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The Oglala light. [volume] ([Pine Ridge, S.D.]) 190?-19??, June 01, 1918, Image 15

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Lydia Firethunder reported for
duty as Assistant in the hospital on
June 3rd.
Martha Robinson who has held the
position of assistant seamstress for
some time past left for home on the
5th.
Mr. Arndrew Knife who has been
the Nightwatchman at this place is
now the Assistant Farmer. Stick to
it, old boy!
During the week of June 3 to 8 the
annual examinations were held at
this school. The pupils showed a
commendible interest in this work
and some very good grades were
secured. Our graduating class this
year consists of eight pupils.
Word has been received that Miss
Blanche Heckman of 1034 Cornell
Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been re
instated on the Indian Service and
appointed as kindergartener at this
school to report for duty September
1st
Anew supply of hotel china was
secured early in the month of June
for the school dining room. This is
a better grade of ware than that
furnished on the regular annual esti
mate and is proving much more
satisfactory.
Mr. Mumblehead our printer and
band master returned from Hot
Springs on the first where he had
been for some time with Mrs. Mum
blehead who was undergoing an
operation for appendicitis. Recovery
had progressed so far that his return
at this time became possible.
General ikfjool J^etoS
Disciplinarian Chapman spent
June 6th in Rushville keeping a date
with the dentist.
Repairs are progressing rapidly on
the school irrigation ditch under the
direction of construction engineer
John H. Nelson of Mitchell, S. D.
Mrs. J. W. Mumblehead who has
been in the hospital at Hot Springs
for some time undergoing an opera
tion for appendicitis returned on
June 24th.
All the temporary employees of
the school were laid off Saturday
June 22 at the close of school. As
there are quite a few vacancies in
our employee force this means quite
a saving to the school.
Farm operations at the school are
meeting with considerable success
this year. We have increased our
cultivated area by fifty-seven acres
over what we were working last
year. Our acreage as shown on a re
cent report is as follows: Alfalfa, 75
Beans, 6 Corn, 35 Barley, 26 Oats,
39: Rye, (fall) 25 Potatoes, 12 Vege
tables, 6 Mangles, 5 Prairie Hay, 60:
Timothy, 5.
It has been a very good season for
for small grain and this crop is now
made providing we do not get a hail
to destroy it. The corn crop is com
ing rapidly also as the weather is
very favorable at this time. Our Al
falfa is nearly a month ahead of last
year's crop and we have the first cut
ting well taken care of at this writ
ing. The prospects are that the
school will produce more farm crops
this year than ever before.

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