Bennett County Bulletin
the Bennett County Booster
Bennett County Extension Office
The Bennett County Extension Office will be closed from October 7- October 20. If you need to call to schedule a Med D appointment, please call the auditor’s office at 685-6634.
Annual Fall Bazar
Saturday, October 18th, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosting the Annual Fall Bazar at the New American Legion. The country store opens at 2 p.m. A turkey/beef supper will be held from 5-8 p.m. Contact Sally at 685-6868 with any questions.
Second and Third Grade Concert
It’s a Star-Spangled Celebration!, MGS second and third graders will present a musical celebration at Martin Grade School Activity Center, Tuesday, October 21st, at 7 p.m.
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
Martin Area Chamber of Commerce
Meeting, Thursday, October 16, 11 a.m., at Martin Livestock Auction.
Bennett County School Board
Meeting, Monday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m. at the Library community room.
Martin Volunteer Fire Department
Meeting, Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Driver’s License Testing
Driver’s License Testing and State ID Cards, SD Dept. of Public Safety will have their Driver’s Exam Station set up, Wednesday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bennett County Courthouse in Martin. Testing and taking of applications closes at 2:30 p.m.
Supper and Nutrition Meeting
Thursday, October 23, at the Martin Livestock Cafe. 6 p.m.- social hour, 6:30 p.m.- meal, 7 p.m.- program. Presentations will include “Supplementation of Standing Dormant and Harvested Forage for Feeding” and “Understanding Trace Minerals.” Contact Sue at 685-6414 for more information.
Bennett County Booster II at 685-6866 to add to the bulletin.
In 1910 unalloted Indian trust land, in what is now known as Bennett County, was ceded to the Federal Government by the Oglala Sioux Indians and opened for settlement October 1, 1912. During this period of slightly more than 50 years, a modern, attractive trade center has been developed to serve this growing wheat and cattle producing area.
Surrounded by the tall prairie grasses of south central South Dakota, our heartland town of Martin has a population of 1,106 and serves a market area of approximately 8,000. The largest community in Bennett County and the county seat, Martin is the center for business, education and medical care.
Martin's popularity is growing. Housing is affordable and attractive. The scenery and recreational opportunities are unmatched with a very unique quality of life. Our kids are growing up in a hometown setting, surrounded by people who share middle-American values. Our schools are excellent. And South Dakota has the lowest crime rate in the nation.
But it's the people in our small town who make living here so special. We share a strong community spirit that comes from active civic involvement, volunteerism and positive relationships between business, schools and government.
Check out the Photo Gallery of Martin!
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