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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 15, 2017

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

 

                            

News Tips For Dec. 16 – 22, 2017

                                                 

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

 

Monday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. CST, Sioux Falls – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be speak at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, on Monday afternoon.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CST, Vermillion – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be speak at the Vermillion Rotary Meeting at the Neuharth Center, USD Campus, Vermillion.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. CST, Yankton Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be guest speaker at the Yankton School District meeting on Workforce Development Internship & Apprenticeship Student Programming at the Yankton High School Theater , 1801 Summit St. Yankton.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. CST, Sioux Falls Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be guest speaker at the launch event for the Proof-of-Concept Program at the University Center, Sioux Falls.

 

Monday, Dec. 18, 12 p.m. CST – The Board of Pharmacy’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Council will meet via teleconference. For more information visit: http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=76.   

 

Monday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. CST The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), which works closely with local emergency planning committees, 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. 19, 2 a.m. CST, Huron – The South Dakota State Fair Commission will be holding a meeting at their office, at the Nordby Exhibit Hall. 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.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST - The Statewide Independent Living Council will hold its quarterly meeting via videoconference.  Video conference meeting sites are in Spearfish, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Pierre, and Rapid City.  For more information contact Eric Weiss at 605-773-3195.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. CST – The SD Board of Directors for Educational Telecommunications will meet via teleconference. For more information, go to boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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 Patricia Saukel at 605-773-3265.

 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 9 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 Patricia Saukel at 605-773-3265.

 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:15 p.m. CST, Pierre – The South Dakota Professional Teachers Practices and Standards Commission will meet at the MacKay Building, Conference Room 3, 800 Governors Drive, in Pierre. A proposed agenda is posted at http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=79.

 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:30 p.m. CST – The South Dakota Board of Regents Building Committee for the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory will meet by teleconference with the purpose of approving the total construction costs and the GMP for the project. Contact Tracy Mercer at 605-773-3455 prior to the meeting for information about telephonic access to this meeting; public access to the teleconference is also available at the Board of Regents’ office in Pierre, located at 306 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200. The committee’s supporting documents may be found online at https://www.sdbor.edu/the-board/committees/building-sdsu/Pages/default.aspx .     

 

Friday, Dec. 22, 8:30 a.m. MST, Spearfish – The Department of Social Services’ Psychologists Board of Examiners will hold a board meeting at 629 Main St. For more information and to view the agenda, please visit http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=81.

 

Friday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m. CST, Pierre – The Veterinary Medical Examining Board will meet. For more information, go to http://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/.  

 

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Tuesday, Dec. 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.

  • 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
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
  • Desmet, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
  • Miller, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Wagner, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, to Thursday, 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 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, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST, Mitchell – at 1321 N. Main St. For more information, call 605-995-8060 or visit www.sdjobs.org.  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 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. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST, Sioux Falls – at 811 E. 10th St. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 605-367-5300.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST, Aberdeen – at 420 S. Roosevelt St. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-626-2340 prior to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20. For more information, visit www.sdjobs.org.
    • Thursday, Dec. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST, Brookings at 1310 Main Ave. S., Suite 103. Parties interested in attending should register by calling 605-688-4350.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19, to Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 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. 19, 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 any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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 office hours and 605-626-2340 any other time. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 8 a.m. – 4:30 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. 19, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. CST, Sioux Falls – Sanford Health will hold an employer information session at the Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Interested job seekers can apply online at www.sanfordhealth.jobs. For more information, call 605-367-5300.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Yankton General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

Wednesday, 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.

  • 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

 

Thursday, 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.

  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MST
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
  • Plankinton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

 

Thursday, Dec. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Yankton General Education Development (GED) testing will take place at 3113 Spruce St., Suite 124. For more information, call 605-668-2900 or visit www.GED.com.

 

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