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2 Broadcaster Press April 17, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Third Quarter Donation By Daris Howard I’ve Seen Worse My daughter asked me if I would judge at a debate tournament. “I’ve never even been to a debate tournament,” I replied. “It’s okay,” she said. “They’ll train you. Besides, the most important part of judging is to give the students information about what you feel they can do better. If you just give them points and don’t say why you scored them the way you did, it will mean nothing.” She said every student was asked to provide a judge for one of the tournaments, and I could choose which one I went to. I looked at the tournament schedule and determined one that would work for me. On the appointed day, I went to the designated high school. All of the judges met in one room, and we were given some training. By the time I received my first assignment, I still felt totally unprepared. For my first judging round, the students helped me understand what was supposed to happen. I found both teams to be quite equal, but I also found little suggestions that I could share with them to help them know what they could do to improve. I wrote quite a lot of notes on their papers both during and after the debate. I judged a second round with similar results. I found I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Eventually, I had a break and went to the judges’ lounge. The debate team parents of that school provided some taco salads for the judges. I started to fill a plate, and the lady that COURTESY PHOTO was serving asked how the judging was going. “This is my first time,” I said. “I think it’s going okay, but I The Evan Project Diaper Bank in Vermillion is the recipient of the third quarter Caribiou Coffee tip donation presented by Caribou Coffee employees at the Coffee Cup Travel Plaza. Receiving the donation in the amount of have nothing to compare against.” $1,845.93 is Ellie Pyles, Vermillion, the founder of The Evan Project. “Well, I’ve judged a lot of these,” she said, “and I’ve seen worse, but not too much worse.” Since I was the last person in line, she quit serving and filled a plate of food for herself. She came over to the table I was at, and three other ladies joined us as well. The first lady continued to talk about how bad the debaters were. “In the judging I have done,” she said, “I have seldom seen such poor performances.” “Well,” another lady said, “you’ve got to realize that for some of these kids, it’s the first time they have ever tried this.” No matter how much others tried to turn the conversation to a positive tone, the first lady kept sharing her negative comments. Suddenly, I bit into something that was really chewy. I tried to chew my way through it, but it didn’t get any smaller, and it hooked on my teeth. Finally, I spit it onto my fork and set it on the plate. I tried to do it inconspicuously, but the lady next to me noticed. “What is that?” she asked. I picked it up and carefully analyzed it. “I think it’s a rubber band,” I said. “One of the bigger kind that someone wears on their braces.” Another lady at the table just about gagged. She swallowed a few times to keep her food down, and then set her fork down and pushed her food away. JACKIE WILLIAMS/VERMILLION PLAIN TALK The lady who had been so negative started to apologize. The Coffee Cup Caribou Coffee recently donated their fourth quarter tips to the sheriff’s departments of both Clay “Oh, I’m so sorry. I have no idea how that got in there.” and Union counties. The check amount totalsl $4,200. “It’s no big deal,” I said, and I continued eating. “No big deal!” the lady who almost lost her meal said. “You found a rubber band like that in your food, and you say it’s no big deal? And how can you continue eating?” Looking right at the lady who had been complaining about the debate students, I laughed and said, “I’m a scoutmaster. I’ve seen worse.” posal on May 3-4 at Creekside Lodge in Custer State Park. PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks The lady smiled an embarrassed smile and never said anTo comment in person, the public hearing will be held (GFP) Commission proposed to reinstate days in which other word of complaint. West River Deer Hunting Season Proposed only antlerless licenses are valid for the West River season for 2018. The proposed season would run: •Unit 30A (Gregory): November 3-6 and November 19-25, 2018 •All Other Units: November 10-25, 2018 •Antlerless Deerthem you saw it 8-16, 2018 Tags: December in the Tell The GFP Commission will consider adopting this pro- Broadcaster! Tell them you saw it in the Broadcaster! 