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Mighty Mo Photo Show

Friday, July 25th 2014 - All Day

Also on the YAA website, find a call for entries for the YAA annual Mighty Mo Photo Show to be held July 25-September 2. The Mighty Mo Photo Show is an area photographic competition designed to compliment Yankton’s Annual Riverboat Days celebration and to encourage and recognize the talents of area photographers. All photographers living in South Dakota, Iowa, or Nebraska are invited to participate. This year’s theme is based on photographic interpretations of poetry submitted in the Mighty Mo category of the South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS) competition sponsored by Yankton Area Arts. Entries do not have to include the Missouri River in the composition of the photo, but each entry must be a distinct photographic interpretation of one of the 10 Mighty Mo poems from the SDSPS entries. These 10 poems can be obtained at or by calling the YAA office at 605-665-9754.


Half Marathon in Elk Point

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day

Half Marathon in Elk Point Registration is now open for  the “Get to the Point” half marathon to be held Saturday, Sept. 27th in Elk Point, SD. All proceeds support the Clay-Union Foundation and it’s mission of helping youth.  Food and beverages, dri fits, and  finisher medals  are included for registered entries.   Runners leave at 8:30 am, walkers welcome and they will leave at 8 am.    Go to Get to the Point Half Marathon   for more information at

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Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 12:00 am

First we would like to thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault by being a participant in our Seventh Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. Your acknowledgement and willingness to speak out makes a difference!!!

In past years, many of “The Walk” participants have focused on what they will wear for the walk. This year we would like you to focus on “who” you will walk with or “who” you are walking for. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an awareness walk for Sexual Assault. The mission of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about sexual violence. The Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center mission is to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Walk is a very light hearted approach to bring awareness about sexual assault and the impact it has on our community and the individuals who reside in our community. It is also an opportunity to raise funds to help the Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center to continue their mission.

There is no right or wrong way to raise money for this event. We only hope that each participant will raise a minimum of $100 – that amount will help us reach our financial goal. You can create a team or walk as an individual!

Create a team:

Gather your friends, family, co-corkers, children or just anyone that wants to make a difference in the lives of victims.

There is no restriction on team size. You can have a team of 2 or 200!

Name your team. Be creative.

Set your team fundraising goal.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Largest Team, Most Money Raised by a Team, Most Money raised by an Individual,

We want to encourage you to keep in mind the person(s) for whom you are walking – a son may be walking for his mother, a brother may be walking for his sister, or an employer may be walking for an employee. Sexual assault and domestic violence don’t just affect the individual but their family and the community. By encouraging children to become involved in the walk this year, we hope to teach the younger generation the importance of respect and healthy relationships. As you walk this year, consider taking part in




August 31, 2014- ALL PLEDGES ARE DUE

September 6, 2014- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event!

Shakespeare and the Four Humors Exhibit

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - All Day at I.D. Weeks Library USD
414 E Clark St

The University Libraries at the University of South Dakota are hosting “And There’s the Humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 13.  The exhibit, consisting of six free-standing banners, is on display on the second floor in the I.D. Weeks library building on the USD campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The four humors date back to the ancient Greeks who theorized that an individual’s health and temperament rely on the balance of four major body fluids: blood (sanguine), phlegm (phlegmatic), black bile (melancholic), and yellow bile (choleric). An excess of one humor would affect the individual’s personality. This exhibit explores the role played by the four humors in several of William Shakespeare’s plays through imagery and rare books from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

For more information about “And There’s the Humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors at the University Libraries, contact Danielle Loftus, Art and Exhibits Committee, (605) 677-5123, email library hours please see

Lost Weather Balloon

Tuesday, August 12th 2014 - All Day

The children at West Fargo Public School released a weather balloon and were tracking it.  The weather balloon lost its GPS and they do not know where the balloon is now.  They are hoping someone in the listening area will find it.  According to it projected flight it should be somewhere west of Sioux Falls, SD.  IF you should fine the box with big blue parachute on your land, there is contact infor on it or you can call Eric Dobervich at 701-238-8830

Quilt Display

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at RC & D Building
E. Hwy 20

Shirley Hoffman of Plainview recently brought in two more quilts she’s created.  And the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is pleased to have them gracing the wall of the meeting room.  Her hand-quilted embroidered piece is done in pinks and the other is one of darker fabrics using a star pattern.  Both are works of art to be appreciated.

The RC&D office, located on east Highway 20 in Plainview, is open from 10am to 4:30pm Tuesdays through Thursdays and the public is always welcome to stop in.  Everyone appreciates having their creations seen and enjoyed by others.

Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library is seeking interested middle and high school students to form a Teen Advisory Board. The purpose of the group is to plan and help implement special programs and events for teens and tweens, as well as make recommendations for additions to the young adult collection.
Application forms are available at the library and, when completed, can be returned at the circulation desk or to Joyce Moore, youth services librarian. A September meeting is being planned for the new board, with the date to be announced later.
For more information on this new program, please contact the library at 668-5276.

Farmers Market

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Open Lot
702 E. Park Ave

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council will be bringing a Farmers Market to town beginning June 11th. Their vacant lot located at 702 E. Park Ave., east Highway 20, Plainview will be the site for the market. This particular location offers great highway access, is a highly visible spot and provides a shady area where the vendors can set up their booths.

Jim and Pearl Laycock, local entrepreneurs and vegetable growers, will be the market managers. They are well-versed in the operation of a farmers market and have participated in the Pierce market for a number of years.

The market will run through the growing season which should end approximately September 30th. Hours of operation will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested in becoming vendors or who would like more information may contact the Laycocks at 402-582-3334, or the RC&D office at 402-582-4866 or via email

The local foods movement is important to the RC&D because the rural area being served is highly dependent on agriculture. It is widely accepted that locally grown food and fresh, whole foods are best for health and are the best value in purchasing food.

This project will hopefully grow new farmers’ market vendors and increase local food access for area citizens. Anything that can be done to encourage citizens to take advantage of purchasing and eating the food grown right in their own locale is a plus – not only for them, but for those growing it.

Wagon Trail Kickoff

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Onward Ho! Wagon Train a Rollin’!

Yankton will kick off South Dakota’s quasiquicentennial Wagon Train on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Tentative Schedule for the day:

Noon – Wagon Train Unit Registrations Open
1-5pm -Mead Museum Tours (Programs at registration table)
5-7pm – Dinner (Fried Chicken Meal & Beverage)
5:20-5:40pm – Governor Arthur Mellete
5:45-6pm – Wagon Master Addresses Wagon units & only their questions
6:00-6:30pm -Entertainment
6:30pm – Children’s Serenade
6:45pm – Governor Daugaard
7pm- Dance Begins (Music by Poker Alice)
*Tickets are available for the supper for $10 each at the Dakota Territorial Museum, 610 Summit Street or call 665-3898.

Lifetree Cafe-Simplifying your life

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 12:00 am at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
1109 Woodland Park Drive

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