BCCEDP welcomes permanent provider


The Cheyenne River Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program welcomed its new permanent provider, Certified Nurse Practitioner Crystal McCarty, a member of the Cherokee Nation. Shortly after accepting the job offer at the Cheyenne River Health Center, McCarty moved to Eagle Butte with her husband, Thom, and their four children. McCarty graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with her […]

Eagle Butte community blood drive

Eagle Butte community blood drive will be held Wednesday, September 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Landmark Hall. For an appointment, contact: Lorraine Brotsky at (605) 964-4932 or online at www.bloodhero.com (Sponsor code: eaglebutte). Special rewards for Blood Donors: Give blood and earn points. With every donation, you earn points in the “Hero in Me” donor rewards program. […]

R.E.D. Shirt Friday: recognize deployed service members

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota employers, schools and residents are encouraged to show their support for all service members deployed overseas by participating in R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Shirt Friday event on Sept. 21. The South Dakota National Guard, Ellsworth Air Force Base and the S.D. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve invites the public to participate by […]

C-EB Upper Elementary receives Social & Emotional Learning Innovation Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded Social and Emotional Learning Innovation Grants to eight South Dakota public schools for a combined total of just over $1.1 million. The purpose of the grant program is to assist schools in implementing innovative, evidence-based interventions that foster students’ social and emotional learning, which encompasses self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, […]

POW/MIA recognition

For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or audry.ricketts@state.sd.us (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs) PIERRE, S.D. – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms. […]

The Predator returns and does not disappoint


Director: Shane Black Writers: Fred Drekker and Shane Black Film Company: 20th Century Fox Actors: Boyd Holbrook , as Quinn McKenna; Trevante Rhoades as Williams, Jacob Tremblay as Roy McKenna; Keegan Michael-Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown I am a Predator fan despite the violence, and I am not a fan of violent movies. What I like about Predator is […]

Living a life that measures up — a never-ending story of discovery


This past weekend I had front couch seats to a few movies recently released on the Internet. I missed them in the theater, because movie theaters that I know of in this State just do not play those kinds of movies. I watched the films You Were Never Really Here, and First Reformed. Joaquin Phoenix stars in the first, and […]

Letter to the Editor

My Testimony What’s life with no meaning? I know I was born with a purpose, but my soul’s constantly screaming. Born in a world of corruption, wrong turn led to destruction, learned the art of seduction at six-years-old, stripped of my innocence, thinking these were the cards I was dealt, that’s exactly how I felt. At the age of fifteen, […]

Lawmakers clear the way for sales tax collection on Internet sales


PIERRE — Lawmakers put in place the mechanics for collecting sales taxes on Internet purchases at a special session on Wednesday. The special session was the result of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that remote sellers do not have to have a physical presence in a state to be required to pay […]

U.S. Attorney’s office hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” conference

SIOUX FALLS, SD – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, together with Avera Health, hosted a conference on “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” on September 6, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. One of the highest priorities of the United States Department of Justice, as outlined by […]


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