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            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3212

www.sd.gov

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Joe Kafka at 605-773-3212

 

                            

                                              News Tips For Sept. 22-28, 2012

 

Saturday-Monday, Sept. 22-24, Custer State Park – The 47th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival will begin with music, art, crafts and fun for the entire family.

            Entertainment, activities and the arts will be available Saturday and Sunday on the festival grounds just west of the State Game Lodge, beginning with a pancake feed at 8 a.m. MDT both days.

Entertainment by dancers, cowboy poets and western and Native American performers starts at 8:30 a.m. Visitors can explore arts and crafts booths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park’s famous Buffalo Chip Flip contest will be featured both days. A chili cook-off will be held on Sunday. The event culminates with the annual Buffalo Roundup near the Custer State Park buffalo corrals at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Monday, Sept. 24.

            The corrals are located along Wildlife Loop Road. Parking areas open at 6:15 a.m. and close at 9 a.m. Spectators must decide prior to Monday morning which viewing/parking area from which they plan to watch the roundup. Visitors who want to watch from the North viewing area should travel down the Wildlife Loop Road from the State Game Lodge side. Those wishing to view from the South viewing area should travel down the Wildlife Loop Road from the Blue Bell Lodge side.

The roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Monday, Sept. 24. For safety reasons, spectators are asked to remain in the viewing areas until all buffalo are corralled, around noon. The public may then take free shuttles into the corral area, where testing, branding and sorting of the buffalo will begin at 1 p.m.

            For more information, contact Custer State Park at 605-255-4515; or Justin Larson, South Dakota Department of Tourism, 605-773-3301 or Justin.Larson@travelsd.com .

 

Sunday, Sept. 23 – Tuesday, Sept. 25, Oacoma --The 2012 Indian Education Summit will be held Sept. 23-25 at Cedar Shore Resort at Oacoma. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.  The goal of the annual event is to provide solutions to the unique challenges American Indian students face, and to present successful models for educators to implement. The conference is an opportunity for collaboration among state leaders, tribal and Bureau of Indian Education schools, and individual school districts. In addition, the South Dakota Board of Education will meet Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m. CDT in the Breakwater Room at Cedar Shore.  For more information including a detailed summit agenda, visit http://indianeducation.sd.gov/summit.aspx

 

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, Pierre, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT, RedRossa Italian Grille meeting room, 808 West Sioux Ave. – The South Dakota Task Force on Teen Driving Safety will discuss possible legislation for the 2013 state Legislature. The task force also will talk about driver education issues and consider its final report to the Legislature. Public testimony will be taken at 1 p.m.  A complete agenda is available at http://dps.sd.gov/enforcement/highway_safety/teen_driving_taskforce.aspx 

For more information, contact Terry Woster, Department of Public Safety, 605-773-3178.

 

Monday, Sept. 24, Watertown, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT, Civic Arena, 200 9th Ave. NE. –  12th annual Career Expo for high school students in northeastern South Dakota. The event will be held in conjunction with Post-High School Planning Day for juniors and seniors. Students will visit with local businesses about occupations in demand and the training needed to produce those business products or perform their services. Students will then visit with post-secondary schools offering training in those areas. The event is sponsored by South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Watertown local office, Watertown School District, BISCO (Business/Industry/School Coalition), Lake Area Technical Institute, and Lake Area Multi-District, NESD SHRM, and the Watertown Development Company. For more information, contact Sue Bogen, 605-882-5131.

 

Monday, Sept. 24, Wanblee from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT - Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available in Wanblee. For more information, contact Kristin Kellar, 605-773-3165.

 

Monday – Wednesday, Sept. 24 – 26, Ellsworth, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT – The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) assists separating and retiring military personnel in their transition from military to civilian life. This three day workshop is located in the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Rushmore Building) and will include information on employment services and programs, resumes, interviews, and applications, and veterans’ benefits information. Contact: Lee Mai 605-394-2303; Kenneth Mark Northrup 605-394-2304; Patrick Herbst 605-394-2326.

