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Corps meeting Tuesday in Pierre

Friday, October 24, 2014

A public hearing is Tuesday in Pierre on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ annual operating plan for the Missouri River system.

This is the annual meeting held along the basin to update stakeholders on the plan.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Capital Lake Visitors Center. There will be a presentation, question-and-answer session and a public comment period.

The draft Annual Operating Plan is available on the Corps’ website at http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/pdfs/draftAOP2014-2015.pdf.

 


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Thune, Retailers Association to discuss tax, employement issues

Friday, October 24, 2014

Senator John Thune and officials of the South Dakota Retailers Association have plenty to talk about today.

When Thune is in Pierre, he will meet with the Retailers Association to discuss several items such as tax fairness, health care reform, data security and minimum wage. All of those issues are being discussed in Congress.

At the same time, Thune will receive a “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his work on such issues.

A press conference with Thune and Retailers Association executive director Shawn Lyons also is scheduled for this afternoon at the association’s Pierre office.

 

 

 

 


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Last day to submit nominations

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today is the final day to nominate a teacher for the BankWest’s 20th annual Investor in Education Award.

The honor is presented to a Pierre-Fort Pierre educator who goes above and beyond for their students. It will be given in conjunction with American Education Week, November 17-21.

Nomination forms are available at any BankWest location in Pierre or by calling 224-7391. Nomination forms may also be downloaded from the BankWest website at www.bankwest-sd.com.

 


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Scouting for Food Drive Saturday

Friday, October 24, 2014

Local Scouts will hit the streets Saturday looking for food.

The annual Scouting for Food drive is Saturday. Residents are asked to leave food at their door steps and scouts will pick them up.

Donations will go to the Pierre-Fort Pierre Food Pantry. Laura White, executive director of the Pierre Area Referral Service, says the Scouts’ drive is one of the pantry’s major ones of the year.

Scouts left bags at homes throughout the week. But residents, who were missed, can use other bags for donations as well. When making donations, no glass items and watch for expiration dates.

White says if missed, residents can drop off donations to the Food Pantry at 110 South Ree Street.

 

 

 


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Daugaard prepares for another Governor’s Hunt

Friday, October 24, 2014

Birds – and business prospects – will be hunted during this weekend’s annual  Governor’s Pheasant Hunt.

The hunt is a traditional economic development effort where business can be mixed with pleasure. Governor Dennis Daugaard says he gets a chance to promote the South Dakota with company officials in both the field and during the evening events.

Daugaard says representatives of 28 business prospects and four professional-type groups that work with companies South Dakota is interested in have been invited to the hunt. The hunt includes the hunt, evening activities and other events.

What is amazing, Daugaard says, is the number of property owners and volunteers who are willing to be part of the hunt each year.

The hunt is one of three such economic development efforts held each year. The others are the Governor’s Golf Classic and Buffalo Roundup.

 


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City begins review of EAS subsidy proposals

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pierre city officials are putting together the process in how it will review the three proposals offered to provide an Essential Air Service subsidy-funded route for Pierre to a major hub.

Proposals are from Aerodynamics Incorporated of Beachwood, Ohio;  Boutique Air of San Francisco, California; and Great Lakes Aviation of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Great Lakes currently provides daily flights from Pierre to both Minneapolis and Denver.

Mayor Laurie Gill says the city has until November 17 to submit comments. She says a group of officials and consultants will review all of the proposals and then provide comments.

One hope, according to Gill, is to have private citizens on the committee as well.

After the review is completed, Gill says the comments and input will be presented to the city commission.

 


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Thune in KCCR Studios

Friday, October 24, 2014

U.S. Senator John Thune will be in the KCCR Studios this afternoon.

Thune is in Pierre today. He is expected to be in the KCCR Studios at about 2 p.m.

 


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Lighting ceremony to honor pancreatic cancer victims

Friday, October 24, 2014

The color purple will light up the Capitol Rotunda Sunday.

A purple lighting ceremony is at the state Capitol Rotunda. It is designed to raise awareness of those people who have suffered from pancreatic cancer and their families.

The Rotunda floor will be lit in purple in memory of those lost to pancreatic cancer and their families. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.

North doors of the Capitol open at 6:30 p.m. The lighting ceremony starts at 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. 



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Weekly legal services available at PARS office

Friday, October 24, 2014

Starting Monday, an attorney from Dakota Plains Legal Services will be at the Pierre Area Referral Services office each Monday.

A press release states that the attorney will be at the PARS office from 9 a.m.-noon each Monday. The PARS office is located at 2520 East Franklin Avenue.

Appointments are not necessary, but can be made. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m.-noon.  Only those with appointments will be seen from noon to 1 p.m.

According to the press release, residents of Hughes and Stanley County will be eligible to access the Dakota Plains Legal Services  Attorney, for service or advice.  All legal matters will be handled on Mondays through the Dakota Plains Legal Services Attorney.

For more information, contact the Pierre Area Referral Service at 224-8731. 


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Moisan pushes need for pancreatic cancer awareness

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Fort Pierre man, who is fighting pancreatic cancer, is urging others to realize that the illness can be deadly if not taken seriously.

John Moisan was diagnosed with cancer this past June. He had 60 percent of his pancreas removed in July. While he is undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments, Moisan says he is a survivor because the survivorship rate for pancreatic cancer is not high.

Moisan credits his doctor for an early diagnosis of his cancer. Moisan says the problem with the disease is that it is hard to detect. Moisan says people need to be honest with their doctors.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. A purple lighting ceremony is Sunday to  remember those who have suffered and died from the cancer plus their families. Moisan say there are more families impacted by pancreatic cancer than people may think.

As part of the ceremony, the Rotunda floor will be lit in purple in memory of those lost to pancreatic cancer and their families. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.

The lighting ceremony starts at 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

 

 


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