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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 runsignup.com.

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After School Programs

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is offering a variety of after school programs for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, beginning on Thursday, September 4.  Programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and rotate weekly.

The first Thursday of each month, Books and Authors for kindergarten through second grade students includes read alouds, games, activities and crafts relating to particular books, series, authors, or themes.  The theme for the September 4 program is “The Art of Picture Books.”  Young students will explore books with collage illustrations.  The craft project is making their own collages from different kinds of paper, fabric, and other objects.

LEGO Club on September 11 is for all elementary students.  The library will provide LEGOs and the space for children to build.  LEGO creations will be displayed until they are taken apart for the next session of LEGO Club in October.

For more information on these or any other programs, please contact the library at 668-5276.

sobriety checkpoints

Friday, September 5th 2014 - All Day

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in September in the following counties: Brookings, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Davison, Jerauld, Lake, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts and Turner.

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Gift of Grain

Monday, September 15th 2014 - All Day

A word to our farmers about making a special gift – a gift of grain.   Find ways that you can both decrease my tax bill and still help the Salvation Army meet the increased demands of those in need, especially this time of year.  This year, before you sell your grain, call The Salvation Army at 1-800-274-0628, and discover the benefits a gift of grain can make. You will be pleasantly surprised at both the tax savings and how good you will feel.  To make a gift of grain, call today, 1-800-274-0628.  On behalf of The Salvation Army, thank you for helping us Do the Most Good.

JR Comfort -Discount Bedding Fair

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion Atrium
501 Summit

Sheet Sets

Twin, Queen & King Bedding

Mink Blankets

Baby Blankets

Baby Blankets

Sherpa Throws

Sherpa Blankets

Story Time

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 10:15 am at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

It’s story time at the Yankton Community Library! All preschoolers 3-5 years-old and their care givers are invited to join youth services librarian Joyce Moore on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday or Thursday at 10:15 a.m. for story time. Enjoy books, music, rhymes, instruments, and crafts all related to a specific theme.

Toddler time for 1-3 year-olds is Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Singing, dancing, rhymes, finger plays, and books will captivate the toddlers. Care givers are invited to join in the fun.

For more information on both programs, call the library at 668-5276. Join us for lots of fun at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street.

Farmers Market

Wednesday, September 17th 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 northeastrcd@plvwtelco.net.

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.

Story Time

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 10:15 am at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

It’s story time at the Yankton Community Library! All preschoolers 3-5 years-old and their care givers are invited to join youth services librarian Joyce Moore on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday or Thursday at 10:15 a.m. for story time. Enjoy books, music, rhymes, instruments, and crafts all related to a specific theme.

Toddler time for 1-3 year-olds is Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Singing, dancing, rhymes, finger plays, and books will captivate the toddlers. Care givers are invited to join in the fun.

For more information on both programs, call the library at 668-5276. Join us for lots of fun at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street.

EMS Technicians Workshops

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Allied Health Department at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has announced several free, one-session workshops for emergency medical service technicians in the area.

All workshops are offered for three continuing education credits. They will be held in local fire halls from 7-10 p.m.  There is no need to pre-register.

The workshops, dates and locations include:

 

Infants and Pediatrics                     Thursday, September 18                                   Pierce
Extrication/Farm Emergencies       Monday, September 22                                     Butte
Stay & Play vs. Load & Go               Thursday, September 25                                   Hadar
Vehicle Trauma Dynamics              Thursday, September 25                                   Stanton
EVOC                                                 Saturday, September 27                                    Elgin
Skills Night                                        Monday, September 29                                     Newcastle
Diabetic Emergencies                     Tuesday, September 30                                     Crofton

This program is funded in whole or in part with public funds provided through the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System Emergency Medical Services Program.

For additional information, call the Allied Health Department, Northeast Community College, at (402) 844-7702.

Fish With Our Heroes

Friday, September 19th 2014 - All Day

Black Hills 2-Fly Fishing Tournament to be held September 19th and 20th

Operation Black Hills Cabin and South Dakota Vets on a Fly, affiliated with Project Healing Waters, will host its inaugural 2-Fly Fishing Tournament in Rapid City, SD on September 19th and 20th.

The event will be headquartered at the Outdoor Campus West. Kick-off festivities begin Friday, September 19th at 6 p.m. with event instructions, a wild game feed and a fly tying event. Tournament fishing begins Saturday, September 20th at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish and most fish caught during tournament time. The event concludes with a barbeque, prizes and a silent auction.

Proceeds from the tournament will be split between the two veteran organizations. South Dakota Vets on a Fly, affiliated with Project Healing waters, is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans and disabled active military personnel through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. According to Jim Phoenix, Director of South Dakota Vets on a Fly, volunteers have worked with over 400 veterans since 2008 when the program began at the Hot Springs VA Hospital.

Operation Black Hills Cabin is located in Custer and provides a therapeutic environment to qualified combat disabled veterans for a week respite in a Black Hills cabin so they can reconnect with their immediate family.

Space for the tournament is limited to 24 two-person teams. You can register your own team, sponsor a team and fish with a veteran from the South Dakota Vets on a Fly program, or sponsor a team so that two veteran can fish in the tournament together.

Pick up registration forms at the Outdoor Campus West, email blackhills2flyfishing@gmail.com or call 605-517-1830.

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