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Broadcaster Press 5 October 10, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Medicare Open Enrollment Period Begins Oct. 15 We’re all ears. PIERRE, S.D. – Open enrollment for the 2018 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan year begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. During the open enrollment period, trained volunteers from the South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education Program (SHIINE) will offer free assistance to seniors seeking additional Medicare information. To schedule a meeting with a volunteer in your community visit www. shiine.net or contact one of the following regional offices: •Eastern Region: 1-800536-8197 •Central Region: 1-877331-4834 •Western Region: 1-877286-9072 Individuals taking advantage of the free oneon-one counseling should bring their Medicare card and a current list of medications. SHIINE is a federal program designed to help individuals with questions about Medicare and protecting their benefits. SHIINE is funded through the Administration for Community Living and administered by the South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long Term Services and Supports. Questions? Comments? Story Ideas? Your opinion is something we always want to hear. Call, write us or contact us via e-mail and let us know how we are doing. 201 W. Cherry • Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-4429 • classifieds@plaintalk.net Record Turnout Local Volunteer Help Available For Annual Buffalo for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Roundup At Custer State Park Vermillion-Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) volunteer counselors will be available to help people compare their Medicare Part D plans in the Vermillion area by calling 624-8072 for an PIERRE, S.D. – Over 21,000 visitors attended the 52nd appointment. Outside of Vermillion call 1-800-536-8197 Annual Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park, setting a for information on where to get local help. new record for turnout at the event. Trained SHIINE volunteer counselors will be on Custer State Park also hosted its three-day arts festival hand to assist individuals with enrollment, answer in conjunction with the Buffalo Roundup. Sizable crowds questions and help fill out paperwork. The annual open convened throughout the three-day celebration to enjoy enrollment period for Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends entertainment such as Brulé, educational programs and Dec. 7, 2017. the grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor EduAdministered by the South Dakota Department of cation Center. “What a great weekend at Custer State Park,” said park superintendent Matt Snyder. “The Roundup was a success, and I heard nothing but compliments from how well the park looked to the variety of vendors at the Arts Festival. It was truly a team effort to make this weekend happen.” The annual Roundup serves as a tool to help manage the park’s buffalo herd. About 250 buffalo will be sold at Between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27 the the park's annual auction on Saturday, Nov. 18. For information on the auction, contact the park at 605.255.4515 City Water Department will be flushing or email CusterStatePark@state.sd.us. and flow testing water mains. This Upcoming Buffalo Roundups will be held on Friday, will clear the mains of sediment and Sept. 28, 2018, and Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Human Services, SHIINE is a federally-funded program that advocates for, educates and assists consumers with Medicare, Medicare fraud, errors and abuse detection, and related health information, to allow consumers to make timely and informed decisions and access necessary resources. The program is free for eligible seniors. For more information on SHIINE or open enrollment events in your area, contact your SHIINE Regional Coordinator, Tom Hoy, at 1-800-536-8197, or visit www. shiine.net. NOTICE TO WATER CUSTOMERS Romsdahl’s Repair & Remodel Carpentry, Decks, Windows & Doors, Refinishing, Drywall, & Ceramic Tile rust. Please let your tap water run a few seconds before using to clear any sediment. This is especially important to remember before washing clothes. A report of the harrowing experiences of Vermillion native and Nashville musician Jordan Merrigan, who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival just hours before it became the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Coverage of Vermillion High School homecoming week activities, including the first high school homecoming parade to be held by VHS students in over 30 years. A story explaining the “whiteout” front page of the Oct. 6 Plain Talk in honor of National Newspaper Week Oct. 1 through Oct. 7. 18 Years in Business Free Estimates News and photo coverage of the taping of the Amazon Prime television series “Fireball Run” held in Vermillion Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. 605-670-2161 Come and Sing! Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber And if you want to see: - ROOFING - A report from the Oct. 6 meeting of the Law School Task Force, held in the courtroom of the USD School of Law. - SIDING - Photo coverage of the Dakota Days Parade, held in downtown Vermillion Oct. 7. Also look for photos and reports from the Dakota Days football game pitting the Coyotes against Youngstown State in the DakotaDome. Asphault Shingle - Steel - Flat - EPDM Celebrates 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Sunday, October 29 • 3 pm First Lutheran Church 327 S. Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls Free and open to the public. Led by organist John Schwandt, theologian Steven Paulson, a 100-voice community choir, brass, timpani, violin and flute. German supper ($5) following the festival Tickets for the festival and/or meal may be reserved by visiting or calling First Lutheran Church, 605-339-1983 ext. 260 or online at flcsf.org/hymnfestival. LP Smart - Cement - Vinyl - Stone - GUTTERS - Heavy Duty Seamless - Gutter Guard - EXTERIOR PAINTING - A story about kickoff of this school year’s One Team One Dream reading program at Jolley Elementary School that utilizes members of the USD Coyote women’s basketball team as the students’ reading coaches. STORM RESTORATION - HAIL OR WIND Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! Local news since 1884! Sherwin-Williams Pro Certified Installation Experts Call Steve or Karl Here for you yesterday, today and tomorrow. 605-595-7809 • Vermillion, SD 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2695
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