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 & Thursday, Sept. 27 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will hold itinerant office hours. Both job seekers and employers interested in receiving employment and career services at no cost may visit or call during these office hours. More information on programs and services is available at www.sdjobs.org

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, Rapid City, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDT at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, west end of the commons area. For more information call Lynette Engle, Jamie Maine, Kevin Dary, Joy Rehfeld or Dave Wong at 605-718-2956.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, Rapid City, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, west end of the commons area. For more information call Lynette Engle, Jamie Maine, Kevin Dary, Joy Rehfeld or Dave Wong at 605-718-2956.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Friday, Sept. 28 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will be hosting Job Search Assistance Programs (JSAP) at the following locations. The JSAP is a workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are résumé and cover-letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, Rapid City, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT at 111 New York St., #107C. For more information, call 605-394-2296 or visit www.sdjobs.org
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, Yankton, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT at 3113 Spruce St., Ste 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.sdjobs.org
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, Rapid City, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT at 111 New York St. For more information, call 605-394-2296 or visit www.sdjobs.org
  • Friday, Sept. 28, Vermillion, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT at 1024 W. Cherry St. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-677-6900, by Wednesday, September 26, before 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, Pierre, 2 p.m. CDT – The South Dakota public university system will hold a teleconference and media availability to announce fall 2012 enrollment figures for the state’s six public universities. Call 605-773-2323 to access the conference.  All participants must dial the number and then enter the conference password — 6113 — followed by the # (pound) sign.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, Pierre, 1 p.m. CDT --The Aeronautics Commission of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in the Commission Room of the Becker-Hansen Building, 700 E. Broadway Ave. To view the agenda visit www.SDDOT.com  .  For more information contact Coleen Kusser at 605-773-3574

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant offices:

- Kyle from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MDT

- Dupree from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT

- Timber Lake from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT

- Flandreau from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

- Canton from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

- Webster from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

For more information, contact Kristin Kellar, 605-773-3165.

 

Tuesday, Sept.  25, Sioux Falls, 4 p.m. CDT and Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m. CDT - The Council of Juvenile Services meets at Volunteers of America,1401 West 51st St., at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 and at the Holiday Inn City Centre at 100 West 8th St., at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 26. For a meeting agenda, visit the state Department of Corrections website at http://doc.sd.gov/about/council/meetings.aspx  . For more information, contact DOC at 605-773-3478.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, Rapid City, 11:30 a.m. CDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Black Hills Area Family Heritage Alliance luncheon, Bible Fellowship Church, 1212 East Fairmont Boulevard.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, Sioux Falls, 1 p.m. CST and Thursday, September 27, 8 a.m. CDT - The Council of Juvenile Services hosts an Alternatives to Detention Conference in the Starlite Ballroom of the Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 West 8th St.  For a conference agenda, visit the Department of Corrections website at http://doc.sd.gov/about/council/meetings.aspx  .

