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Broadcaster Press 3 January 1, 2019 www.broadcasteronline.com Thank You And Goodbye By Gov. Dennis Daugaard This is the last column I will write as Governor of South Dakota, and I want to say “thank you.” Thank you to the people of South Dakota. It was a great honor when you placed your confidence in me. Over these past eight years, I have always tried to work hard to make our state better. Whenever times were tough, your strength encouraged me. I first saw that strength during the Missouri River floods of 2011. Releases from the Oahe Dam were nearly triple the previous record. Large portions of Pierre, and nearly all of Fort Pierre and Dakota Dunes, were threatened by the flooding. In a matter of days, we filled hundreds of thousands of sandbags and we built emergency levies that saved most of Pierre, Fort Pierre and Dakota Dunes. Thousands of South Dakotans stepped up – National Guard, law enforcement, first responders, busloads of volunteers, hundreds of truckers, and even prison inmates. As I said at the time – “As high as the floodwaters rose, South Dakota rose even higher.” I saw that same spirit again and again over the eight years I’ve been governor – during Winter Storm Atlas, tornadoes in Wessington Springs and Delmont, fires in the Black Hills. I’ll never forget that selflessness –South Dakotans helping each other. Those weren’t the easiest moments, but they were the times when I was most proud to be governor of South Dakota. I also thank the many fine people who have worked so hard on my behalf – in my cabinet, on my staff, or leading important work in state agencies. South Dakotans can be proud of the public servants who work for state government. Their advice and hard work helped me make better decisions. In particular, I thank Lt. Governor Matt Michels. He has been a great lieutenant governor, in so many ways. He has helped with disaster response. He has led low-profile efforts to improve state risk management, insurance, bonding, and internal controls. More than anything else, Matt Michels cares about people – all people. Matt is a great South Dakotan and our state has been fortunate to have him serving us. My wife, Linda, has been an outstanding First Lady. She led state efforts to reduce infant mortality. She encouraged more people to become foster parents. She read to thousands of students, visiting 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes in 285 schools. But as much as she’s been a terrific first lady, she’s been a loving and devoted wife. Along with our three children, Laura, Sara, and Chris, my family have always been loyal and supportive, and I’m looking forward to spending more time with them. I owe much to my parents. My mom and dad were both born deaf, but they didn’t allow that to deter them. They worked hard on our farm for years, and once we were old enough, my sisters and I worked hard too. When Dad had financial troubles and had to sell the livestock and equipment, he didn’t use his deafness as an excuse. He and my mother drove fifty miles, every day, to work as janitors in the dormitories at Augustana. It was work that some people would not accept. But my parents taught me an important lesson – that all work has dignity. Most people wouldn’t call my father a particularly successful man. He died with very little. But he worked hard, he took care of himself, and he paid his bills. He was self-reliant, persistent, and frugal. He was successful to me. South Dakota is a special place because there are many, many people who carry those same values with them and set that same example in their lives, every day. That is why I love South Dakota. That is why it has been my great honor to be your governor. And that is why I know that our best days are still yet to come. Why Is It Important To Be A Registered Family Child Care Provider? Noem Announces Secretary Of Tribal Relations By Audrey Rider SDSU Extension Early Childhood Field Specialist Are you thinking of starting a family daycare or are currently operating a daycare. Many parents and families look for places that are registered and licensed. If you are caring for 12 or fewer children in your own home registration is voluntary but if you plan to or have 13 or more children it is mandatory to become licensed. Here are some advantages of becoming registered: • Can receive state dollars through grants, childcare food program reimbursements, and subsidies for families who receive child care assistance • Kept up-to-date on training opportunities at the state and local level • Some providers have found it easier to purchase insurance if they are registered • Can advertise through the state, which can serve as a marketing tool • Promotes higher quality of care and promote child care as a profession rather than just a “babysitter”, and • Reduces the chances of any form of abuse or safety issue happening to children in care due to health and safety standards. Theses standards include: • Staff training • Staff qualifications • Child guidance and supervisions • Nutritious meals and snacks • Types of program activities • Health practices • Fire and life safety features For more information regarding licensing and to get a packet of information to help in getting registered contact Department of Social Services. For more information on early childhood development and resources contact Audrey Rider at 605-882-5140. PIERRE, S.D. – Governor-elect Kristi Noem today announced that David Flute, a lifelong member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, will join her administration as Secretary of Tribal Relations. “I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to forge meaningful relationships with the nine tribes in South Dakota, and I’m hopeful that real results will come from this foundation of trust and mutual understanding,” said Noem. “David Flute’s knowledge and passion for Indian Country will be instrumental in our work to empower tribes, enhance public safety on reservations, and maintain pressure on the IHS to address the ongoing tribal healthcare crisis.” “Governor-elect Noem has consistently been an ally to South Dakota’s Native American community,” said David Flute. “I look forward to partnering with her to build intentional partnerships that support tribal sovereignty while actively addressing problems the native community faces every day.” Flute will finish his term as tribal chairman at the end of 2018. In this role, he successfully negotiated a TribalState Tax Agreement and spearheaded several economic growth initiatives on the reservation. Flute has repeatedly represented the South Dakota Native American community before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Flute served in the South Dakota National Guard from 2004 to 2009, where he received two Army Commendation Medals and a Purple Heart. Flute lives near Sisseton with his two sons. We’ve Spotted Clay County Fair Board Annual Meeting A better way to buy, sell or rent! Connect with area landlords, renters, home buyers and home sellers with the Broadcaster classifieds! bp Since 1934 Broadcaster Press 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 Thursday, January 10th, 2019 6 pm 515 High St. Vermillion Clay County Extension Office sdclaycountyfair@gmail.com If you don’t get the word out about your business, no one else will!!! Get your ad in the.. Classifieds Today! CALL: 624-4429 or FAX: 624-2696 EMAIL: classifieds@plaintalk.net ONLINE: BroadcasterOnline.com DROP BY: 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) is reporting its first case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) this year. The individual was reported to the Department of Health in November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided expert consultation to help verify the diagnosis. The case is an adult who experienced a mild respiratory illness with fever prior to developing muscle weakness, for which they were hospitalized. Currently, South Dakota does not have any additional cases under investigation. “AFM is a rare but serious condition, most often diagnosed in children, that affects the nervous system, causing muscles to weaken. Most cases of AFM had a mild respiratory illness or fever consistent with a viral infection before they develop muscle weakness, but no specific cause has been identified,” said Dr. Joshua Clayton, state epidemiologist. AFM symptoms include sudden muscle weakness in the arms or legs. Other symptoms may include: •Facial droop/weakness •Difficulty moving the eyes •Drooping eyelids •Difficulty swallowing or slurred speech. The Department of Health is working with the CDC to investigate and classify patients suspected of having AFM. In addition, the Department continues to remind healthcare providers about AFM and the need to report patients suspected of having AFM. In 2018, there have been 165 confirmed cases of AFM in 36 states. These 165 confirmed cases are among the 320 total reports that the CDC received of patients under investigation. More than 90% of AFM cases have occurred in children less than 18 years of age. AFM can develop as a result of a viral infection and individuals can take some basic steps in order to avoid infections and stay healthy: •Wash your hands frequently to limit your exposure to germs. •Cover your cough or sneeze. •Stay home if you are sick. •Stay up to date on vaccinations. If parents see potential symptoms of AFM in their child, (for example, if he or she is not using an arm) they should contact their clinician as soon as possible. While there is no specific treatment for AFM, clinicians may recommend certain interventions on a case-by-case basis. For more information about AFM, visit the Department’s website: https://doh.sd.gov/news/acuteflaccidmyelitis.aspx Preventing and controlling infectious disease is one objective of the Department of Health’s 2015-2020 strategic plan, http://doh.sd.gov/strategicplan. Mark’s Machinery From all of us. Thanks for your business. We look forward to serving you in 2019! * SEE OUR DISPLAY * THIS WEEK! 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