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• G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery Exhibit – Karen Kinder – October 9 – 15; Monday – Friday 1p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 508 Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

• Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2016 Governor’s Office internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early January through May 2016. Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government. During the legislative session, interns will work closely with Governor’s Office policy staff members on the administration’s legislative priorities. Interns’ duties will depend on interests and strengths. Typical duties will include aiding the Governor’s general counsel, conducting policy research, preparing policy briefings and staffing the Governor, Lt. Governor and First Lady. The positions are open to all undergraduate or graduate-level students. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents attending South Dakota colleges or universities. Students who are interested in receiving credit should also apply. The Governor’s staff is open to working with individual universities and professors to secure credit for the internship program. Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation by Nov. 1, via email, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information on duties or logistics, please visit or contact Patrick Weber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 605-773-5999.

• Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held before the Clay County Planning Commission and the Vermillion City Planning Commission in joint session at 5:30 pm on October 26, 2015 in the large conference room at Vermillion City Hall, 25 Center Street, to consider the following: A request to re-zone land located at 905 West Highway 50, Vermillion, from A-1: Agriculture to C: Commercial to use the current building in a commercial venture. The legal description of the property is: the North 205 feet of the South 248 feet of the East 246 feet of the Southeast ¼, Southeast ¼, Section 11, T92N, R52W of the 5th P.M. All interested persons are encouraged to attend this public hearing. Those interested persons not able to attend are invited and encouraged to send written comments before October 26, 2015 to the Clay County Zoning Administrator, 211 W. Main Street, Suite 203, Vermillion, SD, 57069.

• Take advantage of free drop off for street tree trimmings as part of the City of Yankton’s annual effort to improve visibility and safety on city thoroughfares. Tree limbs hanging over city streets and alleys must be trimmed to twelve foot (12’) and ten foot (10’) over sidewalks. Property owners are responsible for trimming trees on their property or any trees growing in the boulevard next to their property. Tree limbs and trimmings can be dropped off at the Transfer Station located at 1200 West 23rd Street free of charge from October 12th to October 24th, Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m (excluding Monday and Thursday evenings). Visit for more information and for examples of tree pruning techniques. Tree trimming not only improves visibility for all drivers, but also helps keep the roads clear for emergency and other vehicles. Clear roadways mean that school buses can run routes on time, and snow plows can efficiently clear streets once the snow starts falling.

• Notice is hereby given that the City of Vermillion, South Dakota requests bids for the cash lease of approximately 232 acres of Clay County farmland. Sealed bids shall be received at the Finance Office, City Hall, 25 Center Street, Vermillion, SD 57069 no later than 10:00 a.m. on the 29th day of October, 2015. At such time bids will be publicly opened and read. A public hearing will be held to consider the bids by the City Council at City Hall Council Chambers on the 2nd day of November, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the bid documents and leases may be obtained at the office of the City Finance Officer, 25 Center Street, Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069 or at The City of Vermillion reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive technicalities, and make award as deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Vermillion, SD.

• The City of Yankton Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants for a one week period from October 12, 2015 through October 16, 2015. Flushing will begin at the west edge of the city and move to the east. Water users should use care during this time as there may be some temporary discoloration of the water.

• The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, is hosting Halloween Stories on Demand from October 12-31. If we see children in the library, we will ask if they’d like to hear a Halloween story. If you come in and would like a story read to your children, just ask at the desk. We are all prepared to read and would love to do so. You’ll hear some new stories and old favorites. Come enjoy our weeks of spooky delights!

• Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for fall internships in her Washington, D.C., office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as help with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C., internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 6, 2015. Rep. Noem is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax, trade, and economic growth policies. For more information, contact Christiana Frazee at 202-225-2801.

