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Broadcaster Press 9 October 17, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Mew York, Mew York Gala In November Yankton, South Dakota – Heartland Humane Society will host its annual Wine & Whiskers gala November 11th from 6pm to 10pm at Minervas Event Center. The event will include a three-course plated meal, a large silent and live auction, merchandise, surprise entertainment, prize pulls and raffle for a trip to New York City. Tickets are currently on sale for $50 and can be reserved by calling 605.664.4244 or online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net/events. Seating is reserved to 300. “Community support is vital to our success and Wine & Whiskers is one example of Heartland asking donors to come together and celebrate responsible animal care in our communities,” Heartland’s director Kerry Hacecky said. “After a 2017 remodel, we are facing record intake and adoption numbers and covering those expenses would be impossible without this event.” This year’s theme is “Mew York, Mew York – A Walk to Central Bark.” Hacecky said guests will experience a brand new feel to gala fundraising in the area. “The night will be full of surprises and we are excited to try something new in Yankton,” Hacecky said. Top auction items at the gala include tickets to Vikings vs. Bears game on New Years Eve, limo and dinner packages, and catering by Counterfeit. “This event comes together because of dozens of amazing donors in our communities,” Hacecky said. “Our top donors - Plains Marketing; Marlow, Woodward, and Huff Prof. LLC, Cedar County Vet Services, and Mary Mitchell - have supported a new, exciting gala and we are looking forward to the evening.” To learn more about Wine and Whiskers, go online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net/events or search “Wine and Whiskers, Mew York Mew York” on Facebook. Heartland Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves surrounding communities, protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people. Visit Heartland Humane Society online at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net Erickson Is New SDSU Elk Point Awarded Extension 4-H Youth $479,959 Grant Development Field To Support Wait To Treat Ash Trees For Manufacturing Operations Coordinator BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension announces Amber Erickson is the new SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Field Operations Coordinator. "Amber has hands-on experience and understands the role of the staff she will be serving," explains Donna Bittiker, SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director. Prior to this new position, Erickson served as the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Davison and Hanson Counties. In her new role, Erickson will work closely with Bittiker to provide training and serve as a mentor to SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisors across the state. She will also develop and lead professional development programs for South Dakota 4-H Professionals and will guide and engage the work of county-based 4-H Promotion and Expansion Committees. Erickson will work in collaboration with the State 4-H Program Director to engage communication and serve as a liaison to County Commissioners and other stakeholder groups. "I am eager to provide support and training through this role to my SDSU Extension colleagues," Erickson said. "Having served in this role, I understand the work that they do and have tremendous respect for the staff who serve 4-H members, youth and families across our state. They are a generous and hard-working team of professionals." Since 2014, Erickson has served as the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Davison and Hanson Counties. However, her connection to 4-H began a couple decades earlier. Growing up on a cow/calf operation south of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Erickson began her 4-H career at age 8 showing beef cattle and then expanded her involvement to include photography, other static exhibits, camps and leadership positions. "4-H is an organization that helped mold me into who I am today," Erickson said. "It is my hope that I can work with our team to help cultivate similar experiences for youth throughout our state. 4-H does a great job of helping youth discover their passions and empowers them to achieve their dreams and goals." Erickson holds a bachelor of science in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. To learn more about how you can become involved in SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Programming as a member or volunteer, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete listing can be found at iGrow under the Field Staff listing icon. SDSU Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (Land Grant University), and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience Leadership, Health and Wellness, Science and Ag-Vocacy through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,000 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants. ELK POINT - The City of Elk Point and the Elk Point Economic Development Corporation have been notified that the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding the city a $479,959 grant to help construct critical new infrastructure that will allow for the expansion of a local manufacturer into a new business park in Union County. “This investment will promote job growth and business expansion to support the region’s efforts to diversify its economy,” said Elk Point Economic Development Corporation President Brian Coyle. “The project is expected to create 18 jobs and generate $880,000 in private investment.” This EDA investment funds the construction of new infrastructure that includes a concrete street, drainage, water, and sewer installation to allow for the expansion of the local manufacturer into the Union County business park. EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds. More information on EDA’s grant process and investment process can be found at www.eda.gov. BalCon Enterprises, Inc., dba Helluva Packaging headquartered in Elk Point will be constructing a new 25,000 sq. ft. processing center and warehouse facility in the Elk Point Business Park. BalCon is an industrial packaging facility specializing in the production and recycling of FIBC bulk bags, and the refurbishment and sale of Gaylord boxes. The City of Elk Point and the Economic Development Corporation has received grant awards in the amount $500,000 from the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to construct a new concrete street, drainage, and utility placement in the Business Park. Come and Sing! Emerald Ash Borer BROOKINGS, S.D. - It's too early for South Dakotans to begin treating their ash trees for emerald ash borer said John Ball, Professor & SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist. "Our recommendation, consistent with other states, is not to begin treatments until the insect has been confirmed within 15 miles of your trees" Ball said. "There are companies already going around communities in eastern South Dakota telling people to start treatments now, but this is premature." The reason? Ball explained that emerald ash borer was recently confirmed near Welcome, Minnesota and this confirmation, along with the confirmation in Alta, Iowa earlier this summer, mean the insect is still 100 miles from South Dakota. The emerald ash borer was accidentally introduced from Asia into Michigan in the late 1990s. It is responsible for the loss of more than 50 million ash trees in this country. None of our native ash species; black, blue, green or white; have shown resistance to this insect. "Treatments are now so effective that you can even save trees that have been infested for a few years so there is no need start pesticide treatments now," Ball said. Ball recommends waiting until emerald ash borer is found in your area and then decide based on cost which ash to treat. The average cost of treatment is around $80 to $120 a tree. Treatments are done every other year. "These treatments do work," Ball said. "Today, the only ash trees left in more eastern communities impacted by emerald ash borer epidemics are those that have been treated." - ROOFING - Asphault Shingle - Steel - Flat - EPDM - SIDING - 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 Sherwin-Williams Pro STORM RESTORATION - HAIL OR WIND Certified Installation Experts Call Steve or Karl 605-595-7809 • Vermillion, SD
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