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GAMES & ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
, Saturday , June 28, 2:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Park in Bison. Games for all ages, Cany, Prizes. Spon-sored by Stateline Right to Life
Perkins county 4-H Special Events Day
July 9th , 1p.m. at the Bentley Building
Summer reading at the Bison Public Library
are asfollows Tuesday’s 3 - 4 p.m. 6th - 8th grade; Wednesday’s11 - 12 a.m. Pre/K; 3 - 4 p.m. 3rd - 5th grades; Friday’s 11- 12 a.m. 1st - 2nd grades
is meeting weekly in Bison. Thegroup meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: email@example.com. We will run your event notice the two issues
prior to your event at no charge.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, June 26
Lasagna rotini tossed saladfrench breadmixed fruit
Friday, June 27
Applesauce ribsbaked potatoparsley carrotsstrawberries w/topping
Monday, June 30
Spanish rice w/hamburgerspinach salad tomato juiceorange
Tuesday, July 1
Salisbury steak w/gravybaked brown ricesteamed cabbageparsley carrotsapricots
Wednesday, July 2
Hawaiian chicken saladsliced tomatoesdinner rollfruit crisp w/topping
Senator John Thune (R-SouthDakota) is currently seeking in-telligent, hard-working collegestudents to serve as summer in-terns in his office in Washington,D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and SiouxFalls.Interns in Thune’s state officeswill participate in constituentservice and state outreach activi-ties, while students in the Wash-ington, D.C., office will have theopportunity to witness the leg-islative process, give Capitoltours, and attend Senate votesand hearings. Both in-state andWashington, D.C., internshipswill allow students to workclosely with constituents, honetheir research and writing skills,and learn a multitude of valuableoffice skills.“Students have a unique oppor-tunity to experience democracy inaction as interns in a Senate of-fice,” said Thune. “Interns gainvaluable knowledge about bothstate and national issues and anunderstanding of the inner work-ings of a Senate office. I encour-age all students to considerapplying for this rewarding expe-rience.”Senator Thune is a member of the Senate Committees on Agri-culture, Nutrition, and Forestry;Commerce, Science, and Trans-portation; and Finance.College students who are inter-ested in interning in SenatorThune’s Washington, D.C., officeshould submit a resume andcover letter, by July 11, 2014, to:Senator John Thune, Attn:Logan Penfield, 511 Dirksen Sen-ate Office Building, Washington,D.C. 20510By Fax to: 202-228-5429Or by E-mail to: Logan_Penfirstname.lastname@example.org College students who are inter-ested in interning in SenatorThune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City,or Aberdeen offices should submita resume and cover letter, by July11, 2014, to:Senator John Thune, Attn:Robin Long, 320 North Main Av-enue, Suite B, Sioux Falls, SD57104Or by E-mail to:email@example.comFor more information, pleasecall 202-224-2321.
Thuneʼs Office accepting FallInternship applications
NOAA's Climate PredictionCenter June 19 Outlook states a70 percent likelihood of El Ninodevelopment sometime duringthe months of July, August andSeptember which could be goodnews for those in the region whohave been experiencing floodingfrom extreme events in June, ex-plained Laura Edwards, SDSUExtension Climate Field Special-ist."Precipitation can be a particu-larly difficult challenge to fore-cast for months or seasons inadvance during the summer, butthe latest projection through Sep-tember favors wetter conditionsfor all but the southeast part of the state," Edwards said.She added that although it isalways possible to get some local-ized extreme rain events; fore-casting rain amounts 30 to 90days in advance is nearly impos-sible. "The probability of aboveaverage rain is the same as belowor near average rain for thesoutheastern counties that havebeen inundated in the last twoweeks." she said.She is quick to add however,that the cooler and wetter condi-tions during the summer that isoften associated with El Nino isnot necessarily a reliable fore-cast."There is a lot of variability inour area as far what El Ninobrings our way," Edwards said.Overall, Edwards said the out-look showed South Dakotans see-ing cooler than averagetemperatures through July. "Al-most the whole state is favored tobe cooler than average in the cli-mate models," said Edwards."This has been a consistent trendover the last few months. Theonly exception is the southeastpart of the state." As for precipitation in July, therecently released outlooks indi-cate western counties to lean onthe wetter side. The eastern half of South Dakota has equalchances of being wetter, drier, ornear average for the month. For the rest of the growing sea-son through September, the out-look shows a continuation of cooler than average temperaturesto be more likely than eitherwarmer than average or near-av-erage temperatures. "The climate models are reallykeying in on El Nino-like condi-tions for the summer," says Den-nis Todey, SDSU Extension StateClimatologist. "The take-homemessage is that the likelihood of stress from dry or hot conditionsis largely reduced for most of thestate."
Climate outlooks favor cooler than average July