also are pets. Both men say they are looking forward to serving District 19 this session, and being part of the legislative process. ATTENTION CANISTOTA CITY RESIDENTS: All dogs and cats kept within city limits MUST be licensed with the City before Janurary 31, 2015 per City Ordinance 5.02.08. Proof of rabies vaccination must be prsented before a license can be issued. Licenses can be obtained at the Finance Office in City Hall. 1-22-15-2tc