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Tyler Tribute - Page 8 Local Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Submitted photo Girl Scout Brownie Troop gives to Tyler Food Shelf Pictured above is the RTR and Lake Benton area Girl Scout Brownie Troop with Arlene Williams, center, a Tyler Food Shelf volunteer who came to speak to the girls about the Food Shelf and the importance of volunteering, on Nov. 14 as they were working on their Philanthropist badges. The RTR and Lake Benton Area Girl Scouts presented Arlene Williams with a check for $100 for the Tyler Food Shelf. ]ulie Williams, Cassie Struthers and Karie Novak are the area Girl Scout leaders. "Argo" inspiration to speak at SDSU Nov. 21 Retired CIA agent Tony Mendez, who mastermind- ed one of the most daring hostage rescue missions in history, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Cen- ter on the South Dakota State University campus. Mendez was the inspi- ration for the 2012 film '`Argo/' which starred Ben Affleck and won three Academy Awards. His talk is sponsored by the student-run University Program Council. The story of "Argo" be- gins well before this gen- eration of SDSU students were born. On Nov. 4, 1979, Ira- nian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured 52 American hostages, spark- ing a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there is a little-known drama connected to the crisis. Six Americans escaped, and a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them before they were detected. Mendez disguised him- self as a Hollywood pro- ducer and traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction film called '`ArgoY To make the ruse seem legitimate, he was accom- panied by a cast of expert forgers, deep-cover CIA operatives, foreign agents and Hollywood special ef- fects artists. Mendez worked closely with Canadian govern- ment staff in Ottawa, who forwarded the passports and other supporting ma- terial to the Canadian em- bassy through a Canadian diplomatic courier. While pretending to find the perfect film backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees. The rescue was carried offJan. 28, 1980, when the six hostages, Mendez and an associate successfully boarded a Swissair flight from Tehran to Zurich. His book '`Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off One Of The Most Auda- cious Rescues In History" was published in Septem- ber 2012, just a month before the release of the film. Mendez is the recipi- ent of the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit and was chosen among tens of thousands of agents to be one of 50 agents to receive the prestigious Trailblazer Medallion. His first book, "The Mas- ter of Disguise; My Secret Life in the CIA," was pub- lished in 1999 on the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. Mendez, who lives on a 40-acre farm in Maryland, continues to consult the intelligence community and is also an award-win- ning artist with an inter- national reputation. Tickets are available in advance at the Student Union Information Ex- change, 605-688-6127. For more information, call Tyler Hajek, SDSU Pro- gram Council Lectures and Forums coordinator, at 605-688-6173. SPECIALS 21 Shrimp Club 14 00oliday .... %reador Saturday, November 23 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hendricks Public School Offering a variety of great Crafters and Vendors Lunch is being served by the Hendricks High School Prom Committee. They will also be selling Cold Stone Creamery ice cream Buffet Thursday, November 28 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 Menu: turkey, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and full salad bar Adults: $11.95 I 7-13 yrs. old: $6.95 6 and under: FREE Please ca//(507) 275-3586 and make your reservations now! Hendricks, MN Man. Turkey Commercial Tues. Pulled BBQ Beef and Wisconsin Cheese Soup Wed. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes Thur. CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING Fri. French Dip and Chili Sat. Turkey Supreme and Chili Sun. Chili is on! Lake Benton Bar and Off-Sale 507.368-4507 Holiday Bazaar A November 23 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Russell Community Center Bake Sale--, Gift |terns .........  Lunch Served All Day  m Pampered Chef [ Frozen Cookie Dough I Home Decorating Purs I Taste Simple Crafl:s Scentsy [ DoLl Clothes MaryKay I Jewelry I More[ Sponsored by WELCA of Grace Lutheran Church. For more information, call 507-823-4224 or 507-823-4681 ALL YOU CARE TO EAT Sunday, ' %iiiiiiii November 24: 9:00 am - ......... Tyler Legion Hall Fundraiser for improvements to the Tyler Swimming Pool Please join us! Your gift to the Tyler Swimming Pool project is tax deductible thanks to our partnership with the Tyler Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation. You will receive a tax receipt from the Southwest Initiative Foundation for your records. TYL6R St. John's Church would like to invite you to an ADVENT CONCERT Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm Come and prepare for the birth of our Savior. Refreshments will follow. Concert will be at St. John's Church 113 Garfield St. Lake or check our website Call ;07-247-S502 or email tribute@t dertribute,com by noon on Fridays to place your ad in the Dining & Entertainment section!