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15 The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 ANN SCHWADER Continued from Page 14 Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains (http://bit.ly/24yN6g4) pro- vides a diagram of a whole grain. For more information, contact SDSU Nutrition Extension Field Specialist Ann Schwader at the Winner Regional Extension Center at 605-842-1267 or ann.schwader @sdstate.edu. "Moments In South Dakota History This moment in South Dakota history is provided by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. K, www.sdsf .org j Remembering the firstU.S.S. South Dakota The official keel-laying cer- emony took place recently for the new U.S.S. South Dakota attack submarine. This milestone for the hird such vessel named in honol The Burke Royals Softball Team will be having a car washl Monday, June 13m 9-5 at the Burke Civic Center Free Will donation with a minimum donation of $10.00 Includes car wash & vacuum. We are willing to come pick up your car also! Just call Nicole at 830-2519 the day before to reserve you a spot! Come help support the softball team go to state!!! FREE Wedding Dance Come & help celebrate the wedding of I Marcy Leroy[ Creekmur Sat., lune 4th atthe Gregory Memorial Auditorium Gregory, SD 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Music by Justin Jelinek DD's Available of our state signified the start of the vessel's construction. A significant milestone oc- curred in the life of the first U.S.S. South Dakota in 1904. On July 21, South Dakota Gov. Charles Herreid, his daughter Grace, and a party of 10 were in San Francisco to chris- ten and launch the armored cruiser. Launching is the day the ship's hull is put in the water. Congress had authorized the building of the armored cruiser by Union Iron Works of San Fran- cisco in 1900. Grace Herreid was the ship's sponsor. In the Navy, a sponsor is the title given to a citi- zen chosen to christen a naval ves- sel. During the launching ceremony, the bishop of the Episcopal diocese of California gave a short prayer and Grace pressed a button that re- leased the cruiser from its blocks. As the cruiser slid down the ways, Grace swung a bottle of champagne against the hull and bestowed the name U.S.S. South Dakota on the ship. Part of the figurehead, which is an ornament on the bow of a ship, was the South Dakota state seal in brass. Commissioning is the day the captain assumes command on board. The U.S.S. South Dakota was commissioned in 1908. The time difference between launching and commissioning has to do with completing the outfitting of the ship and training the crew. The first U.S.S. South Dakota was attached to the Pacific Fleet. The South Dakota Legislature appropriated $5,000 fop the pur- chase of a silver service to be part of the furnishings of the U.S.S. South Dakota. Gorham Silver Company of Providence, R.I., manufactured the silver service, which consisted of 32 sterling pieces, some with gold lining. The designs engraved on the silver service pieces are from pho- tographs of South Dakota scenes symbolic of the varied resources and industries of the state. Nautical representations are also included on the silver service. In 1914 Mexico was in the Gregory Co. The BHS Class of 2016 is pictured above just after walking into the Pomp and Circumstance performed by the Burke High School Band under the direction of Samantha Kunkel. Looks of nervous anticipation can be seen on many of their faces. The gym was full of family and friends, just as eager, to watch their loved one graduate from high school. - Gazette Photo midst of civil war. President Wood- ship of the Asiatic fleet, which con- scrap in 1930. row Wdson sent American warships sisted of 26 vessels including eight People can still see part of the to waters off Mexico to protect destroyers. The flagship is the ship first U.S.S. South Dakota. The sil- American interests and property, carrying the flag officer or com- ver service is displayed in the mu- The U.S.S. South Dakota with Ma- mander of a fleet, and displaying the seum of the South Dakota State fines on board kept the Mexican officer's flag. Historical Society at the Cultural coast under surveillance by cruising The U.S.S. South Dakota was Heritage Center in Pierre, and the up and down the shoreline, stationed off Vladivostok, Russia, brass state seal that was part of the After the United States entered during the winter of 1920 to aid and ship's figurehead is displayed in the World War I, the U.S.S. South Da- defend in the withdrawal of Ameri- building's lobby. kota joined the Atlantic Fleet. It can troops. Four companies of Ma- This moment in South Dakota patrolled the South Atlantic, operat- fines landed in Vladivostok from history is provided by the South Da- ing from Brazilian ports, searching the U.S.S. South Dakota. kota Historical Society Foundation, for German vessels. In 1918, the The cruiser was renamed the the nonprofit fundraising partner cruiser escorted troop convoys from U.S.S. Huron in 1920 as a new ship of the South Dakota State Histori- the East Coast to the mid-Atlantic was to bear the state's name. The cal Society at the Cultural Heritage rendezvous point where British new U.S.S. South Dakota would Center in Pierre. Find us on the cruisers joined the convoy. Fol- become a famed battleship during web at www.sdhsf.org. Contact us lowing the signing of the armistice, World War II. at info@sdhsf.org to submit a story the U.S.S. South Dakota made two The U.S.S. Huron served in idea. voyages from France to New York the Asiatic Fleet for seven years. to return troops to the United States. When Japan was hit by a devastat- The wartime crew consisted of 700 ing earthquake in 1923, the U.S.S. regular Navy men and 500 naval re- Huron helped bring clothing, food, servists, medical supplies and other items to In the summer of 1919, the Japan. U.S.S. South Dakota was ordered The U.S.S. Huron was decom- Healthcure Consumers Get Little back to the Pacific to serve as flag- missioned in 1927 and sold for Help Resolving Complaints Who protects consumers of Continued on Pale 16 (Local Joyce Strain of Martin came for the Memorial Holiday and is a guest of the Tuttle Family and Iola Frank. GARAGE SALE: 429 East 6th Street, Burke, SD. June 2nd from 3-7; June 3rd from 9-6; and June 4th from 9-12. Three other sale locations: same days on East 6th Street = 422 East 6th, 446 East 6th and 505 East 6%