July 09. 2013 11:23AM
‘Outdoor Extravaganza’ in park next weekend
River Community Church and Christ Fellowship Church of Baltic will host an “Outdoor Extravaganza” Saturday, July 21 in the Dell Rapids City Park.
Activities, including inflatables and an obstacle course, start at 3 p.m., live music begins at 4 p.m., and food will be served at 5 p.m.
A community worship service will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Historical meeting Thursday
The Dell Rapids Society for Historical Preservation and museum board meeting is at noon Thursday at the museum.
The museum is currently featuring an exhibit titled "Lewis and Clark in South Dakota."
Garden club meeting Tuesday
The Dell Rapids Garden club will meet at 7 p.m. July 16 at the home of Mary Krantz home. Roll call is "Share a pruning experience." The program is "Rodale's Guide to Planting, Pruning and Propagation.”
'Garden Fantasy' Tuesday
The Flandreau Christian Women’s Connection will host a “Garden Fantasy” Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Dell Rapids Methodist Church.
The $6 inclusive brunch includes a feature from Norene Doyle of Iott’s Greenhouse entitled “Fairy Gardens.”
Music will be provided by Bette Huss of Dell Rapids.
The program speaker is Lisa Fernelius of New Hope, Minn. Her presentation, “Things are not always what they seem,” explores how circumstances of one’s life may look quite different when a new perspective is discovered.
Floats for the Moody County Parade
Plans are underway for the 2013 Moody County Fair Parade on Thursday, July 18.
The theme this year is “The Magic of 4-H” Entry forms can be faxed or emailed to the Extension Office by July 17. Line-up will be held at 5:30 p.m. by the museum with the parade beginning at 6 p.m.
Call the Extension Office at 997-2469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Moody County Fair schedule
Wednesday, July 17
2 p.m. 4-H Cat Show
4-8 p.m. Entry and judging of Static Exhibits for 4-H and Open Class – Community Center
Thursday, July 18
9 a.m. Set-Up Static Exhibits – Armory
10–1 p.m. Livestock Check-In and Weigh-In
3:30 p.m. Style Show practice
5:30 p.m. Parade Line-up – down by the Museum
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pork Loin Feed – south of the parking lot
6 p.m. Parade: “The Magic of 4-H”
6:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social and Milking Cow Contest following the parade – by Community Center
6:30 p.m. Registration for Tractor Pull
7 p.m. Kids Tractor Pull – Grandstand
Cow Patty Bingo immediately following Kids Tractor Pull - $10
7 p.m. Flandreau City Band Performance – south of the parking lot
Style Show during band performance
7–8 p.m. Pony Rides sponsored by Happy Youngsters 4-H Club – WKP
7– 10 p.m. Exhibit Building open to the public – Armory
Friday, July 19
9 a.m. Dairy Show
11 a.m. Dairy Goat Show with Breeding and Market Meat Goat Show to follow
1 p.m. Sheep Show
3 p.m. Rabbit Show
6:30 p.m. 4-H Playday Rodeo Event – Grandstand
7 p.m. Ag Olympics/Games for 4-H members
10 p.m. Exhibit Building Closes
Saturday, July 20
8 – 9 a.m. Enter all baby beef – WKP
8 a.m. Swine Show
10:30 a.m. Poultry Show
11:30 a.m. Registration for Small Animal Pet Show – WKP
12 p.m. Small Animal Pet Show for Pre-4-H aged children (3-7 years old) – WKP
1 p.m. Beef Show – WKP
3 p.m. Showman of Showmen Contest (following Beef Show)
4 p.m. Release of Open Class & 4-H Static Exhibits
Livestock Exhibits released after Showman of Showmen Contest
Guardianship program includes Rocky Run golf course
The Guardianship Program is busy selling cards for its annual fundraiser “Golf For Guardianship.” The fundraiser is a golf card listing 90 golf courses across the state, including Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids.
For $30, a 9-hole round, or 50 percent off an 18-hole round, can be played at each course using the “Golf For Guardianship” golf card.
In 2012, more than $10,000 was raised to provide guardianship services to adults in South Dakota with disabilities.