• Heartland Humane Society and The Landing have teamed up to offer discounts and promotions for all adoptions during October’s “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month celebration. All month long, those adopting pets at Heartland Humane Society will receive a $15 gift card to The Landing Restaurant and Lounge in Yankton. In addition, HHS will have discounted adoption prices on all black or orange pets as part of Meowloween promotion. Reduced rates will include $75 for dog adoptions and $30 for cat adoptions. All pets qualified for the program will be healthy, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered if applicable. “Traditionally, October is one of our busier adoption months for the shelter,” Shelter Coordinator Christa Kranig said. “We want to celebrate our new pet parents with discounts and deals and say thank for adopting, not shopping.” All cats and dogs available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s webpage or you can stop by the shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton. Please contact the shelter if you have any questions at 605-664-4244.

• Make a Difference Day, Community Collection Drive - Monday, October 5th – Friday, October 16th - Wanted: Gently used and clean winter coats, boots, snow pants, hats and gloves. All sizes needed, but especially children’s! Drop off locations: Boys & Girls Club of Yankton, Maurice’s, Payless Shoes, Yankton Community Library, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and participating area schools. Numerous groups within our community, and throughout the country, will be making an impact through the nationwide event, Make a Difference Day. Held annually in October, the United Way & Volunteer Services and Yankton Volunteer Leaders join millions of Americans on this day of action to help improve the world. The biggest Make a Difference Day project within the region is the Coat & Winter Wear Giveaway, where hundreds of winter clothing items will be distributed to those in need. In preparation for this event, an annual Community Collection Drive is conducted. Community members are being asked to drop off gently used and clean winter coats, boots, snow pants, and winter hats and gloves to the Boys & Girls Club, Payless Shoes, Maurice’s, Yankton Community Library or Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, main lobby entrance, October 5th to the 16th. School aged students can drop off their donations at participating schools from October 12th to the 16th. Children’s coats are most in need. Upon collection of the items, they are sorted and displayed for the Coat & Winter Wear Giveaway at the Yankton City Gymnasium from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This year’s event will also host a Community Resource Fair with information booths on community programs and services. For more information about drop off locations, the giveaway or Resource Fair, please contact the United Way & Volunteer Services’ office at 605-665-6766.

• The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Men’s Basketball League. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, November 6, 2015. League play is scheduled to begin the first week of December. Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton web site at For further information, call (605) 668-5234. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook page.

• U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking intelligent, hard-working college students to serve as spring interns in his Senate offices located in Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Washington, D.C. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C., office will have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol building tours, and attend Senate votes, hearings, and press conferences. Both in-state and Washington, D.C., internships will allow students to work closely with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills. “Students who intern in a Senate office have a unique opportunity to experience our democratic process with a front-row seat to the action,” said Thune. “Interns gain valuable knowledge about both state and national issues and an understanding of the inner workings of a Senate office. I encourage all college students to consider applying for this rewarding experience.” Thune is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; chairman of the Senate Republican Conference; and a member of the Senate Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Washington, D.C., office should submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, October 30, 2015, to:
Senator John Thune
Attn: Adam Wek
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
By fax to: 202-228-5429
Or by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Aberdeen, Rapid City, or Sioux Falls offices should submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, October 30, 2015, to:
Senator John Thune
Attn: Robin Long
5015 South Bur Oak
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Or by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For more information, please call 202-224-2321.

• Volunteer members of the South Dakota National Guard are organizing a winter clothing and toy drive during October and November to benefit needy individuals located in the communities in which they serve.‎ New or gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves or blankets – for adults and children – are being donated by Guard members to help individuals who are in need of warm clothing this winter season. New or gently used toys are also being donated for less fortunate children for the upcoming holiday season. The clothing and toy drive is not limited to only volunteer members of the Guard, but is intended as a community activity. Members of the public who would like to help donate items are encouraged to bring winter clothing and toys items to any Army National Guard armory throughout the state or to the Air National Guard base in Sioux Falls by Dec. 1. Collected items will be delivered to a variety of local social service organizations in December for distribution to those in need.‎ The all-volunteer effort to collect winter clothing items and toys, while not an official function of the National Guard, is a welcome adjunct activity showcasing volunteers’ commitment to serve some of South Dakota’s most needy people.

