Tuesday, February 4th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 8:15 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St
For the 20th year, Mount Marty College students will assist members of the community with preparing their individual tax returns without charge. Students enrolled in the tax clinic course will help prepare required federal and state tax returns for low-income clients. The students will meet with each client for an initial interview then prepare the necessary tax returns. A second, short appointment will be conducted with each client to go over the results of the tax returns before filing. If a client is determined to require more advanced tax services, they will be asked to seek a professional tax preparer.
Each tax return will go through a verification process to ensure accuracy before being returned to the client for filing. At the conclusion of the tax return preparation process, the client will be given a paper return to mail to the Internal Revenue Service along with a full and complete copy for their personal records. No data relative to any tax returns will be maintained by Mount Marty College or the students providing this service.
Those interested in taking advantage of this free service should email email@example.com to indicate their interest and to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm, and Thursdays from 3:00pm-8:00pm.
Monday, February 24th 2014 - All Day
The Clay-Union Foundation is seeking a 5-10 year old boy who would like to match with an adult male mentor in Vermillion. A 12 year old girl and a 14 year old boy are seeking matches in Elk Point, SD. The program is seeking new matches throughout Clay and Union County, and would like to recruit board members from both counties. Please contact John Gille at 605-421-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on mentoring, being a board member or a volunteer.
Thursday, February 27th 2014 - All Day
YANKTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.A.Y. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL YOUTH Yankton, South Dakota
FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING $14,000
The scholarship will be provided for formal instruction in any accredited university, college, technical school or other recognized program preparing people for careers in agriculture related fields. Eligibility is limited to students who are enrolled in any accredited university, college, technical school or other recognized program in an agriculture related field.
Forms must be filled out in detail and printed in black ink or typewritten and returned to the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce by March 19, 2014.
YANKTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 803 E. 4th St. YANKTON, SD 57078 Ph: (605) 665-3636 www.yanktonsd.com/pay
Thursday, February 27th 2014 - All Day
“A South Dakota Education: The History of Higher Learning in the State”
Conference Dates: April 4-5, 2014
Location: Best Western Ramkota in Pierre, SD
Register by March 14th for reduced rates!
Join us as we discuss the history of higher learning in South Dakota. Colleges, universities, and vocational schools had (and continue to have) a profound impact on the citizens and communities in our state.
For more information, visit us online at http://history.sd.gov or call (605) 773-3458.
Saturday, March 1st 2014 - All Day at Dakota Discovery Museum
1300 McGovern Ave
March is National Youth Art Month and to recognize students in our region the Dakota Discovery Museum is hosting the 2014 Youth Art Show. This annual exhibit offers South Dakota students the opportunity to show their work in a gallery setting and have it evaluated by professional artists.
The arts are often considered of limited importance, while in reality they provide children the opportunity to develop skills they will need as adults. Experience in the arts develops self-esteem and self expression, as well as appreciation for the work of others. It also helps to develop the critical thinking skills vital in today’s quickly changing social environment. Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school and community art programs.
Students grades K through 12 who live or attend school in South Dakota, including home schools, are eligible. Entry forms are available on-line www.dakotadiscovery.com or by calling 996-2122.
The 2014 Youth Art Show will open on March 1 and will run through Saturday, March 29 at the museum, located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University at 1300 McGovern Ave., Mitchell. A free artists’ reception is planned for Saturday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Professional artists will be on hand to critique student’s work. Regular museum hours for the exhibit during March will be 10 AM to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 PM to 4 PM on Saturdays. During the exhibit, admission is free for student artists and their immediate family.
Saturday, March 1st 2014 - All Day
The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in March in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Edmunds, Hand, Jackson, Lake, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Tripp.
Monday, March 10th 2014 - All Day
Individuals who have moved into a new or different home over the last year have until Saturday, March 15, to file for the owner-occupied, single-family dwelling certificate to be eligible for a property tax reduction.
Any South Dakota homeowner who owned and occupied a home on Nov. 1, 2013, is eligible for the classification and property tax reduction. Taxpayers who have received the reductions previously and still own and occupy the same home will continue to receive the property tax reduction without filing a new certificate.
Before filling out the application, new homeowners are advised to check their valuation notices. New homeowners whose property is classified as owner-occupied on the valuation notice will receive the property tax deduction automatically and do not need to fill out an application. Homeowners should be receiving those notices in the mail.
Taxpayers who have purchased or built a new home prior to Nov. 1, 2013, and homeowners who have not previously applied for the classification must apply to their county director of equalization by March 15. Applications postmarked by March 15 will qualify.
The Certification of Owner-Occupied Dwelling form is available on the Department of Revenue website at http://dor.sd.gov/Taxes/Property_Taxes/Forms.aspx.
Homeowners who need forms or have questions regarding the owner-occupied certificate should contact their county director of equalization or the Property and Special Taxes Division of the South Dakota Department of Revenue in Pierre at 605-773-3139.
Wednesday, March 12th 2014 - All Day
The Dickinson County Conservation Board will host more than 60 naturalists from throughout the state during the Iowa Association of Naturalists spring workshop next week. The private workshop will be held March 12-14, with seminars and workshops going on at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji and throughout the area.
Naturalists will get to select from a variety of sessions throughout the three-day workshop. Wednesday, March 12, will include tours of Lakeside Lab in Milford, a Glacial Landmark Tour and a Low-Impact Development Tour.
For more information on the Dickinson County Conservation Board, call 712-336-6352 or visit www.dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com.
Friday, March 14th 2014 - All Day at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Northwestern College will host 11 Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college. Preview Days are open to juniors and seniors and their parents, and are an excellent first step for students beginning their college search. The events will be held on March 14th and April 4th.
For more information, contact Laura De Boer in the admissions office by calling 800-747-4757 or via email at visit-at-n-w-c-iowa-dot-e-d-u.
Friday, March 14th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall
1805 W 29th Street
Fish Fry serving Pollack, Shrimp and Mac and Cheese for the kids, Drive thru available