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Matching the Size of the Turkey to the Number of Guests

WASHINGTON, DC- How big a turkey should you buy to feed your Thanksgiving guests? Gary Crawford has the answer.   The Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHOTLINE on online at askkaren.gov.
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GFP to Host Meetings on Winter Deer Depredation Programs and Services

PIERRE, SD– The Department of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will host several open house meetings for landowners in central and western South Dakota in the coming weeks for landowners to learn more about winter-time deer depredation programs and services offered by the department. GFP staff will be on site to provide information,...
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Average Gas Prices Up in Early November

PIERRE, SD- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has risen nine cents in the past two weeks to $2.56. AAA South Dakota spokesperson Marilyn Buskohl says compared to the first half of November last year, gas prices this month are an average of 39 cents more expensive. But,...
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Helmsley Center Donations Multiply on Giving Tuesday

PIERRE, SD- November 28 is what’s known internationally as “Giving Tuesday.” Avera St. Mary’s Foundation director Kellie Yackley says on “Giving Tuesday” people are encouraged to donate to their local non-profit organizations.   Yackley says donations made to the Helmsley Center on Giving Tuesday will be multiplied.   Some people feel the amount they...
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Friday Deadline to Apply for FEMA Funds

SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded South Dakota $250,000 from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to supplement food, shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance programs for people with non-disaster related emergencies. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can contact Matt...
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Monday Deadline to Submit Nominations for Annual Pierre Area Chamber Awards

PIERRE, SD- The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards. CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says there are three categories.   Schoen Carbonneau says anyone can make a nomination.   The nomination deadline is Monday (Nov. 20). Forms are available at the chamber office or on the chamber website www.pierre.org.
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Pierre City Commission Approves Airport Area Replats

PIERRE, SD- The Pierre City Commission has approved a 25-year lease agreement and replatting of two lots in the Airport Industrial Park.   City planner Sharon Pruess told the commission at last night’s (Mon.) meeting the lease is with Jim Brock.   The commission, along with Hughes County commissioners who were present at the...
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Stanley County High School Senior Abby Arhart Heading to State Oral Interp

Fort Pierre, SD- Stanley County High School student Abby Arhart qualified in poetry at the region Oral Interp Contest in Chamberlain. Her piece is “Cry of the Children” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Abby will represent Stanley County High School at the state contest in Aberdeen, December 1 and 2.
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November Mega Raffle Winner is Bernie and Sally Christension

PIERRE SD – The winner of this month’s Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Mega Raffle has been drawn. Earlier this (Wed.) morning, Susan Gullickson, Bernie and Sally Christenson and Melissa Puepke were drawn as the three finalists. Club board of directors member and volunteer Mary Turner tells us what this month’s...
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Calendar Sales to Benefit Helmsley Center in Pierre

PIERRE, SD- The Pierre Players Community Theatre has produced its own version of the “Calendar Girls” calendar. All net proceeds of the sale of this calendar will go to the Helmsley Center, future home of the Avera Cancer Institute in Pierre. The calendar is available for $25 at the Pierre Players Community Theatre box...
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