This class provides important childbirth information.
All expectant moms are welcome to attend this class with their family support person.
Topics covered include: Warning signs and progression of Labor, relaxation techniques, comfort and pain management, newborn care Practices of Avera St. Mary’s Women’s Center Childbirth Class is a 1-session class held on one Saturday each quarter at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Cafeteria Conference Room from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The cost is $40.00 Pre-registration is required and scholarships are available to assist with the registration fee.
To register call 224-3189 or on the web at www.growinguptogether.org.
Growing Up Together is a United Way Partner Agency
The first Tuesday of every month at 5:30-7:30pm your help is needed to pack senior boxes. These are food commodities distributed to low income seniors throughout central SD. They are in need of 20-30 volunteers for this project.
Assembly takes place at Feeding South Dakota at 20562 Grace Avenue Pierre SD
Contact: Russ or Andrew at 494-3663
The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of roles.
Volunteers are vital to the success of the program, as they provide opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries to discuss their Medicare questions and concerns in person.
This rewarding experience comes with training and support. All services SHIINE provides are free, unbiased and confidential.
To become a SHIINE volunteer, please visit www.shiine.net or call 1-800-536-8197.
SHIINE is a federal program designed to help individuals with questions about Medicare and protecting their benefits.
SHIINE is funded through the Administration for Community Living and administered by the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long Term Services and Supports.
KidsROCk is Kids Reaching Out for Christ! First Baptist Church
2310 East Capitol Avenue Pierre, SD
They start each week with a FREE dinner from 5:3–6:00pm, then have an Elementary school age Bible teaching time from 6:00-6:30, and end with KidsROCk music lessons-Lori Hall music teacher teaches music vocally, with Boom Whackers, Ukeles, and any other instrument she can get her hands on! The kids will have a blast!
KidsROCk Youth Group meets from 6:00-7:00pm with Desiree and Pat Quinn leading the middle school and high school age youth.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Service will be conducting sobriety check points in Lower Brule and Fort Thompson during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September. Drive sober or get pulled over.
David Osborne Trio: Monday April 9th 2018 – 7:30pm Riggs High Theater
Known as the “Pianist to the Presidents” and currently performs in Vegas, you will not want to miss this show.
Cahal Dunne: Saturday May 5th 2018 – 7:30pm Riggs High Theatre
“Ireland’s Happy Man” Pianist and composer who’s style is rich and deep, has performed with Bob Hope and Tony Orlando just to name a few. Irish to Broadway to Country…you will enjoy this great show.
The registration deadline for summer 2018 SDSU Extension Master Gardener training classes is May 25.
The 2018 Master Gardener training class will cover botany, plant care and identification, soils, vegetable and fruit production, weed management, composting, integrated pest management, working as a Master Gardener and much more.
The hands-on training sites for 2018 are Huron, Pierre and Rapid City. Participants may attend any of the three sites; the topics presented each week will be repeated in all three sites that week.
All classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time.
The training dates in Pierre are: (Wednesdays) June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25 and August 1.
To register for the 2018 SDSU Extension Master Gardener training complete the online application found at this link: Register Today at http://igrow.org/events/2018-master-gardener-training/.
The class fee is $250 for individuals that commit to becoming SDSU Extension Master Gardeners. The fee for the course to obtain a Certificate of Recognition without the volunteer commitment is $600. In both cases, the fee includes access to the online training materials, a resource manual and the hands-on classes.
What: Annual Boy Scout Rummage Sale Fundraiser
Date: May 12, Saturday, from 7am to Noon
Where: First United Methodist Church, 117 N. Central Avenue, Pierre
Donations Accepted: May 11, Friday, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Southside entrance near Capitol Avenue.
The Capital Area United Way is accepting grant applications for the Youth Booster Fund.
Organizations in Stanley and Hughes counties who work with youth are invited to apply for the grants, funded by the Capital Area United Way 2017-2018 “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign.
Application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2018.
Funding packets and applications are available on the Capital Area United Way website.
Sod houses will be the topic at a May 8 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
Guest speakers Molly Rozum and Casey Crew Blom will tell about several sod houses that are still standing in South Dakota. The program will begin at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 8, and is part of the History and Heritage Book Club sponsored by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.
