March 14 2006

[b]Obituary[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Myrtle O. Ashcraft, 92

Myrtle O. Ashcraft was born February 1, 1914 she passed away February 24, 2006.

March 07 2006

Posted by Nicole


Members of RACD, Sherry Lulf and Shane Reis, converse in the opening scene of Faraway Eyes Friday, March 3, 2006 at the Legion Hall in Reliance.

March 07 2006

[b]RACD presents Faraway Eyes[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Members of Reliance Area Community Development (RACD) concluded their 12th annual Dinner Theatre with the third performance Saturday, March 4 at the Legion Hall in Reliance.

Pam Reis directed the three-act play Faraway Eyes by Ray Sheers produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA to three sold out audiences Feb. 25, March 3, and March 4. Cast members included; Sherry Lulf, Shane Reis, April Reis, Warren Karlen, Chris Eymer, Joyce Hoffer, Danny Elwood, Donnie McManus, Gayle Mohr, Bruce Eymer, David Reis, Heidi Reis, Tessa Tatro, Jessica Hyde, Lori Marsh, Will Reis, Joel Olivier, Leslie Reuer, and Christina Hoffer. Assisting back stage were Will Reis and Brenda Reis. Other RACD members helped prepare and serve the dinner prior to the performance.

The RACD group works to promote the town of Reliance. The dinner theatre is one of their major fund raising events of the year.
In 2005, RACD took an active role in the planning and organization of the Reliance Centennial celebration. RACD has also given financial support to area individuals and families for various catastrophic and medical expenses. The group has helped with the Reliance cemetery project including the gazebo and the veterans memorial. In addition to other cemetery maintenance work.

RACD plans to continue working on the cemetery project in 2006 under the leadership of David Reis, president; Shane Reis, vice-president; Leslie Reuer, treasurer; and Heidi Reis, secretary. A cemetery plot map will be developed and placed inside the gazebo allowing visitors helpful information in finding locations of grave sites. The club also intends to update the mowing equipment used at the cemetery.

March 07 2006

[b]The St. Patricks Day Parade, an American tradition[/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Vince Koenig, Blarney Commission

St. Patricks Day has been celebrated for thousands of years. Singing, dancing, playing whistles, harps, and pipes, visiting the pubs, wearing green, and attending Mass are all Irish traditions, however, having a parade on this Irish holiday is an American tradition.

It all began on a cold St. Patricks Day morning in 1762, in New York City. The British Military was stationed there, and the Irishmen in the unit were celebrating their favorite holiday. They decided to have a parade to help them connect with their roots. They marched through the streets o New York, led by the bagpipes and drums that were used in the military. That was the worlds first Saint Patricks Day Parade.

Preshos first parade started off in 1983 when an Irishman rose to the occasion and piled a few lads and lasses into a single car and drove up and down Main Street in the wee hours o the night, honking the horn. As one person later recalled, No one saw it, but everyone heard it!

Grab your green and come to Presho, South Dakotas inland Emerald Isle, on March 18 and keep this great Irish/American tradition alive. The celebration starts at noon with the Shamrock Shuffle fun run. The 24th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. at the corner o Willow and Main. All parade entries are welcome, there is no entry fee. Just show up in your favorite shade of green. Live music will also be provided throughout the day.

May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
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