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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, April 21, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

                            

News Tips For April 22 – 28, 2017

 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Public Commitments; Public Meetings:

 

Monday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT, Pierre Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the Associated School Board’s Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon at the Ramkota in Pierre.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, Brookings – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize ROTC cadets for their achievements at the Governor’s Day ceremony in Brookings.

 

Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. CDT, Freeman – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is speaking at the grand opening ceremony for the Ace Hardware store, 609 S. Hwy 8 in Freeman.

 

Tuesday, April 25,  Pierre –  First Lady Linda Daugaard and  South Dakota Emergency Management Office mascot, Tommy the Turtle, will discuss severe weather safety with Pierre second graders. The First Lady will read the Tommy the Turtle’s book “Tornado Alert: Don’t Get Hurt” to the students. The book’s author, Ken Alvine, also will be there to show students how to sketch cartoon characters. The schedule is Jefferson Elementary School at 8:30 a.m., Kennedy Elementary School at 10 a.m. and Buchanan Elementary School at 1 p.m. The school visits are in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week which is being held next week in South Dakota.

 

Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. CDT, Pierre, Capitol Lake Visitor Center – The SD Department of Agriculture is holding a conservation-oriented speech contest for students in grades 9 – 12. East River and Rushmore Electric Power Cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association present the winners with scholarships to be used at any college, university or accredited vocational technical school within South Dakota.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 9 a.m. CDT – The South Dakota Board of Accountancy will hold a meeting via teleconference. To participate in the meeting via telephone, please contact the South Dakota Board of Accountancy at 605-367-5770 to obtain the call-in information. Questions about the meeting may be directed to Nicole Kasin, executive director, at 605-367-5770 or nicole.kasin@state.sd.us. To view the meeting agenda and meeting materials, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=4.

 

 

Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Aeronautics Commission 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/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=5. For more information contact Tessa Wenner at 605.773.3574.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. CDT, Pierre, 330 S. Poplar, Suite 102 – The South Dakota Building Authority will meet in Pierre on Wednesday. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=14.  

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre, Capitol Building, Room 414 – The Board of Internal Control will meet on Wednesday. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=164.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre, 209 W. Dakota Ave. – The Brand Board will meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=13.

 

Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. CDT, Lead, Sanford Underground Research Facility, 630 E. Summit St. – The Science and Technology Authority Board will meet on Thursday morning in Lead. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=89.

 

Thursday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The Transportation Commission 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/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=96. For more information contact Patricia Saukel at 605-773-3265.

 

Thursday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. CDT, Brookings – The State Library Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. CDT in the Pugsley Center, SPC 214, at South Dakota State University, 1057 8th St., Brookings. An agenda is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=61.

 

Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees is meeting Thursday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Skyline Room, at 100 W. 8th St., in Sioux Falls. For more information contact Jay D. Vogt. Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society, at 605-773-3458.

 

Friday, April 28, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council will meet from 1-4 p.m. CDT in the MacKay Building, Conference Room 5 (second floor), 800 Governors Drive. An agenda will be posted at http://indianeducation.sd.gov/advisorycouncil.aspx.

 

Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sioux Falls – The South Dakota Athletic Commission meeting at the Ramkota Best Western Plus, Amphitheatre I, 3200 W. Maple St. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. Questions about the meeting may be directed to Jennifer Stalley, Executive Secretary, at 605-224-1721 or SDAC@midwestsolutionssd.com. The view the agenda and meeting materials, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=9.

 

Friday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. MDT, Deadwood – The Department of Social Services’ Psychologists Board of Examiners will hold a board meeting at The Lodge at Deadwood, 100 Pine Crest Lane. For more information please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=81.

 

 

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Monday, April 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, 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.

 

Monday, April 26 – 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:

  • Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at 811 E. 10th St. Registration is required to attend. For more information or to register, call 605-367-5300.

 

Tuesday, April 25, to Thursday, April 30 – 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, April 25, 1– 3 p.m. CDT, Redfield – at the Spink County Court House, third floor or call 605-472-0435 during these hours and 605-626-2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 1– 3 p.m. CDT, Webster – at the Day County Court House basement or call 605-345-4781 during these hours and 605.626.2340 at any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. MDT, 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, April 26, 1 – 5 p.m. CDT, Wagner – at the City Hall, 60 S. Main. For more information, call 605-487-7607 Ext. 207 or 212 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20 – Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work encompasses seven different skills including Appreciation, Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability and Acceptance. These soft skills and a willingness to take direction are generally more desired by employers than the specific skills a particular job requires. This is an eight-hour course offered in a one-day setting or in two four-hour settings. This workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Monday, April 24, 1 – 5 p.m. CDT, Aberdeen – at 420 S. Roosevelt St. This part one of an eight-hour course. The cost is $175/per participant, $265 per for limited English speaking participants, or $480 for non-English speaking participants with an interpreter. For more information call the Cornerstones Career Learning Center at 605-626-2298.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 1 – 5 p.m. CDT, Aberdeen – at 420 S. Roosevelt St. This part two of an eight-hour course. The cost is $175 per participant, $265 per limited English speaking participants or $480 for non-English speaking participants with an interpreter. For more information, call the Cornerstones Career Learning Center at 605-626-2298.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. MDT – There will be a basic contractor’s excise tax seminar in Rapid City. The seminar will take place at the South Dakota Department of Revenue’s office, located at 1520 Haines Ave., Suite 3. For more information, contact Courtney Dosch, 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, April 25 – 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. MDT
  • Dupree, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT
  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT

 

Tuesday, April 25, to Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. CDT, Pierre – DENR staff will host two days of Visible Emission Evaluation Certification at the National Guard Armory, 3400 E. Highway 34. The free “Spring Smoke School” field certification is open to those from industry, municipalities, consultants or anyone who would like to be certified to evaluate visible emissions (smoke/dust). Smoke School certification must be repeated every six months. For a school agenda or to register, visit http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aasmoke.aspx. For more information, contact Barb Regynski, DENR, at 773-3151.

 

Wednesday, April 26, to Thursday, April 27, 8 a.m. CDT, Pierre – DENR and the Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP) will host two days of “Sampling for Hazardous Materials” training in the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave. The training course will include field exercises for sampling drums, monitoring wells, soil and surface water/sediment. The training will also include sampling plan development, field screening and sample collection techniques to ensure collection of defensible, representative samples. The class size is limited to 30 people and will include participants from state and federal agencies, tribes and local governments. Participants must register at https://trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=20&classid=7487. For more information, contact ERTP at (513) 251-7669 or Kelsey Newling, DENR, 605-773-3296.

 

Wednesday, April 26 – 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. MDT
  • Timber Lake, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Salem, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

 

Thursday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Sanford will be holding a Career Fair at the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office, 811 E. 10th St. Sanford Health is currently hiring for a manager, environmental services, environmental services technicians and food service assistants.

 

Thursday, April 27 – 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. CDT
  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT

 

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