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He's one step closer to the big leagues
By By Jill Meier
Challenger editor

May 01. 2012 10:25AM
I can’t imagine the emotions that Dale Moss went through last weekend. The Brandon native’s future was at stake as the 2012 National Football League draft took place. For those of you who have been keeping tabs on Dale, we knew he wasn’t among the early picks in the three-day draft, but we’ve all been confident in the fact that this young man has what it takes to make it at that level.

This month, Dale will spend 45 days in “Packerland” taking part in mini-camps and organized team activities. I’m confident that in those 45 days Dale will show the Green Bay decision-makers that he’s up to the challenge, and I’m positive he’ll represent South Dakota – and Brandon – to the best of his ability.

I look forward to seeing how Dale’s journey to the NFL plays out, and who knows, this ol’ Vikings fans may just be swayed to shades of green and gold.
Congratulations, Heidi, or should I say, ‘Miss Basketball’
Brandon Valley senior Heidi Hoff was named Miss Basketball South Dakota at a luncheon on Sunday.

The honor is one more in a long line of accolades for the Brandon Valley standout, who is justly deserving of the award. She’s literally rewritten the girls’ basketball record books at Brandon Valley, and has made some noise in the state record books, too. Pick a record – she probably has her name on it.

Heidi is the last of four Hoff sisters to play basketball for Brandon Valley. The three that came before her certainly made significant contributions to the program, but Heidi took the game to a whole new level and luckily for Lynx fans, she took us along for the ride too.

I’ve had the privilege to watch her play varsity ball here at Brandon Valley all four years of her prep career. And it truly has been a privilege. I must confess that I’m going to miss watching the gal in the No. 42 Lynx jersey play the game next season here, not only for her finely-tuned basketball skills, but for her finely-tuned character.

Congratulations, Heidi, or should I say, “Miss Basketball!”
Community organization needs
This week’s needs at the Brandon Area Food Pantry are Homestyle Bakes, Suddenly Salad, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, napkins and deoderant. The BAFP continues to have an ample supply of canned vegetables. Before donating, please check the expiration date, as expired food items cannot be distributed. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

The BAFP is located at 406 Main Ave., and is open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To donate to the food pantry or for more information, call 582-7001.

The Brandon Lions Club also wants your aluminum cans. Proceeds from the sale of aluminum funds requests to the Club for vision and hearing impairment needs.
The Lions Club collection shed is located in the Sunshine Foods parking lot.

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