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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, October 13, 2017

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

 

                            

News Tips For Oct. 14 – 20, 2017

 

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. EDT, Groton, Connecticut – Gov. Dennis Daugaard, First Lady Linda Daugaard and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will attend the christening of the USS South Dakota in Groton, Connecticut.

 

Monday, Oct. 16, to Tuesday, Oct. 17, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will participate in the Western Governors’ Workforce Workshop in Oklahoma City.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, Mitchell – Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will be the keynote speaker at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will give opening remarks at the “Opioid Epidemic: A Wicked Problem of the Worst Kind” seminar at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Wednesday.  

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. CDT, Fort Pierre – First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit elementary classrooms at the Stanley County Elementary School to read to students as part of her literacy initiative and to support the national “Read for the Record” campaign. She will read the Read for the Record 2017 book selection “Quackers” by Liz Wong.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. CDT, Pierre – First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit elementary classrooms at the Saint Joseph Elementary School to read to students as part of her literacy initiative and to support “Rooster Rush” week for the Pierre community. She will read “The Mystery of the Pheasants” written by Mark Meierhenry and David Volk and illustrated by Susan Turnbull.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. CDT, Highmore – First Lady Linda Daugaard will visit elementary classrooms at the Highmore Elementary School to read to students as part of her literacy initiative. Mrs. Daugaard was invited by kindergarten teacher Chantrel LaMont to participate in her “Famous South Dakota Fridays” program.

 

Monday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Credit Committee will meet on Monday at 1 p.m. CDT at 711 E. Wells Ave. Please contact Cassie Stoeser, GOED finance director, at 605-773-GOED (4633) for more information.

 

Monday, Oct.  16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The Board of Social Services will be holding a board meeting at RedRossa Italian Grille. To view the agenda or to find additional information, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=90.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. CDT, Huron – The South Dakota State Fair Commission will be holding a meeting at the Nordby Exhibit Hall, 1060 3rd St. SW. A full agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=39.  For more information, please contact the State Fair Office at 605-353-7340.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. CDT, 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.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. CDT – The South Dakota Board of Technical Education will meet via teleconference to discuss the hiring of an executive director, with a public listening place in the Governor’s Large Conference Room in the Capitol Building, 500 E. Capitol Ave., in Pierre. An agenda, including call-in information, is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=192.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1:30 – 3 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council will hold a meeting at the Missouri River Plaza, 123 W. Missouri Ave., in the Sharpe Conference Room. Parties interested in the unemployment insurance system are encouraged to attend this meeting. Meeting agenda and materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=99.  Questions may be directed to Unemployment Insurance Division Director Pauline Heier at 605-626-2310 or pauline.heier@state.sd.us.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT, Pierre – The South Dakota Plumbing Commission will hold a meeting at the Missouri River Plaza, 123 W. Missouri Ave., in the Sharpe Conference Room. For more information or meeting materials, visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=77.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The 9-1-1 Coordination Board meets at 211 E. Prospect Ave., Pierre, SD. A draft agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=2. For more information, contact Shawnie Rechtenbaugh at 605-773-8145.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. CDT – DENR’s Board of Minerals and Environment will meet via conference call. Agenda items are available through the Boards & Commission Portal at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?Boardid=67. A limited number of phone lines are available. Interested parties who wish to participate should call DENR at 605-773-3886 before 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 18, or go to the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre. For more information, contact Brenda Binegar, DENR, at 605-773-4216.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. CDT, Pierre – The School Finance Accountability Board will meet on fourth floor of the Capitol Building, room 412, 500 E. Capitol Ave., in Pierre. A proposed agenda, including call-in information, is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=165. The meeting will also be livestreamed at http://www.sd.net/room412/.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. CDT, State Penitentiary – The Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=74.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT, Pierre  – The South Dakota Athletic Commission will hold a meeting at the Missouri River Plaza, 123 W. Missouri Ave., in the Sharpe Conference Room. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. To obtain dial-in information for teleconference, contact the commission office at 605-224-1721 or SDAC@midwestsolutionssd.com. Meeting agenda and materials can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=9.

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. CDT – The South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry will meet via conference call. A full agenda can be found at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov. For more information contact the board at sdoptboard@venturecomm.net or 605-493-6504.

 

 

You Might Also Be Interested To Know:

 

Tuesday, Oct.  17 – 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
  • Desmet, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Miller, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Wagner, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CDT, Brookings – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host its agriculture tax seminar. The seminar will take place at Research Park at South Dakota State University, located at 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 153. For more information, visit https://apps.sd.gov/rv23education/classes.aspx or contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1 – 4 p.m. CDT, Brookings – The South Dakota Department of Revenue will host its agriculture tax seminar. The seminar will take place at Research Park at South Dakota State University, located at 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 153. The seminar will also be streamed on the Department of Revenue’s Facebook page. For more information, visit https://apps.sd.gov/rv23education/classes.aspx or contact Courtney Dosch at 605-773-3311.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 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 include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Aberdeen – at 420 S. Roosevelt St. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-626-2340 prior to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 for more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Sisseton – at 10 E. Hickory St., Suite 3. For more information, call 605-698-3964 or visit www.sdjobs.org.  
    • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Spearfish – at 1300 North Ave. For more information, call 605-642-6900 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Thursday, Oct. 19 – 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, Oct. 17, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MDT, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis and Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager, Samantha McGrath or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, Sturgis – at 1401 Lazelle St., in the 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, Oct. 18, 12 – 3 p.m. CDT, 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, Oct. 19, 1 – 4 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, Lewis and Clark Hall, Room L212.  For more information on programs and services, call Kevin Dary, Lynette Engle, Melanie Garstenschlager, Samantha McGrath or Jennifer Gross at 605-718-2956 during these office hours.  Additional information available at www.sdjobs.org.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, to Thursday, Oct. 19 – 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 workshop will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 – 9 p.m. CDT, Pierre – at the Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. This is part one of the three-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 – 9 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. This is part one of the two-part course. Please register at http://southeasttech.edu/academics/professionaleducationcertifications-1/bringyouragametowork/. For more information, contact Jennifer at 605-367-4467. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 – 9 p.m. CDT, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. This is part two of the three-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 – 9 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave. This is part two of the two-part course. Please register at http://southeasttech.edu/academics/professionaleducationcertifications-1/bringyouragametowork/. For more information, contact Jennifer at 605-367-4467. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 – 9 p.m. CDT, Pierre – at The Right Turn, 124 E. Dakota Ave. This is part three of the three-part course. Please register in advance of the class. Contact Kriss at 605-773-4755.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – G4S Secure Solutions will hold walk-in interviews at the Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Interested job seekers should complete the online application at http://usajobs.g4s.com/. For more information, call 605-367-5300.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Pizza Man will hold walk-in interviews at the Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Interested job seekers should complete a paper application available at the job service office or at either Pizza Man location. For more information, call 605-367-5300.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1 – 4 p.m. CDT, Mitchell – Specialist from Wells Fargo Bank will hold a Financial Literacy Class at the Mitchell Job Service Office, 1321 N. Main St. This class will cover topics related to budgeting, credit counseling, and identity theft. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to sign-up, call 605-995-8060.  

 

Wednesday, Oct.  18 – 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, Oct.  19 – 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
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT
  • Plankinton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

 

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