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3,' SUBSCRIPTION R~TES$30.00 plus$1,80tax=$31.80~ryear, / ~ ~ I IN GREGORYCOUNTY: IN SOUTH DAKOTA: $35.00 plus $2.10 tax = $37.10 per year. Q I OUT OF STATE: $40.00 (Continental U.S.) ,,,'~ ~. "~ ~ ,~ ,~ -.-.~ ,~ I "~ "r- ~ ~ ",~i rhe Bu ooo, "~ ~'-- Z ;~..,~..= I ~ Jg r~~ ~'1 VO 16 USPS - 079 - 740 50 Per Copy GES NUMBER 28 ~ ~ o I The Burke School Gym was filled with fans of the local AAU wrestlers Annual AAU Wrestling Tournament. One hundred sixteen contestants tested home with a medal complements of the Burke Wrestling Club The Annual Burke Wrestlingceives a medal, complements of the Club AAU Wrestling tournament Burke Wrestling Club. The touma- was held on Friday aftemoon at ment is funded with funds collected the Burke High School Gym with from the concession stand which is 116 young wrestlers signing up for operated by members of the Burke the tournament. The numbers were Wrestling Club. down slightly this year due to an- Justin Hood was in charge of other toumament being held in Win- this year's tournament with the help ner at the same time. of Bryan Hanson who has managed Even though the numbers were the toumament for the past few down somewhat there were plenty years. Bryan retired from his coach- of family and friends in attendance ing duties this year to give him to cheer the young wrestlers on more time to follow his son who be- to victory. Every young wrestler gan his high school wrestling career participating in the tournament re- this year. on Friday night as Burke hosted the their skills on the mats and each went - Gazette Photo This year there are 23 wres- tlers in the program and all but four participated in the toumament. Two were sick and two had injuries and thus couldn't participate. Coach Hood stated that "it was a good Friday night toumament, it ran smoothly, we had great help, we had a great tumout and support from the community, and most impor- tantly we were able to watch some really good up and coming wrestlers from Burke and around the region". The Burke AAU Wrestling Continued on Page 2 Driv, Underway For The Gregory Food Council is sponsoring a Hearts for the Hungry food drive the week of Feb. 14-20 for the Gregory Food Bank. The food bank serves individuals and families throughout Gregory Coun- ty. All nutritious foods that are do- nated will be helpful. Specific foods that have been identified as priority food needs include: Boxes of non- fat instant dried milk (also known as powdered milk), canned chicken or beef, canned chili, canned beef stew, 100% fruit juice, unsweetened cereal, canned tomatoes (stewed, diced, etc.) and canned carrots. Participating in "Lights-On" for Hearts for the Hungry is an op- tion for those who live in Gregory. Leave your porch light on (Gregory city limits) on Thursday, Febru- ary 18 to have your food donation picked up. Claudia Shaffer and her team, will begin picking up food donations at 6:00 pm. (Individuals who want to participate in "Lights- On" should leave their food dona- tion in a bag or box outside the main door of their home.) Kelsea Sutton is willing to take food donations for Hearts for the Hungry from Burke to Gregory. For those who are interested, please contact Kelsea at 830-5039. Hearts for the Hungry food do- nations can be dropped off at Wear Continued on Page 2 The weather over the past week remained seasonal with a high tem- perature of 49 recorded on Satur- day and a low temperature of 15 re- corded on Wednesday of last week. On Wednesday of last week we had around 4 inches of snow accompa Continued on Page 2 The expiration date of your subscription is on the mailing la- bel. If the label on your paper is dated 2-1-16 your subscription is now due. The subscription rates per year are, within Gregory County - $30.00 plus $1.80 tax = $31.80. Within South Dakota - $35.00 plus $2.10 tax = $37.10 and out of state $40.00. The Burke Gazette PO Box 359 Burke, SD 57523 neral Info. ruary 1 th The eastern red cedar continues to invade grasslands, and a group of landowners along the Missouri River have teamed up to attack the problem. The Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Bum Association was recently organized for landown- ers in Gregory, Bmle, Charles Mix Counties and Lyman County south of Interstate 90. The MMRPBA was formed to manage controlled bums to eradi- cate cedars. They will provide train- ing, assistance and get people orga- nized to help each other safely do prescribed bums. The new association is holding a general information meeting and membership drive. They will meet Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in Bon- esteel. Anyone interested in learn- ing more about the eastern red cedar tree invasion and prescribed burns is invited to attend. New members can join at the meeting. There will be a short program about the impor- tance of the bum association and about liability and the opportunity for liability insurance for burning. Continued on Page 2