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The Oglala light. [volume] ([Pine Ridge, S.D.]) 190?-19??, February 01, 1916, Image 18

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Porcnpine-Agricultural Association.
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
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
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
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
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.

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