All are welcome to attend the free program. Please call 605-773-6006 for more information.
The inaugural “Run with the Govs” event will be held Saturday, June 16. This 4-mile run/walk route features bronze statues of 19 former governors.
The race starts and finishes at the front steps of the beautiful State Capitol building. Participants of all ages are welcome, including kids in strollers and dogs on leashes. All registered racers/walkers will receive a t-shirt if registered by June 1. Awards for the overall male and female winners.
The full $25 registration fee will be donated to the Trail of Governors Foundation.
More info is available at https://runsignup.com/Race/SD/Pierre/RunwiththeGovs or the Run with the Govs Facebook page.
Chamberlain Women’s Softball Organizational Meeting Thursday, May 3 at 7:30pm at Al’s Oasis Last Chance Saloon.
Contact Kelli Pazour at 680-0742 or Helen Thiry-Chmela at 680-0178 with any questions.
Jared and Courtney (Thompson) Geigle of Pierre residents are expecting a baby girl in August. After a routine ultrasound they received the diagnosis that their baby has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. This diagnosis will require out of state medical care for Courtney as well as multiple surgeries for the baby after birth.
A fundraiser will be held Wednesday, May 2 from 5-8pm at the Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre. SD. Dine-in, Carry out, and Delivery orders apply. Funds raised will go to the Geigle Family to help with travel and medical expenses.
The City of Pierre will host its third informational meeting about a proposed Water Treatment Plant at 5:30pm on Monday, May 21 at River Cities Transit.
On the June primary ballot, Pierre residents will vote on whether or not the city should build a Water Treatment Plant near the waterfront in Steamboat Park. The proposed plant would improve water quality by changing the water source and reducing the mineral levels that currently cause hard water and water discoloration. Estimated cost is $37 million. The project is the result of citizen feedback gathered through a community survey.
Additional information about the proposed plant, its financial impact, and details about Pierre’s current water quality can be found at cityofpierre.org.
Monday May 7 @ 7pm.
T.F. Riggs and Georgia Morse Middle School Spring Choir Concert at the Riggs Theater in Pierre.
$5 for adults, $3 for students. Activity passes honored.
The concert is titled “The Show Must Go On.” The evening of music is on the lighter side including show tunes, jazz, pop, and some a cappella.
Choirs performing are the 6th grade choir, the combined 7th and 8th grade choir, the Treble Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the Concert Choir.
Riggs Chamber Choir “Angels In The Architecture 2018” Thursday May 10 at 6pm at the Capitol Rotunda.
“Angels in the Architecture” began in the spring of 2014 as a way to cap off the Chamber Choir’s annual tour of the middle and elementary schools in Pierre. It has further served as a way for the group to end their year by performing their entire repertoire.
The South Dakota Fallen Heroes Banners will be on display on Memorial Day May 28 from 9am to 3pm at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center.
The banners are a mobile display honoring South Dakota’s Sons and Daughters that died since 9/11 in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
The banners will be accompanied by Fallen Heroes Banners Committee members and members of Pierre Military Service Clubs.
More information on the history of the banners may be found at
It is open to the public at no charge.
WHAT: Vietnam/Vietnam ERA War Memorial Annual Cleanup
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 9am sharp. Participants should arrive at 8:45am.
WHERE: Capitol Lake Flaming Fountain War Memorial
WHO: Vietnam/Vietnam ERA veterans, veteran families, veteran supporters, volunteers. Vietnam/Vietnam ERA veterans do not need to be a member of VEVA (Vietnam Era Veterans Association). Vietnam and Vietnam ERA veterans will receive a free cap.
WHY: To wash, clean, and shine all components associated with the Flaming Fountain War Memorial site and adjacent areas in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend. Participants should wear old clothing and be prepared for inclement weather.
Central Electric Cooperative and the Operation Round-Up® grant program are hosting a 5K in Kimball Saturday, May 19. All proceeds benefit the Operation Round-Up program which benefits local projects in the communities of Central Electric’s territory.
For more information, contact Courtney at email@example.com or visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/355926388231336/?ti=cl.
In the past, the program has helped sponsor equipment for the Chamberlain Fire Dept, speed meter for the Kimball Police Department, backboard for the Kimball Pool and playground equipment for the Kimball School.
|The ‘70s Celebration! event on Saturday, May 12, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre has been added a disco dance contest to the festivities starting at 7:30pm CDT.
