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Broadcaster Press 3 Decemeber 18, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Noem Applauds TAG Following Retirement Announcement PIERRE, S.D. – Governor-elect Kristi Noem today applauded the dedicated service of Major General Timothy A. Reisch following his retirement announcement. Reisch has served as The Adjutant General (TAG) for South Dakota since April 2011. He will continue serving until his retirement in June 2019. “South Dakota has a proud history of service in the National Guard,” said Governor-elect Kristi Noem. “I have the deepest respect for General Reisch’s commitment to improving our state’s safety and his dedication to bolstering our threat response readiness. I look forward to appointing a service-oriented leader who will continue General Reisch’s legacy of commitment to the wellbeing and security of South Dakota.” "I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to serve with Governor-elect Noem over the next few months as we work to create a safer and stronger South Dakota," said Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch. "Our state's National Guard is in its highest state of enduring readiness of its 156-year history. I'm proud of the results we've produced, and I look forward to seeing the next Adjutant General take our organization to even higher levels as the needs and demands for National Guard readiness continue to grow." Reisch, a Howard native, launched his military career when he enlisted in the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1978. The general was appointed TAG by Governor Dennis Daugaard and has served as Commanding General for both the South Dakota Air and Army National Guard, guiding the preparation of over 4,000 Air and Army National Guard citizen soldiers to respond in times of state or national emergency. He has also served as the governor’s top counsel regarding the use of the National Guard. Noem will work in conjunction with the South Dakota National Guard to appoint a replacement TAG, and applicants will be vetted through a panel appointed by Noem. 147th Army Band Participates In Partner State Celebration By Staff Sgt. Mike Beck 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Members of South Dakota Army National Guard's 147th Army Band traveled to South America to participate in a musical performance event series with its state partnership country of Suriname, Nov. 18 - Dec. 1. About 35 147th members conducted professional development training with the Suriname Army Band and played at a variety of events in support of community and public outreach objectives. The musical events culminated with both groups marching together during Suriname's National Day Parade. The overall goal of the event was to further enhance the Suriname and SDNG partnership in support of US Southern Command cooperation objectives. The band traveled from their home station of Mitchell to Sioux Falls to meet a West Virginia Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft for the trip to Paramaribo. Upon arrival, the 147th and the Suriname Army Band practiced together for four days prior to the National Day Parade. The practices included learning new music, integrating the two bands into one and marching. The Soldiers of the 147th learned to play Surinamese music, as well as marching style and commands in a few short days. Suriname has, in recent years, moved the parade from the capital of Paramaribo to other communities to allow more people to attend. This year, the parade was held in Saramacca, a district west of the capital. The entire parade route was lined with onlookers, vendors and media. "It was amazing to see how many people came (to the parade)," said Spc. Brooke Bigge, member of the 147th. The President of Suriname, Desiré Bouterse, attended the National Day Parade, as well as senior leaders of the Suriname Defense Force, and dignitaries from Brazil, Guiana, French Guiana and the South Dakota National Guard. Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, SDNG adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Russ Walz, assistant adjutant general for South Dakota's Air National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Hoekman were among the dignitaries viewing from the grandstand. Members of the 147th also performed at multiple venues outside of the parade. Music performance teams performed at the United Stated Embassy, a local shopping mall, two children's homes, and several other locations. These performances were the highlight of the trip for many members of the band. "Watching the kids sing along, and get up and dance was heartwarming," said 1st Sgt. Kristin Sokup, 147th senior noncommissioned officer. "They knew most of the (popular) songs we played, despite the songs being American." Other members of the band had similar experiences. "Whether it was us, the 147th playing, or the Suriname band, those concerts were really impressive," said Spc. Jordan Hoffman. Crowds were very receptive to the bands, as were the local musicians. Local musicians frequently joined in playing with members of the band. "Playing with the Surinamese musicians was a lot of fun," said Spc. Craig Kolasch, with the 147th. "We were able to jam with them - they do a lot of freestyling." "Overall, it was a very worthwhile trip," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Terry Beckler, 147th commander. "An annual training like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity." 60 It’s A Party! May your Christmas sparkle with love, laughter and goodwill! Wishing you & your families a joyous holiday filled with peace, good health & prosperity. From all of us at Merry Clay-Union Electric Christmas & Happy New Year! Our office will be closed Monday & Tuesday, December 24th & 25th & December 31st & January 1st Wishing you a th Guess Who’s Turning 60!? Come and Celebrate at Whimp’s in Burbank Sat., December 22nd 5pm to ? Beverages Provided Farm Credit Services Of America To Distribute 2018 Cash-Back Dividends OMAHA, Nebraska – At a time when agricultural producers face economic challenges, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) has approved its largest cash-back dividend to date. The financial cooperative’s eligible customer-owners will receive a 2018 cash-back dividend equal to 0.90 percent of a customer’s eligible daily loan balance for an estimated total payout of approximately $230 million. Since 2004, FCSAmerica has returned nearly $1.7 billion to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. “As a mission-driven cooperative, one of our key goals is to maintain the financial strength to serve agriculture and rural America through all economic cycles. We strive to be a dependable lender through every ag cycle, but especially through the tough ones,” said Mark Jensen, president and CEO of FCSAmerica. “There is no better time than today to put our financial strength to work for our customer-owners.” Earlier this year, the Board of Directors for FCSAmerica announced that it was enhancing its patronage program to share more of the cooperative’s earnings with eligible customer-owners. It intends to target a cash-back dividend of 90 basis points for the foreseeable future, barring unforeseen events and significant changes in the environment. The earnings retained by FCSAmerica are used to build the cooperative’s financial capacity to continue serving agriculture. The 2018 dividend checks will be mailed to eligible customer-owners in March 2019. The Board of Directors has approved a cash-back dividend program for 2019, with the amount of the distribution to be decided in December 2019. About Farm Credit Services of America Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $29.5 billion in assets and $5.6 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www. fcsamerica.com. Mark’s Machinery CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - Yankton Store ~This Week ~ Friday, December 21st • Door Prizes • • Refreshments Served All Day • 10% All Parts • All Toys OFF! (No Sale-Priced Items) ALL DAY ON ALL MDS LOADER ATTACHMENTS BUCKETS • GRAPPLES • BALE FORKS EVERYTHING! 15% OFF! • Howes Diesel Treatment $9.50 • Def - 5 gallon - Pkg - $15.00 Twine & Net Wrap Sale Prepay or Prebook 64” x 7000 Net Wrap $170/67” x 7000 $175 All Types Sisal & Plastic On Sale SPECIALS - GIFT IDEAS 10% OFF ALL Case-IH Apparel 10% OFF Lighted Vintage Tractor Pictures 10% OFF Case-IH Toys • Books Pedal Tractors • Tools • Rodeo Buckles Year-End Sale PRE-SELL & END - OF - YEAR DISCOUNTS ON ALL EQUIPMENT! LEASE PLANS AVAILABLE ON ALL EQUIPMENT •BIG DISCOUNTS •SUPER FINANCING •POWER LEASES •GOV’T RENTALS •LEASE RETURNS •GREAT DEALS! Stieger • Magnum • Puma • Maxxum Farmall • Tractors • Combines • Heads Planters • All tillage and hay equipment SAVE TIME! SAVE $$$ PRE-SEASON INSPECTION PROGRAM & Happy New Year TRACTORS COMBINES HAY EQUIPMENT CONTACT: JOSH, SERVICE MANAGER IN YANKTON ANTHONY, SERVICE MANAGER IN WAGNER filled with Prosperity, Success and Good Health! from all of us at the bp Since 1934 Broadcaster Press 3211 East Hwy. 50 • Yankton, SD 57078 605-665-4540 • 800-526-8095 745 E. Hwy. 46 • Wagner, SD 605-384-3681 • 800-693-1990 Or visit us at: www.marksinc.com
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