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On ths evening of January 7,'16, the returned stu'ents of the Poicupine district held a n eeting at the Farmer's cottage. This meeting was to organize a Returned Students' Club or Agricul tural Association. Chas. D. Park hurst, the district farmer who was a prominent mover, ncted as temporary chairman. Mr. Parkhurst in calling the meet ing to order made a few brief remarks o-i the subject to encourege and im press those that were present In this talk the Farmer outlined in detial many plans for the future benefit of the returned students. He then call ed upon Clayton High "Wolf to lead in prayer. At the close of this the chairman announced the meeting as open to all attending. It was moved, seconded and carried that the Association be organized by enrolling those present as members. The charter members are nineteen in number. The organization then proceeded to the election of officers with the following results. President. Frand G. Lock, of the Car lisle, Pa., School, Vice President, John Rock of Haskell, Kansas School Secretary, James L. Lock, of Carlisle, Pa. School Treasurer, Oliver J. Eagle, of Mission, S. D. School The Acting Chairman, Mr. Park hurst, then turned the meeting over to the newly elected officers. In tak ing the chair, he newly elected pre sident, Frauk G. Lock, availed 18. himself of the opportunity to thank the members for the honor conferred, and in the course of his remarks im pressed upon the members that this step was no little thing that it held much promise for the future, as he showed by enumerating a number of important thirgs that could be done. The meeting then adjourned with a prayer led by Clayton High Wolf. By James L. Lock. No. 19 Day School Items. Last week the four year old son of Thomas Lays Hard died. Mr. Sam Last Horse, Sr, died at the home of his son-in-law Hugh Top Bear. He was well liked by all and in his youth was a worthy and trusty scout. James Featherman, one of our best pupils has been excused from school on account of sickness. We hope for his speedy recovery. The pupils attend school quite re gularly during cold stormy weather. Many of the former students at Oglala Boarding School visit us in our home. We encourage them to come and always glad to have any of the students visit us. A literary program was given on Friday afternoon Jan. 14th. Our next program will be given on Jan. 28th. There are a great many young people in this camp, but no churches in this district. The nearest church is at Kyle. Many of the Indians are desirous of having a church in our locality and we hope their efforts will be successful at some time in future. A few of the Indains come and ask for readiDg matter. We are always glad to loan our papers, magazines and bocks, which they return. "We hope at some future time to have en ough material to afford a more exten sive circulation.