As part of the 70s Celebration!, a disco dance will be held from 6-9pm in the lobby of the center with music provided by LaneTrain Express Entertainment. There is no fee to attend.
The ‘70s Celebration! will be held from 10am-9pm on Saturday. The event is being held in conjunction with the new exhibit “The Spirit of the ‘70s” on display in the Hogen Gallery in the museum. There is no fee to attend the program, but attendees are asked to make a freewill donation. Refreshments will be available. Visitors will be invited to make pet rocks and macramé jewelry from 10am-4pm.
A photo contest will be held from 10am-9pm with prizes for the top contestant in three categories: best disco pose, funkiest hairstyle and grooviest outfit. Contest winners will receive prizes donated by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.
The museum is open from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Saturday, and 1-4:30pm on Sundays and most holidays. Call 605-773-3458 for more information.
Youth planning to work on a farm or ranch this summer are encouraged to attend one of four Hazardous Occupations Safety Training for Agriculture courses hosted by SDSU Extension this summer.
The 2018 HOSTA course will be held May 24-25 in Winner. Other sessions will be held June 5-6 in Aberdeen, June 7-8 in Clear Lake and June 12-13 in Rapid City.
A minimum of 10 participants are required for each location. Registration is required and must be done at least three days prior to each event. To register for the session in Winner, visit http://igrow.org/events/2018-hazardous-occupation-safety-training-in-agriculture-winner/.
If you have questions, questions on HOSTA training for Agriculture, please contact Keimig at 605.688.4167 or John.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oahe Unit 18 of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser May 22 from 5-8pm at Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre.
Dine in or order out. Proceeds go to assist veterans.
A fish fry will be held Saturday, May 26 at the the Legion Cabin in Pierre. Serving from 4:30-7pm.
Cost is $7/plate. Menu is fish, mack & cheese, cole slaw and chips.
Proceeds go to theLegion’s Chaplains and Youth activities.
Tickets are $10/adults, $5/students…and it includes ALL events for the evening–dinner, art show and big band dance!
If you cannot make it, but would still like to support them through the silent auction, you can do so by ‘liking’ Pierre Fine Arts Booster Club on Facebook. A post of the items will go up at 6pm and bidding starts at 7pm. You can bid via Facebook. Bids will be updated as the night goes on.
Fire hydrant testing and flushing is being done in Pierre. The testing will start in Pierre’s northern most neighborhoods and will move around the community throughout the summer. As a result of the flushing, some water discoloration may be noticed in the area being tested. The water is safe to drink and will return to normal color. If the discoloration persists for more than 24 hours, contact the city of Pierre Water Department at 605.773.7448.
Hydrants are flushed annually to ensure flow levels are adequate for fire protection. Pierre currently maintains more than 500 fire hydrants.
Qualifying South Dakotans have until July 1 to apply for the Sales or Property Tax Refund for Senior Citizens and Citizens with Disabilities program.
Under the program, qualified applicants will receive refunds of sales or property taxes based on their income. Refund checks are issued at the end of August. Applicants must apply for the program on an annual basis.
To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
· Be at least 66 years old on or before Jan. 1 of the current year or be disabled during any part of the year
· Must have a yearly income less than $12,060 if you live alone or live in a household whose members’ combined income is less than $16,240
· Be a South Dakota resident during all of 2017
Applications for the program may be obtained on the Department of Revenue’s website, http://dor.sd.gov, or at the applicant’s local county treasurer’s office. For more assistance, call the Department of Revenue’s toll-free helpline at 1-800-829-9188.
SD Sen. Mike Rounds is accepting internship applications for fall 2018. The deadline to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is May 21, 2018. College credit is available.
Duties in the Washington, D.C., office may include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support.
Duties in the South Dakota offices include researching constituent inquiries and requests, participation in outreach activities, assisting staff on special projects, handling phone calls and constituent requests and sorting mail. In all offices, students will work closely with constituents and staff, polish their research and writing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of a Senate office.
Interested college students should complete the online internship application and submit a resume no later than May 21, 2018. Resumes should be submitted to intern coordinator Kari Weller at email@example.com. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at www.rounds.senate.gov/internships.