For more information, contact DOC at 605-773-3478.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, Wanblee from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services’ Division of Economic Assistance will be available. For more information, contact Kristin Kellar, 605-773-3165.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, Sioux Falls, 11 a.m. CDT – Rev. David L. Myers, director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will talk about ways to improve coordination between the federal government and voluntary and faith-based organizations during and after disasters. The meeting is open to the public at the Best Western Ramkota, 3200 West Maple. For more information, contact Cari Leidholt, South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, 605-773-3231.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26, Sioux Falls, Best Western Ramkota Inn, 3200 West Maple Street, 2:30 p.m. CDT - The Petroleum Release Compensation Board will meet. The agenda includes a report on the financial status of the fund, an update on underground storage tank training, EPA’s Fund Soundness Review Guide & Work Book, a summary of the department’s red tape review for the upcoming 2013 Legislature, and an executive session. For a complete agenda, visit http://denr.sd.gov/boards/2012/prc0912.pdf . For more information, contact Vicki Hanson, DENR, at (605) 773-3769.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, Rapid City, 11:30 a.m. MDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Governor’s Awards luncheon of the South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals at the National Philanthropy Day Conference, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, Spearfish, 3:30 p.m. MDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will participate at the welcome-home ceremony for the 842nd Engineer Co. of the South Dakota National Guard from its year-long deployment to Afghanistan, Donald Young Fitness Center, 1200 University Street, Black Hills State University.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, Rapid City, 8 p.m. MDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Medal Ceremony, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre, Floyd Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center, 523 E. Capitol Ave. – DENR’s Board of Water and Natural Resources will meet to consider funding applications for various drinking water, wastewater, watershed protection, and recycling projects; several State Water Plan applications; a Colman request to change the city’s repayment security pledge; a loan request from the Mud Creek Watershed District’s special purpose water district; an amendment to the joint powers agreement for state revolving fund application and administration for the First District Association of Local Governments; and selection of a state revolving fund trustee, loan servicer, and paying agent/registrar. Also on the agenda is a State Fiscal Year 2012 South Dakota Conservancy District Report to the Interim Bond Review Committee and a public hearing to adopt a Brownfields Revitalization and Economic Development Program work plan. For a complete agenda, visit http://denr.sd.gov/boards/2012/bwnr0912.pdf . For more information, contact Elayne Lande at 605-773-4216.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, Pierre, 9 a.m. CDT --The Transportation Commission of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in the Commission Room of the Becker-Hansen Building, 700 E. Broadway Ave.  To view the meeting agenda visit www.SDDOT.com  . For more information contact Carol Postulka at 605-773-3265.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, Pierre, 9 a.m. CDT - Rev. David L. Myers, director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will talk about ways to improve coordination between the federal government and voluntary and faith-based organizations during and after disasters. The meeting is open to the public at the Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 800 West Dakota. For more information, contact Cari Leidholt, South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, 605-773-3231.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27- Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant offices:

- Kyle from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MDT

- Dupree from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT

- Flandreau from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

- Canton from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

- Hayti from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

- Webster from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

- Lemmon from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT

For more information, contact Kristin Kellar, 605-773-3165.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27 & Friday, Sept. 28, Fort Pierre, 1:15 p.m. CDT – The state Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation Services’ quarterly public meeting of the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation will be held on Thursday from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT at the AmericInn on 312 Island Drive.  The meeting resumes Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information contact Collette Wagoner at 605-945-2207 for local calls, or call toll free at 1-800-210-0143.

 

Thursday, Sept.  27, Hot Springs, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. MDT – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will have a veterans’ outreach representative at the Vet Hospital Domiciliary Ward, 7B classroom. Any veteran with questions about employment, job searches, career counseling or training may call Patrick Herbst at 605-394-2326 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Additional information is also available at www.sdjobs.org

 

Friday, Sept. 28, Pierre, 1:30 p.m. CDT – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the dedication of the Dolly-Reed Plaza building, which houses the state Economic Development, Tourism and Lottery offices, 711 E. Wells Ave., formerly known at Capitol Lake Plaza. Roland Dolly and Ron Reed were among eight state and local officials who died April 19, 1993, in a plane crash that claimed the life of Gov. George Mickelson.

 

Friday, Sept.  28, 10 a.m., Pierre – The South Dakota Lottery Commission will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 412, State Capitol, 500 East Capitol Ave.. On the agenda is a rules hearing, report of fiscal year sales revenues, a video lottery update, and brief comments from Secretary of Revenue Andy Gerlach. For more information, contact the South Dakota Lottery at 605-773-5770 or visit www.lottery.sd.gov

 

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, Rapid City, 8:30 a.m. (MDT) - Rev. David L. Myers, director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will talk about ways to improve coordination between the federal government and voluntary and faith-based organizations during and after disasters. The meeting is open to the public at the Best Western Ramkota, 2111 North LaCrosse St.  For more information, contact Cari Leidholt, South Dakota Office of Emergency Management,  605-773-3231.

 

Friday, September 28, Rapid City, 8 a.m. (MDT) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Board of Technical Professions will meet at 2040 W. Main St., Suite 304.  To view the meeting agenda, visit http://dlr.sd.gov/bdcomm/btp/default.aspx  . For more information, call 605-394-2510. 

 

 

 

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