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Sam Dotson chosen Grand Marshal
July 08, 2014 06:58 pm

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Relay for Life Grand Marshal Sam Dotson holds his grandson Max Armstrong while his granddaughters Emmy Armstrong, left, and Dani Dotson play in the tree.

Retired Brookings police officer Sam Dotson has walked 270 miles around the Brookings-Harbor High School track in the 11 years he has been involved with Relay for Life.

Each year, he walked one mile for each year his wife, Rita, was a cancer survivor. In 2011, he got up to 34 miles in one night — but then later that year Dotson was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Now that he has been added to the list of survivors, and because of his contribution to Relay for Life, Dotson has been chosen the 2014 Relay for Life grand marshal.

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Cruisers club hosts weekly car shows
July 08, 2014 06:54 pm

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The Curry County Cruisers car club shows its classic and antique cars every Wednesday at Les Schwab.

Classic car buffs in the Brookings area have been gathering every Wednesday night at  Les Schwab Tire Center to show their classic cars and trucks to others and meet other area residents who enjoy collecting and restoring cars. 

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Kingdoms battle during medieval festival
July 04, 2014 05:27 pm

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Members take up swords for a battle reenactment Thursday during the Society of Creative Anachronism.

OPHIR — The tents were up and the cry was out: The Renaissance Festival is here!

Anne “of Whaleshaven” Neal rolled her eyes. Renaissance? Whomever was spreading that word was only off by a good 500 years.

“That was later,” she said, as she repaired a beaded necklace. “This is medieval times. A Renaissance fair is there to entertain you. We’re here to help you have a good time.”

And fight — a lot.

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Grassroots band performs at Pistol River concert hall
July 04, 2014 05:01 pm

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East Coast band Time Sawyer will perform in Pistol River July 12.

The Pistol River Concert Association announces the appearance of grassroots band Time Sawyer at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.  

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A place where time slows down
July 01, 2014 07:40 pm

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Browsers on Trader’s Row are reflected in a mirror at one of the tents selling goods.

David Kahn doesn’t need matches to have a fire going in less than 10 seconds.

Kahn, also known as Doc, grasped the steel striker in his right hand and let fly with his left, raining sparks on char cloth and shredded hemp. When the cloth began to smolder, Kahn put the fiber to his lips and blew smoke.

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