• Vermillion - School is back in session and the City has a lot more pedestrian traffic. Students of USD and the Vermillion Public Schools returned to classes these past two weeks. The City would like to remind residents that drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Thank you for driving responsibly and respecting our City’s foot traffic.

• The South Dakota Retailers Association invites customers, vendors, clubs and other organizations to nominate their favorite retail store, grocery store or restaurant for the South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to a business owner or manager who runs a top notch business, and plays a positive role in their community. "Each year, we are honored to recognize an outstanding retailer from South Dakota who is providing stellar customer service, creating jobs, giving back to their community and supporting our state’s economy," says Shawn Lyons, Executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA). Individual business owners and managers are eligible for the award, as are partners and families who run a business as a team. Previous recipients of the Retailer of the Year Award include hardware stores, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, flower shops, appliance stores, gift shops, pharmacies, implement dealers, book stores and other businesses that play a vital role in the every day life of communities across the state. Nominations may be mailed, emailed or faxed by November 2, 2015. Nomination forms and instructions are available online at Rather than using the official form, nominations for the Retailer of the Year Award may also be submitted by letter to SDRA at PO Box 638, Pierre, SD 57501, by fax at 605.224.2059 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A committee of retailers will then select the recipient, who will be honored at the SDRA Awards Banquet in Pierre in January. The event is attended by legislators and state officials, as well as by business people from across the state. Nominees who are finalists for the Award will receive a Certificate of Distinguished Service by mail. For more information, contact the South Dakota Retailers Association in Pierre at 800-658-5545, visit the Association’s website at or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• The Yankton Community Library, in collaboration with Yankton County 4-H, is offering another round of the popular LEGO Robotics program. Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H Youth Development Office will lead participants as they build and program their own robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics kits. Sessions run Mondays from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning on October 12 and continuing through November 9. Dates include October 12, 19, and 26; and November 2, and 9. Each session’s activities build on work done and skills acquired in the previous sessions. Therefore, it is best if the same participants come to every session. There is no charge for this program, but it is limited to 24 participants, ages 8 and up. Register for this program at the library beginning Monday, August 31. Participants in the summer reading program LEGO Robotics should not register for this as it is very similar to the June and July robotics programs. For more information, call the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, at 668-5276.

• The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Adult Women’s, Men’s, and Coed Volleyball Leagues. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, October 16, 2015. League play is scheduled to begin the week of November 2. Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton web site at For further information, call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation on their Facebook Page.


Monday, October 12
Mount Marty College Lancers Coaches Corral – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Czeckers; Yankton.

Yankton Area Diabetes Support Meeting – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Campus; Pavilion; Conference Room 2; Yankton.

Flu Vaccine Clinic – Davis Pharmacy – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Vermillion.

Yankton Cribbage Club – 6:30 p.m.; VFW Post 791; 209 Cedar Street; Yankton.

Yankton City Planning Commission Meeting – 12 p.m.; Meeting Room A; Located on the Second Floor of City Hall; 416 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Yankton School Board Meeting – 5:30 p.m.; Yankton School District Administration Building; 2410 West City Limits Road; Yankton.

Yankton City Commission Meeting – 7 p.m.; City of Yankton Community Meeting Room; Technical Education Center; 1200 W 21st Street; Room 114; Yankton.

Tuesday, October 13
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; EconoLodge; 611 W 23rd Street; Yankton.

Need a new scarf for fall? It’s time to get creative at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street! Unplug, Unwind, Craft takes place on Tuesday, October 13, at 6 p.m. This month’s featured craft is a T-shirt scarf. In order to personalize your scarf to your wardrobe, participants are asked to bring their own T-shirts. There is a minimal charge which you must pay at the time of registration. This class is limited to twenty participants and is geared to adults and teens who are accompanied by an adult. For further information, contact the library at 668-5275.

