By Dan Bechtold, Editor
Since the age of 13 Jack Burns has always wanted to be a pharmacist.
Now, he has reached a milestone in his career as he celebrates 50 years as a registered pharmacist.
Burns passed his state boards on June 17, 1966.
He will be recognized at the state pharmacy convention in Brookings in September for his 50-year career.
This Winner man has given 50 years to his profession and helped many with a caring touch.
Congratulations to Jack on reaching this milestone in his career.
Moleterno Wins First in State VFW Auxiliary Art Contest
Eleanor Moleterno of Hamill attended the state convention of the VFW Auxiliary in Deadwood on June 11.
She attended the convention to receive her first place award for winning the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.
A check for $100 was presented by the state organization to Moleterno.
In addition, Jerry and Connie Heggestad o Winner presented $100 to Moleterno as past VFW/Auxiliary state leaders.
Moleterno is the daughter of Curtis and Maria Moleterno of Hamill. She is a recent graduate of Winner High School and plans to attend college at South Dakota State University in Brookings.
Eleanor’s pencil drawing was submitted as the winning art picture by the Winner VFW Auxiliary to the state competition where she won first place.
The picture was then entered into national competition with 52 other state entries. Her drawing placed eighth in the nation. Moleterno will receive a $500 scholarship to South Dakota State University.
McClanahan Wins Archery Title
Wade McClanahan of Colome won his division in the First Dakota Classic held in Yankton.
McClanahan defeated Curtis Broadnax by two points, 146-144 for first place in the freestyle young adults division.
“I worked with what I had and shot the way I wanted,” McClanahan said.
On Friday, the 16 year old shot in a qualifying round and made it to the finals which were on Sunday, June 12.
For winning his first major tournament, McClanahan won $1,000.
McClanahan also captured the $5,000 amateur prize during the $10,000 shoot off which was held on June 11.
In this three star tour, McClanahan had to compete in Las Vegas, Louisville, Ky. plus Yankton. In Las Vegas this winter he placed 9th and then in March he went to Louisville and took third.
This is the first year McClanahan has started traveling to large tournaments. He would like be a become a professional archer.