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4 Broadcaster Press December 26, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Home of Great Results since 1934 201 W Cherry St. • Vermillion, SD • Phone: 624-4429 Fax: 624-2696 • BroadcasterOnline.com DPS Officials: Christmas Past, Present, and Future Have Fun, But Be Safe During Holiday Season By Larry Zimmerman, Secretary S.D. Dept. of Veterans Affairs PIERRE, S.D. – In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety reminds people to remember to be safe as well. With so much happening, DPS officials say it is easy to forget about being careful. Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol, says for those people traveling during the holidays, they will see more troopers out patrolling highways. “Our same safety reminders are as important now as they are during the rest of the year,” Price says. “Slow down, focus on your driving, don’t drink and drive, and wear your seatbelt. These four factors are consistently reported as contributing factors in many of the crashes the highway patrol investigates.” Last year, there was one motor vehicle fatality during the Christmas holiday and two during the New Year’s period. Since Sept. 1, there have been 37 motor vehicle fatalities in South Dakota and 24 of them were not wearing seatbelts. Highway Safety Office Director Lee Axdahl says a happy time can change quickly if someone is not wearing a seatbelt during a vehicle crash. It doesn’t matter if you are reflecting on Christmas past, present, or future; the one commonality is traditions. It’s the magic and the love that we’ll always remember. As the holiday season approaches, let us not forget we have thousands of U.S. service members that are still in harm’s way and deployed away from friends and family. While we often feel we have enough on our hands just taking care of ourselves; reaching out and helping someone else can really change a person’s perspective. I encourage all of you to send a card, a handwritten note, or a care package to someone that is deployed. In addition, invite military families to partake in your holiday activities, and ask if you can assist them in preparing for the holidays. Many military families find themselves having to redefine the word "family" as their loved ones are often stationed far from home. Military children cope with so much: new schools, changing neighborhoods, friends who move, and deployed parents. A holiday full of laughter, shared and newly created memories would be a precious gift. Charles Dickens said, “I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” A NEW YEAR! ~ Renewed Hope ~New Opportunities ~New Adventures May This be Your Best Year Ever! BOB’S SINCLAIR SERVICE 200 E. Main, Vermillion 624-2731 Congrats Tanagers! USDA makes grants available under the Rural Community Development Initiative program to strengthen the rural economy. Qualified intermediary organizations, like Dakota Resources, utilize the RCDI grants to provide technical assistance and training to strengthen nonprofit housing and economic development organizations in rural communities. Paula Jensen, Vice President of Advancement at Dakota Resources says, “We will work side-by-side with these twelve organizations to develop the capacity of their economic development staff and Board of Directors to undertake We wish you and your family a blessed holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness. As you and your family gather this holiday season, please keep our heroes (past, present, and future) in your hearts. God bless our veterans, their families, and our troops that are currently serving in harm’s way. future housing, community facilities or economic development projects.” All applicants of the RCDI grant program must have a high capacity to deliver the necessary technical assistance and must provide nonfederal matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant. Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000. Dakota Resources is a certified Community Development Financial Institution under the United States Department of the Treasury with the purpose of stimulating financial and human investment in communities that are invested in themselves. They will help you and your community by identifying resource gaps in support of economic and community development, proactively educate and collaborate toward innovate solutions, share diversified, customized toolbox of resources that support economic and community development, and actively engage individuals, organizations, and the broader community in real and lasting change. For more information, visit http://dakotaresources. org. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit rd.usda.gov. SDDA Registers Dicamba Products In South Dakota PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has approved Engenia, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip technology and Fexapan herbicides for use in South Dakota for the 2018 growing season. These labels expire Dec. 20, 2018. The SDDA will use the federal EPA stamped label for use in the state. Per the EPA label, these products are now restricted use products, meaning the applicator must be a certified private or commercial applicator to purchase and apply the products. All persons applying the products must also complete a dicamba-specific training and examination. Documen- HENDERSON’S Ultimate Car Washes Open 24 Hours (605) 624-6904 807 Princeton St Spending the holidays apart is hard, but sharing traditions whenever possible can create special memories for everyone. USDA Rural Development Awards RCDI Grant To Dakota Resources Renner, SD - Dakota Resources has been awarded a Rural “Too many families this holiday season will have a loved one missing from around the Christmas tree or the Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant in the dinner table,” he says. “Don’t add to that sad list. Wear a amount of $214,090 from USDA Rural Development. seatbelt no matter how far you travel, get to your destiThis 3-year program will provide financial and technical nation safely and make it a memorable season for all the assistance to the economic development professional staff right reasons.” and local leadership teams from twelve private nonprofit economic development organizations and low-income Holiday safety is also important at home as well. rural communities in South Dakota, namely: 1) Centerville State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says home fires are Development Corporation; 2) De Smet Development Cormore prevalent during the holidays. poration; 3) Eureka Community Development Company; 4) Faulkton Area Development Corporation; 5) Southern Hills “With more lights, more candles, more cooking and Economic Development Corporation; 6) Lemmon Housing & more fireplaces being used, the chances of a home fire Redevelopment Commission; 7) Grant County Development increase at this time of the year,” Merriman says. “Use Corporation; 8) On Hand Development Corporation; 9) holiday lighting safely, never leave burning candles unattended, practice cooking safety, and have a working Grow Spink, Inc.; 10) Wagner Area Growth, Inc. (Strikeforce smoke alarm on each floor, every sleeping area and each Area); 11) Wall Economic Development Corporation; and 12) Webster Area Development Corporation. bedroom in the home.” DPS officials also encourage the public to be aware of possible changing weather conditions later this week. Those planning to travel should watch for latest forecasts and check road conditions by calling 511 or at http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/. If traveling, practice safe driving techniques and pack a winter safety kit. While I wouldn’t trade Christmas at home with my family and friends, I will forever fondly recall my Christmas spent overseas. Sharing the holidays with my military family, gorging myself on food, improvised holiday decorations, and unique holiday shenanigans. You learn to make the most of deployments – you remember that you signed the contract to protect those around you and you realize very quickly that it’s worth it to have to miss out on some holidays. at both locations 815 Princeton St 921 E Cherry St tation of completion of the training and examination will be required to purchase these products. “As a producer myself, I understand the time and energy that farmers put into their crop each season. What is important to note for everyone is that these new label restrictions will require more planning, for both growers and applicators, this year prior to the planting season, as well as during the application season,” said secretary of agriculture Mike Jaspers. “However, the way we all handle application on every field, every time will impact the future of these products and agriculture in South Dakota. It’s important that we take the time to plan ahead to make sure we are being good neighbors and good stewards of this technology.” Holiday Early Deadlines Gift Certificates Available December 26th Edition Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 3:00pm May every day of the New Year sparkle with good cheer & happiness! January 2nd Edition Deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 27th at 3:00pm Thank You and Happy New Year 5 W. Cherry St. • Vermillion 605-624-4444 The Broadcaster/Plain Talk offices will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st. Happy Holidays from all of us at the... bp Since 1934 Broadcaster Press As with all products registered by the department, applicators are required to read and follow the label prior to and during application. Application of Engenia, Xtendimax and Fexapan must be completed between sunrise and sunset when wind speeds are from 3-10 mph at boom height. Applications can occur until the R1 growth stage of the soybean crop, also known as beginning bloom. Applicators will be required to maintain records of each application; records are required to be completed at the end of each day of application. Tank mix information must be printed and stapled to the spray record to verify the applicator referenced the website no more than seven days prior to application. The labeled tank mix information and allowable nozzles are available on the manufactures’ websites.
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