Yankton Community Blood Drive – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital—Benedictine Center; 501 Summit Street; Yankton.

The Center – Dementia Caregiver Group – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Free event.

Long Term Care Educational Session – 3 p.m.; Yankton Public Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Flu Vaccine Clinic – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sanford Vermillion Clinic Lobby; Vermillion.

Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association to lead Discussion at the Library – 7 p.m. Betty Smith, Michelle Maloney and Bill Anderson of the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association will join us to share the exciting project behind the collaborative efforts to renovate and run the Vermillion Theaters. The discussion will include how this project came about, and its relevance to other community development efforts. The non-profit association formed this year to invest in growing Vermillion’s downtown cultural attractions and relationship with the University of South Dakota and broader community, and to purchase the Coyote Twin and Vermillion Theaters on Main Street. The group has been raising funds in the community to accelerate renovations and to enhance the cinema experience in Vermillion. “What we found when we began reaching out to partners such as the University of South Dakota and the Vermillion Chamber and Development Corporation (VCDC) was that everyone realized how important the theaters were for tying together this community, “says Ted Muenster, Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association Director. “Investing in purchasing the theaters and raising funds for renovation made sense to community leaders and helped us build momentum toward the purchase and – we hope, soon – a complete reimagining of the movie experience in Vermillion.” This event is free and open to the public. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Vermillion School District School Board Meeting – 7 p.m.; Al Neuharth Media Center; USD Campus; Vermillion.

Wednesday, October 14
B4 Baby Open House – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Sanford Vermillion; Administration entrance – 102 S. Plum Street; Vermillion.

The Center – All you can eat pancakes & French toast – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; $5.00.

Yankton Community Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – 5:30 p.m.; Library Meeting Room; 515 Walnut; Yankton.

One Million Cups – 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Avera Professional Office Pavilion; 409 Summit Street; Yankton.

Thursday, October 15
Ladies Day Out and Wine Walk – 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Historic Downtown Yankton.

Yankton Chamber Leadercast

Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. MMC Students and Faulty, “The Educational Benefits of Travel”

Friday, October 16
There will be no school at Yankton Public Schools on Friday, October 16, a teacher in-service day.

The Clothing Closet on HSC Campus will be CLOSED Next Friday 10/16/15 for the construction of a new sidewalk in front of the Closet, so, there will be no access into the Clothing Closet. They will be doing the project in stages. So, in the following weeks, there may be parking issues too. We are apologizing for the inconvenience during this time.

Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18
Bright Start Responsive Parenting Classes – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Classes will be held at the Avera Pavilion Conference Room 2, located at 409 Summit Street in Yankton. The classes are free and pre-registration is required as class size in limited. To register, call Yankton County Parents as Teachers at (605) 661-4833.

Saturday, October 17
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Fundraiser for Don VanderTuig – Silent Auction starts at 7 p.m., Dance starts at 8 p.m.; Yankton VFW. Call Laurie Larsen at (402) 640-2147 for more information.

Sunday, October 18 – Saturday, October 24
Teen Read Week is October 18-24. Throughout the week, students in grades 6 through 12 can vote for their all-time favorite Young Adult book. They can also participate in a scavenger hunt. On Friday, October 23 there is a special program for teens and ‘tweens in grades 6 through 12. It is an after-hours event from 7-9 p.m. Games and activities for the evening are being planned by the TAB. Let your voice be heard by joining the group. New members are always welcome and applications for the TAB can be picked up at the circulation desk. If you have questions about any of these programs or the Teen Advisory Board, please call Joyce Moore, Youth Services Librarian, at 668-5275.

Sunday, October 18
St. Agnes Parish Fall Festival – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 202 Washington Street; Vermillion. Dinner served from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., raffles begin at 1 p.m. Roast turkey dinner includes a choice of dessert and beverage. Youth Group Car Raffle – 2002 Kia Rio. Also: Country Store, Silent Auction, Lots of fun kids games. Adults - $8, 10 & under - $4, under 2 – free.

Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery presents a live owl program at the Elkhorn Valley Museum – 1:30 p.m.; 515 Queen City Boulevard; Norfolk.

USD Fall Choral Showcase – 3 p.m.; Aalfs Auditorium; Slagle Hall; USD Campus; Vermillion.

Monday, October 19
The Center – Mystery Dinner Theater – 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; $10 before October 12th and $15 after.

Long Term Care Educational Session – 10:30 a.m.; Vermillion Public Library; 18 Church Street; Vermillion.

Tuesday, October 20
Farm Credit Services of America Ribbon Cutting & Open House – public open house from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. with ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.

Long Term Care Educational Session – 11:45 a.m.; Prairie View Apartments; Nutrition Site/AARP; Wagner.

Profile Outreach – A Team Approach to Weight Loss – Sanford Vermillion – Discovery Session 5:30 p.m., Coaching Sessions 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call (877) 373-6069 to schedule you face-to-face session today or visit to learn more.

Wednesday, October 21
The Center – Chair Massages – 1:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.; $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25
Mount Marty College Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with a new play by Katie Forgette, THE O’CONNER GIRLS, running during the college’s Family Weekend festivities October 22-25. Performances begin Thursday, October 22 and run through Sunday, October 25. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday Matinee begins at 2:00 p.m., all held in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus. Reserved tickets are available at www.mtmc/arts or by calling the MMC Theatre Box Office at 605-668-1234, Monday through Friday between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, October 13. The box office is located in the Roncalli Student Center, across from The Raven campus ministries center. For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 605-668-1533.

Thursday, October 22
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Phil Jaquith, “On the Frontlines of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Liberia, Africa”

Make a Difference Day, Coat & Winter Wear Giveaway & Community Resource Fair – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Yankton City Gymnasium; 416 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Missouri River Associates Ribbon Cutting & Open House – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 124 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Vermillion Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting – 6 p.m.; Small Conference Room; Vermillion Public Library; Vermillion.

Friday, October 23
Mount Marty College will hold their fall Blue and Gold Visit Day on Friday, October 23, in conjunction with the college’s Family Weekend festivities. Visiting college campuses is one of the most important aspects of choosing a college. Mount Marty College's Blue and Gold Campus Visit Day events are a great opportunity to gather all the information need to make that ever-important college decision. Blue and Gold Visit Day attendees will get a chance to tour MMC’s 80-acre campus and learn more about the admissions process, scholarship opportunities, academic programs available, campus life activities and more. Future visit days will be held in December and April. However, interested students who are unable to attend are encouraged to schedule their own personal campus visit. To register for this event or future campus visit opportunities, visit

Saturday, October 24
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Technology Help – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Yankton Community Library.

8th Annual Brian Nielsen Fishing Tournament – Meeting and registration 7 a.m., Start time 8 a.m., Weigh in 4 p.m.; Weigand Boat Docks; Lewis & Clark Lake; Nebraska Side. All proceeds raised from Brian’s tournament will be donated to local charities. $100 fee per 2 person boat. Entry fee includes 1 free buffet for each fisherman at C.J.’s at the Lake. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Contact Julie & Mark Nielsen with any questions at (605) 664-1072 or (605) 665-9522.

River City Gymnastics & Cheer Fall Family Festival – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Archery Center; Yankton.

Sunday, October 25
God & Country – Presented by the Rivercity Harmony Sweet Adelines – 3 p.m.; The Center; Yankton. General Admission - $10. Tickets are available from HyVee and Yankton Rexall Drug.

Wednesday, October 28
The Center – Evening Meal (Serving BBQ Ribs) – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; $5.00.

The Center – Flu Shot Clinic – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; $25 or bring your insurance or Medicare card.