Additional questions can be directed to Kari Weller at (605) 336-0486.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month. This year’s theme, One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire, encourages the public to take simple steps to reduce the impacts of wildland fire.
Here are a few ways to prevent and prepare for wildfires:
· Clean out gutters, roofs and other areas where debris has settled
· Avoid burning on windy days and never leave a burn pile unattended
· Maintain equipment to reduce sparks and check that trailer chains do not drag
· Create an evacuation plan and practice the route with family members
· Practice campfire safety by ensuring your fire is dead out before leaving the campsite
· Keep the space around your home clear of dense vegetation
· Take action in your community by organizing a wildfire preparedness event
By doing a few basic home maintenance items now, you can significantly increase the chances your home has to survive a wildfire. Additional information on ways to prevent and prepare for wildfires can be found by visiting the Great Plains Fire Safe Council website at gpfiresafecouncil.com.
United Blood Services will hold a blood drive Tues. May 15 from 10:30am-5pm at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church gym in Pierre.
www.unitedbloodservices.org to schedule an appointment or call 280-1348.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host “An Inconvenient Truth (Part II): The Indian Boarding School/Sioux San Lands and Segregation in Rapid City” at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center May 17 from 12-1pm and 6-7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
The presentation will incorporate the history of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School/Sioux San Lands and the allocation of those lands located in West Rapid City; updates on the parcels with uncertain legal status; updates on all the names of the children sent to the Indian Boarding School (obtained from the federal archives in Kansas City) and the names of the children who passed away; and updates on community involvement and action since last year.
Presenters also will share new research on how these lands, the Osh Gosh Camp, Sioux Addition, the Flood of 1972, and governmental policies are all linked to the stark segregated housing patterns that are still present in Rapid City today.
Young people who attend the full evening program will be allowed to participate in Open Gym at the teen center. The doors be open from 7:30 to 9pm.
For more information, call (605) 964-8200.
The Young Disciples youth after school group is hosting a Community Praise and Worship program with a pork loin supper to follow May 20 starting at 5pm at the Blunt United Methodist Church. A free will offering is being accepted to support this program and help send youth to church camp this summer.
Questions call Sheila 605-280-2724.
Join Black Hills National Forest staff at 7pm Saturday, May 26, for a moonlit hike and to learn about the history of fire in the Black Hills and the importance of fire in a ponderosa pine ecosystem. Join Black Hills National Forest staff at 7pm Saturday, May 26, for a moonlit hike and to learn about the history of fire in the Black Hills and the importance of fire in a ponderosa pine ecosystem.
Participants will walk approximately 1 mile roundtrip over uneven terrain in the central Black Hills in a recent prescribed fire area.
The program may be canceled unexpectedly for unforeseen reasons such as lightning, high fire danger forecasts and other reasons beyond control. The program will not be canceled due to rain unless lightning is spotted.
For more information about the program and summer schedule go to www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills or call the Black Hills National Forest at (605) 343-1567.
Visitors should bring flashlights, water, and bug repellant and dress for unexpected weather and hiking on uneven terrain. Long pants and sturdy footwear (hiking boots or athletic shoes) are recommended for your comfort and safety.To reach the Moon Walk, travel west from Rockerville on US Highway 16 intersection for approximately 2.5 miles to Silver Mountain Road. Turn north (right) on Silver Mountain Road and travel approximately .1 miles to Boulder Hill Road. Turn north (left) onto Boulder Hill Road and travel approximately 1.3 miles to the parking area. Signs will be posted at major intersections to guide visitors to the parking area once you leave Highway 16.
The drive from Rapid City, SD should take approximately 30 minutes. Signs will be placed at major intersections to guide visitors to the site. Participants should arrive early to facilitate parking.
Eureka Cleanup days are moved back one week due to the rain and mud.
It will be May 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th
LaFramboise Island Nature Area near Pierre will be the site of a mountain bike race on Saturday, June 2.
There will be four classes of riders– beginner, recreation/sport, advanced and expert. Each class will have a division for men and women and complete a different number of laps on a well-marked course. Registration is set for 8:30-10am. A racer’s meeting is scheduled at 10:15 with the race to follow at 10:30am.
