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MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the conference room at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A video on caregiving and dementia will be shown. Call Greta at 283-5064 with questions.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the home of Melba Boeve. Growing orchids will be discussed. For more information call 507-597-6378.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Prairie Creek, 4400 W. Creekside Dr., Sioux Falls. Call 507-597-6288.

SW MN Freethinkers will meet at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Rock County Community Library, 201 W. Main St., Luverne. For more information email

TOPS #698 Luverne (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. The meeting follows at 8:30 a.m.

Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call Shawn at 507-220-3180.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.

Brandon area Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and at 11 a.m. Saturdays at 209 Elm Street (behind VFW) in Brandon, S.D. Call 605-215-9947 with questions.

Weight Watchers meets every Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 283-2576 with questions.


Rock County Fair Premium Book released June 7

The Rock County Star Herald’s annual Fair Premuium Book will be distributed in the June 7 Announcer. The publication lists the upcoming categories for open class and 4-H entries in the 2015 Rock County Fair.


Free Food Ministry is May 21

The monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.


Area schools announce graduation dates

Local schools will host graduation ceremonies on the following dates:

Ellsworth High School is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym;

Hills-Beaver Creek High School will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym; and


Free community meal May 27 at UMC

The free Fourth Wednesday Community Meal will start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne.


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