April 24. 2013 1:17PM
Cemetery meeting at Methodist Church
The Dell Rapids Cemetery Association annual meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at the Dell Rapids United Methodist Church.
Karaoke at The Grand
The Grand’s Karaoke Night begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Patrons will be entertained or be the entertainment while sliders with seasoned roast beef, homemade cole slaw and creamy baked mac and cheese will be served. Cost is $8.95 for adults and $6.95 for children. To reserve a seat, call 605-321-9789.
Bake, rummage sale to benefit local scholars
The local P.E.O. chapter’s Rummage and Baked Goods Sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Dell Rapids Middle School commons.
Girls group to hold fundraiser luncheon
Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, a group focused on equipping women and girls to live fulfilling, faithful lives, will hold a fundraiser luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at First Baptist Church in Dell Rapids.
Spaghetti, bread sticks, green beans, a cookie and a beverage will be served. Cost is $6 for an adult and $3 for children under the age of six.
For more information call 428-3756.
Hospital employee lunch Saturday
Former and present employees of the Dell Rapids hospital are invited to a spring get-together at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dell Rapids Pizza Ranch.
Dell Rapids man earns trip to Kansas City
A Lake Area Technical Institute SkillsUSA Chapter member from Dell Rapids recently earned a first place finish at the South Dakota SkillsUSA annual competition held at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell.
In the building trades team works category, Brandon Carpenter of Dell Rapids and his team earned first place. and will advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28, in Kansas City, Mo. where nearly 6,000 students will compete.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical and health occupations students in high schools and postsecondary technical institutes. Nationally, there are 300,000 student members.
The Grand is throwing a Cinco de Mayo party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. The evening’s menu will include shedded piccalilli seasoned pork on flour tortillas with black beans and dulce corn pudding. Supreme nachos loaded with seasond pork, a two cheese blend, sour cream, jalapeno peppers, onions, olives and salsa will also be served. Cherry burrito al a mode will be served for desert. The nacho meal is $10.95. The pork tortilla meal is $9.95 for adults and $6.95 for children.
CPR training course May 4
The Dell Rapids Volunteer Fire Department, Dell Rapids Community Ambulance and Avera Dells Area Health Center are sponsoring a community CPR training course, to be offered in Dell Rapids May 4. The training courses are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. May 4 at the Dell Rapids Middle School commons.
The training is free. Those who bring a self-addressed stampled envelope will recieve a CPR card.
Call 428-6100 for questions.
Historical society to meet May 9
The Dell Rapids Society for Historical Preservation will meet at noon, Thursday May 9 in the Dell Rapids Museum. The meeting is open to the public.
Area students to graduate from SMSU
On May 11, a handful of area residents will graduate from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.
Earning master of science degrees in education are Colman’s Sara M. Mersch, Flandreau’s Bret John Severtson, Garretson’s Kelsey Jean Buchholz and Renner’s Julie Ann Dykstra.
Anthony Jerome Schwebach of Dell Rapids will earn a bachelor of science degree in management and finance with Summa Cum Laude honors.
Katie Mae Johnson of Garretson will graduate with a bachelor in science in justice administration.
All American night
The Grand will host it’s All American Night at 6:30, Friday, May 17. Burgers, fries and apple pie a la mode will be served for $9.95.
Izaac Walton to host trap shoot symposium
The Sioux Falls Izaac Walton League will host a Trap Shooting Symposium Thursday, April 25, 2013 beginning at 4pm. Open to the public - whether you are a new shooter or an experienced shooter, come learn the finer points of this great sport - fun for the whole family. Professional Shooting Instructors Troy Balk, Mick McKee, Gery Roe and Diane Balk AND Guest Instructor Dave Bender of Minneapolis, MN will give instructions and hands on experience as you participate in this event. Tickets include instructions, two rounds of clay birds and Bar-B-Que dinner. Call Gordy for more information and tickets: 605-310-6128. Advanced tickets: $75 for non-IWL members; $20 for members. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about this fun and exciting sport. Public welcome.
Mother’s Day brunch at The Grand
The Grand Opera House will serve a Mother’s Day brunch May 12.
With two sittings, one at 11:30 a.m. and another at 1 p.m., the meal begins with a spring strawberry & romaine salad followed by tender eye of round roast, cheesy potatoes, tomato and garlic green beans, and desserts.
Antiques Roadshow premieres three episodes filmed in Rapid City
Beginning this week, viewers across the country will get a triple dose of antiques when brand new episodes of Antiques Roadshow featuring Rapid City premiere on PBS. The Rapid City-based episodes premiered locally on SDPB Monday, and more episodes will air April 29 and May 6 at 7 p.m. and across the country on PBS stations nationwide. In South Dakota, the episodes will encore each of the Monday nights at 9 p.m. and the following Sundays at 5 p.m.
Farmers Union praises Rep. Kristi Noem’s livestock disasterb bill
HURON — A bill introduced last week by South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem would give much-needed protection to livestock producers who become victims of natural disaster. That’s according to South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke who says the Livestock Disaster Protection Act would provide adequate protection to producers through consistent federal funding in the next farm bill.
“Livestock producers desperately need this safety net when disaster strikes and their livelihoods are in jeopardy,” Sombke said. “Rep. Noem introduced a similar bill in the last Congress and we’re hopeful that, with her leadership, the provisions in the bill will be included in the next farm bill.”
The current one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill, passed as part of the fiscal cliff deal, is set to expire on Sept. 30 of this year. If these livestock protections are included, the federal government would implement permanent baseline funding over the life of the farm bill to reimburse producers who lose animals due to adverse weather conditions. The bill would extend the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP), which were all authorized in the 2008 farm bill. Rep. Noem’s bill would also provide retroactive coverage for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
“The risk our farmers, ranchers and all livestock owners in South Dakota take is undeniable,” said Rep. Noem. “The extreme weather we see across America — from drought to flood to freezes to the extreme heat — demonstrates the importance of providing a strong safety net. My bill gives some long-term certainty to our livestock owners so they'll keep on taking the risk to contribute to our state and nation's robust agriculture industry.”
Vote to pick South Dakota’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer
South Dakota residents are encouraged to cast their vote for the state’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer. The recognition is part of the Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30, 2013 at SalutetoSeniorService.com (Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers were accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013.) From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.
Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice.
The 2012 national winner is Clark Paradise, an 85-year-old volunteer from Toms River, N.J., who – with his wife, Jean – founded a growing mission in his community that serves more than 1,000 homeless and disadvantaged each month.
The national U.S. judging panel will include the 2012 winner Clark Paradise; Dr. Jane F. Potter, Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, representing the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging; Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; and Dr. Harry R. Moody, AARP Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs.
For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.