624-4429 May 3 at 2 p.m. MDT. Individuals can also provide written comments on commission rule proposals by sending them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501, or via email to wildinfo@state.sd.us. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the Commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing) per HB 1006. Turn Yo ur Clutter i nto Cash! www.broadcasteronline.com Tell them you saw it in the Broadcaster! 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion Stories you624-4429 because missed this week you’re www.broadcasteronline.com not a Plain Talk subscriber Dozens of children, from infants to teenagers, gathered at Sanford Vermillion hospital April 5 to help Dr. Mary Jo Olson celebrate a milestone in her career – the delivery of her 1,000th baby at the hospital. We were there to cover the event. Complete coverage of the annual Vermillion Chamber and Development Company banquet, held Thursday, April 5 in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Read about how the event celebrated the accomplishments in the Vermillion community in the 201 year and honoredVermillion past W. Cherry, the 20-year career of James Abbott as president of the University of South Dakota. He will be retiring in June. www.broadcasteronline.com Stories about the resignation of Vermillion Middle School Principal Timothy Koehler and the hiring of VHS alum Garret Olson as the high school’s new band director. Tell them you saw it in the Broadcaster! Advertise your Garage Sale to thousands of readers! 624-4429 3.5” x 2.5” | Maximum Font Size: 30 pt Have 403(b) questions? Let’s talk. Curt Robinson Financial Curt Robinson Advisor . Financial 23 Market Street Advisor Patrick M Higgins Financial Advisor 23 Market Street 605-624-2028 Vermillion, SD 57069 www.edwardjones.com 605-624-2028 www.edwardjones.com 7 W. Cherry Street Vermillion, SD 57069 605-658-0205 www.edwardjones.com Vermillion, SD 57069 624-4429 And if you want to see: Coverage of the aftermath of an April blizzard hit all of South Dakota last week. A report on the viral popularity of a video featuring Mitchell Olson and a number of popular state and local personalities. The video was produced for and first seen at the VCDC’s annual banquet April 5. After that event, it was posted on social media to be seen by thousands. A story about what the future holds for a currently vacant building on Vermillion’s Main Street that once served as a sorority house. Member SIPC - ROOFING - State History Conference Coming Up April 27-28 In Rapid City PIERRE, S.D. -- The 2018 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference will be held April 27–28 at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Rapid City. The conference theme this year is “Infinite Variety: Past, Present, Future.” Sessions will be focused on a number of themes about the variety of South Dakota’s people, both ancient and modern, and about what made us what we are. “Our archaeology staff in Rapid City has lined up an excellent list of speakers,” said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society, located at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. “We encourage people to attend our conference and network with other people interested in learning more about South Dakota history.” The speaker at Friday’s luncheon will be Bill Walsh. His talk, “A Tale of Two States: Myth or Reality?” will take a look at the state’s famous East River/West River cultural gap. The results of this year’s election of the State Historical Society board of trustees will be announced during that luncheon. Other speakers include Lynn Alex, Dr. Linea Sundstrom, M. J. Adams, Brian Stambaugh, Rick Mills, Dr. David Wolff, Mike Runge, Dr. Lilah Morton Pengra, Dr. Craig Howe, Dr. David Posthumus, Dr. Armik Mirzayan, Francis Whitebird, Dr. Molly Rozum, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and Mike Casler. There will be a pre-conference “Meet the Authors and Book Signing” event on Thursday evening at Arrowhead Country Club and a conference reception at the Dahl Arts Center on Friday evening. The annual Governor’s Awards for History will be awarded at Saturday’s luncheon. One teacher certificate renewal credit is being offered through the state Department of Education. For more information about the conference or to register, visit history.sd.gov or call 605-773-6000. Linder Salvage Asphault Shingle - Steel - Flat - EPDM Do you have unwanted appliances? LP Smart - Cement - Vinyl - Stone Call Billy (402)692-3333 or (712)635-2575 - SIDING - - GUTTERS - Heavy Duty Seamless - Gutter Guard - EXTERIOR PAINTING Sherwin-Williams Pro Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! 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