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8 Broadcaster Press August 21, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off PIERRE, S.D. - As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity. “During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, the TIPs program resulted in 261 investigations leading to 146 arrests, $31,000 in fines and $57,400 in liquidated civil damages,” said GFP conservation officer specialist Joe Keeton. “Although the number of TIPs calls declined from the previous year, the number of arrests was the highest in program history.” This past year 261 citizens called in to report wildlife crimes, and the TIPs program rewarded those individuals with over $6,500. “We are grateful to the men and women who have cared enough to call,” said Keeton. “Each and every report is integral in the effort to curb poaching and other illegal activity in our state.” Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for rewards in cases that lead to an arrest. Rewards may range from $100 to $500, depending on the case. Higher rewards may be offered in extreme cases. The TIPs program began in 1984, and since that time, citizens have generated 11,919 investigations that have led to 4,327 arrests. Individuals may call the TIPs hotline at 1.888.OVERBAG (683.7224) to report violations, or report online at tips.sd.gov. Find TIPs on Facebook at facebook.com/SDTIPs. Labor Dept. and CUC Offer Student Work Opportunities PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) will be hiring an employment specialist to help Capitol University Center (CUC) increase student awareness about career opportunities in central South Dakota. Efforts of DLR’s Career Launch SD program include partnering with school districts and local businesses to provide career and education tools to youth ages 16 – 24. “Career Launch SD is a synergistic approach to help meet South Dakota’s demand for a skilled workforce,” said Pierre Job Service manager Mark Anderson. “Our employment specialist will have offices at both Job Service and CUC and work closely with the T.F. Riggs and Stanley County school districts and local businesses.” Career Launch SD needs business partnerships to give students exposure to more work training opportunities to make informed decisions about future careers. Through the Career Launch SD program, students can participate in: •Registered Apprenticeships •Internships and work experiences •Job shadowing and informational interviews •Classroom presentations •Career and post-high fairs “Businesses will be able to expose youth to their industries in fields students may not know exist,” said Chris Maxwell, executive director of CUC. “It will raise career awareness to help youth succeed and reach their potential while employers gain full-time, permanent employees.” The employment specialist will help businesses create work experiences, work with students on soft skills, monitor students and promote job openings. A partner’s time investment can range from one hour providing an informational interview to several months providing an internship up to 2,000 hours offering a Registered Apprenticeship. Businesses interested in this partnership may submit their interest at CareerLaunchSD.com or 605-773-3372. Applicants interested in the employment specialist position may apply at http://bhr.sd.gov/ searching Job ID # 10510. SD 4-H Recognizes Volunteers During 2018 State Fair BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakotans who invested in our state's youth will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame September 2 during the 2018 South Dakota State Fair held in Huron, August 30-Sept. 3. The 2018 4-H Hall of Fame inductees include: Julie Symens, Marshall County; Mike and Rose Kraft, Marshall County; Betty Knutsen, Brookings County; Rosalie Schumacher, Walworth County; Janet Maeschen, Sanborn County; Roxie Tetrault, Butte/Lawrence counties; Lyndell Petersen, Pennington County and Joyce Bowman, Fall River/ Pennington counties. The ceremony will be held in the Nordby Exhibit Hall on the State Fair Grounds in Huron (1060 3rd St. SW, Huron) at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony. "The South Dakota State Fair is the perfect event to honor and recognize 4-H volunteers who have put in years of service to the 4-H members and families in South Dakota," said Karla Trautman, SDSU Extension interim director. The 4-H Hall of Fame commemorates the 4-H Centennial, which occurred in 2002. Each summer individuals who have made significant contributions to county or state 4-H Programming are honored through the 4-H Hall of Fame. "The 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame is intended to honor the many volunteers who contribute to the 4-H Program," Amber Erickson, SDSU Extension 4-H youth development field operations coordinator. "The individuals honored have given unselfish service through their talent, time and leadership to the 4-H program. They have been an advocate on behalf of 4-H. These volunteers are an outstanding example of the impact a caring adult can have in the lives of children." The 2018 4-H Hall of Fame inductees have volunteered anywhere from 25 to 57 years. To learn more about South Dakota 4-H, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete listing can be found at iGrow. Saturday Sports Injury Clinic 8:30-10:30 a.m. If your student is injured during a sporting event, visit Sanford Vermillion *Saturdays during the fall athletic season. Orthopedic specialist, Thomas Flesher, M.D., will assess the athlete’s injuries and determine the next course of treatment. Earlier treatment means earlier healing. Free initial consultation to middle and high school students from Vermillion School District. A parent is requested to accompany minor athletes. * Some Saturdays excluded Call (605) 677-3700 for more information. sanfordvermillion.org 018027-00474 8/18 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count Final Tally STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows traffic was up 7.9 percent overall for the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year. Summary for all 10 days – Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 