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Broadcaster Press 7 December 5, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Status Reviews Of South Dakota’s Threatened And Endangered Species Available For Comment PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is conducting a review of state endangered and threatened species and asking the public to provide comment on the draft status reviews for 22 species. Comments are accepted through Dec. 8, 2017. The review process provides a concise summary of the current status for each state-listed threatened or endangered species. Where sufficient information existed for the recovery of species, draft criteria for downlisting (changing status from endangered to threatened) and/or delisting (removing a threatened or endangered species from the state list) are described. If such information was not available, the We’re all ears. Your opinion is something we always want to hear. Questions? Call, write us or contact Comments? us via e-mail and let us Story Ideas? know how we are doing. 201 W. Cherry •Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-4429 • classifieds@plaintalk.net review describes additional monitoring or research needs. For species also listed as federal threatened or federal endangered under the Endangered Species Act, separate state recovery goals were not drafted. GFP will continue cooperating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to meet identified recovery goals. Auctions Land & Property • Antiques • Consignments • Farm • Auto & more... Upcoming Auctions 4-Hers Donate 19,474 Pieces Of Clothing BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota 4-Hers donated more than 19,000 pieces of clothing to neighbors in need as part of the Head-to-Toe statewide service project launched in 2016. Organized by the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council, the annual service project provides an opportunity for 4-H members to give back to their communities, explained Amber Erickson, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Field Operations Coordinator. "4-H proudly promotes service learning," Erickson said. "Each year the Youth Council selects a project youth from all counties across the state can become involved in to create a state-wide impact." To add some friendly competition to the service project, counties competed to see which could donate the most pieces of clothing. Tripp County won, donating nearly 7,000 pieces of clothing. The club responsible for this win was the Clovervale Club, collecting 6,962 pieces of clothing and distributing them to 15 community organizations, shelters, non-profits and state agencies to help meet community members' clothing needs. "When we went to the shelters to donate and we saw people who do not have what we have, it made me happy to see that I could go out of my way to help someone else other than myself," said Ryan Sell, 14. Although their entire 4-H club was involved, Sell, together with his brother, Clay and good friend, Rowdy Moore, were the members who dedicated the most time to the endeavor - meeting for about three hours every other Friday for five months to sort clothing donated to the Tripp County Extension Office. "It was a huge time commitment. I figured it would be a one-time collection and delivery, but then clothes kept coming," explained Jill Sell, Ryan and Clay's mom. 4-H's service to others focus, is a big reason the regional manager for South Dakota Department of Social Services enrolled her sons in the program. "I want my kids to grow up and not be self-absorbed. They need to be willing to help and be involved," Jill explained. Because of Jill's work, her sons knew that there are many South Dakotans in need, however, it was not until Clay, participated in the Head-to-Toe service project, that he really understood what his mom meant when she told her sons they were fortunate. "I saw the people at one of the places we dropped off clothing and was like, whoa, this is what it means not to have what you need. My mom would tell us that we have a lot compared to some, but I never actually witnessed that," explained Clay, 12 and seventh grader at Winner School District. Clay added that because Winner does not have school on Fridays, spending time with his brother and good friend, made the time away from class fun. "I get bored easily. This kept me busy," Clay said. His friend, Rowdy Moore agreed. "It was fun to spend time with the Sells and it felt good to help people because they don't have the stuff we do," Moore, also a seventh grader explained. Hands for Larger Service A Man Who Made The Most Of His Time By Gov. Dennis Daugaard Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on our blessings, and to spend time with family and friends. This year, though, the holiday took on a somber note, because on Wednesday night I received word of the passing of Rep. Craig Tieszen. Craig Tieszen was a model public servant. He was in his first term as a state representative, after serving eight years in the state senate. Prior to that, Craig spent 32 years in law enforcement, retiring as the Rapid City chief of police. As a young man, he spent four years serving in the Peace Corps. He committed his entire life to helping others. The news is filled these days with people who enter politics for the wrong reasons. Craig Tieszen reminds us that there are many good people in politics too. In his interactions with others, Craig was a consummate gentleman. Always respectful, he was thoughtful and considerate, and he made his decisions carefully, using data and common sense. He worked hard as a legislator, too. He drew upon his experience in law enforcement to make changes in the criminal justice system. He was a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force that addressed teacher salaries. Craig was widely liked and respected in Rapid City, as demonstrated by the outpouring of grief, especially from his colleagues in law enforcement. He was a longtime leader of the Rapid City Club for Boys and was involved in many other community causes. In a tragic accident, Craig and his brother-in-law, Brent Moline, both died while attending a family wedding in the Cook Islands. I can only imagine how devastating this accident was for Craig and Brent’s families. An intended celebration became a time of shock and deep sorrow. These families will need our support in the difficult days to come. Although Thanksgiving is behind us, this tragedy is another reminder to be thankful – for our loved ones and for the time we are given on this earth. Craig Tieszen made the most of his time, and we can all learn from his example. The status reviews are available online: gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/threatened-endangered/ default.aspx. To provide written feedback on these reviews, please email StatusReviews@state.sd.us or mail comments to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. Auction 1:00 Dec. 10, 2017 Owners: Randy & Vanet Jensen On site: 31988 475 Ave Elk Point, S.D. Auctioneer notes: For picture and more go to Dakotarealty.com Antiques, Guns, boats, camper and more Service to others has been part of 4-H mission since Madsen Auction Service the beginning of the organization more than a century ago, Gary Madsen 605-638-0643 • Hazen Bye 605-670-0422 explained Laura Kahler, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program and Jim Brady 605-670-9638 Advisor - Gregory and Tripp counties. "It's right here in the 4-H Pledge. 4-H has a lot of resources for volunteers and youth to connect them to projects to help their communities," Kahler said. "I am wowed by the quantity The following land in Swan Lake Township, Turner County, South Dakota, is offered for sale on sealed bids: E1/2SE1/4 of Section 35-97-53, Turner County, SD, except Olsen Tract 1 of clothing this club was able to gather and distribute Location: 1 mile east of Viborg, SD, consisting of 66.25 farmland acres per FSA with 15 acres subject to a USDA and by the time the youth Conservation Easement. Approximately 51 tillable acres, overall soil productivity index rating of 77.2. dedicated to the project." The improved acreage, Olsen Tract 1, will be sold at a later date. Tripp County did win Bids: Written bids must be submitted to Ward Law Office, 109 N Main, Box 497, Viborg, South Dakota, 57070 prior to the state-wide competi5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2017. The highest bidders, in a number to be determined by Sellers, will be notified and tion. They county will be allowed to raise their bids at a private auction to be held on December 28, 2017. Sellers reserve the right to reject presented with a plaque and any and all bids. a $50 in 4-H Mall (shop4-h. org) credit the Tripp County Terms: 15% of the purchase price payable upon Sellers’ acceptance of the bid, and the balance on closing on or 4-H Youth Program Advisor before January 31, 2018. Buyer will receive title by Warranty Deed. The cost of Owner’s title insurance will be can utilize to cover costs split between Sellers and Buyer. Sellers will pay the 2017 taxes due in 2018. Possession to be given on date of bid of materials for county acceptance, subject to the existing lease for 2017. programming. Bid packages with additional information may be obtained from Ward Law Office, Viborg, South Dakota, attorney for To learn more about how Sellers, Phone 605-326-5282, FAX 605-326-5283, email: wardg@iw.net. you can become involved in 4-H as a volunteer or member, visit the 4-H & Youth Community page on iGrow. TURNER COUNTY LAND FOR SALE ON SEALED BIDS Richard and Janice Olsen, Owners 605-660-8696
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