The Guardianship program is a private, non-profit agency serving people with disabilities with guardianship and conservatorship services due to the support and participation of the Dell Rapids and other golf courses.
All money raised stays in South Dakota and supports personal and financial services.
Fun Fabulous Fridays at The Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House in Dell Rapids is open Fridays at 6:30 p.m. this summer, offering a full burger menu.
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 605-321-9789.
T-shirt decorating workshop offered at library
Crazy T-shirt Decorating workshops will be held at eight branches of Siouxland Libraries in June and July. Children who have completed second grade and up are invited to bring a white T-shirt and learn how to decorate it with sharpies and a secret elixir.
Crazy T-Shirt Decorating will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Crooks Branch on Wednesday, July 17 and at the Colton Branch on Thursday, July 25.
Space is limited and children must be registered in advance to participate. To register for a Crazy T-shirt Decorating workshop, call 367-8710 or register online at www.siouxlandlib.org/kids.
This workshop is offered as part of Siouxland Libraries’ summer reading club,“Dig into Reading @ Your Library,” where kids can earn a variety of prizes by keeping track of their summer reading. Reading logs are available on our website and at any Siouxland Libraries branch.
For more information, contact the Youth Services Division of Siouxland Libraries at 367-8710.
Baltic Food Bank seeking goods
The Baltic Food Bank is requesting the following items: sugars, jelly and jams, cake mixes, canned vegetables, paper towels, crackers, hamburger helper, cereal, salad dressings, laundry soap, ketchup, puddings and ziplock bags.
Active Generations seeking classic and vintage cars for show
Active Generations in Sioux Falls is seeking vintage and classic cars from the early 1900s to the 1980s for their annual car show.
This year’s event named All American Classic will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
Pulled BBQ pork sandwiches will also be available for those looking for a light supper for only $6. Entertainment for the event is Yesterday’s Wine Band.
There will be tours of Active Generations, door prizes and much more. Awards will be presented to the People’s Choice in each decade 7:15 p.m.
Directly following the Car Show at 7:30 p.m. the Sioux Falls Municipal Band will be performing their concert “Git a Horse or Not!” in the Active Generations Dining Room.
All cars must be registered to be part of this event. European cars and motorcycles are welcome.
Registration deadline is July 15. To do so, call Jenny Centra at 336-6722 or email email@example.com.
South Dakota Board of Geographic Names
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) is seeking public comment on whether the word “Negro” is offensive in names of geographic features.
Current legislation directs the SDBGN to rename any features with the word “Negro” in the name. A number of comments that have already been received indicate that the individuals and organization representatives do not find the word offensive. Based on those public comments, SDBGN is seeking additional input from the public regarding the use of the word “Negro” as a part of a name for geographic features in the State.
Please share any comments regarding whether the word “Negro” is offensive as a part of a name for a geographic feature. Please also submit any historical, ethnic or cultural information regarding this issue.
Based on the public input received, the SDBGN will discuss at their August board meeting whether the features that currently have “Negro” in their name are to be renamed or whether the issue needs to be brought to the South Dakota Legislature for further consideration.
Comments should be submitted no later than August 1, 2013. Submit comments to: S.D. Board on Geographic Names; Dept. of Tribal Relations; 302 East Dakota; Pierre, S.D. 57501.
Comments may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Board On Geographic Names seeks input on proposed name for Squaw Creek near Trent
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) is seeking public input on new name for Squaw Creek near Trent in Moody County.
Guidelines from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names require that a new name be solicited because the current name is considered offensive.
The guidelines suggest new names should be descriptive of topographic forms suggested by local history, folklore, or incident, or by associated natural life or other phenomena, including American Indian or other ethnic names appropriate to the area. A proposed name should not duplicate another name in the state or adjoining states. If a personal name is proposed, it must be determined in the public interest to honor the person or family for historical or commemorative reasons, and that person must have been deceased at least five years.
The process is intended to eliminate offensive names. No name should imply discrimination or be derogatory to gender or a particular racial, ethnic or religious group, and proposed names should not be considered obscene in a present-day cultural context.
Comments should be submitted no later than August 15, 2013. A comment form is available upon request or available on the SDBGN website: http://www.sdbgn.sd.gov/.