The Sioux YMCA Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be served to all enrolled children at no additional charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
The Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp is located on Stove Creek, near Swiftbird, SD. This is a residential summer camp that will operate for six weeks during the summer of 2014. The first week of camp is June 24; there will be no camp the week of July 4. Camp will resume the week of July 8 and operate each week through August 8, 2014. All children who attend camp will receive three meals a day free of charge. Children must be between the ages of 8-16 to attend camp. Camp meals are served as follows: breakfast at 8:30-9:00 AM, lunch at noon-12:30 PM , and supper at 6:00-6:30 PM.
For more of this story, look at our June 26th issue!
Moreau-Grand Electric Co-op members will vote on proposed new district boundaries at their annual meeting in October.
Moreau-Grand Manager Melissa Maher explained that the purpose of redrawing the districts is to equalize the number of Moreau-Grand members within the five districts.
“The idea is a simple concept of having the same representation of membership per director,” Maher said.
With 3900 members, the optimum number per district would be 783.
Dupree was one of nearly 100 South Dakota local governments, to receive and share in a $500,000 grant program intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus, announced South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.
“When West Nile emerged in South Dakota only a few communities had a mosquito control program. Today more than 80 percent have some type of mosquito control program in place,” said the Governor. “The state is pleased to support the work of those local programs with this funding.”
The Ziebach County Commissioners met on Thursday, June 5 in Dupree for their monthly meeting. The meeting date was moved from its usual date, the first Tuesday of each month because of the primary election that took place on June 3.
The commissioners began with reviewing the voting turnout and ballet information from each of the districts within the county. According to the commission, Ziebach County had a 3 percent showing from voters for the primary.
The commissioners expressed concern for the low turnout and hope for a better turnout in the general election in November.
In other business, the commissioners discussed the Highway Department’s progress on “blading” and pulling the shoulders of county roads, the pros and cons of new equipment, and concerns about the shortage of staff.
16 cowboys and cowgirls from the Eagle Butte and Dupree area will represent their towns and schools at the 2014 South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals, June 18-22, 2014 in Belle Fourche.
The Northwest Region contenders competed at their second regional this past weekend in Dupree, following last weekends regional in Buffalo.
The Cheyenne River Tribal Ventures’ Community Development Fund awarded matching grants to two reservation organizations to help improve infrastructure for their annual celebrations.
Both the Wakinyan Maza Wokiksuye Memorial and the LaPlant Pow-wow Committee submitted applications for the most recent round of funding in the ‘Seed’ category of the Community Development Fund and both were approved by Tribal Ventures’ Board.
The Dupree Regional High School Rodeo has two girls competing for the queen crown this weekend who will represent the Northwest Region at the State High School Rodeo.
Kaeli Carmichael is the 14 year old daughter of Bart and Shannon Carmichael of Faith, SD. Kaeli just completed the 9th grade at Faith High School. Kaeli competes in pole bending, goat tying and queen contests. Kaeli is active in 4-H, Sunday School, Youth Group, Cheerleading, Volleyball. She is Jr. Miss Faith Stock Show, Jr. Miss Perkins County, Jr. Miss Perkins, New Underwood and Meade County Ambassador.
For more of this story, look at our June 5th issue!
Land exchange and the wastewater project were two main points of discussion at Monday nights regular city council meeting in Dupree.
Larry Reede was present to question the council’s decision not to go ahead with the land exchange for the lot he owns on Main Street with a lot adjacent to the old airport.
“I just wanted the opportunity to speak to the council and see why you rejected the exchange,” said Reede. “Is it personal?”