Two new categories this year will involve younger riders ages 12 & under and 13-17. They will complete only 1 lap on a shorter course. Trophies will be awarded for boys and girls, 1st through 3rd in each category. Their race will start at approximately noon or shortly after.
Helmets are mandatory and prizes will be awarded. The entry fee is $20.
For more information contact John Simpson at 224-7054, 222-0338, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSU Extension is collaborating with South Dakota Wheat, Inc. to organize the 2018 annual Wheat Walks in Milesville, Sturgis, Mt. Vernon and Miller.
During the Wheat Walk, SDSU Extension staff will be available to discuss current production issues including: weed control, insect and disease identification, management and fertilizer options for winter and spring wheat.
Each Wheat Walk will also include the in-field program where SDSU Extension staff can help identify pests that are currently in the field, and also cover any other production issues or concerns attendees might have.
Following the in-field portion of the program. SD Wheat Inc. will provide growers with information on crop rotation, protein and moisture sampling.
Miller: The Miller Wheat Walk will be held near Miller, SD June 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m. (CDT).
Location directions: Interested attendees should travel 8 miles north of Miller on SD Hwy 45, turn east on 188th St. The field is located 6.5 miles east at 36630 188th Ave.
Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to 605-224-4418 three days prior to the event so organizers can plan appropriately for the meal.
More details can also be found at www.sdwheat.org or iGrow.org/events.
The historic Oahe Chapel overlooking Lake Oahe near Pierre will Sunday morning church services from May 27 through Sept. 2.
Public ecumenical services are held at 8am CDT each Sunday. The chapel is located adjacent to the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804. Services are hosted by the Pierre-Fort Pierre Ministerial Association and the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society.
For more information on the Oahe Chapel summer services, the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society or how to rent the chapel, contact the State Historical Society at 605-773-3458.
Timber Lake High School Rodeo
Saturday, May 19th
12:00 Noon (MT)
Come support the high school youth!
The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is hosting candidate forums for the Hughes County Commission, Pierre City Commission and District 24 Republican House of Representatives Thursday, May 24 at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room (800 W. Dakota Ave.). The forums start at 6pm.
If you can’t attend in person, the Dakota Radio Group will be airing the forum live on KGFX (AM 1060 or 107.1 FM) as well as streaming it live on our KGFX YouTube page.
Each forum will last approximately 45 minutes and all candidates have been invited to share their thoughts and visions for the future.
The public is invited to submit questions for the candidates by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PACCforum.
Fundraiser to help Michael Kjellsen with medical expenses
Silent Auction at the Dewey County Library in Timber Lake
Pie and coffee will be served on Friday the 25th from 1-5pm mt
Stop in for last minute bidding or to pick up items
To donate items for the silent auction, drop them off at the Library or call Julie at 605-865-3541
With the Walworth County Cleanup Days set for May 21st through may 26th
the “Neighbors In Need” program will again aid 10 residents in each of the three wards in Mobridge who are unable to haul furniture and appliances to the dump or designated sites.
To schedule a pick up or to volunteer to help with the cleanup, call Cindy Rische at 848-0318.
“Neighbors In Need” is needed in the community to help residents that neeed assistance getting rid of items during clean up week.
Clean Up Week is MAY 21st-26th
The “Neighbors In Need” program will help out those who are elderly, have health issues or have no means of transportation.
The program will ONLY accecpt 10 residents from each Ward District.
Residents will have to call the Code Enforcement Officer, Cindy at 605-848-0318 to schedule a pickup by 5:00 pm on May 18th.
Schedule pickups will be on May 23rd, for appliances and furniture only, No Mattress.
These items will need to be placed out by the alley.
Looking for vounteers who would like to help with pickup on May 23rd, please call 848-0318.
Paws Animal Rescue in Pierre is having a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre Mon. May 21 from 5-8pm. Paws receives a portion of all sales– dine-in, carry out or delivery.
During the week of May 21st through May 26th the Walworth County Landfill will be accepting the following items
free of charge for WALWORTH COUNTY residents:
Wood waste, concrete, trees, metal, appliances, upholstered furniture, mattresses and carpet
**Household garbage is NOT eligible for free disposal
Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 will hold its 7th annual South Dakota Kite Day Wednesday, June 13 from 1-4pm at Hilger’s Gulch in Pierre.
