Zonta Of The Southern Black Hills Presents A Forum on Mammography and Breast Cancer

 

Knowledge Empowers-Learn About Mammography

Zonta Of The Southern Black Hills Presents

 A Forum on Mammography and Breast Cancer

DATE: Saturday October 15, 2016

TIME: 1:30 to 4:30

PLACE: Pine Room,  Custer County Courthouse Annex

447 Crook Street. Custer, South Dakota

Presenters will share information about breast cancer, early detection and the role of mammography in early detection. Also treating breast cancer, obstacles to getting a mammography and programs that remove these obstacles, what it is like to get a mammography, rehabilitation after surgery and the journey of a breast cancer survivor.

Empower yourself with information!

Attend the Zonta Forum.

This forum will Educate local women about the importance of mammograms and other cancer screening.
 Alert women that there is now a mammogram machine at Custer Regional Hospital.
Encourage women to make  appointments for mammograms.

Inform women about “All Women Count” which pays for mammograms for eligible women.

EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

For more information contact Peg Ryan:  605-517-1664 or ultrapeg@yahoo.com

Thanks to our generous Sponsors
   Star Insurance           
Rapid City Regional Foundation

 

Gov. Daugaard Invites Nominations For District 34 House Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the public to nominate candidates to fill the vacant seat in the State House of Representatives from District 34.

The vacancy, which will be filled by gubernatorial appointment, is due to the death last month of Rep. Dan Dryden. Rep. Dryden’s current term began in January 2015 and ends in early January 2017, prior to the next legislative session. The Governor’s appointee will serve until the end of that term.

In addition, Rep. Dryden was a candidate for reelection to the State House this fall. Under South Dakota law, Dryden’s name will remain on the November ballot. If Dryden is reelected, it will create a vacancy for the term that begins in January 2017, which would also be filled by gubernatorial appointment. Gov. Daugaard would plan to appoint the same person for both vacancies.

“Rep. Dryden was an outstanding legislator and his sad passing has left a void,” said Gov. Daugaard. “I’m asking the public to help identify an appointee to complete Rep. Dryden’s term. I also want the voters to understand that, if Rep. Dryden is reelected, I would intend to appoint the same person to serve in the upcoming legislative term.”

District 34 includes western Rapid City, generally including the areas west of Mt. Rushmore Road, Dinosaur Hill, and “the gap” on West Main Street, and including sites such as Camp Rapid, Canyon Lake, the Sioux San Hospital, West Middle School, and Southwest Middle School. A district map can be found athttp://www.sdlegislature.gov/img/Legislative_Districts/34.pdf.

Those wishing to be considered for the appointment, or to offer nominations, should contact Grace Beck in the Office of the Governor at 605-773-3661. Nominations should include the candidate’s name, current address, telephone number and relevant background information.

South Dakota Democracy in Action Will Host Ballot Forums at The Journey Museum

RAPID CITY, SD – South Dakota Democracy in Action, a progressive women’s organization that works for a better world, will host two public forums on September 15 and October 13 at to discuss the constitutional amendments, initiated measures and referred laws on the 2016 fall ballot.

There is an unusually large number of constitutional amendments, initiated measures and referred laws on the 2016 fall ballot. In an effort to understand the ramification of these ten issues South Dakota Democracy in Action is hosting forums in September and October to discuss these more in depth.

The first of these forums will be at the Journey Museum & Learning Center on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This forum will focus on ballot issues related to voting including Constitution Amendment T – non-political redistricting, Constitutional Amendment V – nonpartisan elections, Initiated Measurer 22 – campaign finance and lobbying reform, and Referred Law 19 – changes to nominating petitions. Speakers at the September forum will be John Tsitrian, Chuck Parkinson, Don Frankenfeld, Ina Winter, Jay Davis and Nick Reid.

October speakers will be announced soon. There will be time for questions from the audience at each forum.

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact: Karen Miller, (605) 430-3489. The Journey Museum & Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys. Make sure to visit http://www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook!

Second Annual Democratic Rushmore Roundup

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KC and The Sunshine Band

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Custer, SD – KC and The Sunshine Band at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD, August 23 2016.
If you liked disco and funk, the Central States fair was the place to be Tuesday evening. The Little River Band warmed up the crowd with old favorites, “Long Way There” “Happy Anniversary” and “Take it Easy On Me. The band members were Greg Hind lead vocal, Rich Herring guitar vocals, Ryan Ricks Drums and Chris Marion keys and vocals.

KC and the Sunshine band was a polished production with choreographed dancing, complimented by dramatic stage lighting, the combination of lighting, drumming and guitar riffs in the introduction number set the upbeat mood for the evening. It was full speed ahead with everything from “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “That’s The Way I Like It,” “Get Down Tonight,” and “Shake Your Booty”.

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KC (Harry Wayne Casey) and The Sunshine Band perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD, August 23 2016.Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“Get Down Tonight” with KC and The Sunshine Band at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD, August 23 2016.

