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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, December 16, 2016
CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

                            
News Tips For Dec. 17 – 23, 2016

Public Meetings:

Monday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. CST – The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), which works closely with local emergency planners, will meet over the Digital Dakota Network at sites in Brookings, Mitchell, Pierre and Rapid City. For a complete agenda, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?Boardid=36. For more information, contact Trish Kindt, DENR, at 605-773-3296.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9:30 a.m. CST – The Transportation Commission of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a meeting via conference call. To view the meeting agenda, posted 48 hours in advance, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=96. For more information contact Kellie Beck at 605-773-3265.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. CST, Pierre – The Railroad Board of the South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a meeting in the Commission Room of the Becker-Hansen building located at 700 E. Broadway Ave. The public is invited to attend. To view the meeting agenda, posted 48 hours in advance, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Template.aspx?id=88.  For more information contact Tessa Wenner at 605-773-3265.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. CST – The South Dakota Housing Development Authority will meet via conference call on Thursday. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=51.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 1 – 3 p.m. CST – The Board of Social Services will meet via teleconference. If you would like to listen in on the board meeting, please contact Olivia Waggoner at 605-773-3165 for dial-in information. To view the agenda or to find additional information, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=90.


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Monday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST, Wanblee – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available in Wanblee. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.
•    Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
•    Dupree, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST
•    Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
•    Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
•    Desmet, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
•    Howard, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
•    Miller, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
•    Wessington Springs, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.
•    Wanblee, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
•    Timber Lake, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST
•    Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
•    Salem, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
•    Clear Lake, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST

Thursday, Dec. 20, to Wednesday, Dec. 21 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will host Job Search Assistance Programs (JSAP). 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: resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:
•    Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST, Rapid City – at 2330 N. Maple Ave.  For more information, call 605-394-2296 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
•    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST, Spearfish – at 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
•    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, Sisseton – at 10 E. Hickory St. Suite 3. For more information, call 605-698-3964 or visit www.sdjobs.org.  

Thursday, Dec. 20, to Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 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. Itinerant office hours will be held at the following locations:
•    Tuesday, Dec. 20, 8: 30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST, Wagner – at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 29775 Main Ave. For more information, call 605-487-7607 Ext. 207 or 212 or visit www.sdjobs.org.
•    Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST, Sturgis – at 1401 Lazelle St., Meade Room or call 605-641-0965 during these office hours and 605-642-6900 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
•    Wednesday, Dec. 21, 12 – 3 p.m. CST, Mobridge – at the Mobridge Economic Development office, 205 2nd St. E., Suite 1 or call 605-380-8930 during these hours and 605-626-2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.

Thursday, Dec. 22 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.
•    Canton, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST
•    Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
•    Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
•    Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
•    Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST

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