Children, ages 14 and under, are encouraged to attend. The first 400 children will receive a free kite and a lesson on how to properly fly the kite. Elk’s members will be available to hand out kites, offer assistance in putting them together and getting them to fly. Parents also are encouraged to get involved.
There is no registration fee, but children are encouraged to register by going to the Elks’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PierreSDElks/.
Kite Day is possible with financial support from the National Elk’s Foundation and the Pierre Elk’s Lodge #1953. If you would like to help or have a questions can call Steve Wegman at 605-295-1221.
The Pierre Youth Orchestra will hold its Senior Showcase Wed. May 23 at 7pm at the Capitol Rotunda.
The recital will feature Kailee Schultz, Arden Konecke, Sydney Larson and Kaylee Becker.
The public is welcome.
Children are invited to Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre Sat. June 2 to read to Pumpkin Pye, a small dog who will be at the library from 10-11am. Studies show that reading to a pet reduces children’s inhibitions about reading aloud and also provides another avenue to experience the joys of reading.
Pumpkin Pye is part of Therapy Dogs International and will be there with handler Elaine Pye.
“Libraries Rock” is the theme of the 2018 South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will run from June 3 to July 14 and is open to all youth registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19.
Readers can participate in one of two age divisions: birth to 12 and 13 to 19. Participants will be encouraged to follow the 20/24/7 reading initiative by reading a minimum of 20 minutes each day, seven days a week and keeping track with a provided reading chart.
Readers who return their completed reading charts at the conclusion of the program will be eligible for gift card drawings in their age division. All drawing entries will also be combined for a grand prize drawing for a tablet.
For more information about enrolling in the summer reading program, contact Josh Easter at the South Dakota State Library at 1-800-423-6665 or email@example.com.
The City of Timber Lake Maintenance Department has scheduled semi-annual regular maintenance on the City’s water lines.
The City plans on flushing the lines on Tuesday and WEdnesday, May 22 and 23.
You may notice a slight disturbance in your household water.
Please plan accordingly.
The Pierre Fort Pierre Mental Health Task Force will be holding a public informational meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30pm in the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce community room. Presenters will include Dennis Pfrimmer, CEO of Capital Area Counseling; Sheriff Mike Leidholt; and Task Force Chairman Dr. Mikel Holland, Avera St. Mary’s Hospital President and Chief Medical Officer.
Topics discussed will include:
· Task force activities
· Mobile crisis response
· Law enforcement support
· Recruitment of mental health professionals
· Facility update on new outpatient mental health and addiction treatment center
· crisis room
· Enhanced communication of treatment options
The Task Force encourages the public to join us with your input and questions.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service announces a signup period through June 8, 2018 for the Water Bank Program.
The purposes of WBP include preserving and improving major wetlands as habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife, conserving surface waters, reducing soil and wind erosion, contributing to flood control, improving water quality, improving subsurface moisture and enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape. WBP contracts are nonrenewable, 10-year rental agreements.
Anyone interested in Water Bank should contact their local NRCS office.
EMS Week is May 20th-26th
Celebrate Mobridge’s Skilled Emergency Medical Services Team
Monday, May 21st
from 3-6:30 in the Mobridge Regional Hospital Ambulance Bay
Meet EMS Staff and Tour Ambulances
Ice Cream Social & Rootbeer Floats
Tuesday, May 22nd
Stop in the hospital cafeteria for cake and ice cream from 12:30-2pm and join the staff in celebrating 45 yearof service with Ed Fried
Wednesday, May 23rd
10-noon Kids/Parent Day at the Ambulance Bay
Noon-1pm Lunch, Tour Ambulance, Hands-Only CPR Demos and learn when to call 911
Thursday, May 24th
Battle of the Badges Dodgeball Tournament
Scherr Howe Area downtown Mobridge, Public invited to watch!!
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host an outdoor concert called “How Western Music Won the West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, June 8, at 7pm CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.
The museum is also hosting its annual ice cream social that evening beginning at 6:30pm, featuring several flavors from South Dakota State University. There is no fee to attend the concert or for ice cream.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or any other comfortable outdoor gear for the concert. Restrooms will be available. In case of extreme heat or inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Capitol Lake Visitor Center.
For questions about the concert, call 605-773-3798.