Traffic totals at the nine locations entering Sturgis for the 2018 Rally: Friday, Aug. 3: 49,424 entering – up 1.9 percent from Friday last year Saturday, Aug. 4: 60,119 entering – up 10.8 percent from Saturday last year Sunday, Aug. 5: 52,153 entering – down 4.2 percent from Sunday last year Monday, Aug. 6: 59,431 entering – up 1.55 percent from Monday last year Tuesday, Aug. 7: 60,281 entering – up 8.8 percent from Tuesday last year Wednesday. Aug. 8: 60,608 entering – up 11.4 percent from Wednesday last year Thursday, Aug. 9: 56,3023 entering – up 11.5 percent from Thursday last year Friday Aug. 10: 48,787 entering – up 18.8 percent from Friday last year Saturday Aug. 11: 37,525 entering – up 9.5 percent from Saturday last year Sunday Aug. 12: 21,399 entering – up 20.1 percent from Sunday last year 10 Day total: 2018: 505,969 2017: 469,103 up 7.9 percent over last year Value Added Ag Center Day At SD State Fair Aug 30 YANKTON, S.D. – The Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) invites you to attend the 19thAnnual Value Added Agriculture Center Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. South Dakota’s value added agriculture industry will showcase 20 vendors including South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) members in the Day Sponsor Tent. The VAADC helps create and expand agribusinesses that process commodities into products we use every day. Traditional crops & livestock are being used to make oil/meal (soybeans), grass-fed beef (cattle), pasta (wheat), and biopharmaceutical products (sheep). Non-traditional agribusinesses are processing wines/spirits/beers, white sorghum flour, fleece/wool and aquaculture grownfood/livestock feed. The SDSPA is partnering to feature hydroponically grown specialty crops, soap, lamb and goat meats, honey and honey products and flowers. Local food marketing will be highlighted with a farmers market and food hub booth. There will also be presentations on various local food topics and cooking demonstrations. The presentation schedule is as follows: 10:00 a.m.- “Honey Bee Magic;” 10:30 a.m. “Goat Raising Tips 101;” 11 a.m.- “Field to Bottle;”- South Dakota Wines, Spirits & Beers;” 11:30 a.m. “Farm & Ranch Agritourism Opportunities;” 12 p.m. “Experience the Magic of Local Foods for Kids”, and 2 p.m.- “Cooking Up Some Magic with South Dakota’s Fresh Products” (Women’s Building Kitchen). Be sure to make time to walk through the Day Sponsor Tent to sample products from value added businesses and learn more about the innovative products being made here in South Dakota. Stop by at 3 p.m. to enjoy our Ice Cream Social brought to you in cooperation with Your South Dakota Dairy Producers. Support from East River Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Services of America, SD Bankers Association, SD Association of Cooperatives, SD Farmers Union, SD Rural Electric Association, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, SD Wheat Commission and Agtegra make VAADC services possible to South Dakota farmers and ranchers. Contact Cheri Rath, Executive Director of the Value Added Ag Development Center with questions at 605-224-9402. The Fast Track To Bright Futures By Gov. Dennis Daugaard: With the first day of classes on the horizon, I encourage our high school students to take advantage of dual credit courses this school year. The 2018-19 school year marks the fifth year that high school students have had access to low-cost dual credit courses through our state’s public universities and technical institutes. These courses give students great opportunities to learn about a wide variety of careers. They include general education subjects and everything from animal science to wind technology. They’re truly a win-win-win opportunity. Students win because these courses allow them to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. At only $48.33 per credit hour, these are the cheapest university and technical institute courses a student will ever take, giving them a head start on college or tech school. At a time when the cost of college is a great concern, that is significant. High schools win because they can expand their course offerings at no cost to the school district. Universities and technical institutes win too. Although we do ask them to discount their tuition rate, this program attracts more South Dakota students to our institutions, retains more freshmen after the first year and helps graduate students on time. The popularity of this program has consistently exceeded expectations, with student participation numbers growing every year. In 2014-15, the first year of the program, about 2,100 students took at least one dual credit course. Though we don’t have summer term numbers yet, participation looks to be nearly double that with approximately 3,900 students taking advantage of dual credit so far during the 2017-18 school year. And many students take more than one dual credit offering over the course of their high school years. We want all students to be engaged and prepared for the future. More than simply graduating from high school, we want them to be thinking about what comes afterward. They should be asking themselves, “What interests me? Where are my strengths? How can I use those interests and strengths to prepare for a good job and an exciting career?” Dual credit courses can help high school students find answers to those questions while adjusting to the rigor expected of them in postsecondary education. Ultimately, dual credit has the power to put students on the fast track to bright futures. $100 O f f! A Whole Home Dehumidifier from Kalins Indoor Comfort! What are the benefits of a dehumidifier? • Draws out excess moisture out of the air and permanently removes it thus protecting and making your home more comfortable • Relieves dampness, odor, mold or mildew • Helps reduce energy costs Can be centrally ducted for whole-home control or operate un-ducted to address moisture problem areas. Call today to find out more! Vermillion: 605-624-5618 Sioux City: Yankton: 712-252-2000 605-665-4348 kalinsindoor.com kalinsindoor.com *Offer available 08/31/18 *Offer available thru 8/31/18
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