 

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KC and the Sunshine Band drummer David Simmons performs at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD, August 23 2016.Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

 

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Harry (KC) Wayne Casey and backup singer Maria DeCrescenzo perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD Tuesday evening August 23, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

 

Sir Loin McCoward – The Usera Family – Gasoline Powered Ice Cream – Greased Pig Mud Wrestling

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

The Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD late Monday afternoon August 22, 2016 was overflowing  with positive energy. Gary Leonard owner of Zach’s Poppin Johnny Ice Cream was busy watching his 80-year-old John Deere “Hit and Miss Engine” turning two wooden ice cream makers while his wife Amber manned the service window in their ice cream trailer. The new Central States Fair Mascot “Sir Loin McCoward” visited with a group of music fans waiting for the Montgomery Gentry Concert to start, and maybe get a piece of fry bread.
Nine members of the Piedmont Usera Family were waiting for the concert to start and posed for a family picture all agreeing that The Central States Fair is a family event where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. The greased pig event, teams of four attempt to wrestle a totally greased pig, pick it up and place it feet first in a bucket before the clock runs out. Sounds simple. Central States Fair Pig Wrestling for Charity will award two Black Hills charities $1,000.00 for top pig wrestlers in the Women’s and Open Division.

Central States Fair Events

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Gary Leonard making ice cream at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Sir Loin McCoward tries to mooch a piece of fry bread at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press. L-R Alisha Solaas, Jordan Bass, Skyler Ludeman, Jaslun Legolis and Sir Loin McCoward

 

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The Usera Family at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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The “Ladies Team” from Minute Man Archery in Stoneville, SD try their hand at greased pig wrestling for charity at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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YeeHaw! The “Ladies Team” from Minute Man Archery in Stoneville, SD try their hand at greased pig wrestling for charity at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Almost, but try again..The “Ladies Team” from Minute Man Archery in Stoneville, SD try their hand at greased pig wrestling for charity at the Central States Fair in Rapid City August 22. 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press No particular order, Kristi Cammack, Melanie Cammack, Valorie Seaman and Amanda Westendorf

Montgomery Gentry Band Performs At Central States Fair in Rapid City

 

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

With Mickey and the Motorcars cranking up the volume as the first act, the near capacity crowd at the Central States Fair in Rapid City Monday evening was primed for the explosive opening act. Montgomery Gentry has more than 20 charted singles, and earned CMA, ACM and Grammy awards with blue collar anthems “Hell Yeah.” “My Town” and “Hillbilly Shoes” and have five No. 1 singles with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me.” “Something To Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,”Back When I Knew It All,” and “Roll With Me”.

Tuesday evenings entertainment  is “The Little River Band” and “KC and The Sunshine Band.”
Tickets for KC and The Sunshine Band

 

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Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD Saturday night August 22, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Troy Gentry on guitar and bass guitar player perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD Saturday night August 22, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD Saturday night August 22, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Troy Gentry on guitar and rhythm guitar player perform at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD Saturday night August 22, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

CENTRAL STATES FAIR 2016 JOHNSON MACHINE NAPA AUTO PARTS DEMO DERBY

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

By Herb Ryan

The Johnson Machine NAPA Auto Parts Demo Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Central States Fair had near capacity crowd in the grandstand waiting for the 7:00 pm start of the event. Technically, the demo derby is open to anyone with certain restrictions. A  certificate of sanity is not one of the requirements. The interior and exterior are stripped of all glass, all ornaments and all flammable materials, except the driver’s seat. An inside pad is allowed on the driver’s door. Drivers are required to wear  a seatbelt, helmet and eye protection, which needs to be worn at all times while in the vehicle. The rear gas tank is removed and replaced with an event approved 5 gallon gas tank bolted inside the car. The event consist of five heats,with the surviving two cars from each heat becoming eligible for the final championship heat. Qualifying drivers are given 30 minutes to make repairs on their cars before the Champion Heat. The last car standing becomes the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Champion.

 

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Before the first heat the cars look ready to rumble at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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This driver was caught in a squeeze play at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Driver Jim Hanson in car 05 “T Bones car 88 in a qualifying heat at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Driver Matt Kyler 717, rear-ends car 82 in a qualifying heat at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Cars pile up on each other in a qualifying heat at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Driver Sam Van Cleave car 42 gets a good hit at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Brian Jeyo car 17 gets rammed into a berm by driver Kurt Seecast at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Tim Hopfraf car 97 works on his car for the final heat at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A crew member of car 88 adds coolant to the radiator before the last heat at the Central States Fair Demolition Derby Saturday night August 20, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

Central States Fair Opens With Ribbon Cutting and Supercross Racing

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
The Central States Fair – August 19-27 2016 – Complete Schedule

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Bart Banks President of Central States Fair leads a “come on down cheer” before cutting the ceremonial ribbon Friday morning August 19, 2016 at the Custer State Fairgounds in Rapid City, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Bart Banks President of Central States Fair talks about the progress the fair has made since 2011,” We have re-invested $ $1,484,308.00, and we are open 365 days a year with 230-250 active event days’. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Ron Jeffries General Manager Central States Fair greets the crowd at the opening day ceremony. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Lyndell Peterson Pennington County Commissioner who twice saved the Central States Fair from financial disaster prepares to speak at the fair opening ceremonies Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Charity Doyle representing Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender reads Central States Fair proclamation. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Friday afternoon supercross heats , August 19, 2016 at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Friday afternoon supercross heats , August 19, 2016 at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Friday afternoon supercross heats , August 19, 2016 at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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“Big Air” at the Friday afternoon supercross heats , August 19, 2016 at the Central States Fair in Rapid City, SD. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press