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10 Broadcaster Press n GEO From Page 02 grabbing things, a stepladder and many containers. They’re always on the lookout for something they might be able to use. “Hardware stores are great places to look for things that you could turn into a cache,” Leja said. “It’s been fun to come up with containers, because if your location isn’t necessarily interesting you hope maybe your container is fun.” The hiding places themselves can also be memorable. One in Chicago utilized a piece of PVC pipe. The pipe had a hole at the bottom, but needed to be filled with water for the cache to be found. “When you plug the hole, the water rises and the cache comes to the top and you pull it out and sign it,” Leja June 24, 2014 www.broadcasteronline.com said. Another favorite made use of an artesian well, the water of which rose and fell several times an hour. “You sit around and wait for 15 minutes, and the water goes up and fills this pond, and then it goes away,” Rider said. “We sat through a few cycles just watching it.” There’s geo-art, too, Leja said. “People will place caches so that when you look at them on the map they either form a design or spell something,” she said. “In fact, there’s one up by Lennox that actually spells out ‘geocache.’” Not content with geocaching in South Dakota alone, they’ve gone both west and east, to Wyoming and Illinois, among other locations. One of their favorite spots is Chicago, which is near the home of Rider’s brother and his family. “(Leja’s) sister got us hooked, and we got my brother and his family hooked,” Rider said. “Whenever we go out there, we go out together. We actually had a couple big milestones together. The first was, they had 700 (finds) and we had 800. … “Then the next time we were out there we both had 1,000,” she said. “They worked really, really hard to catch up, so we got a joint 1,000 find out there a year ago Thanksgiving.” Leja and Rider said one of the best parts of geocaching has been simply getting out and learning more about the community. “We’ve lived here over 20 years, and we’ve been to places in Clay County I didn’t know existed,” Leja said. Rider agreed, adding, “Once you know about it, it’s like it opens up a different world.” CHAMBER CHAT Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 116 Market Street, Suite 103 Vermillion, SD 57069 (605) 624-5571 vcdc@vermillioncha mber.com www.vermillioncham ber.com Chamber Business: VCDC Annual Golf Social June 23: Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at The Bluffs Golf Course. The Four-Person Best Ball Scramble Golf Tournament will begin with team sign-in and pictures at 11:45 a.m. and the open format shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the golf awards and door prizes. Call the VCDC office at 624-5571 or e-mail annb@vermillionchamber .com for more information, to register your team, be a hole sponsor, or donate a pin or door prize. Proceeds from the golf tournament help support the overall efforts of the VCDC. Business after Hours: Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your business and network with your peers? Sign up to host a Business After Hours event. These events generally run from 5-7 p.m. on a weeknight and the hosting business provides hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. If interested, contact Ann at annb@vermillionchamber .com or at 624-5571. Announcements: Vermillion Area Community Foundation (VACF) updated grant application information: Beginning this year, there are only two grant periods: The second Thursday in April and the second Thursday in October. Grant applications for the second session are due by Sept. 15. Grant guidelines can be found at http://vermillion.sdcomm unityfoundation.org or applications can be picked up at the VCDC, 116 Market Street. Summer Food Service Program, now through August 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jolley Elementary, 224 S. University, Vermillion. Free lunch will be served each weekday (June 2Aug. 1) for area children age 18 and younger. Closed July 4. For more information: vermillionbusinessoffice@ k12.sd.us (Vermillion School District). Story times for toddlers and preschoolers at Vermillion Public Library now through July 24. Call the library at 677-7060 or stop in for days and times. Registration for story time is required. Monday, June 1-23 Street closures: – Due to construction, beginning Monday, June 16 through Monday June 23, University Street will be closed 500 feet north of Cherry Street to 700 feet north of Cherry Street. – Beginning Monday, June 16, through Monday June 23, there will be construction taking place on Dakota Street in front of the Akeley Lawrence Science Center, USD campus. There will be a lane shift for traffic and will remain open. If you have questions or concerns contact Jose Dominguez, City Engineer at 677-7050. COME JOIN OUR TEAM Color, Style, ...is looking for quali?ed individuals to join their team. Welcov Assisted Living at Elk Point is looking for a Full Time Medication Aide/CNA swing shift position. Applicant would be willing to work all three shifts, 7-3, 3-11, 11p-7a. and every other weekend with rotating holidays Requirements: High School Diploma, Medication Aide Certi?cation a plus, will train if necessary Please contact RN Supervisor Paulette Groon at 605-356-2774 for application or stop by at: Welcov Assisted Living at Elk Point 600 E. Lincoln Street Elk Point, SD 57025 and a Winning Personality CNA Day and Evenings available RN/LPN 12 hour per week Day and Night Rotating Interested candidates please go online to avera.org and ?ll out an application or call 605-267-2081 for more information Broadcaster Press Call 624-4429 today to get your ad in the Broadcaster Press. Our graphic design staff will create a unique, personalized ad that will help your business stand out from the crowd! 201 W Cherry, Vermillion • Fax: 624-2696 • BroadcasterOnline.com Family. F ly. Friendly. 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