Category Archives: Holidays

Celebrating a 94th Birthday in Style

This editor’s mom, Noma Sazama, turned 94 on September 21.  Generally, it involves a bit of planning because where she now lives, Martin, South Dakota, is wedged between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations. Plane travel to the town is … Continue reading

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9/11 Remembered

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary placed flags on the Village Green to remember the Americans killed in 9/11. We remember American Flight 11, which was set to fly from Boston to Los Angeles, but was crashed into the north … Continue reading

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Guarding Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a Labor of Love

In August, contestants on final Jeopardy, were asked, “How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns?” No one knew the answer. How many steps does the guard (3rd Infantry “Old Guard”) take … Continue reading

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Noma Sazama Wins Best in Show, Twice

Noma Sazama, 93, entered 12 items in the Bennett County Fair. She received 10 purple ribbons and two blue ribbons in the open class division at the fair held from August 10 to 13 in Martin, South Dakota. Two of … Continue reading

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Mia Ruhman Will Sing National Anthem at Village Green’s 50th Celebration

Palisadian Mia Ruhman, will sing the National Anthem on Sunday, August 28 at the Village Green. The triangular small park at the center of the village  is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ruhman will step to the mike after the flag … Continue reading

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Home Decorating Contest Results: And the Winner? The Mass Family on Alma

Ever since its inception in 2008, Palisades families have entered the Patriotic 4th of July Home Decorating Contest. This year, families from the Highlands to Santa Monica Canyon to the mobile homes by the ocean celebrated the holiday by adding … Continue reading

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Top Floats Announced from the 4th of July Parade

The American Legion Auxiliary has announced the top two floats from the Palisades 75th annual Fourth of July Parade. The Will Rogers Ranch Foundation and Resilient Palisades were selected this year. Each winner will receive a $500 check that will … Continue reading

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Will Roger 5/10K Celebrates Nearly 3,100 Runners

There were 3,064 total registrants in the 46th Will Rogers 5/10K race, and about 412 of those were kids who had entered the half-mile Kids Fun Run. After the race, co-organizer Thomas Hathaway told Circling the News “We’ve averaged 3,015 … Continue reading

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Palisades 4th of July Parade Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

By CHAZ PLAGER On July 4th, 2023, the “happiest day in the Palisades” arrived once more, in the familiar form of the 75th Annual Palisades 4th of July Parade. This year’s theme was “Diamond Jubilee in 2023,” and was penned … Continue reading

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Brigadier General David G. Smith Rides in the July Parade

“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look,” Ronald Reagan once said. With his quote, the former President and Palisades resident probably had Brigadier General David G. Smith … Continue reading

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