Thursday, October 29
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Dr. Helen Ciernick, “Mother Mary”

Friday, October 30
The public is invited to attend a trick-or-treat event at the Avera Yankton Care Center. Children in fifth grade and under are welcome. They are encouraged to wear costumes, and treats will be provided. The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Avera Yankton Care Center, located at 1212 West Eighth Street.

Saturday, October 31
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Downtown Yankton Harvest Halloween Fest

Sanford Vermillion Care Center Trick or Treating – 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Easton Yankton Archery Complex 4th Annual “I Shoot for the Girls” Tournament – 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; $20 per archer. Archers may register and pay the $20 fee at, or call the Yankton Archery Complex at (605) 260-9282.

Sunday, November 1
Mark your calendars for the Sacred Heart Parish Bazaar and Dinner, on Sunday, November 1st, located at 509 Capitol St, Yankton SD, in the Parish Community Center. Serving times will be from 10:30am to 4:30pm. You may purchase advance tickets for discounted prices and your chance to win a CASH prize drawing. Advance tickets are available at the Sacred Heart Parish Office, or after Masses on October 17th & 18th and October 24th & 25th. Besides a delicious meal, there will be a religious book sale and a wonderful bake sale booth. There will be games for the entire family in Link Auditorium and BINGO will be held from 12-2pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Tuesday, November 3
The Center – National Memory Screening Day – 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Free event.

Thursday, November 5
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Merle and Gina Brandt, “Get in the Boat: Haiti Mission Trip”

Silver Threads Health & Product Fair: Join area businesses and organizations on Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. for the 8th annual Silver Threads Health & Product Fair. Display and share information on health, eye & hearing care, physical therapy, home care, senior living, insurances, outreach services, and other topics related to senior aging, planning and retirement. Several mini-programs are scheduled. Soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served plus bake sale items. Sponsored by the Main Street Center; 320 W Main Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. (605) 624-8072. Vendor space still available

Saturday, November 7
Try Hockey for Free Day – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton Alcoa/Kiwanis Ice Arena. The event is part of Come Play Hockey Month. Members of the Yankton youth hockey program, coaches, and YAIA volunteers will be coaching new players interested in trying hockey. Equipment/gear will be available for use. New players aged 7 – 12 that register for hockey on November 7 will have the USA Hockey fee waived. YAIA registration fees will still apply.

Monday, November 9
USACE Public Hearing concerning Niobrara East and West (N-12) – Open House 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Public Hearing – 6 p.m.; Niobrara Secondary School – East Gymnasium; 247 NE-12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, November 10
State of the Community – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 15
HARVEST DINNER 2015 AT GOLGOTHA - You are cordially invited to Golgotha Lutheran Church’s Harvest Dinner on Sunday November 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Golgotha Fellowship Hall. Golgotha Lutheran Church is located at 87242 543rd Avenue, Wausa, NE 68786. Church service that day will be at 9:30 a.m. We will be serving Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, and a variety of salads and great tasting homemade desserts! The costs are $10 for adults, K-6th grade are $6 and preschool aged children and under are free. Also there will be children’s activities downstairs after they are done eating. Thank you and everyone is welcome to attend the Harvest Dinner for great food, fun, and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 18
Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Management Training – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Human Services Center Training Center; Intersection of Hwy 81 & Hwy 50; Yankton.

Thursday, November 19
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff & Jordan Foos, “Catholic Leadership Programs: Its History and Hopes”

Thursday, December 3
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Dr. Paul Anders, “Promoting Interfaith Understanding”

Tuesday, December 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

Thursday, December 10
Mount Marty Noon Forum – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; South Dining Room of Roncalli; Mount Marty Campus; Yankton. Dr. Alan Ferris, “Happiness in the 21st Century”

Saturday, February 20
Try Hockey for Free – Yankton Alcoa/Kiwanis Ice Arena; Yankton. The event is a part of Hockey Weekend Across America.